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    Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

    WASHINGTON (AP) Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.The effort...

    By Tami Abdollah, Associated Press|

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    Some say San Francisco's open-air urinal must go

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) An attorney representing a group of civic organizations has sent a legal claim letter to the city of San Francisco threatening to sue if an open-air urinal in Dolores Park is not removed in 20 days.The concrete circular...

    By Kristin J. Bender|

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    Drivers beware: Famous Los Angeles bridge is coming down

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Like a bad love song, the weekend demolition of a bridge made famous by the movies is killing the traffic mood in Los Angeles.Destruction of the 6th Street Bridge, a supporting player in so many chase scenes down the...

    By Justin Pritchard, Associated Press|

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    Executive facing ouster from powerful agency defends tenure

    LOS ANGELES (AP) The top executive at the powerful California Coastal Commission defended his record on the job Friday as he faced an effort to oust him, a potential shake-up that environmentalists fear could unleash runaway development on the...

    By Michael R. Blood, Associated Press|

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    Man convicted in jewelry store worker kidnap gets 30 years

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) One of three men convicted of kidnapping and torturing a Philadelphia jewelry store worker before dumping her in a cemetery in an attempt to get the shop's security codes has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison.The...

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    Stocks move solidly lower following weak jobs report

    NEW YORK (AP) Stocks were solidly lower in mid-afternoon trading Friday after a report showed that U.S. job creation slowed last month.Investors sold energy and consumer discretionary stocks as oil prices declined and investors continued to...

    By Ken Sweet, AP Business Writer|

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    Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

    NEW YORK (AP) Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade.Until now, Apple offered credit to iPhone owners only if the device had an intact screen and working buttons. Apple hopes that...

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    DraftKings makes long delayed push into UK

    BOSTON (AP) As its industry continues to tangle with U.S. policymakers, daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings is making its long-anticipated international push with a launch Friday in the United Kingdom.The Boston-based company was granted a...

    By Philip Marcelo, Associated Press|

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    Bridge case defendants can subpoena Christie office docs

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will get a second chance to force the release of documents from the law firm whose taxpayer-funded 2014 report...

    By David Porter, Associated Press|

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    National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

    WASHINGTON (AP) The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for rejoicing.Long-delayed projects range from replacing...

    By Matthew Daly, Associated Press|

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