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New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:49am

Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera — accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers.

Tribes cut out of California pot market might grow their own

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:44am

American Indian tribes that say they've been cut out of California's legal marijuana market are raising the possibility that they could grow and sell on their own.

The Latest: Prices rise for new Samsung phones

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:34am

The Latest on Samsung's new phones (all times local):

Arizona could face fines in lawsuit over prison health care

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:16am

A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short in improving care for inmates.

UK Labour Party poised to change stance on post-Brexit

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:12am

Britain's main opposition party is poised for a significant policy change that could increase pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to deliver a "soft" Brexit that maintains some formal economic ties to Europe.

'Black Panther' stays strong with $108M in second weekend

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:27am

"Black Panther" has scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales.

'Precursor to 9/11': Trade center bomb echoes after 25 years

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:13am

In a room in the 9/11 museum, there are a police captain's poignant notes and a flashlight that illuminated the way to safety. Nearby, a letter from a trapped man tells his family, "I love you very much.... Do wonderful things in your life."

Jordan Cabinet reshuffle amid continued economic downturn

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:34am

Jordan's King Abdullah II has approved a Cabinet reshuffle, replacing ministers in key domestic portfolios such as interior, labor and the economy at a time continued economic downturn.

Sweeping Georgia cybercrime bill would target 'snoopers'

R.j. Rico, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:21am

Lying about your weight on an online dating site? Checking out who won the Falcons game from your work computer? Using your computer hacking knowledge as an "ethical hacker?" Those actions may become illegal if a Georgia bill gets voted into law, civil liberty advocates say.

UN peacekeepers in South Sudan accused of paying for sex

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 7:37am

The United Nations mission in South Sudan says it has recalled a 46-member peacekeeping police unit after some members allegedly paid local women living in a protection camp for sex.

Microsoft fights US in high court to protect global business

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 7:33am

Microsoft has an eye on its international customers as it confronts the Trump administration in a Supreme Court fight about turning over emails to investigators.

At drone fair, Chinese show off armed model likely in UAE

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:17am

Walking through a trade show all about military drones, Emirati officials made a point on Sunday to stop first at a stand run by Chinese officials with a mock armed drone hanging above them.

NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

Ken Sweet, Damian Troise and Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 3:15am

The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted.

Sridevi, Bollywood leading lady of '80s and '90s, dies at 54

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:29pm

Sridevi, Bollywood's leading lady of the 1980s and '90s who redefined stardom for actresses in India, has died at age 54.

Billy Graham's body arrives at namesake library

Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:57pm

Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist's beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours Saturday from his mountain chapel to namesake library in the state's largest city.

Who ran the Olympics? Volunteer corps of mostly young women

Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:54pm

She had always rooted only for Koreans. That was her home team and she believed they, exclusively, deserved her cheers.

The Latest: Sheriff: Lawmaker's letter 'riddled' with errors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:39pm

The Latest on the backlash against the National Rifle Association after a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local):

Trump says he's eyeing Veterans' Day for military parade

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:02pm

President Donald Trump is eyeing Veterans Day for a military parade but says he'll scrap the idea if it can't be done at a "reasonable cost."

Cramer's stepson in critical condition at Bismarck hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:12pm

North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer says his 35-year-old stepson is in critical condition at a Bismarck hospital.