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NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI is warning states that attempts at election hacking may be afoot. The warning stems from evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states. In a confidential "flash" alert from its cyber division, first reported by Yahoo News and posted online by others, the FBI advised states to scan their systems for specific signs of hacking.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is holding an important primary today with implications for both House and Senate seats. Marco Rubio holds a wide lead over a Republican challenger for his Senate seat. At least seven of Florida's 27 U.S. House members will be newly elected because of members retiring or seeking other political offices. Voters will also decide on a property tax break to promote solar energy.

BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — Northern Florida and the Outer Banks of North Carolina are bracing for tropical weather from two separate systems. A tropical storm warning is in effect in the Outer Banks, where forecasters say heavy rain could cause low-lying areas to flood. The Gulf system could hit Florida later this week and head up the Atlantic coast.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban officials say the selection of a new military chief heralds a commitment to confrontation and territorial gains rather than peace talks. Officials of the extremist group say Maulvi Ibrahim Sadar is a battle-hardened commander who was once a close ally of Taliban founder Mullah Mohammed Omar. Sadar's appointment coincides with an uptick in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan.

BERLIN (AP) — The latest science suggests Fido really does understand -- to a point. Scientists have found that dogs use the same brain areas as humans to process language. Dogs register that they are being praised only if the words and intonation match, lighting up both the left and right brain hemispheres. Many dog owners have long believed that Man's best friend cares what we say and how we say it.

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