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  • Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service.

  • Jordan offers swap to Islamic State group to save pilot
    Jordan offers swap to Islamic State group to save pilot

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group Wednesday in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along with a Japanese hostage.

  • Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes
    Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

  • Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers
    Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers

    SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.

  • Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport
    Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Pres.

  • Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A sheriffs' organization is broadening its concerns about the popular Waze (pronounced "ways") mobile traffic app. Now it says a feature that lets drivers warn others about nearby police cruisers not only presents a threat to police safety, it also interferes with the ability to wite speeding tickets.

  • Main Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs
    Main Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs

    DENVER (AP) — Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport.

  • DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows
    DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday.

  • Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt
    Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

    A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa
    Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa

    NEW YORK (AP) — Long ago, humans left their evolutionary cradle in Africa and passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to document that journey, a partial skull from an Israeli cave.

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