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A surveillance camera (AP Photo)

Police, politicians push surveillance post-Boston

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police and politicians across the U.S. are pointing to the example of surveillance video that was used to help identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as a reason to get more […]

05/02/2013

The FBI identified Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev as suspect number 2 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings (AP photo).

Officials: Suspect described plot before Miranda

BOSTON (AP) — The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings acknowledged to the FBI his role in the attacks but did so before he was advised of his constitutional rights to keep quiet and seek a lawyer, officials said Wednesday.

04/24/2013

(AP Photo)

Calif. educators sued over English instruction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 20,000 students in California who need to learn English aren’t getting adequate language instruction, according to a lawsuit against the state and education workers filed Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.

04/24/2013

(AP Photo)

Patenting genes: Justices tackle big health issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed worried Monday about the idea of companies patenting human genes in a case that could profoundly reshape the multibillion-dollar biomedical industry and U.S. research in the fight against diseases.

04/15/2013

Ohio school says Jesus portrait down

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Jesus portrait that has hung in a southern Ohio school district since 1947 was taken down Wednesday, because of concerns about the potential costs of a federal lawsuit against its display.

04/03/2013

Man accused of using fake penis for drug test

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of using a prosthetic penis to try to pass a drug test has been arrested in eastern Missouri.

03/28/2013

Evan Spencer Ebel (AP Photo)

Gun evidence links Ebel, Clements’ death

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Gun evidence links a Colorado parolee fatally shot in Texas with the death of Colorado’s corrections’ chief, investigators said Monday.

03/25/2013

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (AP Photo)

Arizona driver’s license battle heads to court

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Friday in a lawsuit seeking to block Gov. Jan Brewer’s order denying driver’s licenses for immigrants who have gotten work permits under a new Obama administration policy.

03/22/2013

Calif. schools must set up fee complaint systems

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California school districts must have procedures in place by Friday for students and parents to file complaints if they feel their schools are improperly charging fees for educational activities.

02/27/2013

Fingerprint scanner

SD college tests fingerprint purchasing technology

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by fingerprint and retina scanners. It’s happening in South Dakota.

02/22/2013

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