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  • Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire
    Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday.

  • A look at the expiring surveillance provisions
    A look at the expiring surveillance provisions

    A look at the post-Sept. 11 surveillance provisions that, barring a last-minute deal in Congress, are set to expire when Sunday turns into Monday:

  • Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?
    Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?

    The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets — and rapists who've long remained free may finally face justice.

  • Flooded rivers don't faze some Houston-area residents
    Flooded rivers don't faze some Houston-area residents

    ROSENBERG, Texas (AP) — The seemingly ceaseless rain has ended in North Texas and Oklahoma, but residents in the greater Houston area warily eyed the swollen, yet-to-crest Brazos River and the skies, which threatened to drop up to 5 additional inches of rain late Saturday afternoon and evening.

  • Hastert indictment has Illinois hometown sifting memories
    Hastert indictment has Illinois hometown sifting memories

    YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Before he was U.S. House speaker and second in line to the president, Dennis Hastert was known around Yorkville, Illinois, as Denny the coach, a beloved mentor to youths on the high school wrestling team and in local Scouting groups who organized road trips to broaden the stuents' experiences.

  • Blatter says FIFA corruption probe won't lead to him
    Blatter says FIFA corruption probe won't lead to him

    ZURICH (AP) — Having come through another FIFA election largely unscathed, Sepp Blatter was in a typically defiant mood Saturday when addressing the challenges that still lie ahead.

  • What would happen if Western powers boycotted World Cup?
    What would happen if Western powers boycotted World Cup?

    NEW YORK (AP) — What would happen if Sepp Blatter hosts a World Cup and most of Europe, several South American powers and the United States don't show up?

  • Suicide bomber, rocket grenades kill 30 in Nigerian city
    Suicide bomber, rocket grenades kill 30 in Nigerian city

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide bomb blast outside a mosque and rocket-propelled grenades that exploded into homes as people slept killed at least 30 people in the Nigerian city Maiduguri on Saturday, residents and officials said.

  • Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race
    Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street.

  • Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning
    Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning

    TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but it occurred well beneath the earth's surface and did not trigger a tsunami warning. Several people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and there were no reports of deaths o major damage.

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