Securing your smartphone

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By: Stacey Adams

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- When Jeremy Banner sends sensitive information to others from his computer, he protects what he shares through encryption technology."I personally have had inform..
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Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

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By: Eileen Cofre

DALLAS (AP) - A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officia..
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Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach

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By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect t..
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Police on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods

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By: Eileen Cofre

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) - State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper say they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt. &n..
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Drug and device firms paid $3.5 billion to care providers

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By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies that make drugs and medical devices have been providing lots of benefits to doctors and leading hospitals.    In an effort to highlight p..
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Police: 1 child hurt, school evacuated in Kentucky

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By: Eileen Cofre

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Police say one child has been injured and a high school has been evacuated after a report of weapons seen on the campus in Louisville, Kentucky.   ..
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Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

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By: Eileen Cofre

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with behea..
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Drug take-back effort yields 19,060 pounds

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By: Eileen Cofre

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Department of Public Safety says more than 19,000 pounds of prescription drugs were handed over to law enforcement agencies during the National Drug..
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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

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By: Eileen Cofre

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in ..
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Billionaire gives $15M a year to NC research hub

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By: Eileen Cofre

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) - The 91-year-old billionaire owner of Dole Food Co. said Tuesday he is committing $15 million a year in perpetuity to sustain a North Carolina research insti..
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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

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By: Eileen Cofre

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litt..
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Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

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By: Eileen Cofre

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago..
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US home prices rise at slowest pace in 20 months

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By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices in July increased at the slowest pace in 20 months, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale.    The Stan..
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Bill allows families to seek gun restraining order

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By: Eileen Cofre

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California would become the first state to allow family members to petition judges to take away relatives' guns if they are deemed to be dangerous under a..
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Treasury targets those tied to Pakistan extremists

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By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department is taking action against individuals and networks linked to two terrorist groups based in Pakistan.    Treasury's action on..
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1 student shot; 2nd in custody at NC high school

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By: Eileen Cofre

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say a student was shot after an argument at a central North Carolina high school just before school began.    Albemarle Police Chief Wi..
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Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

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By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that "it is time to set a new agenda" between their countries, addressing concern..
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Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

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By: Eileen Cofre

HOUSTON (AP) - A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his ..
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PayPal to separate from eBay in 2015

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By: Sam Mount

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The mobile payment service PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year. Almost a year after billionaire C..
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Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

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By: Victoria Kasselman

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan and the United States have signed a long-awaited security pact that will allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year. At a..
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