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August 31, 2016 8:10 PM Supreme Court won’t let North Carolina use strict voting law

The Supreme Court will not allow North Carolina in the coming election to use a strict voting law that a lower court found was enacted “with almost surgical precision” to blunt the influence of African American voters. The court said Wednesday it would not stay a ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that found the law unconstitutional 33

August 31, 2016 5:33 PM The Latest: 42 Florida-county emergency declared for storm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for 42 counties ahead of an expected landfall by a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico. “By declaring a state of emergency in advance of this storm, we are ensuring that state, regional and local agencies can work together to meet the needs of our communities,” Scott said in a statement Wednesday 35

August 31, 2016 10:22 AM Danish Team Removes 500 Tons of Chemical Weapons From Libya

Denmark says a Danish-led international operation to rid Libya of its chemical weapons has removed 500 tons of chemicals from the North African country. The government said Wednesday that the chemicals were picked up Saturday at the Libyan port of Misrata and are now on their way out of the Mediterranean Sea toward Germany. Foreign Minister Kristian 41

August 30, 2016 8:20 AM Japan government: Mitsubishi Motors overstated fuel economy on eight more models

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's transport ministry on Tuesday said that Mitsubishi Motors Corp had overstated the fuel economy for eight additional models, and ordered the Japanese automaker to correct its readings. The announcement comes after Mitsubishi in April said it had falsified the fuel economy on two of its mini vehicle models, along with two similar 33

August 30, 2016 12:01 AM Stealing Voter Files Was Shockingly Easy for These Hackers

“I think it’s fair to say there are more states out there that have been hacked and don’t know it,” a former DHS official tells The Daily Beast. The FBI says that computer hackers accessed, and in one case stole, voter registration files in two states, potentially compromising personal information and putting crucial election data at risk just three 53

August 29, 2016 11:23 PM Buffett’s 167-Year-Old Railroad Tests Skies for the Drone Age

Before some cutting-edge online retailer can use a drone to drop granola bars on your doorstep, a railroad born when Abe Lincoln was in Congress will first have to iron out the kinks. BNSF Railway Co. is flying drones as far as 150 miles (240 kilometers) along the New Mexico desert to inspect tracks, helping the Federal Aviation Administration develop 51

August 29, 2016 9:23 PM 1 dead, 4 hurt in highway shootout; bullet holes cover SUV

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A shootout on a New Jersey highway has left one person dead and four others hurt. Police say they received reports of a shooting on the Atlantic City Expressway on Monday afternoon, followed by calls for medical assistance about 5 miles away on the Garden State Parkway and at a convenience store 2 miles away. State police 19

August 29, 2016 5:48 PM FBI is investigating foreign hacks of state election systems

The FBI is investigating a series of suspected foreign hacks of state election computer systems and websites, and has warned states to be on the alert for potential intrusions. The Aug. 18 warning, issued after two states suffered intrusions into their systems, comes amid heightened concern over Russian hacks of Democratic party organizations and possible 25

August 29, 2016 5:16 PM ‘Mylan must be held accountable’: why a generic EpiPen could prevent a cheaper product in the long term

A cheaper product costs the company less than public fury, says one analyst After an outcry over the price of its allergic reaction treatment EpiPen, Mylan Inc. said Monday that it would soon offer an identical generic product at less than half the cost. The measure was clearly intended to assuage criticism after a week of scrutiny by lawmakers and a significant 50

August 29, 2016 4:54 PM Hunger grips thousands of new South Sudan refugees in Uganda

ADJUMANI, South Sudan – South Sudanese refugees have greeted a visit by the U.N. refugee chief to their camp in Uganda with demands for better food. The U.N. and partners are struggling to feed the refugees after about 70,000 surged into Uganda following new fighting in South Sudan's capital in early July. Last month, the U.N. announced that many South 36