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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Twelve years ago, Ian Wright and some fellow engineers launched Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley company that has helped jumpstart the market for electric cars. Now, the Tesla co-founder wants to electrify noisy, gas-guzzling trucks that deliver packages,...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology - all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Security Agency suspended its controversial collection of Americans' phone records as Congress grappled Monday with how to restore expired surveillance laws the government has used to track terrorists and spies. No solution was likely before...
Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau Biden died Saturday of brain cancer nearly two years after he was first diagnosed. He was 46. Here are some reactions to his death: ___ "Michelle and I humbly pray for the good Lord to watch over Beau Biden, and to protect and comfort his...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on the condition of anonymity...
NEW YORK (AP) -- A San Francisco man who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his site and five people he tried to have killed. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group. The freshman senator from Kentucky said Wednesday that the GOP's foreign policy hawks "created these people." The Islamic State group, commonly...
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world. They knew that the moment to strike would come when FIFA, the sport's governing body, held its annual congress in Zurich, gathering...