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Justices: 'Get a warrant' to search cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Appeals court: States can't ban gay marriage

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak across the country one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Keep those pot plants potted: No more ripping weed

DENVER (AP) — Police in some medical marijuana states who once routinely seized illegal pot plants by ripping them out by their roots and stashing them away in musty evidence rooms to die are now thinking twice about the practice.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Justices rule for broadcasters in fight with Aereo

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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In Iraq, former militia program eyed for new fight

BAGHDAD (AP) — They were known as the Sahwa, or the Awakening Councils — Sunni militiamen who took extraordinary risks to side with U.S. troops in the fight against al-Qaida during the Iraq War. Once heralded as a pivotal step in the defeat of the bloody insurgency, the Sahwa later were pushed aside by Iraq's Shiite-led government, starved of political support and money needed to remain a viable security force.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Researcher charged in major HIV vaccine fraud case

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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US forces flow into Baghdad to assess Iraq troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have begun to assess Iraqi forces in the fight against Sunni militants, the Defense Department said Tuesday as the U.S. ramped up aid to the besieged country.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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KFC: No proof worker asked scarred child to leave

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Fried chicken chain KFC said two different investigations have not found any evidence that an employee asked a 3-year-old girl and family members to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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