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Appeals court upholds Snowden email firm contempt

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Portland officials are once again preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated in a city reservoir.

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

The nation's weather

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Colorado socialite killed by blunt force to head

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A socialite who was found dead in her home in this Colorado resort town was killed by a blunt force injury to her head, the Pitkin County coroner said Wednesday.

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

3 school staffers on leave in Vegas cheating probe

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Three Clark County School District employees are on leave after a state investigation concluded adults altered the answer sheets on standardized tests at a Las Vegas elementary school, leading to skyrocketing scores from one year to the next.

Fox News to premiere 'Outnumbered' on April 28

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Fox News Channel says it's launching a weekday program called "Outnumbered," featuring four female panelists and one male panelist.

Excerpts of interview with former top CIA lawyer John Rizzo

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

McClatchy Pentagon Correspondent James Rosen sat down this week with John Rizzo, former CIA acting general counsel, to discuss recently published findings of a four-year Senate Intelligence Committee report on harsh interrogation techniques used on terror detainees. Here are excerpts from their interview.

NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering machinery built by his predecessor.