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Silicon Valley steps in to halt beheading video

Silicon Valley steps in to halt beheading video

Silicon Valley firms were prepared this week to quickly block video of an Islamic State militant beheading an American journalist after a previous video by the same group showing the…

Police departments use tech to identify problem cops

Police departments use tech to identify problem cops

Police departments across the U.S. are using technology to try to identify problem officers before their misbehavior harms innocent people, embarrasses their employer, or invites a costly lawsuit — from…

Obama says beheadings won’t intimidate America

Obama says beheadings won’t intimidate America

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition…

Gay group allowed in New York’s St. Patrick’s parade

Gay group allowed in New York’s St. Patrick’s parade

Organizers of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade say they’re ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time. The…

Lawsuits seek Michael Brown’s juvenile records

Lawsuits seek Michael Brown’s juvenile records

Lingering questions about Michael Brown could be answered Wednesday when a judge considers two media requests to release any possible juvenile records of the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by…

In the end, voters ‘keep the bums in’

In the end, voters ‘keep the bums in’

A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member…

Blackwater’s tattered legacy

Blackwater’s tattered legacy

  The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death…

Detroit tries to wipe out debts in historic trial

Detroit tries to wipe out debts in historic trial

Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city’s bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved. After…

Islamic militants eye attacks on American cities

Islamic militants eye attacks on American cities

Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants’ future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. Without offering…

Another casino shutdown in Atlantic City

Another casino shutdown in Atlantic City

The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City’s 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel. Its…