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Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers’ personal information from the government’s health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data.

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Video: Clerk killed over cigarettes

PHOENIX (AP) — A surveillance video that captured the killing of a Phoenix-area convenience store clerk shows the suspect calmly walking behind the counter after pulling the trigger, stepping over the fallen victim and grabbing several packs of Marlboros before slowly exiting.

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Man who drove through checkpoint killed

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who had driven through a West Texas checkpoint without stopping for inspection, Customs and Border Protection said Friday.

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Purse-snatcher can’t shake grandma off car

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland thief trying to make a getaway Friday had a hard time seeing his way clear, given that 53-year-old grandmother Tammy Elliott was on the hood of his car, hanging on to the windshield wipers and screaming at him to give back her purse.

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$2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump across USA

NEW YORK (AP) — At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero.

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Snowboarding takes a slide in popularity; experts unfazed

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade.

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Online storage provider Box stock price soars during Wall Street debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —  Box’s shares soared 66 percent in their stock market debut Friday despite the online storage provider’s decade-long history of losses, a showing that may encourage more unprofitable technology startups to go public this year.

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Expedia buys booking site Travelocity for $280M

NEW YORK (AP) — Expedia has acquired travel booking site Travelocity from the Sabre Corp. for $280 million in cash.

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Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah, 90, dies

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 9:05 p.m. | | Powerful Saudi Arabia  King Abdullah, 90, dies Comments 0 Comments

Complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake

DENVER (AP) — A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements?

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Twins, 9, left mostly alone for months, parents abroad

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Twin 9-year-old boys were left mostly alone in their New Hampshire apartment for four months after their parents took three siblings to Nigeria and left an uncle to care for them, authorities said Thursday.

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MLK estate drops licensing lawsuit

ATLANTA (AP) — With the dismissal of one of two lawsuits that effectively pitted them against each other, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s children took a step Thursday toward resolving the issues that have divided them in recent years.

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Romney, Jeb Bush moving toward clash

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney launched his last campaign for president at a New Hampshire farm, relied upon a New Hampshire victory to fuel his strategy to win the nomination and even posed the photos of his last family Christmas card on the shores of a New Hampshire lake where he still owns a home.

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Four bears die of chocolate overdoses; expert proposes ban

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s bear expert is proposing to eliminate the use of chocolate as bait after four bears were found dead at one trapping site due to a chocolate overdose.

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Powerful NY state politician arrested on bribery charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York’s most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on charges of taking nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks.

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Toddler fatally shoots self with dad’s gun

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area toddler is dead after finding his father’s .380-caliber handgun in the family’s car Wednesday afternoon and shooting himself, officials said.

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Apple’s Cook gets hefty bonus for 2014

CUIPERTINO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook got a hefty cash bonus that brought his total compensation to $9.2 million last year. That’s more than double what he received the previous year, as the company enjoyed a surge in sales and profit fueled by the popularity of its new, over-sized iPhone 6 models.

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No-tip restaurant offers food for thought on pay, benefits

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Customers to Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie might be in for a surprise when they read the note attached to their bills: “Tipping is not necessary.”

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T-Mobile to offer new phone deals to people with bad credit

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile says it will offer deals on new smartphones to customers with bad or no credit, regardless of how they pay, and charge no interest.

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Social Security extends field office hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Social Security Administration says a budget increase this year will allow it to keep field offices open an extra hour on most weekdays, starting in March.

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Got Battery? Lots of low batteries but no quick fix

NEW YORK (AP) — At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Call it the scourge of the red zone, call it battery anxiety. Smartphone users are tired of begging to charge devices behind bars or hunting for hidden electrical outlets in airports and train stations. Where, oh where, is a better battery?

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Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he’s invited Israel’s prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 8:09 p.m. | | Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu Comments 0 Comments

Video: Man raising his hands shot by police

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — With the dashboard camera in their cruiser rolling, police pulled a Jaguar over for running a stop sign on a dark night. But things suddenly turned tense when one of the officers warned his partner that he could see a gun in the glove compartment.

