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Supreme Court hearing 2 vehicle search cases

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Terrence Byrd was driving his fiancee's rental car on a Pennsylvania highway when a state trooper pulled him over for an alleged minor traffic violation. He acted nervously during the stop, at one point telling troopers he had a marijuana ...

Coast Guard ends search for Oklahoma pilot in Gulf of Mexico

DALLAS (AP) — The Coast Guard is no longer searching for an Oklahoma pilot who went missing over the Gulf of Mexico while flying a dog-rescue mission to Texas. The agency said in a statement Monday that Coast Guard air and seacraft and two Mexican naval ships searched for 55-year-old Dr. ...

AP source: Mueller conveys interest in questioning Trump

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with President Donald Trump as part of a probe into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, a person familiar with the matter ...

Autos overshadow the small gadgets at CES tech show in Vegas

By MATT O'BRIEN and RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Technology Writers LAS VEGAS (AP) — The smartphones and other small machines that used to dominate the annual CES gadget show have been overshadowed in recent years by bigger mobile devices: namely, automobiles. Auto companies typically save more ...

Intel CEO: Fixes on the way for serious chip security flaws

By MATT O'BRIEN, AP Technology Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Intel has big plans to steer toward new business in self-driving cars, virtual reality and other cutting-edge technologies. But first it has to pull out of a skid caused by a serious security flaw in its processor chips, which undergird ...

Trump wishes for better libel laws after book slams him

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Plainly agitated by a new book portraying him as dysfunctional, President Donald Trump is bemoaning his country's "very weak" libel laws and making the case that he's "like, really smart" and, indeed, a "very stable genius." Trump defense ...

Told their treehouse must go, owners appeal to Supreme Court

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen built a Florida beachfront treehouse that would be the envy of any child. It's got two levels, hammocks and windows looking out on the Gulf of Mexico. But the hangout has cost the couple a handsome sum: about ...

Trump washes his hands of insurgency against GOP incumbents

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press THURMONT, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's done campaigning for insurgents challenging incumbent Republican members of Congress. Trump told reporters after meeting GOP House and Senate leaders at Camp David on Saturday that he's planning a robust ...

1 winning Powerball ticket to claim $570 million jackpot

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — It's been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize. The ...

US to end policy that let legal pot flourish

By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. That's according to two people with direct ...