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Family of slain officer speaks to media

In this undated photo released by Bay Area Rapid Transit shows police Sgt. Tom Smith. Authorities say the BART police officer was shot and killed by a fellow officer while searching an apartment looking for a laptop and other stolen items on Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 in Dublin,...

Switzerland doubles mortgage-risk buffer for banks

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss government is doubling the amount of capital banks must hold against residential mortgage risks as it tries to prevent the country’s property market from overheating. Switzerland’s governing Federal Council last year started requiring...

UPDATED: Winter storm watch added to wind chill advisory

Blowing snow will be added to the region’s bitterly cold temperatures on Friday night and Saturday, the National Weather Service warns. The weather service has extended a wind chill advisory through noon Friday, and has added a winter storm watch for Friday night and Saturday....

Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

This photo from Sept. 14, 2013, which was provided by General Electric, shows an experimental natural gas locomotive in Erie, Pennsylvania. The diesel locomotives that became freight railroads’ workhorse after World War II could be replaced in the next few years by units...

US judge suspends Chinese partners of auditors

AP Photo/Anonymous BEIJING (AP) — An American judge has ruled the China arms of global accounting firms should be barred from providing audits for U.S.-traded companies in a dispute that might force major corporate names such as oil giant PetroChina and search engine Baidu...

Tanaka says Yankees wanted him most

AP Photo/ TOKYO (AP) — Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka says he chose to play for the New York Yankees because they appreciated him the most. Speaking on Thursday in Japan after agreeing a $155 million, seven-year deal with the Yankees, Tanaka said “they gave me the...

NFL’s top official: Welker’s hit on Talib legal

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The NFL’s officiating chief has cleared Broncos receiver Wes Welker of any wrongdoing for his hit that knocked Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib out of Sunday’s AFC Championship. “It was a legal hit,” Vice...

Slain transit officer knew dangers of police work

In this undated photo released by Bay Area Rapid Transit shows police Sgt. Tom Smith. Authorities say the BART police officer was shot and killed by a fellow officer while searching an apartment looking for a laptop and other stolen items on Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 in Dublin,...

App Watch: Will you be my Between? App for lovers

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — If ever in doubt about your guy’s commitment to a relationship, ask him if he would commit to an app. A growing number of young couples in Asia are sharing special moments in the privacy of Between, a tight networking app...