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Roberts sold more than $250,000 in Microsoft stock

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's recent decision to step into a relatively unimportant case involving Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming system revealed that Chief Justice John Roberts has sold between $250,000 and $500,000 in Microsoft stock in the past year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2016

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Leaders seek funds for Syria, elusive stability for region

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron urged world leaders on Thursday to dig deep to help millions of victims of Syria's civil war — even as diplomatic efforts to end the conflict stuttered and stalled.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2016

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Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying Thursday that it has detected launch preparations by Pyongyang.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2016

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Shadowy companies, big bucks: Election mystery money returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Campaign money from shadowy sources is back this election. More than $4 million of it channeled to outside groups helping presidential candidates has come from unknown or masked donors.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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Higher temperatures make Zika mosquito spread disease more

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of dangerous illnesses, scientists say.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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Pilot of plane hit by explosion describes unfolding scene

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The pilot of a passenger plane that was damaged in an explosion from a suspected bomb over Somalia described on Wednesday how the crew jumped into action to fly the plane back to Mogadishu airport and keep the passengers calm as smoke enveloped the passenger cabin.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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Bid to ensure transparency of execution drugs hits roadblock

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker is joining a chorus of voices across numerous states pushing officials to reveal the source of drugs used in lethal-injection executions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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Big freight railroads to miss safety technology deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won't meet a 2018 deadline to start using safety technology intended to prevent accidents like the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia last May.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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