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  • NYC official questions oil firm's political giving

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York City comptroller has asked a Texas oil company to explain why it has been connected to political donations that appear to have little to do with its energy business. Comptroller Scott Stringer, investment adviser and trustee to the $150 billion city pension...

  • Chesapeake Bay grasses rebound after 3-year slide

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Scientists say an indicator of the Chesapeake Bay's health — underwater grasses — has reversed a three-year downward trend. The Chesapeake Bay Program released its annual report on underwater grasses on Monday. The program says the abundance of underwater grasses...

  • White House: Obama 'consistent' in wanting Keystone XL reviewed on merits

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama has been “consistent” in wanting the Keystone XL review process to be carried out on its merits, days after the State Department announced another delay. “The president has been consistent in always wanting this process to...

  • Montana uses grant to buy grizzly bear habitat

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Land Board on Monday approved a $345,000 purchase of 320 acres of threatened grizzly bear habitat to add to the Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area in Teton County. The state is buying the land from The Conservation Fund with a grant from a U.S. Fish and...

  • Air quality board considers easing diesel rules

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California air quality officials are considering giving small trucking operations more time to comply with new rules to clean up diesel emissions. The proposal would push back deadlines by a few years for small fleets, lightly used trucks and those in rural areas with...

  • Report: Sandy's fallout affecting small business

    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — When suburban New York delicatessen owner P.J. Whelan heard the findings of a Federal Reserve Bank of New York poll released Monday on Superstorm Sandy's effect on small businesses, he began nodding in agreement. "They got those numbers right," the Long Beach, N.Y.,...

  • AAA: Gas prices up 4 cents to $3.64 a gallon

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gas prices in Rhode Island are up 4 cents from last week but are below the U.S. average. The latest weekly price report from AAA Southern New England, released Monday found the average cost of a gallon of regular self-serve in the state is $3.64. The local price is 4...

  • Nonprofit's Detroit agriculture work moves ahead

    DETROIT (AP) — A nonprofit's plans to create agriculture projects in Detroit neighborhoods are moving forward. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1iCBjn7 ) RecoveryPark began construction Friday of a high-tunnel greenhouse in which more than two dozen varieties of herbs and...

  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. Nepal's government said late Monday it would consider the...

  • Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal of $105M verdict

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to disturb a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater. The justices had no comment Monday on their order rejecting Exxon Mobil Corp.'s appeal of the 2009 verdict the city won for the costs of...

  • Calpine agrees to sell 6 power plants for $1.57B

    NEW YORK (AP) — Calpine Corp. said Monday that it has agreed to sell six of its power plants to privately-held LS Power Equity Advisors for $1.57 billion. Houston-based Calpine plans to use the money to pay down debt, acquire other sites or buy back its stock, said CEO Jack Fusco. Two of the...

  • Elephants endangered by land grabs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in...

  • Chuck Schumer calls on FDA to drop spent grain proposal

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer will be at a western New York brewery to call on the federal government to drop a proposal that has the nation's craft beer brewers up in arms. Schumer will be at the Rohrbach (ROR'-bahk) Brewing Co. brewery in Rochester on Monday to call on the...

  • Examiner Editorial: Governments resolved to stop global warming even if it doesn't exist

    Remember Aesop’s fable about the little shepherd boy who twice cried “wolf!” when there was none? The villagers who came running to help save their sheep warned him afterwards not to cry out when there really wasn’t a wolf. Sadly, the sheep were all lost because, when there really was a...

  • Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

    MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Controversies over the fracking process may be inevitable, a former administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged recently, but Wisconsin can protect its place as the leading supplier of sand for the nation's fracking boom as long as the state...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

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