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Homegrown attacks rising worry in U.S. as Islamic State weakens abroad

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NEW YORK The online video's message was clear: Supporters of Islamic State who could not travel overseas to join the militant group should carry out attacks wherever they were in the United States or Europe. | Video

U.S. regulators ditch net neutrality rules as legal battles loom

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape. | Video

Tech 6:23pm EST

Firefighter killed battling massive California blaze

LOS ANGELES A firefighter was killed while battling a massive wildfire burning in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, fire officials said on Thursday. | Video

Environment 5:45pm EST

U.S. states sue Trump administration for not granting student-loan relief

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration is breaking the law in not granting loan relief to students defrauded by Corinthian Colleges and other defunct for-profit schools, according to four U.S. state attorneys general who sued the Education Department and Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday.

3:57pm EST

Nigerian man pleads guilty to taking part in global email scams

NEW YORK A Nigerian man was sentenced to three years and five months in prison by a U.S. judge on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to taking part in email scams to defraud thousands of victims around the world of millions of dollars, U.S. prosecutors said.

Tech 6:37pm EST

New York woman charged with laundering money to help Islamic State

U.S. prosecutors said Thursday that they had charged a Long Island, New York woman with laundering more than $85,000 in fraudulently obtained money through Bitcoin to help Islamic State.

6:43pm EST

EPA seeks input to rework rule on lead in drinking water

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will seek input from state and local officials as it considers how to rework a 1991 rule meant to protect people from lead and copper contamination in drinking water.

Environment 12:47pm EST

New York, New Jersey commit $3.65 billion to fund tunnel project

NEW YORK New York and New Jersey on Thursday committed $1.75 billion and $1.9 billion, respectively, to fund a new rail tunnel underneath New York's Hudson River, part of an urgent program to expand and renovate Amtrak's aging and heavily traveled Northeast Corridor line.

6:24pm EST

Nephews of Venezuela's first lady sentenced to 18 years in U.S. drug case

NEW YORK Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady were sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday following their convictions in New York on U.S. drug trafficking charges.

World 5:11pm EST

Leadership of New York Times passes to next-generation Sulzberger

NEW YORK The New York Times on Thursday named a new publisher in 37-year-old A.G. Sulzberger, a fifth-generation descendant of Times leaders whose internal report on innovation has guided a newspaper known as "The Gray Lady" into the digital era.

4:04pm EST

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