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Internet-connected cars can put your privacy and security at risk, according to a new report from Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.

Q&A: Sen. Ed Markey On Protecting Data Our Cars Are Sharing

Cars and trucks today are computers, and a new report overseen by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., comes with a warning: As more vehicles have wireless connections, the data stored in them is vulnerable to stealing, hacking and the same invasions faced by any technical system today.

How safe are we in our connected cars?

Protesters assemble in front of a McDonald's in Los Angeles, demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage in September.

Los Angeles Residents Divided Over Proposed $15 Minimum Wage

Los Angeles is considering raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, from $9 currently. The dramatic proposal is causing excitement and some anxiety.

San Francisco and Seattle have already passed a $15 minimum wage (they'll rise to that level over the next few years), but what's different in LA is the number of working poor in this huge city.

Native American tribe leaders and city officials at a press conference following the incident discuss possible charges, which could include child abuse, hate crimes and assault.

Authorities Probe Alleged Hate Crime Against Native American Kids

An investigation into a possible hate crime is underway in Rapid City, S.D., after a group of men allegedly assaulted Native American kids at a minor league hockey game. The incident angered many in the community, and racial tensions in Rapid City are running high.

The group of middle-school students made a two-hour bus trip from the Pine Ridge Reservation to a Rapid City Rush hockey game in late January. The school-sanctioned outing was a reward for academic achievement.

Obama, Merkel Downplay Disagreement Over Ukraine Aid

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Gitmo Trial For Sept. 11 Suspects Resumes — Then Abruptly Halted

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HSBC Helped Clients Hide Millions, News Report Says

Banking giant HSBC's Swiss operation hid millions of dollars for everyone from arms dealers to celebrities, said a news report based on leaked documents.

Kathy Liu and her son Joey Xu talk to friends back home in Gainesville, Fla., from his hospital room in Cincinnati.

Son's Rare Cancer Leads Family On Quest For Cure

Treating cancer is a race against time.

Every once in a while, there's an experimental drug that's so promising it makes the race even more urgent. Patients and their families plead with pharmaceutical companies to get it before the Food and Drug Administration's approval.

The demand has been particularly high for a new class of drugs that harness the immune system to fight cancer.

President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House.

Obama Defends Decision Not To Meet With Netanyahu During D.C. Visit

President Obama is defending his decision not to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during Netanyahu's upcoming visit to Washington. Netanyahu was invited by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to address a joint meeting of Congress.

The White House was not told of the invitation until shortly before it was made public. Obama says meeting with Netanyahu while he's in Washington would break protocol. Netanyahu is due to make his address just two weeks before Israel's general election.

Interior view during the Netflix portion of the 2013 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, California.

With New Rules In Place, Netflix Expands To Cuba

Taking advantage of new rules issued by the Obama administration, Netflix says it has expanded its service to Cuba.

In a press release, the company said any Cuban with an Internet connection and access to international payment methods would have access to a "curated" selection of movies and TV shows for $7.99 a month.

Rich School, Poor School

Beauty and peace radiate across the 319-acre campus of the elegant Cranbrook Schools, but in one corner of the upper school, overlooking the manicured lacrosse field, is an angst-filled office where students and their parents come to fret.

There, on a recent morning, a pony-tailed soccer player was nervously fiddling with the zipper on her coat as she asked her college counselor if it was really necessary for her to do an admissions interview.

"It's just, like, nerve-wracking because, like, you don't want say the wrong thing," she murmured, slumping in her chair.