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Washington • Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes. What “net neutrality” means and what is likely to happen next: The issue Net …

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  • Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, before the start of their open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the Regulators OK ‘net neutrality’ rules for Internet providers
    Washington • Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the “public interest” when providing a mobile...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 08:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • 2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix
    Sun City, Ariz. • Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursd...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 02:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 18, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. House Speaker John  Boehner of Ohio says Congress is sending President Barack Obama legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday. The White House is indicating Obama will quickly veto it in private over Republican lawmakers' urging that he sign it. It would be the third veto of Obama's presidency.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation
    Washington • Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 10:31 am   |     |   Share
  • AP: Trayvon Martin’s mother says killer got away with murder
    Miami • The mother of Trayvon Martin says she’s disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 01:18 pm   |     |   Share

  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens during a news conference following a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Boehner said he's waiting for the Senate to act on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department ahead of Friday's midnight deadline.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Senate Dems agree to GOP plan to fund Homeland Department
    Wshington • Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican agreement to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisio...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • No charges for Georgia officer who shot handcuffed man
    Savannah, Ga. • An officer who fatally shot a handcuffed suspect won’t face criminal charges after a grand jury found the detained man was armed with ...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 11:00 am   |     |   Share
  • 3 arrested in NY, Florida in plot to join Islamic State
    New York • Three men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the United States were arrested Wedne...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • 2 GOP congressmen warn DC mayor not to legalize marijuana
    Washington • Two leading House Republicans are warning Washington’s mayor not to move forward with marijuana legalization and have launched an investi...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 10:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Justices: Fisherman is off the hook in grouper-tossing case
    Washington • A Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday th...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 08:54 am   |     |   Share
  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio heads to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Pressure shifts to House Republicans after Senate GOP leaders agreed to Democratic demands and announced legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department without contentious immigration provisions opposed by Democrats and President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Pressure centers on House GOP on Homeland Security bill
    Washington • House Republicans reacted tepidly at best Wednesday to calls from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Obama administration for...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 08:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Supreme Court drills dentists in teeth-bleaching dispute
    Washington • The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competitio...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 08:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Jodi Arias looks toward family members during the sentencing phase of her retrial at Maricopa County Superior Court, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool) Jodi Arias’ fate soon heads to jury to decide life or death
    Phoenix • Prosecutors’ long-running effort to punish Jodi Arias for killing her lover nearly seven years ago is drawing to a close. Jurors deciding wh...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 07:54 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office. Netanyahu on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, turned down an invitation to meet privately with Senate Democrats next week during his visit to Washington, saying the session Obama aide calls Netanyahu visit ‘destructive’ to relations
    Washington • A top adviser to President Barack Obama sharply criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to address Congress next wee...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 07:57 am   |     |   Share
  • Obama threatens veto of GOP bill to fix No Child Left Behind
    Washington • The White House says President Barack Obama would veto a Republican bill to overhaul the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law. The ...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Thursday, May 10, 2012 file photo, a doctor holds Truvada pills at her office in San Francisco. A study released Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 shows that the drug, used to treat HIV infection, also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men. The study, done in France and Canada, is the first to test Pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV, study finds
    Seattle • For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by ...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Feb. 11, 2105 photo, 72-year-old Aurea Murillo prepares to make a pass during a handball match among elderly Aymara indigenous women in El Alto, Bolivia. Dozens of traditional Aymara grandmothers ease many of the aches and pains of aging by practicing a sport that is decidedly untraditional in Bolivia: team handball. (AP Photo/Juan Karita) AP PHOTOS: Bolivian grandmothers stay fit with handball
    El Alto, Bolivia • Dozens of traditional Aymara grandmothers ease many of the aches and pains of aging by practicing a sport that is decidedly untradi...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 10:13 am   |     |   Share
  • This combination made from images provided by Apple Inc. shows new emoji, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, that will be available with the next iOS update. Working with the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit organization that sets the standards for the pictograms, Apple Inc. is incorporating more diverse emoji into the developer version of the latest update to its mobile operating system. The iPhone and iPad maker has not said when the update will be available for all users. (AP Photo/Apple Inc.) In Apple’s latest update, emojis get more diverse
    New York • Lovers of emojis, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones and depict...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Feb. 20, 2015 photo, Peter Lomonaco, co-founder of the Alaska Cannabis Club, and CEO Charlo Greene share a joint at their medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, Alaska will become the third state in the nation to legalize marijuana. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen) Alaska quietly becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana
    Juneau, Alaska • Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults, but it was a subdued mileston...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • North Carolina considers exempting some from gay-marriage duties
    Raleigh, N.C. • Some North Carolina lawmakers say court officials should be exempt from carrying out duties related to marrying gay couples because of...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Justice Dept.: No federal charges for George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin death
    Washington • George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teen, will not...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Danny Ruthenberg-Marshall, left, with 350 DC, and Lindsey Halvorson, 20, a student at American University, gather up their signs after attending a celebration gathering with other opponents of Keystone XL oil pipeline, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in support of President Barack Obama's veto of the legislation, outside the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill
    Washington • Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeli...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 08:51 pm   |     |   Share