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12 States Sue EPA Over Proposed Power Plant Regulations

12 States Sue EPA Over Proposed Power Plant Regulations

September 15, 2014


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By Neela Banerjee Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — A dozen coal-reliant states have sued the Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to derail proposed rules designed to cut greenhouse gases from existing coal-fired power plants, the single largest domestic source of emissions that driv...

Huge New Airport Is Announced For Mexico’s Capital

Huge New Airport Is Announced For Mexico’s Capital

September 4, 2014


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By Tim Johnson McClatchy Foreign Staff (MCT) MEXICO CITY — President Enrique Pena Nieto announced plans Tuesday to build a new airport in Mexico City that can handle four times the traffic of the existing one, the second busiest in Latin America. The new airport will have six runways and is projected to c...

States That Decline To Expand Medicaid Give Up Billions In Aid

States That Decline To Expand Medicaid Give Up Billions In Aid

September 4, 2014


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By Tony Pugh McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — If the 23 states that have rejected expanding Medicaid under the 2010 health-care law continue to do so for the next eight years, they’ll pay $152 billion to extend the program in other states — while receiving nothing in return. T...

Celebrity Nude Photos: Hackers Could Face Child Pornography Charge

Celebrity Nude Photos: Hackers Could Face Child Pornography Charge

September 3, 2014


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By Richard Winton Los Angeles Times (MCT) The culprits who hacked into Apple iCloud accounts to steal nude photos of Hollywood stars could face dozens of federal charges, including distributing child pornography, sources told the Los Angeles Times. At least some of the racy images were of a celebrity ...

Republicans Appear In Position To Take Senate Control

September 2, 2014


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By David Lightman McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Voters hate Washington, and they’ll get their chance to shake things up in November’s midterm elections. The big question is whether the Republicans can win control of the Senate while holding the House of Representatives, which wo...

Woman Dies After Falling Under Bus At Burning Man Festival

Woman Dies After Falling Under Bus At Burning Man Festival

September 2, 2014


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By James Queally Los Angeles Times (MCT) A woman died at the counterculture Burning Man festival in Nevada early Thursday morning after she fell underneath a bus, according to a statement issued by the festival. The victim, who was not identified, fell underneath a bus carrying festival participants,...

Drones at Disneyland? Disney seeks patents

Drones at Disneyland? Disney seeks patents

August 27, 2014


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By Andrew Khouri Los Angeles Times (MCT) On top of Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and Aladdin, visitors to Disney theme parks may one day get a glimpse of drones. Walt Disney Co. appears to have a wish to use unmanned aircraft to produce entertainment shows, according to three recently published patent ap...

Burger King’s merger with Tim Hortons could prompt tax fight in Congress

Burger King’s merger with Tim Hortons could prompt tax fight in Congress

August 27, 2014


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By Rob Hotakainen McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Burger King’s purchase of the Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons is raising new questions of whether Congress will respond by changing corporate tax laws. Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan said Burger King, based in Miami, is ...

Security App Gains Foothold On College Campus

May 1, 2014


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By Richard Burnett Orlando Sentinel (MCT) Sarah Spann heard the steps behind her and quickened her pace. The man pursuing her on the University of Florida’s campus sped up too. She ducked into an apartment-complex parking lot, but he lurked across the street. Spann quickly tapped an emergency ...

Death Toll Climbs To At Least 30 As Deadly Storms Move Through The South

Death Toll Climbs To At Least 30 As Deadly Storms Move Through The South

April 29, 2014


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By Michael Muskal Los Angeles Times (MCT) After leaving a trail of death and destruction across at least six states, a series of violent storms that spawned dozens of tornadoes continued to move through the South on Tuesday morning. It was the third day of deadly weather to rip from the Midwest throu...

Ukraine Deal Reached; Russia Agrees To De-escalate Tensions

April 17, 2014


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By Hannah Allam and Lindsay Wise McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will hold off on new sanctions against Russia as part of a deal struck Thursday that calls for Moscow to stand down outlaw militias and take other steps to restore calm to volatile easte...

University Suspends Sorority Amid Hazing Allegation

April 17, 2014


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By Denise-Marie Ordway and Tiffany Walden Orlando Sentinel (MCT) ORLANDO, Fla. — The University of Central Florida has suspended its Chi Omega chapter over hazing allegations against three members of the sorority, who are accused of blindfolding two pledges and taking them to woods on cam...

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