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Oregon hospital patients burned by lights in operating rooms

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — About 10 patients at an Oregon hospital — and possibly more — suffered burns because staff didn’t replace filters on lights in three operating rooms, officials at the medical center said Wednesday.

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Snapchat message sparked teen’s stabbing

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A 16-year-old fatally stabbed a fellow student because he was upset about a Snapchat message sent to his girlfriend, according to police.

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Florida city bans use of mug shots in target practice

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A city council in Florida has banned its police force from using mug shots of black men for target practice after a National Guard member found a photo of her brother laced with bullets in a trash can last month..

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Google planning to sell wireless service

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday.

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Man demolishes home without telling wife

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York man demolished his upstate home without telling his wife he planned to tear it down.

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American Express profits up 11%,cutting 4,000 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express said Wednesday it plans to cut more than 4,000 jobs this year, about 6 percent of its total workforce.

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4chan founder to retire from site

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of the popular, if at times notorious, online message board 4chan is retiring as the site’s administrator.

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Uber raises $1.6B from Goldman Sachs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Popular ride-hailing app Uber has raised $1.6 billion in a deal with Goldman Sachs wealth management clients.

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Microsoft shows off Windows 10, ‘HoloLens’

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens.

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Shaquille O’Neal becomes reserve police officer

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is now a reserve police officer in South Florida.

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STATE OF THE UNION

WASHINGTON (AP) — Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP’s own plans.

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Iowa Sen. Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans’ concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Republican Congress understands Americans’ suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama’s failed policies, the newly minted senator delivering her party’s official response to the State of Union address promised Tuesday.

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Mom accused of setting baby afire held on $500K bail

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman accused of dousing her newborn daughter with accelerant, setting her on fire and leaving her in the middle of a road said little in her first court appearance Tuesday, appearing on video to answer to a murder charge.

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Bridge construction collapse kills 1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tons of concrete and steel covered the southbound lanes of a major artery Tuesday after an overpass collapse during demolition work left one worker dead, a tractor-trailer driver injured and police considering what the potential toll might have been had the accident occurred amid heavy traffic.

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Doctor shot inside hospital, gunman kills himself

BOSTON (AP) — A man shot a doctor inside a leading Boston hospital Tuesday, critically wounding the physician before killing himself.

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Eating while driving: Man’s burger gets him a traffic ticket

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A man says enjoying a double quarter-pounder with cheese as he cruised down a highway outside Atlanta got him in trouble with the law — and a ticket for eating while driving.

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‘Sniper’ success reveals power of conservatives

NEW YORK (AP) — Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama — all words seldom attached to “blockbuster” — rolled to the kind of runaway success that makes Hollywood sit up and take notice.

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Intended as tribute,casino’s King Day menu offends some

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A restaurant in an Atlantic City casino intended to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday by offering fried chicken, collard greens and macaroni and cheese, a casino official said Tuesday.

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Mysterious goo killing Bay Area birds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The death of 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay Area has baffled wildlife officials who say the creatures’ feathers were coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like rubber cement.

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GOP split on using budget process on health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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MLK tributes, rallies around nation

ATLANTA (AP) — Speakers honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at his spiritual home in Atlanta repeated the same message on his national holiday Monday: We’ve come a long way, but there’s still much to be done to fulfill King’s dream.

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Catholics don’t have to breed ‘like rabbits’

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don’t have to breed “like rabbits” and should instead practice “responsible parenting.”

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Boy’s circumcision spurs lengthy legal battle, protests

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An estranged Florida couple’s fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric.

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Idaho salamander bill squashed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers worried that special recognition of the Idaho giant salamander could lead to federal protections have rejected a grade school student’s request that it be named the state amphibian.

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STATE OF THE NATION

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

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Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices plunge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — After years of being flush with oil money, Alaska now faces drastic budget cuts and having to dip into well-stocked savings to offset unprecedented deficits exacerbated by an unexpected plunge in oil prices.

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‘Selma’ stars march in Alabama honoring Martin Luther King Jr

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie “Selma” and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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