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  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic....
  • Police call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide'
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself Thursday in what police described as an "apparent suicide," minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview....
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
  • 'Jihadi John' identified as London-raised college grad
    LONDON (AP) -- The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. On Thursday he was identified as a London-raised university graduate known to British intelligence for more than five years....
  • The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth
    CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) -- From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth....
  • Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot had vocalized beliefs
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in person about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one speaking of shooting President Barack Obama to "strike fear in the hearts of infidels," federal authorities said....
  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions - all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert....
  • Pot fight between DC Mayor, Congress could cost the city
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new mayor of the nation's capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill....
  • Lawyer: Second autopsy shows officers shot man from behind
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- An independent autopsy of an unarmed Mexican man killed by police in Washington state shows he was shot as many as seven times - including twice from behind - contradicting earlier statements from authorities, an attorney for the man's family said Thursday....
  • Minnesota teen pleads guilty to trying to support terrorism
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota teenager who had been stopped at the airport as he was trying to travel to Syria pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization....
  • The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth
    CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) -- From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth....
  • 'Jihadi John' identified as London-raised college grad
    LONDON (AP) -- The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. On Thursday he was identified as a London-raised university graduate known to British intelligence for more than five years....
  • Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts
    BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday....
  • US: China is expanding its South China Sea outposts
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- China is expanding its outposts in the South China Sea to include stationing for ships and potential airfields as part of its "aggressive" effort to exert sovereignty, the U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday....
  • News Guide: Latest developments on Islamic State group
    From Iraq and Syria, where Islamic State militants abducted Christians and destroyed Mesopotamian relics, to arrests of suspects in New York and a Muslim group in Britain shedding light on the possible identity of a British-accented militant from IS beheading videos, the extremist group dominated the headlines on Thursday around the globe....
  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic....
  • 5 things to know about 'net neutrality'
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry:...
  • Bush: I'm a conservative, with a record of fiscal prudence
    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- In an impassioned speech to an influential anti-tax group, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ticked though eight years of tax cuts and economic growth, and said it could be done nationally, should he continue on his path to an all-but-declared Republican candidacy for president....
  • House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal....
  • GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials
    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same kind of conservative in the White House....
  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic....
  • Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank
    Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank....
  • Google looks for more revenue from ads in Android app store
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps and entertainment as the Internet search leader strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones and tablets....
  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions - all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert....
  • IBM outlines plan to revamp business for investors
    NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM's CEO says the company's plan to revamp its business to shift away from hardware and focus on business analytics, cloud computing, mobile services and security is on track....
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