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Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.
5 charged in immigrant smuggling scheme after Texas crash

5 charged in immigrant smuggling scheme after Texas crash

DALLAS — Federal prosecutors charged five people Tuesday in a scheme to smuggle immigrants illegally after an SUV driven by one of them crashed in Texas while fleeing Border Patrol agents, killing five passengers.
Halting S.Korea-US drills risks weakening N.Korea deterrence

Halting S.Korea-US drills risks weakening N.Korea deterrence

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — U.S. and South Korean officials are hoping the suspension of a major joint military exercise helps advance nuclear negotiations with North Korea.

Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A federal agency wants its wooly mammoth tusk back.
Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black
Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred.
Birthplace of singer, activist Nina Simone to be preserved

Birthplace of singer, activist Nina Simone to be preserved

TRYON, N.C. — The dilapidated wooden cottage in North Carolina that was the birthplace of singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone now has the protection of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S.
Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

WATERTOWN, N.Y. — The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara.
'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S.