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Computer forensics lab opens in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A new lab specializing in digital forensics is operating in Huntsville, Alabama. The FBI and local leaders held a ceremony Wednesday to mark the opening of the Tennessee Valley Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory. The center is one of 17 such facilities in nationwide specializing in training and the analysis of digital...

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Pharma Kaleo donates overdose-reversing drugs to Alabama

By MALLORY MOENCH MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A major pharmaceutical company previously criticized for inflating prices donated 1,744 doses of an overdose-reversing drug to Alabama’s volunteer rescue squads to combat the opioid crisis, the company announced Wednesday. Kaleo Inc. donated of 872 boxes, which each hold two devices, to carry in state volunteer rescue vehicles,...

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Authorities: Slaying possibly linked to killing of ex-Packer

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man whose bullet-riddled body was found dumped along a rural road in Alabama apparently was killed in retaliation for the slaying of a former Green Bay Packers player, authorities said Wednesday. A statement from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said Darryl Thomas, 21, of Center Point...

Nine killed in C-130 crash in Georgia
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Nine killed in C-130 crash in Georgia

By RUSS BYNUM and DANICA COTO, Associated Press PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A crew of nine Puerto Ricans were flying an Air National Guard C-130 into retirement in Arizona when it crashed onto a highway in Georgia on Wednesday, and authorities said there are no survivors. The plane crashed onto state highway 21 moments after...

Tensions simmer in Mexico as asylum seekers wait at border
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Tensions simmer in Mexico as asylum seekers wait at border

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Tension between the Mexican government and Central American asylum seekers simmered Wednesday as men, women and children camped in a large plaza for a fourth straight day waiting for U.S. inspectors to process their claims. U.S. Customs and Border Protection had accepted 28 caravan members for processing...

Trump hires lawyer who represented Clinton in impeachment
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Trump hires lawyer who represented Clinton in impeachment

By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday hired a veteran attorney who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment process as the White House shifted to a more aggressive approach to a special counsel investigation that has reached a critical stage. The White House announced the hiring of...

Video: Police inspect wires, weapons in Vegas shooter’s room
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Video: Police inspect wires, weapons in Vegas shooter’s room

By KEN RITTER and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police used explosives to blast into a high-rise hotel suite where a gunman unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and found him dead, with a cache of assault-style weapons and broken windows that had a view of a concert...

Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen $130K for payment to Daniels
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Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen $130K for payment to Daniels

By CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a startling revelation, President Donald Trump’s new lawyer said Wednesday that Trump repaid his personal attorney $130,000 in a deal made just before the 2016 election to keep porn star Stormy Daniels quiet about her tryst with the president, directly contradicting Trump’s past statements...

Trump: ‘Stay tuned’ for news on Americans detained in NKorea
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Trump: ‘Stay tuned’ for news on Americans detained in NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hinting there soon may be an update on the three Americans being held captive in North Korea. Trump tweeted Wednesday: “As everybody is aware, the past Administration has long been asking for three hostages to be released from a North Korean Labor camp, but to no avail. Stay...

Data firm at center of Facebook privacy scandal will close
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Data firm at center of Facebook privacy scandal will close

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Cambridge Analytica, the Trump-affiliated data firm at the center of Facebook’s worst privacy scandal in history, is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down. The London firm blamed “unfairly negative media coverage” and said it has been “vilified” for actions it says are both legal and widely accepted...