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  • Barista-stand owner faces prostitution charge

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The owner of bikini coffee stands in Washington state banked more than $2 million in just three years because her baristas were also selling sex acts, according to local prosecutors. Snohomish County prosecutors charged Carmela Panico, a 52-year-old former nude dancer,...

  • Commission adopts fracking regulations for Nevada

    ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies' use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada. The Commission on Mineral Resources' unanimous decision Thursday in Elko drew criticism from opponents, who say fracking could...

  • Panel rejects new fee for solar homes in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Advocates of renewable energy are hailing the rejection of Rocky Mountain Power's request for a new fee for residential rooftop solar panels in Utah. They're calling the Utah Public Service Commission's decision on Friday a victory for clean air and energy as well as...

  • Group claims responsibility for Vermont Gas visit

    HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) — An activist group claimed responsibility Saturday for a protest at the home of the Vermont Gas Systems president, saying it wanted to highlight the threat of eminent domain over the construction of a gas pipeline extension. In an email to Vermont media outlets, Green...

  • Judge rules jail lease contract unconstitutional

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A judge has ruled that an agreement between Kootenai County and Rocky Mountain Corrections is unconstitutional, stalling plans for the county to lease a private jail to relieve prisoner overcrowding. Under the lease agreement, Rocky Mountain Corrections would build a...

  • 5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office

    NEW YORK (AP) — The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally....

  • Plant with 200 workers closing in Chatham County

    MONCURE, N.C. (AP) — A plant that makes industrial fibers is closing in Chatham County, leaving at least 140 people without a job. Local media outlets report that Performance Fiber filed paperwork saying it would have mass layoffs as it closes its plant in Moncure by Oct. 27. The company says...

  • Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter. "I believe it's going to pay off," she said...

  • Ohio Army Guard postpones drills to save money

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Army National Guard is postponing most of its planned training in early September because of federal budget issues. The Ohio National Guard's adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, made the announcement Friday evening in videos posted on the guard's website...

  • College embarks on expansion plan

    SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — The open field behind Fletcher Technical Community College's Schriever campus could be filled with buildings in the coming years, school officials said. Fletcher plans to build a $5.1 million student services center using state money authorized by the Legislature in 2013...

  • In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal

    NEW YORK (AP) — A city home-repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they're positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence. The milestone for the Build It Back initiative —...

  • FedEx building new distribution center

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Land is being cleared in St. Tammany Parish for a 175,000 square-foot for Federal Express. Parish Economic Development Director Don Shea tells NOLA.comThe Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/1qSyT87 ) construction is expected to begin this fall and take about 15 months to...

  • Lafayette plan envisions more bike lanes

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A portion of Bertrand Drive in Lafayette one day may be a spot for leisurely strolls, bicycle rides and sidewalk cafés. The Advocate reported (http://bit.ly/YUZcQQ) the proposed city-parish budget for next year includes $700,000 for a streetscape project that would reduce...

  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. Doctors say the Novartis drug — which doesn't have a name yet — seems like one...

  • Company seeks chief for proposed gas plant

    MONKEY ISLAND, La. (AP) — Southern California Telephone & Energy executives say they are seeking a president to operate the company's proposed liquid natural gas facility at Monkey Island in Cameron Parish. Company CEO Greg Michaels told The American Press (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb) that SCT&E is...



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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  • Small Ball in Wisconsin

    West Allis, Wis. --  Scott Walker looked relaxed. Dressed in light blue Levi’s jeans, a navy polo shirt, and white and gray Nike sneakers, the Wisconsin governor had just finished speaking at a...

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  • Democrats Take the Low Road

    Conway, Ark. "Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola,” a TV ad in Arkansas declared last week. The ad came from Democrat Mark Pryor, who is running for reelection to...

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