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  • Google offers electric shuttles for pilot program

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is proposing to fund four electric shuttles that will provide free transportation to residents of Mountain View, where the technology giant is headquartered, a newspaper reported. The two-year pilot program is expected to be approved by the Mountain View...

  • Supreme Court upholds firing of tourism director

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the 2010 dismissal of a former state tourism director who was fired because the agency said she didn't spend millions of dollars meant to promote tourism and filmmaking in the state. Elizabeth "Betsy" Baumgart was unsuccessful in...

  • Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives. But senators will likely end up simply adopting a measure that passed the...

  • Concrete pours into Michigan physics site

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The construction of a new national facility for nuclear science at Michigan State University is continuing with the addition of 140 truckloads of concrete. About 1,400 cubic yards of concrete was being poured Wednesday for a portion of a tunnel floor in what will be...

  • Holmes lawyers question firearms analysis

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shootings are attacking the reliability of firearms analysis, saying it's subjective and lacks statistics to measure its accuracy. The judge heard testimony Wednesday from a state crime scientist who said he matched bullets...

  • Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At 91, Bob Dole won't take no for an answer. The former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday renewed his plea for full ratification of a treaty promoting equal rights for disabled around the world. Veterans groups, organizations for...

  • Judge dismisses union suit against Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that labor unions filed to challenge the 2011 decision by the city of Memphis to cut employees' wages 4.6 percent. U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays on Monday wrote that there's no evidence the mayor promised to fully fund any...

  • Bella's Market closing 3 stores in rural Colorado

    AKRON, Colo. (AP) — A grocery store chain that serves Colorado's agricultural communities is closing three of its eight locations, forcing residents to drive dozens of miles to go food shopping. Bella's Market closed its stores in Akron and Wiggins Tuesday. The Walden store is set to close...

  • Senate bill targets companies that move overseas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain. The Senate voted 93-7 to begin debating the bill, which would prevent companies from deducting expenses related to moving...

  • Ex-CEO gets prison for stealing from NYC charity

    NEW YORK (AP) — The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity was sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization. William Rapfogel, who once headed the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, will serve a...

  • Delta 2Q profit rises 17 percent

    ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings rose 17 percent, topping analysts' expectations, as passengers flew more miles at higher average fares and fuel spending declined. The results from Delta, the world's third-biggest airline company, produced a...

  • Chinese leader signs accords, wraps up Cuba visit

    HAVANA (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is wrapping up his visit to Cuba after signing dozens of agreements for such things as investment by Chinese firms on the island. The official newspaper Granma on Wednesday published a description of the agreements signed by the Chinese leader and...

  • Copper mine project draws hundreds of comments

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana environmental regulators intend to review about 940 public comments and decide within three weeks whether to approve a proposal to dig test wells at the site of a planned copper mine near White Sulphur Springs. A Tintina Resources subsidiary plans to apply for an...

  • AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said. Arrests were expected in a case that sprawled across international borders, said...

  • US movie theaters to show Premier League games

    NEW YORK (AP) — Movie theaters around the U.S. will show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings. The simulcasts will start with the opening of the Premier League season Aug. 16. Thirty-three theaters in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas,...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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