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Data brokers disciplined over consumer protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s tough enough landing a job these days. So imagine if that background check provided to your potential employer wrongly identified you as a possible sex offender. That’s what the Federal Trade Commission says happened in a case it’s...
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More ‘pings’ raise hopes Flight 370 will be found

In this April 9, 2014 photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion flies past Australian Defense vessel Ocean Shield on a mission to drop sonar buoys to assist in the acoustic search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the...
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Bomb blast in Pakistani capital kills 22

A Pakistani boy mourns over the death of his family member, a victim of bomb blast, outside a morgue in a local hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. A bomb ripped through a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on...

11 kids hurt in Orlando-area day care center crash

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A vehicle crashed into a day care in an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, injuring a dozen people, 11 of them children, a Florida Highway Patrol official said. Several were reported to be “very, very serious condition,” said highway...

Continued drop in PC shipments slows

NEW YORK (AP) — Worldwide shipments of PCs continued to drop during the first quarter of this year, but the decline wasn’t as dramatic as in recent periods and could be a sign that the global slump in PC demand is easing. Market research firm Gartner Inc. says...
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Kids steal spotlight during Masters’ Par 3 contest

AP Photo/Matt Slocum AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Par 3 contest might as well be a cutest kid competition. The annual event at the Masters delivered some of the most adorable moments of the week Wednesday. Ryan Moore’s 18-month-old son, Tucker, pounded a plastic driver...

Public financing of campaigns could mean a big impact for small dollars

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School testing could be used appropriately as a diagnostic tool

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For same-sex couples, equal rights are not special privileges

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America’s tricks don’t help Cubans

The April 6 editorial “The right call in Cuba” endorsed the U.S. Agency for International Development’s abortive attempt to build an ersatz Twitter network in Cuba on the grounds that there’s nothing wrong with “undermining a tyranny.” But fomenting unrest in another...