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  • Too late: Cops' deaths highlight outdated systems Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK— After Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend and posted an online death threat against police, investigators in Maryland used modern cellphone tracking technology to follow his journey to New York City in real time. But when it came to giving the New York Police Department specifics about Brinsley, the means were markedly low-tech: a phone call and...

  • Probe fails to link IRS scandal to White House Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A House Republican investigation faults senior IRS officials in the mistreatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, but could find no link to the White House, according to a report released Tuesday. Issa has repeatedly clashed with the White House and congressional Democrats over the way the IRS treated tea party and...

  • CHICAGO— Tribune Media sold a 60- acre parcel of land where the printing facility for the Baltimore Sun is located for $46.5 million. Over the summer the company once known as the Tribune Co. split its publishing business from its broadcast operations, now called Tribune Media Co.. Tribune Media has 42 owned or operated local television stations, including WGN...

  • KITTERY, Maine— Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast. "It's a revolutionary program," said Gregory Sancoff, founder and CEO of Juliet Marine Systems. "Nothing like this has ever been built by anybody, not even the Navy."

  • Dec 21- On December 13, as thousands of protesters mobbed the New York streets, Yuseff Hamm, an NYPD police officer, was monitoring the demonstrations from a mobile command unit near the Brooklyn Bridge. Nor had he ever seen anything like what happened one week later, on Saturday: a lone gunman, hours after warning on Instagram that he planned an attack in retribution...

  • Lockheed Martin pays $27.5M in billing allegation Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— A subsidiary of defense contractor Lockheed Martin has agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve allegations that it overbilled the government, federal prosecutors announced Friday. A message seeking comment left with Lockheed Martin wasn't immediately returned. The work was done at Fort Monmouth in New Jersey, and the Aberdeen Proving Ground in...

  • Recalls this week: Bean bag chairs, toy monkeys Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    DETAILS: Bean bag chairs sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Kroger, Meijer and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Bean Bag Company, Groupon, Kohls, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, Wayfair and other online retailers. They were sold between January 2010 and October 2013 for up to $40. FOR MORE: Contact Comfort Research at 844-578-8933 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET...

  • It's law now: 'No Social Security for Nazis' Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 3:21 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. The AP's investigation, which was the impetus for the No Social Security for Nazis Act, found that dozens of former Nazis collected millions of...

  • Medicaid contract extended, after other deal axed Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    BATON ROUGE, La.— Lawmakers agreed Thursday to continue Louisiana's multimillion-dollar Medicaid claims processing contract for another year, an extension needed after Gov. Jindal cancelled the state's $200 million contract with Maryland- based Client Network Services Inc., known as CNSI, in 2013 because of concerns the firm was given favorable treatment...

  • Freed American endured years of declining health Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Alan Gross spent five years wasting away in a Cuban prison, losing hope that he would ever be free and at one point apparently contemplating suicide. The former federal subcontractor arrested in 2009 was freed as part of a historic announcement that the U.S. would re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. Gross' wife, Judy, has called him a...

  • Lockheed to settle suit over retirement accounts Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Lockheed Martin Corp. agreed on Tuesday to settle a federal class-action lawsuit accusing the aerospace and defense behemoth of mismanaging the investment accounts of its employees and retirees, charging the investors high fees along the way. Lockheed Martin had countered that such claims "are false," and it was "committed to defending against the...

  • Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars' Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same— with the hope of curing their own disease. It's the wave of the future, "said Eileen Youtie, a Miami woman using mice to guide care for her hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.

  • Senate cancels vote on Obama Social Security pick Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    Obama nominated Carolyn W. Colvin to a six-year term as commissioner in June, and Colvin's nomination cleared one procedural hurdle in the Senate Saturday. However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D- Nev., canceled an upcoming vote, making it likely Colvin won't get a vote until next year, when Republicans take control of the Senate. Colvin's nomination would...

  • Congress sends Obama $1.1 T spending bill Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 12:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Friday urged the Senate to ratify a $1.1 trillion, House-passed spending bill that has roiled his Democratic Party, judging it an imperfect measure that stems from "the divided government that the American people voted for." Mike Lee of Utah, launched a bid to force the Senate to vote on Obama's new immigration policy.

  • Greenpeace activists take plea deal in P&G protest Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 1:28 AM ET

    P&G has said it's working with Greenpeace to eliminate deforestation in its palm oil supply chain, the subject of the March 4 protest. Mark Piepmeier, lead prosecutor on the case, said authorities were told Greenpeace and P&G have been working together "more collaboratively," and prosecutors honored the company's request to offer the plea deal.

  • A glance at now defunct teen brands Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    Ruehl's: A division of Abercrombie& Fitch that launched in 2004 and catered to affluent young shoppers in their 20 s. Demo: A division of teen chain Pacific Sunwear of California that launched in 1998 and sold hip-hop fashions shuttered its 154 stores in 2008.. Merry-Go-Round Enterprises Inc.: The national teen clothing retailer was based in Joppa, Maryland and...

  • Ciena reports 4Q loss Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    HANOVER, Md. _ Ciena Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $30.7 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. Analysts expected $589.4 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in January, Ciena said it expects revenue in the range of $540 million to $570 million.

  • Podcast changes public perception of murder case Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    BALTIMORE— Like more than 1 million other faithful listeners, the family of convicted killer Adnan Syed eagerly awaits the next episode of a podcast investigating his murder case. Ever since Syed, a smart, athletic, popular Baltimore County high school student, was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999 and sent to prison for life, his family...

  • Congressional deal upends pot legalization in DC Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    They wanted to use the District of Columbia as further encouragement for states to make their own marijuana laws, and they were optimistic that Congress wouldn't intervene, pointing to a Republican caucus that's far from unified against pot. Those hopes were crushed late Tuesday when Congress reached a $1.1 trillion spending deal that bars the District from...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Foreclosure activity across the United States fell in November as banks repossessed fewer homes and scheduled a lower number of auctions, according to a report released on Thursday. "The housing market is struggling to find the new normal when it comes to a tolerable level of foreclosure activity in this post-Great Recession economy,"...