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  • AP Exclusive: DHS report disputes threat from banned nations

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:36:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.

  • Retrial of former Los Angeles County sheriff gets underway

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:24:47 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former sheriff of Los Angeles County violated his pledge to shine a light on crime and instead concealed it, a federal prosecutor said Friday during opening statements in the retrial of a man who for more than a decade oversaw the nation's largest sheriff's department.

  • Police: No active patrol for Madison officer who killed teen

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:09:38 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The white Madison, Wisconsin, police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 19-year-old in 2015 will continue working behind the scenes and not return to active patrol.

  • Navy: Arrest of AWOL sailor and new mother was 'last resort'

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:07:23 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old U.S. Navy sailor who had a baby in August was arrested and remains on a military hold after being accused of deserting her post, court records show.

  • Novelist maintains innocence despite plea in wife's death

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:58:27 GMT

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Novelist Michael Peterson agreed to a plea deal Friday that enables him to maintain his innocence even as he acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him of manslaughter in his wife's death. The district attorney, for his part, insisted that he's guilty.

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  • 'Anonymous' Messaging Apps Not Anonymous: Threats Will Get You Arrested

    2017-02-24T21:00:00Z

    No, you cannot make threats online, and threats in games are not fine. You can't threaten presidents on Twitter, and Snapchat threats aren't any fitter. Your Facebook threats are not low-key, even if they're done with emojis. Feds do not care if on "anonymous" apps you made it -- a......

  • Top 10 Tax Law Questions

    2017-02-24T17:59:11Z

    If Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, Tax Season is the most less-wonderful and slightly stressful time of the year. And unless you've got a big return coming, you're probably delaying your tax filing as long as possible. But there can be some advantages to procrastination --......

  • Proposed Lunch Meeting at Hooters Leads to Retaliation Lawsuit

    2017-02-24T14:00:41Z

    A recently filed lawsuit that involves the Hooters restaurant chain, sex discrimination, and retaliation, has been making headlines. But unlike the discrimination and retaliation lawsuits against Hooters we've become accustomed to seeing as a result of the adult entertainment aspect of the establishment, the restaurant isn't actually being sued......

  • Hospital Sued for Deaths Linked to Mold Outbreak

    2017-02-24T13:56:10Z

    You'd like to think that a hospital would be one of the most clean, sterile environments around, considering it is where so many people go to get treatment for infections. And you'd also think that, of all the clean, sterile places within a hospital, its bedrooms, complete with clean sheets......

  • Top 5 Small Biz Tax Tips for 2017

    2017-02-23T22:57:54Z

    Time is running out to get your tax filing in, but there's good news for all you procrastinators: We've rounded up all our best tax advice for small businesses to help make sure that filing is correct, and help you find any deductions or benefits you might've overlooked. And if......

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  • Storm-lashed California roads, dams could cost $1B to fix

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:48:37 GMT

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The bill to repair California's crumbling roads, dams and other critical infrastructure hammered by an onslaught of storms this winter could top $1 billion, including nearly $600 million alone for damaged roadways that more than doubles what the state budgeted for road repair emergencies, officials said Friday.

  • Arkansas moves to resume executions, but state lacks drug

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:41:08 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' attorney general has asked for execution dates to be set for eight death row inmates, but state officials said they're still lacking one of the three lethal injection drugs needed to put the men to death.

  • Protesters again greet McConnell appearance at home

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:39:53 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — About 200 protesters have gathered near a Louisville conference center where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans are celebrating last year's GOP election victories.

  • AP Exclusive: DHS report disputes threat from banned nations

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:36:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.

  • Peru's president tells Trump he prefers 'bridges to walls'

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:35:33 GMT

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The first Latin American president to visit Donald Trump at the White House told the U.S. leader Friday he prefers "bridges to walls," sending him a gentle rebuke of his controversial proposal to build a wall along the border with Mexico.