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2 Bitcoin operators plead guilty in Silk Road case

Charles Shrem, center, the top executive of a New York City-based Bitcoin company, walks from the federal court house in New York Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, after pleading guilty to federal charges that he helped smooth the way for drug transactions on the online marketplace Silk...
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Nevada offers Tesla up to $1.3B for battery plant

Crews with heavy construction equipment work Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center 15 miles east of Sparks, Nev., where Tesla Motors Inc. plans to build a 6,500 worker “gigafactory” to mass produce cheaper lithium batteries for its next line of...
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Detroit official: Debt plan ‘adjustments’ possible

Graphic illustrates Detroit’s slow decline into bankruptcy, featuring charts showing the city’s population, unemployment rates and revenue decline.; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm; Graphic illustrates Detroit’s slow decline into bankruptcy, featuring charts...
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Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, is mobbed by media as he gets into a car with his son, Bobby, right, after he and his wife, former first lady Maureen McDonnell, were convicted on multiple counts of corruption at Federal Court in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014....
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McIlroy shares lead at BMW Championship

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the 10th hole during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off...

32 states ask high court to settle gay marriage

BOSTON (AP) — More than 30 states have filed briefs asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage. Massachusetts and 14 other states where same-sex marriage is legal filed a brief Thursday asking the justices to overturn other states’ bans on gay...
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Court rules against gay marriage bans in 2 states

FILE – In this June 25, 2014 file photo Bart Peterson, left, and Pete McNamara are married by Marion County Clerk Beth White in Indianapolis after a federal judge struck down a state ban on same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage bans in both Indiana and Wisconsin were...
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Hillary Clinton: US should lead on clean energy

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Las...

New York newspaper sacks Washington nickname

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation’s largest newspapers says it will no longer use the name Redskins when writing about Washington’s NFL team. The Daily News of New York said Thursday in a lead editorial titled “Sack the Name” that the reference...

Steve Moore glad to be done with legal ordeal

TORONTO (AP) — Steve Moore says the 10 years since his NHL career ended with an on-ice attack have been “long and trying,” but he is glad to be done with the legal ordeal. Moore’s multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver...