Cyberattacks put new focus on search-warrant rule changeWASHINGTON (AP) ? The Justice Department is citing last week's internet outages caused by widespread cyberattacks to support allowing U.S. agents to search online devices in faraway locations with approval from a single judge. Lawmakers on Thursday expressed renewed reservations about a change some see as expanding the FBI's authority to hack devices.
Man charged in Wisconsin crash that killed 3 Uber passengersMILWAUKEE (AP) ? A man accused of running a red light and slamming his SUV into a car, killing three passengers and injuring their Uber driver, has been charged with a dozen felonies including reckless homicide.
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 season disappoints as investment rises
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. Amazon forecast net sales of between $42 billion and $45.5 billion for the current-quarter, which includes the all-important holiday shopping season.
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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.