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  • Effort to draft Warren into '16 race lands in Iowa

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Liberal activists eager to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a run for president are working the ground in Iowa, the pivotal early-voting state where an organizing effort is already in place — for Hillary Rodham Clinton. MoveOn.org held a meeting Wednesday...

  • Tucson police to stop some immigration checks

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce the state's landmark immigration law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter while enforcing other laws. Chief Roberto Villaseñor said his officers will now...

  • US-Cuba thaw could benefit farmers, energy and travel firms

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate bowls of American rice, while U.S. tourists flocked to casinos and nightclubs in Havana. The United States' commercial ties with Cuba...

  • Avon Products settles bribery charges for $135M

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The world's largest direct seller of cosmetics, Avon Products Inc., will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing officials there. Avon...

  • Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into...

  • Candidates set for Navajo presidential contest

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has cleared the way for election officials to set a date for the presidential contest after rejecting a challenge against one of the candidates. Wednesday's decision means Russell Begaye will face former tribal President Joe...

  • BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones — and most smartphone customers — have embraced touch screens. With the Classic, BlackBerry is courting its core customer, the...

  • AP EXPLAINS: Montana's 'stand your ground law'

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    The murder trial of a Montana man who shot and killed 17-year-old German exchange student Diren Dede in his garage tested a state law that gives a person the right to use force or threaten to use force to protect his or her own home from unlawful entry or attack, particularly a...

  • Cuban exile community divided over Obama changes

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama's surprise move to re-establish ties with Cuba was applauded by the men and women in a barbershop on Calle Ocho, the heart of Miami's Cuban exile community. Waitresses stopped serving coffee at the El Pub restaurant as Obama spoke on TV. One wiped a...

  • Man charged with killing wife stuffed in fridge

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police have charged a 38-year-old man with murder in the stabbing death of his estranged wife, whose body was found rotting in a disabled refrigerator. A police statement says Patrick Lambert was charged Wednesday in the death of 27-year-old Anastacia Oaikhena...

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