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Proposed spy phone record shift draws resistance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Telephone companies are quietly balking at the idea of changing how they collect and store Americans' phone records to help the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. They're worried about their exposure to lawsuits and the price tag if the U.S. government asks them to hold information about customers for longer than they already do.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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More in W.Va. cleared to use water after spill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Downtown businesses and restaurants began to reopen after water was declared safe to drink in portions of West Virginia's capital, but life has yet to return to normal for most of the 300,000 people who haven't been able to use running water in the five days since a chemical spill.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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Egypt holds key vote on country's new charter

CAIRO (AP) — Upbeat and resentful of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptians voted Tuesday on a new constitution in a referendum that will pave the way for a likely presidential run by the nation's top general months after he ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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Aluminum Revolution: Ford introduces a new F-150

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford pickups have been doing the country's work for 66 years. They've hauled grain, towed logs and plowed snow. They've cleared debris after tornadoes and pulled floats in the Rose Bowl parade.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014

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Water ban lifted for part of W.Va. after spill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The ban on tap water for parts of West Virginia was lifted on Monday, ending a crisis for some of the 300,000 people who were told not to drink, wash or cook with water after a chemical spill tainted the water supply.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014

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High court skeptical of Obama recess appointments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cast doubt Monday on President Barack Obama's use of a provision of the Constitution to make temporary appointments to high-level positions over the objection of Senate Republicans.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014

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Energy stocks lead a decline on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy stocks are leading a broad decline on Wall Street in early afternoon trading Monday after the price of oil moved lower. The retreat continued a weak start to the year on the U.S. stock market.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014

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Al-Qaida-linked group ousts rivals from Syria town

BEIRUT (AP) — Fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group expelled rival rebels from a northern Syrian town after heavy clashes Monday, then quickly moved to eliminate any pockets of resistance by setting up checkpoints on major roads and conducting house-to-house raids in search of opponents, activists said.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014

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