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Questions arise from White House security breach

Questions arise from White House security breach

The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President…

Five ways to protect self from data breaches

Five ways to protect self from data breaches

Data breaches at retailers aren’t going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software…

Feds won’t talk about illegal border crossings

Feds won’t talk about illegal border crossings

The federal government refuses to say whether prosecutors in Yuma, Arizona, have scaled back a years-old program that guarantees jail time for most immigrants caught crossing the border illegally and…

Another setback for privacy advocates

Another setback for privacy advocates

A California judge’s initial ruling against a tech entrepreneur seeking access to records kept secret in government databases detailing the comings and goings of millions of cars in the San…

Florida felon kills six grand children, himself

Florida felon kills six grand children, himself

A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and…

Enjoy low interest rates while they last

Enjoy low interest rates while they last

Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday. Enjoy the easy money while it lasts. By mid-2015, economists expect…

California fire threatens more than 2,000 homes

California fire threatens more than 2,000 homes

An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon border took account…

New anti-terrorism program set for Twin Cities

New anti-terrorism program set for Twin Cities

The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror…

Hurrican Sandy left hospitals struggling

Hurrican Sandy left hospitals struggling

When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn’t get to work —…

Another blow to a hard-luck timber town

Another blow to a hard-luck timber town

Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economic vitals of this struggling Northern California timber town, knocking its last…