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Climate summit: Expect lots of talk, little action

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 1:23 am

New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.

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White House gets more security after incidents

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 1:21 am

The Secret Service chief has stepped up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, the Secret Service said Saturday, as President Barack Obama insisted he still...

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Smartphones to blame for distracted walking accidents

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 1:24 am

The dangers of distracted driving are well known and have sparked new laws, but safety experts are increasingly concerned about a more recent trend: distracted walking.

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Corgi owners rally around slain dog in Washington

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 1:23 am

Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Washington state dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi.

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Remains of WWII flier back home, buried with honors

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 12:55 am

Members of the Montana Army National Guard honor guard carry the coffin of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. William Bernier to be buried Friday in the Augusta, Mont., Cemetery with full military honors. Bernier was a 25-year-old bombardier on a B-24D...

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NFL chief says he's not quitting

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 1:35 am

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.

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VIDEO: Secret Service scrutinized after man enters White House front door

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 12:50 pm

The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.

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ABC’s ‘black-ish’: The family show with the semi-shocking title

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 4:07 pm

ABC is placing big expectations on its new fall comedy with a certain small letter in its title: “black-ish.”

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Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:40 am

The U.S. Secret Service says a man who jumped over the White House fence made it just past the front doors before being apprehended.

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In Pennsylvania, a trooper is remembered

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:18 am

An honor guard carries the casket of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson Thursday in Scranton, Pa. Dickson was killed Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for...

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Google Android to encrypt data by default

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

The next generation of Google’s Android operating system, due for release next month, will encrypt data by default for the first time, the company said Thursday, raising yet another barrier to police gaining access to the troves of personal data...

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Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 6:59 am

A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had...

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Hurricane right environment for drone test

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Hurricane Edouard was the perfect environment to test new data-collecting drones because the storm was strong, had a well-defined eye and never threatened land, U.S. government scientists said Thursday.\n

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Apple won't give iPhone, iPad data to police

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Apple said Wednesday night that it would no longer turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police–even when they have a search warrant–taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated...

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Suspect called military re-enactor

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 11:03 pm

Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks.\n

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Rulings coming soon on Tsarnaev trial delay, venue

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:22 pm

A judge on Thursday said he expects to rule soon on whether to move Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial out of Massachusetts and whether to delay it by almost a year.

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Navy Secretary: Submarine to be named USS Vermont

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 10:54 am

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says a nuclear fast-attack submarine will be the next naval vessel to carry the name USS Vermont.

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Wildfire ravages California town

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 3:07 am

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Boeing, SpaceX win NASA contracts

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 3:07 am

NASA on Tuesday awarded a pair of much-anticipated contracts, worth up to $6.8 billion combined, to Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station in a deal that will allow the United States to launch astronauts into space...

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Police: Armed survivalist ambushed Pennsylvania State Police troopers

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 7:49 am

Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania.

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CDC study finds Americans' bellies are expanding fast

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 3:07 am

The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.\n

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Congress likely to pass plan to arm and train Syrian rebels

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

President Barack Obama’s plan to train and equip Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants appeared headed for quick passage on Capitol Hill this week, but congressional leaders have signaled that they will postpone a full debate on...

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Gamers use police hoax to lash out at foes

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Authorities say the hoax that initially targeted celebrities has now become a way for players of combat-themed video games to retaliate against opponents while thousands of spectators watch. The perpetrators can watch their hijinks unfold minute by...

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Cuomo, Christie discuss terror threat

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists, federal and state officials warned Monday.\n

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Powerful lobbyist Boggs dies at 73

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it meant to have Washington clout, died Monday He was 73.

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