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  • EPA: Emissions from power plants up, fracking down

    Greenhouse gas emissions from power plants rose last year partly because of an increase in coal used for generating electricity, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

  • Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being...

  • Myanmar and Sri Lankan hard-liners ink agreement

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Myanmar Buddhist monk and a Sri Lankan ultranationalist both known for campaigning against Muslims signed an agreement on Tuesday to work together to protect Buddhism, which they say is being challenged worldwide. Ashin Wirathu leads the fundamentalist 969 movement...

  • Secret Service: White House intruder posed threat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged to Congress that an Army veteran who jumped the White House fence and made his way into the executive mansion was a threat. Pierson said, "I think Mr. Gonzalez coming into the main floor mansion is a threat." Pierson was...

  • School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. And...

  • EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there. In a preliminary report into the company's overseas tax practices, the...

  • US stocks turn higher in midday trading

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market flipped between slight gains and losses on Tuesday, keeping the Standard & Poor's 500 index on course for its third monthly loss this year. Ford Motor sank after cutting its profit forecast, while eBay jumped. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose...

  • AP NewsAlert

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags; manufacturers warn of lost jobs.

  • AOL to feed more video, news to Microsoft's MSN

    NEW YORK (AP) — AOL will provide Microsoft's MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising. The arrangement announced Tuesday builds upon a partnership that AOL...

  • Children's sweatshirts sold at Kroger are recalled

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 8,000 children's hoodies are being recalled because of a possible choking risk. No injuries have been reported, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings around the neck that can get caught in playground slides or school...

  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. Brown on Tuesday signed the bill by Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles. Plastic bags will be phased out of large grocery stores starting next...

  • Life, no parole, for NY cabbie's killer

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A New Yorker who was convicted in the love-triangle killing of a suburban cab driver has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. John Murray of Newburgh was found guilty in April of first-degree murder in the shooting of Terrance Camper. Camper was found dying...

  • FBI: Chicago man threatened beheadings at SIU

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal investigators say a Chicago man accused of mailing threats of rapes, killings, bombings and beheadings at a Southern Illinois University campus he attended brought himself to authorities' attention. Investigators arrested 21-year-old Derrick Dawon Burns on Monday on...

  • Obama turns to economy with Illinois speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will deliver an economic address this week seeking to promote the recovery as the campaign season heads into its final weeks before midterm congressional elections. Obama plans to deliver a speech Thursday at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of...

  • Dem lawmaker: Low confidence in Secret Service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Stephen Lynch says he has very low confidence in Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's ability to protect the White House. Lynch says he wishes Pierson would protect the White House the way she is protecting her reputation as she...



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