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E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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In Internet TV case, justices show concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

 

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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Teen stowaway shows holes in vast airport security

KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) — Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane — and the boy — landed in Hawaii.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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General Motors seeks more protection from suits

LONDON (AP) — General Motors Co. has filed suit in a U.S. bankruptcy court asking a judge to protect the company from legal claims for actions that took place before it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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