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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, file photo, a flock of geese fly past a smokestack at the Jeffery Energy Center coal power plant near Emmitt, Kan. Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses to pollute. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Businesses, investors press for green policy

Monday, September 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute. The idea, long advocated by policymakers, economists and environmental activists, is that the world can’t hope to slow … 0

Feds censure local cops, yet give lethal weapons

Monday, September 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES — A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry. That lack of communication between two Cabinet agencies adds to questions about a program under review in the … 0

Stepping up the threats

Monday, September 22, 2014

BEIRUT — The Islamic State group’s spokesman said its fighters are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition, casting it as a historic clash between Muslims and their enemies and calling for attacks at home and abroad. Abu Mohammed al-Adnani’s 42-minute audio statement, which appeared to be a rallying cry, was the group’s … 0

Biden: Young men need to stand against violence

Friday, September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence by encouraging them to stand against the crime on college campuses. Biden, speaking at a meeting of … 0

US vs. ISIS?

Friday, September 19, 2014

By ALANA SEMUELS and MARK Z. BARABAK Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — As the afternoon sun blazed down on the 9/11 Memorial, Derek Cooper weighed another U.S. military plunge into the Middle East. “It’s hard to say … 0

Army opens Ranger school to women

Friday, September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Friday that he believes he will be able … 0

France joins US against Islamic State

Friday, September 19, 2014

PARIS — France is back at America’s side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush’s war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. … 0

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

Friday, September 19, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease … 0

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

Friday, September 19, 2014

NEW YORK — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese … 0

Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

Friday, September 19, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by … 0

Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods

Friday, September 19, 2014

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. — He could be anywhere. Crouching behind boulders the size of tractor trailers, as one outdoorsman put it. Concealing himself in a cave. Taking cover in thick brush. With tens of thousands of acres of … 0

AP Exclusive: CIA halts spying in Europe

Friday, September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and former U.S. … 0

FDA revises food safety rules due next year

Friday, September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business. The new proposals would relax water quality standards and allow farmers to harvest crops sooner after using raw manure as fertilizer. The … 0