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Review: Pay by phone or just keep using plastic?

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

PayPal, Apple and others are betting on billions in mobile payments.

Conviction upheld in reverse racism murder case

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Donald Kagan had been in prison for murder for more than a decade when doubts about his guilt arose from an uncommon source: the former judge who had convicted him.

6 implicated in National Guard bribery scheme

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Prosecutors say six people have been implicated in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials. Three of them have pleaded guilty.

Secret Service director resigns

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday amid rising discontent in Congress over her leadership following an incident last month in which an armed man hopped a fence at the White House and made it inside.

Girl missing for 12 years found with mom in Mexico

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Authorities say a Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago has been found with her mother in Mexico, and that the mother is now facing charges in the U.S.

Ohio city defaults on traffic camera bill

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

One of Ohio's poorest cities was dealt another financial blow Wednesday when a federal judge stuck it with a $638,000 judgment in favor of a Rhode Island company that supplied the traffic cameras it hoped would provide a revenue boost.

Burger King, ex-soldier at odds over needle claim

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The former soldier suing Burger King because he swallowed needles in a sandwich said he didn't return to Hawaii for a settlement conference because he had to work and his lawyers say the corporation hasn't taken negotiations seriously.

Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

A federal agency is considering lethal measures to protect an Alaska island refuge from an invasive species — caribou.

Records: Kissinger made plans to attack Cuba

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Newly revealed government records show that Secretary of State Henry Kissinger drew up contingency plans nearly 40 years ago to attack Cuba over their deployment of troops to Angola.

Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship.