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  • Governor: Montana can cut carbon, keep jobs

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday that Montana can meet the Obama administration's goal of reducing climate pollution while protecting energy-related jobs and avoiding the closure of coal plants that generate the bulk of the state's emissions. The White House plan to cut...

  • OSHA investigates death of elephant caretaker

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal workplace safety officials have launched an investigation into the death of a Maine man who was crushed by one of the two elephants in his care. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent an investigator to the site this month after retired...

  • Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. In a desperate effort to bring the...

  • Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government subcontractor who has spent over four years imprisoned in Cuba should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over lost wages and legal fees, his attorney told an appeals court Friday. Alan Gross was working in Cuba as a government subcontractor when he was arrested...

  • DNC raises $7M in August, has $11M banked

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee raised $7.4 million last month but still owes vendors almost $2 million, according to financial reports filed Friday. The DNC's filings also show it spent $5.8 million in August and has banked $11.2 million. The Republican National Committee...

  • New indictment against ex-BP exec

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Friday's superseding indictment makes adjustments to existing obstruction of Congress and false...

  • Nevada jobless rate ticks down to 6-year low

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's unemployment rate ticked down last month to its lowest level in six years, helped by rebounds in the construction and business services industries, state officials said. The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday that Nevada's jobless...

  • Ex-Salvador leader sent to prison to await trial

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A special police unit in El Salvador has moved a former president to prison to await trial on charges of embezzlement and illicit enrichment. Police assistant director Howard Cotto said Friday that a judge revoked former President Francisco Flores' house arrest...

  • France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in recent weeks...

  • Carlyle Group plans to sell Missoula water system

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Carlyle Group has agreed to sell the company that owns Missoula's water supply and distribution system to Canada-based Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. for $327 million, the companies said Friday. The proposed deal, which must be approved by regulators, complicates...



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