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Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot had vocalized beliefs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in person about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one speaking of shooting President Barack Obama to "strike fear in the hearts of infidels," federal authorities said.... 2/26/2015 10:06 PM

Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions - all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert.... 2/26/2015 9:56 PM

Pot fight between DC Mayor, Congress could cost the city
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new mayor of the nation's capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill.... 2/26/2015 9:01 PM

Lawyer: Second autopsy shows officers shot man from behind
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- An independent autopsy of an unarmed Mexican man killed by police in Washington state showed he was shot up to seven times - including twice from behind - contradicting earlier statements from authorities, an attorney for the man's family said Thursday.... 2/26/2015 9:59 PM

Minnesota teen pleads guilty to trying to support terrorism
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota teenager who had been stopped at the airport as he was trying to travel to Syria pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.... 2/26/2015 7:42 PM

Police call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide'
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Police in suburban St. Louis are calling the death of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich an "apparent suicide."... 2/26/2015 10:45 PM

Saudi man convicted of conspiracy in '98 US embassy bombings
NEW YORK (AP) -- A man prosecutors portrayed as one of al-Qaida's early leaders was convicted Thursday of conspiracy in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa following a trial that showcased the terror group's early days.... 2/26/2015 8:40 PM

Tennessee Black Caucus seeks apology from GOP lawmaker
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday called on Republican Rep. Sheila Butt to apologize for what they said was a racist Facebook post, and said she should be removed from her leadership position.... 2/26/2015 9:11 PM

FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- People in small communities may get better, cheaper access to the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlooked by commercial providers.... 2/26/2015 10:39 PM

Heat blamed for spray vaccine's failure against swine flu
ATLANTA (AP) -- The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu - fragile doses got too warm.... 2/26/2015 9:50 PM

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