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  • FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions. A report on Bloomberg.com said Wednesday that the FBI is investigating an incident in which Russian hackers...

  • Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the...

  • US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into the U.S. illegally in 2005 after fleeing her...

  • Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings. State...

  • Alibaba's revenue growth surges in latest quarter

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could be one of the world's largest IPOs. The latest evidence of Alibaba's financial allure surfaced in a regulatory update...

  • Judge lets 'X-Men' director's accuser drop lawsuit

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — A former child model can drop his lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii and has the option of refiling it later, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Michael Egan III said in a previous court filing that he wanted to dismiss the lawsuit, not...

  • Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend. Ailina Tsarnaeva, who lives in North Bergen, New Jersey, made the threat against...

  • Pediatric nurse charged with molesting 2-month-old

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A pediatric nurse in Southern California has been charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster child, and investigators are asking for the public's help to find other possible victims. Michael William Lutts, 50, pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to a...

  • Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas denied Wednesday a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay to stop the government from transporting immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas to other states or releasing them on their own recognizance....

  • Man arraigned in wife's death; kids still missing

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man was arraigned Wednesday in the slaying of his estranged wife even as the whereabouts of her two young children remained unclear. Alicia Fox's 6-year-old daughter, Kaylah Hunter, and her 8-month-old son, Kristian Justice, have been missing since late May....

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