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Anti-Trump Protesters Take to the Streets for Third Night

By Javier Galeano MIAMI, Nov 11 – Thousands of protesters took their frustrations over Donald Trump’s election as the next U.S. president onto the streets on Friday and into Saturday in several cities, including Portland, Oregon, where one person was shot. The unidentified person was wounded on Portland’s Morrison Bridge at 12:45 a.m. local time

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Report Details Horror, Heroism During San Bernardino Shooting

Sept 10- A report into last year’s shooting rampage by a husband and wife in San¬†Bernardino, California, reveals how three county workers battled to stop the shooters as they sprayed bullets into a conference room full of their colleagues. The report released on Friday describes the carnage found by rescue workers after Syed Rizwan Farook

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Californians Seek Pot Of Gold In Marijuana Legalization

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 3 – There is no guarantee California will vote to legalize recreational marijuana in November, but political operative and father of four Daniel Conway has already staked his future on it. Conway left his job as chief of staff to Sacramento’s celebrity mayor, former Phoenix Suns NBA basketball star

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Uber, Lyft Settle Litigation Involving Top Executives

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO, June 27  РRival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving two of their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies. Lyft and its former chief operating officer Travis VanderZanden ended litigation in a

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Justice Department Asks Judge to Revisit NY iPhone Case

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, March 8- The U.S. Justice Department on Monday sought to overturn a ruling which protects Apple from unlocking an iPhone in a New York drug case. A magistrate judge in Brooklyn last week ruled that the Justice Department could not compel the tech giant to unlock the phone. The government on

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U.S. Tech Companies Unite Behind Apple Ahead of iPhone Encryption Ruling

By Jim Finkle and Dustin Volz March 3 – Tech industry leaders including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp , AT&T and more than two dozen other Internet and technology companies filed legal briefs on Thursday asking a judge to support Apple Inc in its encryption battle with the U.S. government. The rare display

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Four Stabbed In Melee At Ku Klux Klan Rally In California

By Tori Richards ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb 28 – Four people were stabbed, and one of them critically wounded on Saturday in a scuffle between members of the Ku Klux Klan and counter-protesters near a planned KKK rally in Anaheim, California, police said. Thirteen people were arrested following the melee, including one Klan member who is

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Apple’s Fight with U.S. Could Speed Development of Gov’t Proof Devices

By Joseph Menn and Julia Love SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 23 – The legal showdown between Apple Inc and U.S. law enforcement over encryption, no matter the outcome, will likely accelerate tech company efforts to engineer safeguards against government intrusion, tech industry executives say. Already, an emerging industry is marketing super-secure phones and mobile applications. An

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Los Angeles Hospital Pays Hackers $17,000 Ransom in Bitcoins

Feb 19 -While it was not the first hacked organization to acquiesce to attackers’ demands, the California hospital that paid $17,000 in ransom to hackers to regain control of its computer system was unusual in one notable way: It went public with the news. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center relented to the demands, President Allen Stefanek

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Neighbor of San Bernardino Gunman Indicted on Terrorism Charge

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Dec 31 – A former neighbor who prosecutors say supplied assault rifles to the couple who massacred 14 people at a county office building in San Bernardino, California, was indicted on Wednesday on charges of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. Enrique Marquez, 24, was charged with conspiring with

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