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Cape Wind opponents file federal appeal in lawsuit

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Cape Cod town and other local opponents of the Cape Wind energy project are seeking another chance to block the long-planned $2.6 billion offshore facility. The town of Barnstable, Mass., the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and local businesses and residents filed a legal brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston this week seeking to overturn a lower court decision dismissing their lawsuit, which alleged that the … 0

Boston suspect’s sister charged in bomb threat

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sister has been accused of threatening to bomb a New York City woman and has been arrested. The police said Ailina Tsarnaeva made the threat via telephone Monday and turned herself in yesterday. She’s charged with aggravated harassment. The police said the North Bergen, N.J., resident is due in court Sept. 30. Tsarnaeva has been required to … 0

In 30 states, a child can still legally own a rifle or shotgun

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In the wake of the accidental death of a gun instructor in Arizona, many are likely asking how a 9-year old was allowed to hold and fire an automatic weapon. But gun laws in the United States – specifically those concerning minimum legal age requirements for gun possession – are actually still surprisingly lax. Federal law prohibits handgun ownership by any person under … 0

Mom: captured son ‘honorable’ U.S. journalist

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

An American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants wanted to tell the world through his writing about oppressed people in the Middle East, his mother said in a video released yesterday. Steven Sotloff, … 0

Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Louisiana’s Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration yesterday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as … 1

U.S. won’t work with Assad if airstrikes in Syria happen

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Obama administration has ruled out the possibility of coordinating any U.S. airstrikes in Syria with President Bashar Assad’s government, forcing U.S. officials to either design a campaign that would evade Syrian air defenses or coordinate it with … 1

Putin and Poroshenko meet for bilateral talks

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met late yesterday for their first bilateral talks at a much-anticipated summit in Minsk, which many voiced hopes may help bring an end to fighting between Kiev’s forces and pro-Russia separatists in … 0

Inspector general: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found plenty of problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix. Investigators uncovered large-scale improprieties in … 0

Gettysburg hero to get Medal of Honor 151 years after battle

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

One hundred and fifty-one years after his final battle and more than two decades after a senator took up his cause, 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing will get his Medal of Honor. Cushing was 22 when he died July 3, 1863, during the Battle of Gettysburg, a pivotal clash … 0

WHO urges bans on indoor e-cigarette use, sales to minors

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The indoor use of electronic cigarettes should be banned and sales to minors should be prohibited, the World Health Organization said. Manufacturers also should be prohibited from claiming that the devices can help people quit smoking until they provide convincing evidence, the Geneva-based United Nations agency said in … 0

Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Israel and Hamas agreed yesterday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting – an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have fought in years, with more than 2,200 killed, but puts off the … 0

Crested Butte to be Bud Light’s ‘Whatever’ town

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Some people in normally laid-back Crested Butte, Colo., are not up for “Whatever” – a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad … 0

Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad. Burger King said yesterday it will buy Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world’s third largest fast-food … 6