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  A Chinese-born American convicted of stealing trade secrets from Motorola was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison in a case that both the judge and prosecutors hoped would send a message to those who might be tempted to siphon vital...

Motorola trade secrets thief gets 4 years

Updated: 8/29/2012 04:27 PM

  West Nile virus cases are up 40 percent since last week and may rival the record years of 2002 and 2003, federal health officials said Wednesday.

CDC: West Nile cases rise 40 percent in 1 week

Updated: 8/29/2012 02:01 PM

  Global warming has ignited a rush to exploit Arctic resources — and Greenpeace is determined to thwart that stampede. Employing the same daredevil tactics it has used against nuclear testing or commercial whaling, the environmental group is...

In Arctic, Greenpeace picks new fight with old foe

Updated: 8/29/2012 10:22 AM

  The U.S. economy grew at a tepid 1.7 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, suggesting growth will stay weak in the second half of the year.

U.S. economy grew at 1.7 percent rate in 2nd quarter

Updated: 8/29/2012 10:22 AM

  Americans signed the most contracts to buy homes in July than at any other point in the last two years, further evidence of a housing recovery. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of sales agreements for previously...

Contracts to buy U.S. homes hit 2-year high in July

Updated: 8/29/2012 10:34 AM

  Well driller Randy Gebke usually uses a geology database and other high-tech tools to figure out where to sink new water wells for clients. But if asked, he'll grab two wires, walk across the property, waiting for the wires to cross to find a place...

In drought, drillers offering even water witching

Updated: 8/29/2012 10:09 AM

  Illinois is going to sell Powerball lottery tickets on the Internet, and at least one lawmaker predicts a big payday. Sen. Jeff Schoenberg says online sales could produce an additional $25 million a year for state government.

Illinois to sell Powerball lottery tickets online

Updated: 8/29/2012 10:24 AM

  A second forensic pathologist has testified for the defense at Drew Peterson's trial, saying he believes the former Illinois police officer's third wife died in an accidental fall in her bathtub.

2nd pathologist: Peterson wife's death accidental

Updated: 8/29/2012 10:24 AM

  Vice President Joe Biden is set to make a campaign stop in Wisconsin this weekend. Gillian Morris is a spokeswoman for President Barack Obama's campaign in Wisconsin. She says Biden is slated to appear in Green Bay on Sunday. She had no additional...

VP Biden set to visit Wisconsin next week

Updated: 8/29/2012 10:24 AM

  LONDON - Thousands of people have lined British streets to welcome the Paralympic flame as it arrives in London ahead of the games' opening ceremony.

Crowds welcome Paralympic torch to London

Updated: 8/29/2012 09:35 AM

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