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States differ on need for bitcoin oversight

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Michael Cargill teaches a concealed handguns safety class at his Austin firearms store while the online version of the business initiates FBI background checks on out-of-state buyers paying in bitcoin.

Toledo Zoo welcomes baby Galapagos tortoises

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Three baby Galapagos tortoises are settling into their new home at the Toledo Zoo.

Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.

3 killed in rollover crash in northern Wyoming

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Authorities say three people were killed in a single-vehicle crash in northern Wyoming.

Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.

Appeals court judge declares against death penalty

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

A judge on the state's top criminal court has declared that he now believes the death penalty should be abolished as a punishment for capital murder.

Court: Warrant needed to draw blood in DWI cases

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Drawing the blood of an uncooperative drunken driving suspect in Texas without a search warrant is unconstitutional, the state's highest criminal court ruled on Wednesday.

Police shoot car-theft suspect dead after chase

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Suburban Dallas police shot and killed a suspected car thief after witnesses said he wrecked one car and tried to hijack another.

NM ex-school chief gets battery charge dropped

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

A sexual battery charge against a former New Mexico Military Institute athletic director has been dropped.