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Lawyer: NSA leaker Snowden has place to live in Russia

MOSCOW — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has a place to live in Russia after being granted temporary asylum, but he still hasn’t decided what he wants to do next, his lawyer said Friday. The big question may be how much choice he actually has.

Playboy, Penthouse get the ax at military store

Playboy, Penthouse and other sex-themed magazines will no longer be sold at Army and Air Force exchanges – a move described by the stores’ operators as a business decision based on falling sales, and not a result of recent pressure from anti-pornography activists.

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Study: Hotter temperatures lead to hotter tempers

As the world gets warmer, people are more likely to get hot under the collar, scientists say. A massive new study finds that aggressive acts like committing violent crimes and waging war become more likely with each added degree.

Police rebuff woman’s claim that Google search led to FBI visit

A Long Island woman set off an Internet firestorm this week after claiming federal agents had visited her home due to her Google searches, but police say an old-fashioned tip is what led to the visit.

Special delivery: Post office considering alcohol deliveries

WASHINGTON — Allowing the Postal Service to deliver beer, wine and spirits is high on his wish list for raising cash for his financially ailing agency, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday.

Bitter end: Man repays insurance money with four tons of coins

ST. LOUIS — An Illinois businessman outraged by a court order that he return more than $500,000 in insurance money related to a 2001 wreck that killed his teenage son wanted to pay the money back in pennies in protest, only to recognize that was unfeasible.

Blacks, Hispanics more optimistic than whites

WASHINGTON — Growing up as a black teen, John Harris III says he wasn’t always sure about what he wanted to do with his life. But the 23-year-old, now part of the first generation of college students who saw the nation’s first black president elected, points to a newfound sense of purpose for him and other black graduates.

 
Snowden leaves Moscow airport after Russia grants asylum

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden left the transit zone of a Moscow airport and officially entered Russia after authorities granted him asylum for a year, his lawyer said Thursday.

 
Cleveland kidnapper sentenced to life without parole

The Ohio man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade and raping them repeatedly was sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus 1,000 years.

Testimony shows how easily NSA can mine millions of phone records

President Barack Obama’s national security team acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that, when investigating one suspected terrorist, it can read and store the phone records of millions of Americans.

 
Arkansas school district arming more than 20 teachers, staff

More than 20 teachers, administrators and other employees at Clarksville High School will carry concealed weapons during the school day, making use of a little-known Arkansas law that allows licensed, armed security guards on campus.