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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…

Senate set to vote on Obama’s aid to rebels

Senate set to vote on Obama’s aid to rebels

President Barack Obama’s request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria is halfway home after its easy approval by the GOP-controlled House sent…

Some Iowa Democrats want anyone but Clinton

Some Iowa Democrats want anyone but Clinton

Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. Some have a gnawing desire for someone else. Whether that yearning stems from real political differences…

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…

Nervous Congress set to approve Mideast military actions

Nervous Congress set to approve Mideast military actions

Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.…

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…