By Associated Press | 12/04/13 08:54 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A fast-moving energy proposal is drawing opponents, including environmental groups and Ohio's utility consumers' advocate, who estimate the measure could add $175 a year to the average Ohioan's electric bill.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 08:45 AM
SALT LAKE CITY — A challenge to Utah's same-sex marriage ban by three gay couples is scheduled to be back in court Wednesday as a federal court judge hears arguments in a case being closely watched around the country.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 08:41 AM
CHICAGO — An appellate court on Tuesday questioned a lawyer for the state of Wisconsin about why lawmakers singled out abortion clinics in requiring their doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, as judges heard arguments about the hotly debated law.
By James MacPherson | 12/03/13 09:46 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. — It took nearly two weeks for North Dakota officials to tell the public about an autumn pipeline rupture that caused more than 20,000 barrels of crude to ooze across a northwestern wheat field. In response to extensive media coverage and criticism from environmental groups,...
12/03/13 09:42 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has refused to reinstate the license of the pilot of the oil tanker that sideswiped the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge six years ago, causing a 50,000-gallon oil spill. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the pilot, John Cota of Petaluma, sued after the...
By Associated Press | 12/03/13 09:33 AM
President Barack Obama's new and improved health care website faces yet another test in just a couple of weeks, its biggest yet. If HealthCare.gov becomes overwhelmed by an expected year-end crunch, many Americans will be left facing a break in their insurance coverage.
By Associated Press | 12/03/13 09:17 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan U.S. attorney says continuing budget cuts and hiring freezes in the justice system may force his office to make difficult decisions about which cases to pursue. The New York Times says Preet Bharara made the remarks at a public hearing Monday organized by a...
By Associated Press | 12/03/13 09:13 AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A worsening unemployment rate in Washington state is leading to extended unemployment benefits for some.
By Ed White | 12/03/13 09:09 AM
DETROIT — A judge was expected to announce Tuesday whether Detroit can come up with a plan to get rid of $18 billion in debt in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a case that ultimately could crack a shield protecting public pensions and also put the city's extraordinary art...
By Associated Press | 12/03/13 09:07 AM
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's largest military base is expected to privatize more energy and utility operations as it tries to offset steep cuts in the federal defense budget.
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