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Obama says 'handful of senators' blocking surveillance reforms


WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Friday that surveillance powers used to prevent attacks on Americans could lapse at midnight on Sunday unless "a handful of senators" stop standing in the way of reform legislation. | Video

Presidential disaster declaration signed after Texas storms kill 21

DALLAS - U.S. President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration late on Friday for areas in Texas hammered by severe weather that killed at least 21 people, caused massive flooding and prompted evacuations this week. | Video

U.S. military orders review as anthrax mishap widens

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said on Friday it discovered even more suspected shipments of live anthrax than previously thought, both in the United States and abroad, and ordered a sweeping review of practices meant to inactivate the bacteria.

Health 1:31am EDT

Prosecutor asks court to correct judge's errors on Cleveland officer verdict

- An Ohio prosecutor on Friday asked a state appeals court to correct legal errors made by a judge who found a Cleveland officer not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012.

5:56am EDT

Rollback of U.S. spy powers would mark post-9/11 watershed

WASHINGTON - At 3:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, the National Security Agency and telecommunications companies will begin mothballing a once-secret system that collected Americans' bulk telephone records, shutting down computers and sealing off warehouses of digital data.

Politics, Tech, 7:04am EDT

U.S.-Egyptian released from Egypt jail: family

CAIRO - An Egyptian-American jailed in Egypt for nearly two years for involvement in the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood has been released and is headed for the United States, his family said on Saturday.

World, Egypt 6:00am EDT

Crowds gather for anti-Islam demonstration outside Phoenix mosque

PHOENIX - More than 200 protesters, some armed, berated Islam and its Prophet Mohammed outside an Arizona mosque on Friday in a provocative protest that was denounced by counterprotesters shouting "Go home, Nazis," weeks after an anti-Muslim event in Texas came under attack by two gunmen.

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Actor Dustin Diamond not guilty of felony in stabbing case

- A Wisconsin jury late on Friday found actor Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy Screech in the early '90s sitcom "Saved by the Bell," not guilty of a felony charge stemming from the stabbing of a man during a Christmas bar fight, court records show.

Entertainment, 1:25am EDT

Kansas hospital monitoring patient for possible Ebola infection

- The University of Kansas Hospital said on Friday it was monitoring a patient for a possible Ebola infection after he returned from the West African nation of Sierra Leone and developed a fever.

Health 29 May 2015

Woman charged with murder in road rage attack

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - A 25-year-old San Diego area woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist who was serving in the U.S. Navy was charged on Friday with first-degree murder in what police are calling a road rage killing.

29 May 2015

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