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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 …

Terror on the beach: Tourists recount Tunisia attack horrors

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tunisia’s postcard destination for tourists is reeling from the terror that blighted another day of play at the Mediterranean seaside resort of Sousse. A man armed with a Kalashnikov and grenades gunned down tourists on a private beach, …

ISIS fighters kill 200 civilians in Syrian town

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Islamic State fighters who launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town massacred more than 200 civilians, including women and children, before they were killed or driven out by Kurdish forces, activists said on Saturday. Kurdish activist …

CIA photos of ‘black sites’ come to light, could complicate Guantanamo trials

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Military prosecutors earlier this year learned about a massive cache of CIA photographs of its former overseas “black sites” while reviewing material collected for the Senate investigation of the agency’s interrogation program, according to U.S. officials. The existence of the approximately 14,000 photographs will probably cause yet another …

Obama delivers unvarnished race lecture at eulogy

Friday, June 26, 2015

President Obama used his eulogy for a slain pastor to deliver an unvarnished lecture on America’s racial history Friday, and then boldly sang “Amazing Grace,” a spiritual meant to summon hope in the darkest of times. Obama also …

Dozens killed in attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France

Friday, June 26, 2015

A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 37 people – one of three deadly attacks Friday from Europe to North Africa to …

Police around country gather to honor slain Cincinnati cop

Friday, June 26, 2015

Police officers from around the country turned out Friday for a slain Cincinnati officer’s funeral, where city officials, family and colleagues spoke of his devotion to duty and love for his family and his city. Hundreds of people …

Doctor who found Holmes insane didn’t watch much of video

Friday, June 26, 2015

A defense psychiatrist who found James Holmes was insane when he killed 12 people in an attack on a suburban Denver movie theater testified Friday that he made his decision without reviewing all of his medical records and …

Beer on tap – and on screen

Friday, June 26, 2015

Two years ago, Meagan Frappiea and Bryant Naro founded their own production company and set out to make their first full-length documentary. The idea didn’t require a lot of brainstorming. “All I knew is that I liked beer,” …

Massachusetts court offers guidelines on spanking

Friday, June 26, 2015

Massachusetts’s highest court for the first time established legal guidelines Thursday for the use of physical punishment by parents, saying it’s permissible to discipline a child by spanking so long as “reasonable” force is used and the child is not harmed. The Supreme Judicial Court issued the framework …

Need to hit friends up for cash? There’s an app for that

Thursday, June 25, 2015

On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1,300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks. But instead of splitting all of the weekend’s activities evenly throughout the trip, one person paid for everything. …