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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H.  President Barack Obama on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, will unveil the final version of his unprecedented regulations clamping down on carbon dioxide emissions from existing U.S. power plants. The Obama administration first proposed the rule last year. Opponents plan to sue immediately to stop the rule's implementation. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Obama orders steeper greenhouse gas cuts

Sunday, August 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states. In finalizing the unprecedented pollution controls, Obama was installing the core of his ambitious and controversial plan to … 0

Taking the cake

Sunday, August 2, 2015

NEW YORK — It should be a piece of cake. Customer comes in, asks for a cake with a specific design or for a particular event, baker makes it, everyone’s happy. But sometimes customers and bakers have clashed over what goes on the cake, or whether to make it at all. An Oregon … 0

Debate stage: Voters like Bush, Rubio, but a lot don’t like Trump in poll

Sunday, August 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Republicans like Jeb Bush. And a lot really don’t like Donald Trump. More than half find Trump a distraction from the primary process, not a serious candidate. With the first Republican presidential debate to be held Thursday, a new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents view … 0

Penn. congressman indicted on charges of racketeering

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., and four associates were indicted Wednesday on racketeering conspiracy charges stemming from several alleged schemes to misuse campaign funds and hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grant money to further their political and financial interests. The five schemes include accepting … 0

Olympic officials insist on US bid for 2024 games

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The International Olympic Committee is continuing to pressure the U.S. to submit a replacement for Boston’s failed 2024 Summer Games bid. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, IOC President Thomas Bach said the U.S. Olympic Committee had earlier promised to be part of the bidding cycle. “We are sure the … 0

LAPD investigation into Bill Cosby could help establish pattern of abuse

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Of the many misconduct allegations made by women against Bill Cosby in Los Angeles over the decades, L.A. police are actively investigating only one. It involves claims by a woman who says Cosby, who has … 0

Congress works toward highway fund stopgap before August recess

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — Congress is poised to avert a looming shutdown of federal highway accounts with passage of a temporary measure that will keep operations funded for the next three months, but the move creates a possible new crisis point for the fall. The House approved a compromise stopgap … 0

Afghanistan says Taliban leader dead for 2 years

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan asserted Wednesday that the Taliban’s reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, died more than two years ago in a Pakistani hospital — an announcement that injects new uncertainty into the country’s fragile peace process. If … 0

Nation and World Briefs, July 30

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Turkish airstrikes complicate US fight against Islamic State ANKARA, Turkey — President Barack Obama’s stepped-up partnership with Turkey in fighting the Islamic State may come at the cost of alienating another key group he’s counting on for help … 0

Prison worker pleads guilty in killers’ escape

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — A prison worker who was “in over her head” with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aiding them by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who … 0

Obama delivers frank words about Africa’s problems

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in government backing. Instead, he … 0

Scientists worry about arms race in AI

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LONDON — Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. In an open letter with hundreds of signatories, the … 0

Goodell upholds Brady’s suspension

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NEW YORK — The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of “Deflategate.” Then the players’ union said it would take it all to court. … 0