Hamlin felt for teammate Kenseth after snatching Daytona 500
Denny Hamlin (11) beats out Martin Truex Jr. (78) at the finish line to win the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) 2/22/2016

Four drivers went into the Daytona 500 determined to end Joe Gibbs' 23-year losing skid in NASCAR's biggest race of the...

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Uber Driver involved in fatal shootings
This image provided by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office shows Jason Dalton of Kalamazoo County. Dalton was arrested early Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 in downtown Kalamazoo following a massive manhunt after several victims were shot at random. (Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office via AP)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) 2/22/2016

Authorities trying to piece together an hours-long weekend...

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Coming battle over Scalia vacancy departs from historic norm

WASHINGTON (AP) 2/22/2016

The history of Supreme Court nominations is dominated by tales of picks the Senate debated and approved with little angst. President Barack Obama's upcoming effort to fill the vacancy created by Antonin Scalia's death doesn't seem to be one of those stories.

Senators were returning to Washington Monday from a weeklong recess that saw the 79-year-old justice's unexpected passing inject a blaring new issue into this election year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch

 

McConnell's declaration that the vacancy should remain "until we have a new president" infuriated Democrats who want the spot filled promptly, setting up a lengthy fight for which each side is still mapping its moves.

McConnell's statement was an unambiguous cry of opposition to confirming an Obama pick, but it seemed to leave leaders with the tactical flexibility for some Senate consideration short of approval, such as hearings.

But the...

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Russia wants to fly over US with advanced digital camera

WASHINGTON (AP) 2/22/2016

Russia will ask permission on Monday to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings

 

from U.S. intelligence and military officials that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the United States.

Russia and the United States are signatories to the Open

 

Skies Treaty, which allows unarmed observation flights over the entire territory of all 34 member nations to foster transparency...

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Facebook's Zuckerberg at crossroads in connecting the globe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 2/22/2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg likes to boast that his 3-year-old effort to bring the developing world online has reached millions of people in some of the world's poorest nations.

But a central element of his Internet.org campaign was controversial even before it was shut down in a key market this month. Indian regulators

 

banned one of the pillars of the campaign, a service known as Free Basics, because it provided access only to certain pre-approved services - including Facebook - rather than the full Internet.

That leaves the social media mogul at a crossroads. Though he has vowed not to give up, Zuckerberg hasn't said...

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Camera boost, virtual reality in new gadgets
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) 2/22/2016

To revive interest in smartphones, Samsung and LG are improving their cameras and...

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