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Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper (Associated Press)

James Clapper, intel chief: Cyber ranks highest on worldwide threats to U.S.

- The Washington Times

President Obama’s top intelligence official pointed to a range of threats facing America Thursday, from the surge by Sunni Muslim extremist groups in the Middle East, to the pursuit of nuclear weapons by Iran and North Korea, to the push by Russian and Chinese operatives to penetrate Washington’s clandestine national security community.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler gestures as he speaks during an open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The FCC votes on a plan that would require Internet providers like Comcast, Verizon AT&T and others to act in the public interest when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone. The industry is widely expected to go to court to find the regulation, once approved. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Split FCC approves ‘net neutrality’ plan; dissenters decry Obama ‘power grab’

- The Washington Times

In a landmark decision, a divided Federal Communications Commission Thursday approved “net neutrality,” giving the federal government a major role in setting the rules of the road for Internet traffic, a move that critics warned will impose broad regulations affecting devices such as laptops and smartphones and open the door to government oversight of what goes on the Web.

Senate Commerce Committee member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. displays the parts and function of a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan that has been linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the U.S., during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Automakers hire rocket firm to probe air bag problems

- Associated Press

The auto industry, fed up with slow progress toward finding out why some air bags explode with too much force, has hired a Virginia rocket science company to investigate the matter.

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Associated Press

Clark County sheriff's deputies say two 14-year-olds were fighting for space on a desk at Thomas Jefferson Middle School near Vancouver Thursday when one hit the other with a school-issued iPad breaking his nose.

Lawsuits keep alive scandals surrounding ex-governor

- Associated Press

Oregon's former first lady, Cylvia Hayes - at the center of an ethics scandal that forced the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber - has launched a legal fight to keep her private emails out of the public eye.

Indiana heart disease survivors work to spread awareness

- Associated Press

Olivia Stonehill and Mary Rowan are alive today because of recent advancements in heart-care technology. And they're sharing their stories in the hopes of spreading awareness and inspiring future improvements.

Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

- Associated Press

Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo decided to see if they could build a fairer NFL schedule. It added up to a tougher challenge than anticipated.