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Minn. Senate Backs New Cellphone Tracking Rules

New restrictions on police use of cellphone tracking technology have won backing from the Minnesota Senate. Senators voted Tuesday to require a special tracking warrant when a device is used to find a person's location by their cellphone or other electronic devices...

  • In this April 19, 2013 file photo, a sampling of electronic cigarette supplies are seen in a shop in Oklahoma City. E-Cig Industry Awaits Looming Federal Regulation

    Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. The Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes as early as this month. The rules will have big implications for a fast-growing, largely unregulated industry and its legions of customers...

  • Policemen stand in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Obama Visit to Asia Seen as Counterweight to China

    President Barack Obama's travels through Asia in coming days aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth...

  • Dayton says he Can't Impose Frac Sand Moratorium

    Gov. Mark Dayton says he lacks authority to impose a two-year moratorium on silica sand mining in southeastern Minnesota. Mining opponents delivered a moratorium petition to St. Paul Tuesday as part of an Earth Day rally at the Capitol...

  • White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 21, 2014. Carney was asked about the tensions between Ukraine and Russia and the recent attacks in Yemen. White House Sets No Deadline for Russia on Ukraine

    The White House says the U.S. government is still trying to determine who was responsible for Sunday's deadly shootout in eastern Ukraine and did not specify when Russia would have to meet the terms of a Geneva agreement for containing tensions in the former Soviet state. White House spokesman Jay Carney said pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine must lay down their arms and abandon occupied buildings...

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama cheer and laugh as they host the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday. Obamas Host Annual Easter Egg Roll

    President Barack Obama went 1-for-3 shooting basketballs at the White House Easter Egg Roll, an improvement over his 2013 performance, as he and first lady Michelle Obama applied a health and activity theme to the colorful annual springtime South Lawn ritual...

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