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Report: Automakers fail to fully protect against hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, according to an analysis of information that manufacturers provided to a senator.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015

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Twists, turns, eventually lead to promising Ebola vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took 16 years of twists and turns. Over and over, Dr. Nancy Sullivan thought she was close to an Ebola vaccine, only to see the next experiment fail.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015

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Sam Smith wins 4 Grammys, Beck takes home album of the year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Smith's soulful sound and heartbreaking songs resonated with fans — and his breakthrough was solidified when he took home three of the top four Grammy Awards on Sunday, though Beck earned a surprise win for album of the year.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015

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TurboTax stops processing state tax returns on fraud reports

NEW YORK (AP) — TurboTax, the country's most popular do-it-yourself tax preparation software, said Friday that it has temporarily stopped processing state tax returns because of an increase in fraudulent filings.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 February 2015

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Did the electrified third rail make train wreck deadlier?

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — It was a hellish scenario investigators had never seen before: 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into 12 pieces and speared a commuter train during a fiery collision with an SUV. Now officials want to know whether the rail's unusual design explains why the crash was so deadly.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 February 2015

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More Americans are finally seeing something new: A pay raise

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. economy has steadily recovered from the Great Recession, the critical missing piece has been a painful lack of pay raises for many Americans.

Their pain may be easing.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 February 2015

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Islamic State hostage's family hopeful she's still alive

PRESCOTT, Arizona (AP) — The parents of a 26-year-old American who Islamic State extremists say was killed in an airstrike in Syria said in a statement addressed to group leaders that the claim of their daughter's death concerned them but they were still hopeful she was alive.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 February 2015

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Even as US job market picks up, unemployed face frustration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market remains a frustrating place for America's 9 million unemployed — perhaps more so as hiring has accelerated along with job postings.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 February 2015

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