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This Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Uber has been wielding a secret weapon to thwart authorities who have been trying to curtail or shut down its ride-hailing service in cities around the world. The program included a feature nicknamed "Greyball" internally that identified regulators who were posing as riders while trying to collect evidence that Uber's service was breaking local laws governing taxis. The New York Times revealed Greyball's existence in a story published Friday, March 3, 2017, based on information provided by four current and former Uber employees. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
March 03, 2017 - 6:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber has been wielding a secret weapon to thwart authorities who have been trying to curtail or shut down its ride-hailing service in cities around the world. The program included a feature nicknamed "Greyball" internally that identified regulators who were posing as riders...
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FILE - This July 24, 2006 file photo shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. An appeals court ruled Friday, March 3, 2017, to lift federal protections for gray wolves in Wyoming. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reverses a lower judge who sided with environmental groups and rejected Wyoming's wolf management plan. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, file)
March 03, 2017 - 6:40 pm
A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled to lift protections that kept gray wolves an endangered species in Wyoming for years after federal officials removed packs in neighboring states from that list. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia doesn't take effect immediately...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the Executives' Club of Chicago, Friday, March 3, 2017, in Chicago. Yellen signaled that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target rate. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 03, 2017 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled Friday that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target. Yellen also said in a speech in Chicago that the Fed...
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Rick Cook, right, and Dalton Brown move a sign while setting up for the High Times Cannabis Cup festival, Friday, March 3, 2017, near Moapa, Nev. A federal prosecutor has snuffed out plans by pot fans to celebrate Nevada's new recreational marijuana law by lighting up on an Indian reservation near Las Vegas. U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden took a hard line in a letter to organizers of a cannabis festival this weekend, saying federal law applies and pot smokers could be prosecuted. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 03, 2017 - 6:37 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal prosecutor has snuffed out plans by pot fans to celebrate Nevada's new recreational marijuana law by lighting up on an Indian reservation near Las Vegas. U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden took a hard line in a letter to organizers of a cannabis festival this weekend, saying...
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March 03, 2017 - 4:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber has been wielding a secret weapon to thwart authorities who have been trying to curtail or shut down its ride-hailing service in cities around the world. The program included a feature nicknamed "Greyball" internally that identified regulators who were posing as riders...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, Thierry Solere, the conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon's spokesman, smiles during a media conference in Paris. French conservative Francois Fillon's presidential bid took another blow Friday March 3, 2017 after his spokesman Thierry Solere resigned from his campaign team. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
March 03, 2017 - 4:34 pm
PARIS (AP) — The once promising presidential bid of French conservative Francois Fillon, already seriously hobbled by pending corruption charges, was coming unraveled Friday with the resignation of his campaign director and his campaign spokesman, adding momentum to a stream of defections and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein in Greenbelt, Md. Some Democrats worry the appointment of a Jeff Sessions subordinate to oversee any federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election won’t be a clean enough break from the embattled attorney general. Rosenstein, who faces his confirmation hearing next week for the role of deputy attorney general, was appointed top federal prosecutor in Maryland by President George W. Bush and remained in the political post for the entire Obama administration. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
March 03, 2017 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats worry the appointment of a Jeff Sessions subordinate to oversee an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election won't be a clean enough break from the embattled attorney general. But the veteran prosecutor in line for the job may be uniquely...
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Camel herders scoop up water in plastic buckets from one of the few watering holes in the area, to water their animals near the drought-affected village of Bandarero, near Moyale town on the Ethiopian border, in northern Kenya, Friday, March 3, 2017. The U.N. humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, toured Bandarero village on Friday and called on the international community to act to "avert the very worst of the effects of drought and to avert a famine to make sure we don't go from what is deep suffering to a catastrophe." (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
March 03, 2017 - 2:44 pm
BANDARERO, Kenya (AP) — Loko Kalicha Junno says she trekked for a week to save her 10 cattle from dying of thirst and hunger. But none survived. Now, at one of the last watering holes in this remote village, she fears for herself. "If this water gets finished I am going to die," said the 64-year-...
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March 03, 2017 - 2:27 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two brothers who own a military-supply business, a civilian Army employee and two others have been charged with a $6 million scheme to overcharge the Defense Department for Humvee window frames, federal prosecutors said Friday. Thomas Buckner, 65, of Gibsonia, and John Buckner, 67...
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March 03, 2017 - 2:26 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan military officials say that rival militias have taken control over Libyan oil terminals after clashes with armed forces based in the east and commanded by army chief Gen. Khalifa Hifter. Faisal al-Zwei, the spokesman for the 101 Brigade, based at the so-called oil...
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