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FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology - all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.... 6/2/2015 7:27 AM

Homeland to revise airport screening; TSA head reassigned
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday reassigned the leader of the Transportation Security Administration and directed the agency to revise airport security procedures, retrain officers and retest screening equipment in airports across the country.... 6/2/2015 2:11 AM

Lawmakers likely to question Amtrak on safety technology
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal safety regulators and Amtrak officials face questions at a congressional hearing Tuesday on why technology to slow trains that are going too fast wasn't in place before last month's deadly derailment in Philadelphia.... 6/2/2015 7:29 AM

Theater gunman says he knew shooting was 'legally wrong'
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- James Holmes knew his mission to shoot as many people as possible in a crowded Colorado movie theater was legally wrong, according to a videotaped conversation between Holmes and a psychiatrist that prosecutors are playing in court.... 6/2/2015 7:57 AM

Copper thefts from the rails rise with price of the metal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Longtime New York City subway cops have seen copper thefts before, but last week's heist on a stretch of open-air tracks was particularly brazen: 500 feet of inch-thick cable stripped from the rails in the middle of the night.... 6/2/2015 1:01 PM

Boston Marathon bomber's college friends face sentencing
BOSTON (AP) -- It was three days after the stunning bombing of the Boston Marathon, and the FBI was asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects by releasing photos of them mingling with the crowd.... 6/1/2015 9:48 PM

Black and Jewish WWI heroes finally getting Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two World War I Army heroes - one black, one Jewish - are finally getting the Medal of Honor they may have been denied because of discrimination, nearly 100 years after bravely rescuing comrades on the battlefields of France.... 6/2/2015 12:35 PM

Transgender movement looks to benefit from Jenner's change
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The handsome, muscular Bruce Jenner, whose picture appeared on the Wheaties cereal box the year after he won the Olympic gold medal, is on the cover of Vanity Fair this week, only now as Caitlyn Jenner, an attractive woman in a strapless, white corset.... 6/2/2015 6:01 AM

Free test-preparation program for revamped SAT goes online
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education to make test preparation materials available for free starting Tuesday, a move aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful and more fair.... 6/2/2015 7:55 AM

California farmers plan to avoid water-sucking crops
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Dozens of California farmers aiming to meet voluntary water conservation targets submitted plans to the state saying they intend to plant less thirsty crops and leave some fields unplanted amid the relentless drought.... 6/2/2015 2:03 PM

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