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Michaels Stores investigating possible data breach

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Michaels Stores says it is investigating a possible company data security breach that may have affected its customers’ payment card information. The Irving, Texas, company said Saturday that it launched the […]

01/25/2014

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Anti-abortion activists march in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of abortion opponents marched Saturday through downtown San Francisco for the 10th annual “Walk for Life West Coast.” The protesters rallied at Civic Center Plaza in front of City Hall […]

01/25/2014

In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 file photo an ambulance leaves the site of an explosion after a bomb blast tore through the trolleybus, background, in the city of Volgograd. A series of unexplained killings in southern Russia involving booby-trapped bombs has further heightened security fears ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi. A spokesman for Russia's main investigative agency, said in a statement that no motive had yet been found for killings on Wednesday Jan. 8, 2014 on the outskirts of Pyatigorsk, which is the center of an administrative district created in 2010 to coordinate efforts to combat the insurgency. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin, File)

Russian Islamic video threatens Sochi Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — An Islamic militant group in Russia’s North Caucasus claimed responsibility Sunday for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month and posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 […]

01/19/2014

From left, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sit together in the front row before President Barack Obama spoke about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won’t work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A chief element of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress’ intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede […]

01/19/2014

Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, right, walks with Batman before saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Philanthropists pay bills for SF ‘Batkid’ fantasy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The city of San Francisco is being rescued from paying the cost of staging the “Batkid” fantasy that captured the nation’s imagination. Philanthropists John and Marcia Goldman are picking up the […]

01/19/2014

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New Calif. law squeezes recyclable collectors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new California law that tightens the state’s recycling redemption rules is squeezing people who cash in bottles and plastic to make ends meet. The Los Angeles Times reports that, as […]

01/19/2014

Medicare fraud

Suit accuses hospital chain of overbilling

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former executive at a San Diego hospital has filed a $50 million whistleblower lawsuit against Prime Healthcare, accusing it of defrauding Medicare. The hospital chain called the allegations “speculative nonsense.” […]

01/18/2014

Scheryl Duarte, a senior at Roosevelt High School, fills out a college enrollment application at her school in Washington, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

UC, CSU receive record number of applications

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More students than ever are applying for undergraduate admission at the University of California and California State University systems. The UC system reported Friday more than 183,000 students applied to at […]

01/18/2014

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CDC: Outbreak linked to Calif chicken sickened 430

LIVINGSTON, Calif. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a salmonella outbreak traced to three Foster Farms poultry plants in California appears to be over after sickening 430 people. CDC officials said […]

01/18/2014

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Tyson Foods recalls 33K pounds of chicken product

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 34,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday in a […]

01/12/2014

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