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  • 5 features an Amazon phone might offer

    Updated: 39 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it has plans for a smartphone. Introducing such a...

  • Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225K at auction

    Updated: 53 min ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold for $225,000. A telephone bidder in New Mexico made the winning bid for the Colt .45 revolver Thursday night. J. Levine Auction & Appraisal...

  • Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

    Updated: 53 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges. With the chance to apply for hundreds of millions of...

  • Educator denies sex crimes in YouTube case

    Updated: 53 min ago

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Friday refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against an educator who was confronted with the allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube. Andrea Cardosa, a 40-year-old former assistant...

  • GOP lawmaker objects to 9-0 vote for Obama library

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — At least one Republican lawmaker says he's filing a protest after an Illinois House committee recorded a 9-0 vote to commit $100 million to bring President Barack Obama's library to Chicago, even though only five Democrats — and none of the committee's four GOP...

  • Oklahoma City bombing museum sees technology boost

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A memorial and museum built to remember the worst act of domestic terrorism on American soil is in the midst of a $7 million upgrade so it can better portray how different the world was when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Oklahoma City federal building 19 years ago...

  • Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants. In a 3-0 decision, the appeals court said the emissions-related provisions of the Environmental Protection Agency standard are...

  • Democrat in Ohio governor's race airs 1st radio ad

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Ohio governor has released his first ad of the campaign season, focusing on his Republican opponent, not his challenger in the primary. The radio ad from Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Executive Ed FitzGerald began airing statewide...

  • Largest US solar farm on Superfund site now online

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations. The 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm went online last month, with more than...

  • US senator: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday. The Connecticut Democrat announced the fines for 139 violations since 2004 in...

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