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    ___ Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban HAVANA (AP) — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit...

  • Thousands of flights canceled as storm descends on the East

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    Airline travelers are going nowhere fast because of the blizzard bearing down on the Northeast. By early Monday evening, more than 6,700 U.S. flights through Tuesday had already been scrubbed, according to tracking service FlightAware.com. Most were to or from cities in the storm's...

  • Measles outbreak that began at Disneyland grows to 87 cases

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases. The California Department of Public Health said Monday most of the infections — 73— are in California. The rest are in Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Mexico. Measles...

  • Senate Dems block GOP effort to wind down pipeline debate

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats temporarily stalled progress Monday on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the top priority of the Republican-controlled Congress. In a 53-39 vote, the Senate blocked an attempt by Republican leaders to wind down debate. That's short of...

  • BP calls witnesses as it fights for lesser spill penalty

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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP struggled for 87 days to contain the millions of gallons of crude that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, but an expert witness on Monday called its cleanup response exemplary. "They were very prepared," said Frank Paskewich, a retired Coast Guard captain...

  • Key issues and updates on the Keystone XL oil pipeline

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is closing in on a vote to authorize the Keystone XL oil pipeline, although Democrats temporarily stalled progress Monday. But the fate of the $8 billion project depends not only on what happens in Congress, but also in the courts, at the White House and...

  • United Tech beats 4Q profit forecasts, trims 2015 view

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    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — United Technologies Corp. on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street expectations but trimmed its forecast for 2015 citing the impact of the strong dollar and pension costs. The Hartford, Connecticut-based aerospace conglomerate reported...

  • Law enforcement wants popular police-tracking app disabled

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police. Waze is a combination of GPS navigation and social networking. Fifty million users in 200...

  • Rates on US Treasury bills mixed at weekly auction

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on six-month bills unchanged while rates on three-month bills dropped to the lowest level since October. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a...

  • Zions posts 4Q profit

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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Zions Bancorp on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $88.3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Salt Lake City-based bank said it had earnings of 36 cents per share. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations....

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