By Associated Press | 12/04/13 11:05 AM
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A recount showed voters in the Denver suburb of Broomfield narrowly approved a five-year moratorium on fracking, but opponents filed a lawsuit challenging the vote-counting process and some voters' eligibility has been questioned.
By Gary D. Robertson | 12/04/13 11:04 AM
DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says the state is poised to carry out a more diverse energy production strategy with the advent of natural gas exploration and more renewable sources thanks to legislation.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 10:35 AM
Hundreds of striking Will County employees are getting ready to return to work after union officials say they reached a tentative deal following a more than two-week walkout.
12/04/13 10:19 AM
State officials say a new centralized processing system is designed to make the application process more efficient but social service advocates said the process makes it harder to sign up and easier to get thrown off food stamp rolls.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 10:15 AM
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Indiana State AFL-CIO has elected a new president, replacing the labor union's leader who directed its unsuccessful campaign to block passage of the state's right-to-work law. Delegates voted Tuesday during the group's state convention in Terre Haute to elect Brett...
By Foster Klug | 12/04/13 10:12 AM
SEOUL, South Korea — An 85-year-old U.S. veteran being held in North Korea spent his war years there in one of the Army's first special forces units, helping a clandestine group of Korean partisans who were fighting and spying well behind enemy lines.
By Josh Lederman | 12/04/13 10:09 AM
BEIJING — In a sharp rebuff, China accused Washington on Wednesday of taking Japan's side in a tense clash over disputed islands in the East China Sea, underscoring rising regional friction as visiting Vice President Joe Biden met with Beijing's leaders.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:39 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. — An animal rights group is asking New York courts to recognize scientific evidence of emotional and cognitive abilities in chimpanzees and to grant the animals "legal personhood" so that they are ensured better treatment. Nonhuman Rights Project, a nonprofit founded in 2007 by...
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:37 AM
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A task force made up of ranchers, the Klamath Tribes and others is wrapping up work on recommendations to end decades of conflicts over water in the Upper Klamath Basin. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and a representative of the...
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the District of Columbia's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation's highest.
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