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Aug 21st

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Hands-free texting still distracting for drivers

WASHINGTON — Using voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, which is marketed as a safer alternative for drivers, actually is more distracting and dangerous than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study found.

Automakers have been trying to excite new-car buyers, especially younger ones, with dashboard infotainment systems that let drivers use voice commands do things like turning on windshield wipers, posting Facebook messages or ordering pizza.

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Phone-records monitoring laid bare

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leaked document has laid bare the monumental scope of the government's surveillance of Americans' phone records — hundreds of millions of calls — in t...

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Runner’s pain is no pulled muscle; it’s a baby

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — An aspiring half-marathon runner in Minnesota attributed her unbearable back pain to a two-hour training session. A day later, she was cradling a new...

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Crews dig through night after deadly Oklahoma twister

MOORE, Okla. — Search and rescue crews worked through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and...

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Frantic call leads police to 3 missing women in Cleveland home

CLEVELAND (AP) — The voice of the long-missing woman was frantic and breathless, choking back tears. "Help me. I'm Amanda Berry," she told a 911 dispatcher. "I've been ki...

Last Updated ( May 07, 2013 )

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Israeli airstrikes add new wrinkle to US diplomacy, debate on greater Syria role

MOSCOW (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is making his case to Russian President Vladimir Putin for Russia to take a tougher stance on Syria at a time when Israel's we...

Last Updated ( May 07, 2013 )

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Senate passes bill letting states collect taxes for Internet sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet.

The Sena...

Last Updated ( May 07, 2013 )

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