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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...


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...


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...


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


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...


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


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.


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.


Wildfire ravages California town

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 3:07 am


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...


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.


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


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...


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...


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


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.


Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over “the guardians of gridlock” in an high-profile appearance that drove...


Alternative to tag sales: Appraiser helps people downsize

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 12:07 am

Stacey Cross is a 12-year resident of backcountry Greenwich with a business card that reads: "Appraisals and Sales, Furniture, Decorative Art, Fine Art." Add to that lots of estate sales.


‘Django Unchained’ actress detained for ‘basic police work,’ LAPD says

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 9:58 am

A Los Angeles police official defended the actions of officers who detained “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts as “basic police work” amid claims that she was mistreated.


‘SummerBreak’ teens share what they did over the summer

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

It’s a 90-degree day, and 17-year-old Dash Dobrofsky, who normally spends his summer days hanging near Tower 26 on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., is inside a Melrose Avenue cake shop.


Flush-defying wipes challenge city sewer systems

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 1:10 am

The ancient Greeks used clay and stone; the Romans, sponges and salt water. Americans made do with rags, newspapers or mail-order catalogs until 1890 when the Scott brothers popularized toilet paper on a roll.


Saratoga's final voyage from Rhode Island to Texas

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 12:49 am

The USS Saratoga is towed past the jetties at Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Island, Texas, on Friday. The aircraft carrier's destination is ESCO Marine, located in the Brownsville Ship Channel, where the decommissioned warship will be dismantled.


Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 1:08 am

One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eyeglasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.


Two Pennsylvania State Troopers caught in 'ambush'; one dead, one wounded

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 1:06 am

A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on Saturday looking for the...


O say can you find pieces of historic flag? Smithsonian looks for fragments of 'Star-Spangled Banner'

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 4:32 pm

If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic -- in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry -- the Smithsonian Institution would like to know.


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