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Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

Michael Biesecker and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 1:20pm

Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.

Economy focus of S. African nation speech, despite heckling

Lynsey Chutel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 1:20pm

South Africa's struggling economy was the focus point of the president's state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, which went ahead despite disruptions and heckling from opposition politicians.

Arkansas justice cites Johnny Cash in dissent over cash bail

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 1:10pm

A ruling that defendants can be required to pay their bail in cash drew objections Thursday from Arkansas' Supreme Court chief justice, who cited a man who had strong opinions about the legal system: Johnny Cash.

The Latest: FBI says it's arrested last 4 Oregon occupiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 1:10pm

The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

Ireland slams threats to reporters covering Dublin gang war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 1:10pm

Ireland's largest newspaper group says its reporters covering the Dublin gang war are receiving death threats from criminals because of their work.

Yellen: Too early to determine impact of global developments

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 1:00pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it's too soon to know whether those risks are severe enough to alter the Fed's interest-rate policies.

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House report says EPA knew mine spill was possible

Matthew Brown and Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:57pm

A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, according to documents released Thursday by a U.S. House committee.

Greece, creditors still weeks away from bailout targets deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:40pm

Greece and its international creditors are still weeks away from any possible agreement about the targets that Athens must meet to secure billions to rebuild its shattered economy.

Trump settles lawsuit against Univision

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:30pm

Donald Trump and Univision said Thursday they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.

Cyprus president: peace talks headway on governance, economy

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:30pm

Peace talks aimed at reunifying ethnically split Cyprus have made significant progress on how power will be shared with breakaway Turkish Cypriots and how the economy will function under a federation, the country's president said Thursday.

George Clooney hopes to meet Merkel to discuss refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:10pm

Actor George Clooney says he plans to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the situation in Syria, which has contributed to the surge in refugees coming to Europe over the past year.

Zika virus has phones ringing at pest control, travel firms

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:01pm

Some small U.S. companies are getting an influx in calls — and in some cases, unexpected business— due to fears about the Zika virus.

Campaign signs get new life to help people with disabilities

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 1:12pm

The oversized Carly Fiorina campaign signs along New Hampshire's Route 4 weren't enough to keep the Republican presidential hopeful's campaign alive past Tuesday's primary, but they could end up helping people with disabilities live their lives more independently.

New York holds manufacturers liable for fouled water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 1:10pm

New York regulators say Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International are required to pay for the investigation and cleanup of a toxic chemical in an upstate village's drinking water.

Idaho House panel OKs 'Right to Try' bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:50pm

An Idaho House panel has introduced a bill that would allow terminally-ill patients to access drugs that are still being researched.

The Latest: Passengers exit plane diverted to Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:50pm

The Latest on an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport (all times local):

Myspace still exists? Yes, and now Time Inc. owns it

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:50pm

Myspace still exists?

Ohio leaders say medical marijuana issue isn't going away

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:21pm

Legislative leaders and statewide officers weighed in Thursday on how Ohio should address the issue of medical marijuana, with most agreeing that the matter is not going away.

Nokia says quarterly profit rose but cautions on outlook

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:01pm

Nokia Corp. saw fourth-quarter profit grow more than 50 percent to 498 million euros ($560 million) on a slight increase in sales, but the telecom networks company cautioned it would face some "market headwinds," especially in China.