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Reagan's role in NSA's hack of Google and Yahoo

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of U.S. intelligence agencies overseas, allowing broader surveillance of non-U.S. suspects. At the time, no one imagined he was granting authority to spy on what became known as Silicon Valley.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013

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Iran: Difficult differences at nuke talks

GENEVA (AP) — Seven-nation talks on a deal meant to start a rollback of Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief were delayed Thursday as senior envoys from both sides wrestled with a draft they hoped would be acceptable to both Tehran and its six world powers negotiating with it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013

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Afghan president wants to defer signing of US deal

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan president urged tribal elders Thursday to support a security deal with the United States, but in a surprising about-face said he would defer the signing of the agreement to the winner of next year's presidential elections, which he is barred from contesting.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013

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Fla's Rep Radel pleads guilty to cocaine charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Republican Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year's probation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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US retail sales rise solid 0.4 percent in October

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers shrugged off the 16-day partial government shutdown and spent more on autos, clothing and furniture in October, boosting U.S. retail sales by the most in four months.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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Turmoil at climate talks as blame game heats up

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An old rift between rich and poor has reopened in U.N. climate talks as developing countries look for ways to make developed countries accept responsibility for global warming — and pay for it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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Watchdog says weapons destruction at sea possible

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Destroying Syria's stockpile of poison gas and nerve agents at sea is a possible alternative to finding a country willing to host the destruction, a spokesman for the global chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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Nuke troubles run deep; key officers "burned out"

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trouble inside the Air Force's nuclear missile force runs deeper and wider than officials have let on.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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