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  • Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:48:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department said Monday.

  • Judge again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:22:33 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be "foolish" to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks, state officials have never shown an imminent danger to the public.

  • Inmate recaptured after mistaken release in Los Angeles

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:17:44 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Los Angeles County jail last month was recaptured Monday in Nevada, authorities said.

  • Chesapeake stock tumbles, rises after investors spooked

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:16:50 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Share prices for Chesapeake Energy stock were down more than 50 percent for a time Monday after a news report said the Oklahoma City-based company had brought on attorneys who help companies restructure their debt, but rebounded after the natural gas producer told investors that it was not planning to file for bankruptcy protection.

  • FBI: Probe into Clinton emails free of outside influence

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:14:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is reaffirming that the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state is free of outside political influence.

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  • 4 Legal Tips Ahead of Remarriage

    2016-02-08T22:58:16Z

    You are divorced and you swore you would never marry again. But then time passes and you fall in love and this new mate seems really great. Should you just cohabitate for the rest of your life so as to avoid another divorce? Or is there something you can......

  • Ex-Bank Chief: $100 Bills Are a Criminal's Best Friend

    2016-02-08T22:57:02Z

    You'd better start burying your Benjamins in the backyard -- the days of C-note might be numbered. In a recent academic paper, the former head of Standard Chartered Bank argues that high-denomination currency notes contribute to tax evasion, financial crime, and terrorism, and taking them off the market could......

  • 4 Tips for Ride Service Safety That Saved 1 Celebrity's Kid

    2016-02-08T22:57:01Z

    You need a ride and you’re a pretty cool person, so you know that the thing to do today is to call Uber or Lyft, and not a taxi. But do you know what to do to stay safe and make sure you don’t get spirited away by a stranger?......

  • Models Sue Agencies for Financial Abuses and More

    2016-02-08T20:58:19Z

    It seems like a dream, being beautiful and getting paid bank to just look good. But as anyone who has ever been up close to the modeling or fashion industries will say, there is a high price to pay for participating in the game of glamour. Certainly, that is......

  • Can Doctors Be Liable for Patient Overdoses?

    2016-02-08T19:57:36Z

    Last week, a California judge sentenced Dr. Hsiu-Ying “Lisa” Tseng to 30 years to life in prison for murdering three of her patients who fatally overdosed. It marks the first time a doctor in the United States has been convicted of murder for overprescribing drugs. Beyond newfound criminal liability, can......

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  • Correction: Child Abuse story

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:47:46 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — On Feb. 8, The Associated Press erroneously published a story from 2012 about the Colorado Department of Human Services considering relaxing the requirements for social workers in child abuse cases. The Department of Human Services approved the change in April 2012.

  • Police: Off-duty Memphis officer shoots intruder at home

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:30:53 GMT

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Police in Memphis, Tennessee, say one of their off-duty officers has shot a person at a home in the nearby Mississippi city of Southaven.

  • Inmate recaptured after mistaken release in Los Angeles

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:17:44 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Los Angeles County jail last month was recaptured Monday in Nevada, authorities said.

  • FBI: Probe into Clinton emails free of outside influence

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:14:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is reaffirming that the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state is free of outside political influence.

  • Witness in CBC assault trial says she misled police

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:11:40 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — The third witness at the sexual assault trial of a former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host acknowledged she deliberately misled police when she didn't tell them that she engaged in some sexual activity after the alleged assault took place.

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  • Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:58:57 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local holiday delicacies.

  • After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:49:08 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning.

  • Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:48:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department said Monday.

  • Arizona panel OKs tax credit for concealed carry permit

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:26:35 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona residents are one step closer to getting a tax credit for attending a firearms safety class after Republican lawmakers passed a measure offering a dollar-for-dollar credit for concealed carry permit holders on Monday.

  • UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:23:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming.