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April 23, 2015 - 4:56pm
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a San Diego man on charges he made false statements to U.S. officials about his association with the Islamic State terrorist organization and fighting in his native Syria.

The U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday that Mohamad Saeed was charged with two counts of making false statements involving international terrorism.

The 24-year-old Saeed, a U.S. citizen, was arrested Wednesday in the San...

April 23, 2015 - 4:44pm
1 week 4 days ago

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some international trade partners are declining to buy egg and poultry products from states affected by a deadly strain of bird flu while others are excluding imports only from counties where the virus has surfaced.

Agriculture officials say the food supply is safe. But Mexico, Japan and Canada are among 33 countries declining to accept poultry products from entire states, including Iowa, the nation's leading egg producer, and Minnesota, the top...

April 23, 2015 - 4:43pm
1 week 4 days ago

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife officials have wrangled a moose that meandered through a park in Idaho's largest city, the second sighting of the animal captured last year in Boise.

The 400-pound young female moose snacked on leaves and laid down in the shade Thursday in the park on the north side of Boise before authorities tranquilized and captured it.

Police had blocked off the park to prevent people from being harmed by the 2-year-old animal....

April 23, 2015 - 4:25pm
1 week 4 days ago

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon is still not where it needs to be in its ability to detect insider threats to its computer networks, nearly two years after former National Security Agency systems administrator Edward Snowden leaked classified documents about government surveillance to reporters.

Carter was speaking to students at Stanford University, where he was unveiling the Pentagon's new cybersecurity strategy. In response to a...

April 23, 2015 - 4:24pm
1 week 3 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years after peaking during the dot-com boom, the Nasdaq composite has reached a new all-time high.

But this isn't the Nasdaq of Pets.com and Webvan, when companies were valued on "cash burn rates" and "eyeballs."

This Nasdaq, while still focused on technology companies, is a little more diversified than it was back then. And while the index, which tracks 2,500-plus stocks, has been steadily climbing since 2011, its ascent isn'...

April 23, 2015 - 4:20pm
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The accidental U.S. drone killings of American and Italian hostages held by al-Qaida in Pakistan illustrates the limitations of U.S. intelligence in a region the CIA has been watching closely for more than a decade.

President Barack Obama called it a regrettable mistake.

With no U.S. military troops on the ground in Pakistan, and the Pakistani government unable or unwilling to force al-Qaida out of the tribal areas along the Afghan...

April 23, 2015 - 4:12pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Media reports say Comcast plans to drop its $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable after pushback from government regulators.

Bloomberg News and the New York Times both cited unidentified people with knowledge of the matter in their reports.

Bloomberg said Comcast may make an announcement as soon as Friday.

Comcast and Time Warner Cable declined to comment.

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April 23, 2015 - 4:08pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nasdaq composite has closed at a record high for the first time since the dot-com bubble of 2000.

The index gained 20 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 5,056 Thursday, beating its previous high by eight points.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 20 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,058.

The Standard & Poor's 500 rose four points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 2,112, just below its own record from last month...

April 23, 2015 - 4:05pm
1 week 4 days ago

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time, defense officials are revealing that the Pentagon uncovered a breach by Russian hackers into an unclassified defense computer network earlier this year. But Defense Secretary Ash Carter says officials were able to identify the intruders within 24 hours, and kicked them out.

In remarks at Stanford University in California, Carter said the response to the breach shows that the department is moving in the right direction. But he...

April 23, 2015 - 4:03pm
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second ice cream company has shut down production this week after health officials found listeria in a sample of its frozen treats.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio recalled its frozen products following a similar action by Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries Monday. Blue Bell's ice cream was linked to 10 listeria illnesses in four states and three deaths.

It wasn't immediately clear if the recalls are connected. Listeria isn't...

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