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Sunday, Feb 07, 2016

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License plate readers a double-edged sword for NY village

License plate readers a double-edged sword for NY village

A New York village that installed a ring of license plate scanning cameras in hopes of improving policing has found the monitors have become something of a double-edged sword
Updated: 2 hours ago

Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant

A radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below a nuclear power plant north of New York City
Published: 02/06/16

Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers

The power and frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma have been increasing, but the Legislature has done little to try to curb the temblors that scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas drilling wastewater
Published: 02/06/16

2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant

Emergency services say an explosion at a biodiesel plant in eastern Spain has killed two people and left one survivor seriously injured
Published: 02/06/16

Portugal buys 50 percent of TAP airline for $2.1 million

The Portuguese government says it has agreed to buy back 50 percent of the country's carrier TAP Air Portugal for 1.9 million euros ($2.1 million)
Published: 02/06/16

App launched with uniquely African emojis

App developers have launched a series of uniquely African emojis with characters dressed in traditional African attire and captions using local phrases
Published: 02/06/16
GOP-led Congress unlikely to OK Obama's new clean energy bid

GOP-led Congress unlikely to OK Obama's new clean energy bid

President Barack Obama says he'll ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020
Published: 02/06/16

Citigroup blocks fantasy sports transactions in New York

The world's biggest credit-card lender is blocking transactions by New York residents on the country's two biggest sites
Published: 02/06/16

Mississippi incentives for $1.45B tire plant could top $600M

An Associated Press analysis finds that the package of state aid and tax abatements to attract a $1.45 billion, 2,500-job Continental AG tire plant to Hinds County is worth approximately $600 million, and probably more
Published: 02/06/16

Judge who presided over Martha Stewart's NY trial dies at 86

A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died
Published: 02/06/16