Supreme Court could limit software patents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears willing to make it tougher to approve patents for computer software in a case that is being closely watched by technology companies. But the justices on Monday struggled to come up with a middle ground that would recognize true...
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Protesters clash with police in Albuquerque

Riot police launch tear gas toward activists in downtown Albuquerque, N.M. following a 10-hour protest around the city, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Hundreds of protesters marched past riot police in Albuquerque on Sunday, days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation for...
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Crews clear road through mudslide debris

A weary searcher bows his head as he walks out of the west side of the mudslide site with a small saw on Highway 530 near mile marker 37 in Arlington, Wash., on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Periods of rain and wind have hampered efforts the past two days, with some rain showers...

Court rejects new cases on birth control coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an early look at a challenge by religiously affiliated not-for-profit groups to the new health care law’s provision on birth control coverage. Lawsuits filed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington and...

Health care website stumbles on last day

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s health care website is stumbling under heavy traffic on deadline day for sign-ups. Visitors to HealthCare.gov on Monday morning saw messages that the site was down for maintenance. At times the visitors were also directed...
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Hourslong protest turns to ‘mayhem’ in Albuquerque

Albuquerque police face off with protesters Sunday, March 30, 2014, in downtown Albuquerque, N.M. during a protest against recent police shootings. Hundreds of protesters marched past riot police in Albuquerque on Sunday, days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation...

Beloved pets also lost, displaced by mudslide

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — After a rescue worker called her animal clinic saying dogs had been extracted from the destruction left behind by a massive Washington mudslide, veterinary assistant Cassna Wemple and her colleagues raced to this small down near the debris field....
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Mudslide death toll rises; rains expected to ease

A worker carries a recovered item along a plywood walkway through other debris, Sunday, March 30, 2014, as search work continues at the site of the massive mudslide that struck the community of Oso,Wash. on March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) A worker carries a recovered...

Albuquerque police face hundreds of protesters

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters marched past riot police in Albuquerque on Sunday, days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation for a recent deadly police shooting. The video, which bore the logo of the computer hacking collective Anonymous,...
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Mudslide death toll rises; search dogs take break

Rescue dog Tryon, muddied from the day’s work, stands with his handler near the west side of the mudslide on Highway 530 near mile marker 37 in Arlington, Wash., on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Periods of rain and wind have hampered efforts the past two days, with some rain...