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IN THE NEWS: JUSTICE DEPT. SAYS WARRANT NEEDED FOR CELLPHONE TRACKING

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department has made up new rules for dealing with technology used to track cellphone use. Under those regulations, federal law enforcement officials will have to get a search warrant before making use of cellphone tracking information. The policy represents the first effort to create a uniform legal standard for federal authorities using equipment known as cell-site simulators, which tracks cellphones used by suspects. The rules were drawn up amid concern from privacy groups and lawmakers that the technology is infringing on privacy rights and is being used without proper accountability.

IN THE NEWS: FOUR CHARGED WITH STEALING SCHOOL LAPTOPS

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A pair of brothers and two other men have been charged with stealing nearly 1,200 laptops bound for public school students in New Jersey. The men are facing charges including conspiracy and theft from an interstate shipment. Back in 2014, the two brothers drove a truck from New York to Massachusetts to pick up 1,195 Apple MacBook Air laptops worth more than $1 million. The computers were meant for two public high schools in New Jersey. One of the men reported the truck had been stolen -- and later told police the truck was found in Danbury, Connecticut with a window smashed in and all the computers gone. As authorities investigated, they say it turned out the theft was bogus and the laptops were being sold by the others in the alleged ring.

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Major business and economic reports scheduled for today

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Today's Labor Department jobs report for August, a key gauge of how the U.S. economy is doing, could play a big role in guiding an upcoming decision by the Federal Reserve. The Fed will decide this month whether it will raise U.S. interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis.

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IN THE NEWS: JUSTICE DEPT. SAYS WARRANT NEEDED FOR CELLPHONE TRACKING

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