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  • Puerto Rico power company delays debt restructuring plan

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s heavily indebted public power company is asking creditors for more time to present its restructuring plan. A company statement Friday says it has not finalized the plan…

  • Former US Rep. Rick Renzi reports to prison for 3-year term

    PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi reported to a federal prison in West Virginia on Friday to begin serving a three-year sentence for corruption, money laundering and other convictions. Renzi previously succeeded in…

  • Obama pitches privacy bill, Democrats say it falls short

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid “rapid growth” in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information. The…

  • MLS Commissioner Garber: Hopeful season will start on time

    BOSTON (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says he is still hopeful the season will start on time, even as the professional soccer league and its players head into the last week of…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Prominent Russian opposition figure, ex-deputy PM Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Interior Ministry says Boris Nemtsov, a leading opposition figure and former deputy prime minister, has been shot and…

  • Google’s Blogger drops plan to block nude pics amid uproar

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actually, it is OK to post nudes on Google’s Blogger service. Google is backing off a Tuesday announcement to ban sexually explicit material on public Blogger sites. The company said Friday…

  • Uber says database containing driver info was breached

    NEW YORK (AP) — Uber says a database containing the names and drivers’ license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers was breached in May. The ride-sharing service says it has notified the drivers and hasn’t…

  • Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — The Justice Department’s December announcement that it would allow the nation’s Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or opposition…

  • Some California farmers to go without federal water

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — For a second straight year, the federal government said Friday it won’t send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley, forcing farmers in California’s agricultural heartland to again scramble…

  • FDIC closes Puerto Rico’s Doral Bank; Banco Popular steps in

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. shut down Puerto Rico-based Doral Bank on Friday, with Banco Popular taking over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territory’s fourth…

  • Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science-fiction

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy didn’t just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth Shostak, who researches the possibility of real-world extraterrestrial life as…

  • Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially…

  • Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due…

  • Stocks slip after weaker growth, end best month since 2011

    February proved to be a strong month for U.S. stocks, even though it ended in downbeat fashion. Major stock indexes closed lower on Friday, capping a week of subdued trading that still delivered a couple…

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

    U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday following news that U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than previously estimated in the final three months of 2014. The major stock indexes still notched gains for the month,…