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AP-GfK poll indicates good news for Republicans

AP-GfK poll indicates good news for Republicans

April 5th, 2014 5:17 pm by JENNIFER AGIESTA, Associated Press

The latest Associated Press-GfK poll holds bad news for President Barack Obama, but as the November elections draw closer, there are ominous signs for congressional Democrats as well.

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Humboldt police being investigated in suspect's death

Humboldt police being investigated in suspect's death

April 5th, 2014 3:02 pm by Associated Press

State officials are investigating the sudden death of a Humboldt man police officers were struggling to apprehend.

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Secrecy surrounds execution drugs in most states

Secrecy surrounds execution drugs in most states

April 5th, 2014 2:41 pm by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JIM SALTER, Associated Press

A certain amount of anonymity has always surrounded executions. But that secrecy is increasingly coming under fire with questions about why so little can be known about a state's most solemn responsibility.

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Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

April 5th, 2014 4:00 am by TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press

Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday.

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Legal pot in Colorado hasn't stopped black market

Legal pot in Colorado hasn't stopped black market

April 5th, 2014 12:09 am by Associated Press

A 25-year-old is shot dead trying to sell marijuana the old-fashioned, illegal way. Two men from Texas set up a warehouse to grow more than they would ever need. And three people buying pot in a grocery store parking lot are robbed at gunpoint.

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Fort Hood gunman had 'unstable' mental condition

Fort Hood gunman had 'unstable' mental condition

April 4th, 2014 8:21 am by PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

Unstable mental health may be the "fundamental, underlying cause" of a soldier's shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left four people dead, though an argument with another service member likely preceded the attack.

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Haslam unveils 3-year, $1.5B transportation plan

Haslam unveils 3-year, $1.5B transportation plan

April 4th, 2014 7:50 am by Associated Press

The spending plan includes $600 million to maintain, replace or repair roads and bridges around the state. It also envisions interstate projects, including truck climbing lanes, interchanges and capacity expansion.

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Lowe's to pay $18.1 million in settlement of hazardous waste case

Lowe's to pay $18.1 million in settlement of hazardous waste case

April 4th, 2014 7:20 am by By Mark Glover, The Sacramento Bee (MCT)

North Carolina-based home-improvement retailing giant Lowe's Cos. Inc. has agreed to pay $18.1 million to settle California claims that it illegally disposed of hazardous wastes at more than 100 of its home-improvement stores throughout the state.

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US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

April 3rd, 2014 4:50 pm by ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press; DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press; JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, the AP has learned.

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Fort Hood gunman showed no prior sign of violence

Fort Hood gunman showed no prior sign of violence

April 3rd, 2014 4:47 pm by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press; WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

Spc. Ivan Lopez seemed to have a clean record that showed no ties to extremist groups. But the Army secretary promised that investigators would keep all avenues open in their inquiry

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