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FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have to wind down its bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot Act. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension

- Associated Press

The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act.

Some of the major bills approved by Oklahoma Legislature

- Associated Press

The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up the 2015 legislative session on Friday, one week before its constitutionally mandated deadline, by passing dozens of last-minute measures. Among them are several related to the $7.1 billion state budget.

2nd analysis paints less perilous image of Buckeye Lake dam

- Associated Press

An engineering firm that analyzed a deteriorated dam at Buckeye Lake suggested Friday that changes could be made to raise the water level and keep boats and surrounding businesses afloat without decreasing safety, though state officials have some concerns about the proposals.

Target settlement with MasterCard fails to get bank support

- Associated Press

A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer's massive pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped, because it failed to get enough support from the affected banks and credit unions.

Adult dating site investigating breach of user data

- Associated Press

The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it's investigating a data security breach following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual orientation or habits of up to 4 million members.

Public ed chief: Less time on testing to help state schools

- Associated Press

New Mexico's top public school official said Friday that teachers will have more time to spend with children in the classroom rather on bureaucratic processes thanks to a decision to reduce the time students spend taking tests based on the Common Core standards.

FILE - In this May 8, 2015 file photo, Toyota President Akio Toyoda delivers remarks during a press conference in Tokyo. Toyoda vowed to help get to the bottom of the problems with Takata air bags, the recalls for which have ballooned to nearly 34 million vehicles, as regaining consumer trust is an industry-wide concern. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects

- Associated Press

Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved.

Prosecutors: Professor offered China data on US-made device

- Associated Press

The chairman of Temple University's physics department schemed to provide U.S. technology secrets to China in exchange for prestigious appointments for himself, federal authorities said in charging him with four counts of wire fraud.

Earmark hands Annandale $2 million in rural broadband money

- Associated Press

The central Minnesota city of Annandale would get one-fifth of the new money available statewide for broadband Internet build-outs in an earmark that passed the Legislature this week with no time to spare - and vaulted the city past a competitive bidding process that other rural towns must go through.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a banquet of a symposium on the "Future of Asia" in Tokyo, Thursday, May 21, 2015.  Vying to keep pace with China's rising influence and economic clout, Japan plans to provide $110 billion to help develop roads, ports and other infrastructure in Asia in the next five years, Prime Minister Abe said Thursday. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Coal, medicine, trains top Tokyo's Asia infrastructure plan

- Associated Press

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's offer of $110 billion in fresh infrastructure financing for Asia is as much about Japan's agenda for selling its clean coal know-how and other technologies as it is about keeping up with China.

Bill allowing 3 Tesla car stores clears Connecticut House

- Associated Press

A bill that would allow car-maker Tesla Motors to sell its electric vehicles directly to Connecticut consumers, but in a limited fashion, passed the state House of Representatives on Thursday.