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Court orders State Dept. to release Clinton emails monthly

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 03:49 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the State Department to release batches of Hillary Rodham Clinton's email correspondence from her time as the nation's top diplomat every 30 days starting on June 30.

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras also laid out completion targets for the agency to meet, as it begins unveiling the 55,000 pages of emails sent from the personal email address that Clinton used while serving as secretary of state.


Carter says US flights, sea missions in Pacific will go on

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 03:44 PM

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says China's campaign to build artificial islands in the South China Sea is uniting other countries in the region and spurring calls for the U.S. to get more involved there.

And here's what Carter is saying about recent Chinese complaints about American military flights over the islands: "There should be no mistake, the United States will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows."


Wooden railroad bridge burns and collapses in Minnesota

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 03:43 PM

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A wooden railroad bridge near Minnesota's northern border has burned and collapsed, shutting a busy train route that connects the Pacific Coast with Chicago.

The bridge in Koochiching County belongs to Canadian National Railway. It carried more than 20 trains over the Rat Root River daily until it collapsed early Wednesday.


Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 03:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to as many as nine laboratories and is investigating how that happened.

The labs were supposed to receive dead — or inactivated — anthrax samples for research use.

Spokesman Col. Steve Warren says the Pentagon is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to retrieve the samples.


Software glitch can cause iPhones to crash

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 03:31 PM

A newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message.

Apple says it's aware of the problem and is working on a fix. But some pranksters are sharing information about the glitch on social media and using it to crash other peoples' phones.


BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sites

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 03:30 PM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — BASE jumpers just want to be free. This extreme form of skydiving stands for what people leap from: Buildings and antenna, spans such as bridges, and Earth, which usually means stunningly high cliffs.

In the United States, not very many places allow it. One go-to hub is Twin Falls, Idaho, where a bridge over the Snake River offers unfettered, year-round access. But the sport is under scrutiny after 73-year-old James E. Hickey died. He set his parachute on fire in a stunt this month, and his other chute didn't deploy.


Man accused of killing 4 in Atlanta area pleads not guilty

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 03:20 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of killing three men and a hairdresser walking to her car has pleaded not guilty in a death penalty case.

Aeman Presley entered the plea Wednesday in DeKalb County Superior Court.

The 34-year-old faces malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault charges in the Dec. 6 slaying of 44-year-old Karen Pearce. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.


Lilly Pulitzer taking heat for fat-shaming cubicle cartoons

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 03:07 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The floral-inspired Lilly Pulitzer fashion house is trying to nip concerns about fat-shaming in the bud.

Cartoons posted in a cubicle at its headquarters near Philadelphia suggest little tolerance for the "fat, white and hideous."

But a company spokeswoman said Wednesday the postings in a private workspace do not reflect the company's point of view.

They were spotted by a photographer doing a New York Magazine profile of the company.


GM to offer Android, Apple systems in many 2016 models

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 03:04 PM

DETROIT (AP) — By the end of the year, nearly every major automaker will begin offering Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto systems that will allow a car's dashboard screen to look and function like a smartphone.

General Motors made a big move Wednesday, announcing that both systems will be available in seven 2016 Chevrolet models starting in the summer. The Apple system will appear in seven additional models. Earlier in the week, Hyundai unveiled the Android system for the Sonata.


FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 03:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a top complaint of consumers — those annoying automated telemarketing calls on their landline and wireless phones — and the government is taking note.

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is circulating a new proposal designed to close loopholes and strengthen current rules against unwanted telemarketing calls and spam text messages.


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