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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
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NEW YORK (AP) " Federal regulators have approved new broadband privacy rules that make internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon ask customers' permission before using or sharing much of their data. The Federal Communications Commission's measure was scaled back from an earlier proposal, but was still criticized by the advertising, telecommunications and cable industries. Cable and phone companies want to grow revenue from ad businesses of their own " AT&T has said...

Updated at 2:13 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The vast majority of U.S. students still lack a solid grasp of science despite some modest gains by fourth and eighth graders, especially girls and minorities. The problem is particularly acute among the nation's high...

Updated at 2:04 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " It can be a frightening call to get. Callers posing as tax and immigration agents are threatening arrest, deportation or other punishment unless money is sent to help clear up what they say is a deportation warrant or to...

Updated at 2:03 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Syrian activists and rescue workers say at least eight people have been killed in attacks on a rebel-held suburb of the capital, Damascus. The Syrian...

Updated at 2:01 PM

VISSO, Italy (AP) " Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August, hoping to prevent a second night...

Updated at 1:53 PM

MOSCOW (AP) " President Vladimir Putin says the claims of Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election are designed to distract public attention from real issues. The United States has accused Russia of coordinating the hacks of...

Updated at 1:53 PM

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) " Protesters trying to stop construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline are bracing for a confrontation with police Thursday after the demonstrators refused to leave private land in the pipeline's path. A...

Updated at 1:47 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 10:45 a.m. Donald Trump is again raising the possibility of election rigging in a tweet that follows unsubstantiated claims in Texas of voters having their...

Updated at 1:36 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a deadly derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. Lawyers who negotiated the settlement say people will have their...

Updated at 1:33 PM

PE ARLAND, Texas (AP) " A tow truck driver found a $110,000 sports car just too tempting and decided to give it a spin after towing it from a Houston-area home. But the driver was unaware the Nissan GT-R is equipped with a sophisticated...

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