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Caribbean nations seeking compensation for slavery

Leaders of more than a dozen Caribbean countries are launching a united effort to seek compensation from three European nations for what they say is the lingering legacy of the Atlantic slave trade.…

List of global hacking ring’s targets, losses

List of businesses targeted from 2005 to 2012 by an international hacking ring that stole more than 160 million credit and debit card numbers, according to an indictment announced Thursday in Newark, N.J. The government did not provide…

Industry finalizing new mobile app guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry groups and privacy advocates on Thursday were near agreement on voluntary guidelines for mobile apps that should make it easier for American consumers to know what personal information is getting sucked from their smartphone…

No new trial yet for Detroit cop in girl’s death

DETROIT (AP) — It could be months before another trial is held in the case of a Detroit police officer who admits he accidentally killed a 7-year-old girl. Wayne County Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway says she wants to…

Starting high school later may help sleepy teens

NEW YORK (AP) — Quinn Cooney of Mill Creek, Wash., is excited about starting high school in September, but she’s not looking forward to waking up at 5:30 a.m. to arrive on time. Classes for ninth-graders start at…

Team examining Gulf shipwreck finds 2 other wrecks

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Marine archaeologists are excited about the discovery of what may be a well-preserved 200-year-old shipwreck more than three-quarters of a mile below the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers led by a team from Texas State…
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Spirit AeroSystems announces 360 layoffs

Spirit AeroSystems announced Thursday it is laying off about 360 salaried support and management employees at its Kansas and Oklahoma facilities.…

How states fared on unemployment aid, at a glance

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week. But the number of those seeking aid is down sharply this year. Below are the states with the biggest changes in weekly claims for unemployment benefits and some…