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FBI tells Apple, Google their privacy efforts could hurt investigations

Apple and Google are winning praise from privacy proponents for making new smart-phones better than ever at protecting private data, but the FBI's boss says that's a big problem for criminal investigators.

Ferguson police make arrests as scuffle breaks out near police chief

FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) -- Police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, engaged in an uneasy standoff in front of the city's police department overnight after authorities arrested several individuals.

FBI: U.S. thinks it knows militant in Foley beheading video

The United States believes it has identified the ISIS militant in the video showing American journalist James Foley's killing, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday. Comey did not publicly identify the man.

Teens arrested in pizza delivery worker's murder were on house arrest

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Very few companies offer unlimited vacation days, but these do

Just because Richard Branson does it, doesn't mean the rest of America will. On Wednesday, the billionaire business mogul announced Virgin Group employees can take as much vacation days as they need.

Pennsylvania woman blamed for her own rape in state response to lawsuit

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office is blaming a former state prison clerk for her own rape, in response to a federal lawsuit the woman filed.

South Carolina Trooper charged in shooting

A South Carolina court has released dash cam video in a trooper-involved shooting earlier this month.

Jaundice detection on your phone

Researchers at the University of Washington are putting the science behind the Jaundice app known as the BiliCam.

Kansas: Profiting from porn

The state of Kansas will soon earn money from selling sex. Right now hundreds of adult toys are sitting in a Kansas City warehouse, and they are all up for auction.

FAA expected to allow drone use for film industry

The Federal Aviation Administration could announce as soon as today (Thursday) that it will allow the use of drones in movie and TV production. The FAA has been going over petitions from seven video production companies.

Student loan debt impacting housing market

Student loan debt is having a big impact on the housing market. It's preventing millions of "millennials" and "gen-xers" from buying their first homes.

Eric Holder announces resignation

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday he will resign after six years at the Justice Department helm. He will stay in the position until his successor is confirmed, he said in a statement.

Pennsylvania woman blamed for her own rape in state response to lawsuit

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office is blaming a former state prison clerk for her own rape, in response to a federal lawsuit the woman filed.

Wiz Khalifa, rapper arrested in El Paso, files for divorce

 "Irreconcilable differences" claim another fairy tale Hollywood marriage as Amber Rose files for divorce from Wiz Khalifa.

Apple pulls back faulty iPhone software update

Apple's first update to its recently released iPhone software didn't go so well. It withdrew the software update Wednesday following widely reported issues that left some unable to use their phone.