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2 weeks ago

It’s up to you, New York: state takes center stage in election campaign

By the end of Monday, the last official day of campaigning before voting in the state's Democratic and Republican primary elections begin, thousands of New Yorkers will have heard the candidates' closing pitches.

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2 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 18

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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2 weeks ago

Tax Day deals

You've filed your taxes, now give your wallet a break.

Fields of canola bloom extend into the horizon as Bob Calvey looks under the hood of a 1949 Pontiac which sits at his salvage yard, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Oak Grove, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

2 weeks ago

Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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3 weeks ago

House GOP to miss budget deadline amid divisions in caucus

House Republicans are departing Washington having missed a deadline to pass their long-stalled budget and not appearing to be trying very hard to revive it.

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3 weeks ago

Report says government the worst on cyber security

U.S. federal, state and local government agencies rank in last place in cyber security when compared against 17 major private industries, including transportation, retail and healthcare, according to a new report released Thursday.

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3 weeks ago

Apple, FBI to clash again in Congress over encryption

Apple Inc and the FBI will return to Congress next week to testify before lawmakers about their heated disagreement over law enforcement access to encrypted devices, a congressional committee announced on Thursday.

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3 weeks ago

Thousands march for $15 hourly wages across United States

Thousands of low-wage workers marched in New York, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities on Thursday calling for minimum pay of $15 an hour in a cause that has scored major legislative victories in California and New York state in recent weeks.

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3 weeks ago

White House hopefuls Clinton, Sanders joust in Brooklyn brawl

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders challenged each other's judgment and experience in a fiercely combative U.S. presidential debate ahead of Tuesday's crucial nominating contest in New York.

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3 weeks ago

Pentagon to successors: Keep focus on cyber, space, nukes

Regardless of who wins the U.S. presidential election, top Pentagon leaders will urge their successors to focus on four top priorities - cyber, space, nuclear deterrent and electronic warfare, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said.

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3 weeks ago

85 million Takata air bags may still face recall

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. auto safety regulators said on Wednesday there were about 85 million un-recalled Takata…

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3 weeks ago

Russia jets make ‘simulated attack,’ pass near U.S. destroyer

Two Russian warplanes flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, the U.S. military said, with one official describing them as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory.

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3 weeks ago

Obama names cyber experts from business, academia to new panel

After high-profile hacks in the private sector and an embarrassing theft of information from government personnel files, President Barack Obama this year set up a Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

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3 weeks ago

Senate panel releases draft of controversial encryption bill

The proposal arrives just days after an earlier draft leaked online and drew fire from security researchers and civil liberties advocates who warned it would undermine Internet security and expose personal data to hackers.

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3 weeks ago

Trump looking to build relations among U.S. lawmakers

As Republican front-runner Donald Trump takes steps to build out his relationship in Washington as part of a final push to win the presidential nomination, his campaign continues to be lightning rod for many opponents incensed by his stand on immigration.

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3 weeks ago

Long-stalled email privacy bill advances in Congress

The House Judiciary Committee voted 28-0 to approve the Email Privacy Act, which would update a decades-old law to mandate federal authorities get a warrant to access emails or other digital communications that are more than 180 days old.

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3 weeks ago

GOP befriends airline passengers – up to a point

Republican leaders are lauding an aviation policy bill before the Senate as the friendliest measure for airline passengers in years, but there are limits to friendship.

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3 weeks ago

Most voters say ‘meh’ – at best – on the presidential field

A new poll shows that a majority of Americans believe none of the remaining candidates for president represents their opinions at least somewhat well.

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3 weeks ago

Poll: Clinton, Sanders tied in support among Democrats

The top contenders in both the Democratic and the Republican presidential nominating races have roughly equal support among members of their respective parties, according to a national poll released on Tuesday.

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3 weeks ago

Kerry defends trade deals against campaign attacks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended a 12-nation Pacific trade agreement on Tuesday against what he suggested was fear-mongering by the leading U.S. presidential candidates.

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6 hours ago in Entertainment

Too much ice in your Starbucks?

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A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.

11 hours ago in National

Conservatives in Congress urge shutdown of tax-collecting IRS

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It's a U.S. taxpayer's dream: make the Internal Revenue Service go away, and the largest conservative group in Congress is endorsing just that.

14 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Ghostbusters’ reboot is ‘most disliked’ trailer of all time

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The trailer for the all-female remake of the classic 1984 comedy hits theaters this summer.

14 hours ago in Entertainment

Kit Harington apologizes to ‘Game of Thrones’ fans

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SPOILER ALERT: The British actor has been insisting that Jon Snow was dead for months, since the end of the 2015 season, when it appeared he had been killed off.

14 hours ago in Entertainment

Control and conscience divides heroes in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

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Marvel's band of Avengers are usually a friendly bunch, but when faced with the destruction of their heroic efforts to save the world, the superheroes are split between maintaining control of their powers or going under government contract, leading to an explosive battle.