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Reforms demanded in Ferguson, Mo. after U.S. probe finds racially biased policing

WASHINGTON — Sweeping reforms are needed in Ferguson, Missouri, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday after a federal investigation fou ... »

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu warns U.S. against Iran nuclear deal

By Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick, Reuters

WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned U.S. President Barack Obama ... »

Federal judge rules Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

LINCOLN, Neb. — A federal judge on Monday ruled Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional in a decision that could allow s ... »

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s ‘Mr. Spock,’ dies

Leonard Nimoy, famed for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on the “Star Trek” science fiction TV series and movies, has died after battling ... »

Companies work to keep drones out of no-fly zones

When a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter drone crashed at the White House in late January, Hong Kong-based DJI responded quickly with the release of a softw ... »

FCC approves new ‘rules of the road’ for Internet service

LOS ANGELES — The FCC approved robust rules of the road for the Internet on Thursday, a move that supporters believe will prevent conglomera ... »

‘Jihadi John,’ the Islamic State killer behind the mask, is a young Londoner

LONDON — The world knows him as “Jihadi John,” the masked man with a British accent who has beheaded several hostages held by ... »

Gunman kills eight in Czech restaurant, then kills himself

UHERSKY BROD, Czech Republic — A local man shot dead eight people in a restaurant in an eastern Czech town on Tuesday and then killed himsel ... »

Rail tankers in West Virginia explosion were newer, supposedly safer model

PITTSBURGH — The railroad cars involved in the fiery derailment in West Virginia on Monday were a newer model that was supposed to be safer t ... »

Drone industry has mixed reaction to FAA’s proposed rules

LOS ANGELES — Entrepreneurs in the fledgling drone industry breathed a sigh of relief Monday after federal regulators finally issued propose ... »

Icy storm paralyzes central U.S., pummels nation’s capital

Record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation’s central states and then plowed into t ... »

Senate confirms Carter as Obama’s fourth Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON — The Senate Thursday voted to confirm Ashton Carter as the 25th secretary of defense, giving President Barack Obama his fourth Pe ... »

‘60 Minutes’ correspondent Bob Simon killed in car crash

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - “60 Minutes” correspondent Bob Simon, the CBS News veteran who made his name covering overseas hot spots, ... »

Jury selection resumes in trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber

BOSTON — The long-running process of picking a jury to hear the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev resumed on Wednesd ... »

Charity to invest $75 million to reduce U.S. jail population

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation said on Wednesday that it will invest $75 million over five years in an attempt to reduce the num ... »

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