Cyberattacks put new focus on search-warrant rule changeWASHINGTON (AP) ? The Justice Department says last week's internet outages caused by widespread cyberattacks show why investigators need to be able to search internet-connected devices in faraway locations with the approval of a single judge.
Number of US foster kids rises; parents' drug abuse a factorNEW YORK (AP) ? After dropping sharply between 2005 and 2012, the number of children in the U.S. foster care system has increased for a third year in a row, according to new federal data released Thursday. A major factor: Worsening substance abuse by parents.
Amazon forecast for holiday seasons disappoints as investment rises
Amazon.com Inc provided a disappointing forecast for the holiday season quarter while posting earnings that missed Wall Street estimates in the third quarter, as it invested heavily on shipping, video offerings and other projects, sending its shares down nearly 5 percent. Investors and analysts are trying to gauge how much more Amazon plans to invest in its various ventures, and it unnerved some that it offered wide ranges in its outlook. "Amazon really doesn't know what's going to happen this quarter," said analyst Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research, noting investors disapproved of the "uncertainty" in the company's guidance.
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State official says authorities using "non-lethal" shotgun bean bag rounds, pepper spray to remove pipeline protestersBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) ? State official says authorities using "non-lethal" shotgun bean bag rounds, pepper spray to remove pipeline protesters.
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Parole considered for Charles Manson's 'right-hand man'SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? California officials are considering whether the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson should be released from prison.
Officer cleaning gun sends bullet into day care; no injuriesCLEVELAND (AP) ? Children and teachers inside an Ohio day care center were startled when a bullet fired accidentally by an off-duty officer at home next door whizzed through their classroom and lodged into a wall, authorities said Thursday.
US asks to store nuke waste aboveground after leak shut dumpALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ? The U.S. Department of Energy wants to clear away nearly two football fields of desert in southern New Mexico to use as temporary storage for containers of radioactive waste coming from around the country while it works to reopen the government's only underground nuclear waste repository.