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  • Casino panel hears input on Catskills casinos

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — The state panel reviewing proposals for casinos in upstate New York is holding a public hearing focusing on the nine proposals for the Catskills and mid-Hudson Valley. The Gaming Facility Location Board is meeting Tuesday in Poughkeepsie for 12 hours of public comment....

  • Chesapeake Bay states to get US funding for bay

    ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials are heading to Ashland to announce nearly $9 million in grants from the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund. The funding being announced Tuesday for Virginia, West Virginia and other states within the bay's estuary are intended to reduce polluted nutrient and...

  • Richmond developer faces sentencing in fraud case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Richmond developer will learn how long he will serve in prison for fraudulently obtaining historic tax credits and then plotting to flee the country. Billy Gene Jefferson's sentencing is set for Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Richmond. According to court...

  • Probation officer gets 18 months on sex charges

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia probation officer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for having sex with probationers. The state attorney general's office says Meaghan Marie Fields of Buena Vista was sentenced Monday in Staunton Circuit Court. Fields had entered an Alford plea in...

  • Stubborn fire smolders at Los Angeles port

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire that forced evacuations from a wharf at the Port of Los Angeles continues to smolder but officials say it's under control. Nearly 12 hours after starting, the blaze is sending up a huge plume of smoke that is drifting over Los Angeles Harbor early Tuesday. Los Angeles...

  • CF Industries, Yara in talks on possible merger

    DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — CF Industries is in preliminary talks with Norway's Yara International about a possible merger that would create a mammoth player in the fertilizer industry. The combined company would have a market capitalization of more than $26 billion, second only to Potash Corp. of...

  • Christie will headline Iowa governor's birthday bash

    The event, headlined last year by Rep. Paul Ryan, is an important stage for Republicans hoping to run for president. It will mark Christie's second trip to Iowa so far.

  • Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. The deaths of...

  • McKeon backs Syria airstrikes

    McKeon has been a strong supporter of action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, saying the U.S. must "go all-in" to defeat it.

  • Syria says Washington informed it before strikes

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria said Tuesday that Washington informed President Bashar Assad's government of imminent U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group, hours before an American-led military coalition pounded the extremists' strongholds across northern and eastern Syria. The opening...

  • Israel military shoots down Syrian aircraft

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning — the first such downing in decades, heightening tensions in the volatile plateau. The military said a "Syrian aircraft infiltrated into Israeli air...

  • Obama orders international federal programs, investments to consider climate change

    NEW YORK — Federal agencies will need to factor how the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels, drought, floods and other extreme weather linked to it, would affect international development programs and investments under a new executive order President Obama will issue Tuesday,...

  • Your stories from the Washington Examiner

    Scroll down for the latest from the Washington Examiner: » A new urgency on homegrown terror threats President Obama at a United Nations Security Council summit this week will urge other world powers to do more to monitor breeding grounds for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. » Michael...

  • Cry us a river, Lois Lerner

    Everyone in Washington has a P.R. machine, or at minimum, an agenda. That's certainly the case with Lois Lerner, the former IRS executive whose division targeted conservative nonprofit applicants with delays and harassment. Lerner's division of the IRS systematically obstructed and denied...

  • Feds lack the data to determine how well key Obamacare provisions are working

    Federal health insurance officials can't tell Congress how much the government spent selling Obamacare to a key segment of the market last year, according to the Government Accountability Office.



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