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FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in in Colstrip, Mont. A divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Obama administration’s attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators who will have another chance to get the process right. The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to take cost into account when it first decided to regulate the toxic emissions from coal- and oil-fired plants.  (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration’s attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators. The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency did not properly take costs into account when it first decided to regulate the …

Republican Gov. LePage vetoes $6.7 billion Maine budget

Monday, June 29, 2015

Maine’s Republican Gov. Paul LePage vetoed the $6.7 billion state budget on Monday, scolding lawmakers for rejecting his efforts to overhaul the state’s tax code and welfare programs and accusing them of passing a status-quo spending plan just so they can return home for the summer. In a scathing four-page letter, LePage said his “bold and comprehensive” budget plan apparently “proved too big …

U.S. stocks notch worst day of year as Greek crisis escalates

Monday, June 29, 2015

Fears that Greece’s troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year. Investors fled from stocks in Europe and the U.S. and retreated to the safety of government bonds. Measures of volatility spiked. In many ways, it looked similar to previous …

Innovative desk makers take a stand against sitting at work

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The hottest trend in office furniture is standing desks because sitting is believed to be unhealthy – “the new smoking.” That’s created yet another wave of products for people who like the idea of standing but aren’t necessarily …

Papa John’s spending $100 million a year to clean up menu

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Papa John’s is spending $100 million a year to eliminate artificial ingredients and other additives from its menu, underscoring the cost of the restaurant industry’s shift to more natural foods. The company removed monosodium glutamate, or MSG, from its ranch dressing last year and pulled trans fats from …

Critics find hotels’ hidden fees to be inhospitable

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Booking a room at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip for July 4 will run you right about $351 a night, before taxes. But look it up online, and you’ll see something closer to $319. The difference: a $32.48-a-night resort fee that pays for amenities like internet …

For sale in WARNER: Warm and inviting, away from hustle

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The gracious and lovingly maintained home at 26 W. Main St. in Warner village is sited up and away from the hustle and bustle. Featuring four bedrooms and two bathrooms, it combines country living with comfort and convenience. …

President suspends electricity hikes behind protest

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The president of Armenia on Saturday suspended hikes in household electricity rates in an effort to end the protests that have blocked the capital’s main avenue for six straight days. The demonstrators, however, didn’t disperse. President Serzh Sargsyan …

Greece’s future in balance as creditors reject aid extension

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Greece’s place in the euro currency bloc looked increasingly shaky Saturday after eurozone nations rejected a month-long extension to its bailout program and the prime minister called for a risky popular vote on the country’s financial future. Worried …

Terror suspect took selfie with beheaded victim

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The top suspect in the beheading of a businessman that French authorities are calling a terrorist attack took a “selfie” photo with the slain victim and sent the image via WhatsApp to a Canadian mobile phone number, officials …

Woman removes Confederate flag in front of State House

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Confederate flag was temporarily removed from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday when a woman climbed the flagpole and – despite calls by police to get down – removed the banner. Bree Newsome, 30, …

Escapee once pledged he wouldn’t be taken alive

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The man who prosecuted Richard Matt’s murder case seven years ago said the slain inmate swore back then that if he escaped he wouldn’t be captured alive. Matt was shot to death by officers Friday, three weeks after …

Gunmen attack military camp near Mauritania border

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Gunmen attacked a military camp in western Mali on Saturday, killing three soldiers as residents of a nearby village hid in their homes, officials and witnesses said. The attack began at about 5 a.m. at the camp near …