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A police spy’s ex-girlfriend on abuse and the state: “I didn’t have a chance”

“Lisa” had the ideal partner. Then it turned out he was an undercover cop.<p>In the summer of 2010, Lisa and Mark were driving a van through the …

Woman jailed for lying that she’d been raped by detective destroying his life

A detective has been left to pick up the pieces after his life was destroyed by a false rape allegation against him.<p>Halina Khan lied that she had …

An epic miscalculation on the price of a warplane is going to cost taxpayers $1.5 trillion

At a sticker price of $412 million per plane, the U.S. Air Force couldn't afford to buy a lot of F-22s.<p>So, to ensure it had a good quantity of fighter jets, as well as a few of good quality, the Air Force proposed a "high-low" solution.<p>On the high end, it would buy a handful of ultra-expensive …

Volvo recalls 59,000 cars over software glitch

Carmaker says 7,000 cars in UK affected by fault that briefly shuts down engine but has caused no accidents to date<p>Volvo is recalling 59,000 cars over faulty software that can briefly shut down the engine, including more than 7,000 in the UK.<p>The recall affects five-cylinder diesel models S60, V60, …

Automotive Industry

Syria rebels slam Russia, say ready for provisional truce

BEIRUT (AP) — The main Syrian opposition group said Saturday it is ready "in principle" to implement a provisional truce, slamming Russia and the …

Middle East

Apple vs. FBI: Battle over unlocking phone gets nastier

The battle between the FBI and Apple Inc. over whether the tech giant should help open the locked cellphone of one of the San Bernardino shooters took a decidedly more heated tone Friday.<p>Federal prosecutors issued a strongly worded court filing attacking Apple -- and questioning its motives. Apple …

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