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  • After the bombs fall, can U.S. allies get the job done?

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said that he would recommend sending U.S. combat troops back to Iraq if it were the only way to defeat Islamist extremists. Though widely seen as a gaffe, what he describes is a very possible worst-case scenario.

  • Things to know about $8B wind energy proposal

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An alliance of four companies has proposed an $8 billion project to supply the Los Angeles area with large amounts of electricity from a wind farm in Wyoming. Here are a few things to know about the ambitious project: — COMPRESSED AIR: Wyoming wind seems to blow...

  • Wind energy proposal would light Los Angeles homes

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An alliance of four companies proposed an $8 billion project Tuesday that within a decade could send wind power generated on the plains of Wyoming to households in Southern California. If approved and financed, the sprawling venture would produce clean power equivalent to the...

  • Citizens Financial sets IPO at $21.50 a share

    NEW YORK (AP) — Citizens Financial Group has raised about $3 billion in its initial public offering of stock that was priced at $21.50 a share, below the expected range. The U.S. banking unit of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group said late Tuesday that it sold 140 million shares in the IPO that...

  • The IRS was targeting organizations 'educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights'

    Over at the Volokh Conspiracy blog, Georgetown law professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz reports that on Jan. 20, 2012, the IRS revised its BOLO ("Be On the Lookout") list to include "political action type organizations involved in . . . educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights."

  • Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects. The lawmakers, led by Reps. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., made their plea in a letter to Labor...

  • Plans for $200 million in drought relief released

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State water officials are sharing plans for spending $200 million under emergency drought legislation passed earlier this year. The draft recommendations released Tuesday detail how part of the $687 million emergency relief plan would be spent. It expedites water...

  • FBI director emphasizes counter-terrorism

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A week after a Rochester man was charged with supporting Islamic terrorists, FBI Director James Comey said counter-terrorism remains the bureau's top priority but threats in the Internet age range from al-Qaeda offshoots to the angry loner downloading bomb designs. Comey,...

  • Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects. The lawmakers, led by Reps. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Vatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him, the first time a high-ranking Vatican official has ever faced criminal charges for sexually abusing youngsters. Josef Wesolowski had already...

  • Duke Energy says it will close SC coal ash pits

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Duke Energy told state regulators Tuesday it plans to remove coal ash from one of its South Carolina waste pits and close two more at a power station that environmentalists say threatens the Saluda River. Environmentalists said the plan was a good first step, but didn't go...

  • El Nino forecast to help Texas out of drought

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — El Nino appears to be on its way. The long-awaited weather pattern that brings rain to Texas is forecast to arrive next month, National Weather Service meteorologist Victor Murphy in Fort Worth said. El Nino raises the chances in many parts of the state for abundant rain...

  • Meters eyed as possible cause of Nevada fires

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada utility officials said Tuesday they will turn over all data demanded by state regulators investigating whether smart electricity meters pose a fire danger. The state fire marshal and local fire chiefs sought the preliminary inquiry after investigators linked the meters...

  • DHS says airstrikes may have 'disrupted' plotting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no indication of advanced al-Qaida or Islamic State group terror plotting inside the United States, but airstrikes in Syria may have temporarily disrupted attack planning against U.S. or Western targets, according to a security bulletin Tuesday from the FBI and the...

  • 'Imminent' threat from new terror group emerges as first target in Syria strikes

    The first targets of U.S. air and missile strikes in Syria late Monday were bases of an Islamist extremist group that had received little mention amid the focus on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria but that U.S. officials now say posed an imminent threat to the homeland.



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