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Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving US
German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the U.S., a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee cast a new shadow over relations between the two countries.
Government made $100B in improper payments
By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn’t qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.
Elderly woman accused of killing 89-year-old husband
An 83-year-old woman, described as "a loose cannon" by her landlord, has been arrested in this Buffalo suburb for beating her 89-year-old husband to death.
Soda tax’s last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown
If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don’t pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?
Border money request won’t include policy change
President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won’t seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.
Court halts denial of licenses for immigrants
An appeals court sided with advocates for young immigrants who argued that Arizona’s policy of denying them driver’s licenses even though they had work permits under an Obama administration policy violated their equal protection rights.
California shark bite victim feared for his life
Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California’s most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.
Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones
Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights.
Corporations are people? It’s a real legal concept
There may be more to that “we the people” notion than you thought.
US seeks more security at some overseas airports
U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
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