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  • Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S....

  • France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist Islamic militants. France's interior and foreign ministers said in a joint statement on Monday that "we are ready, if they wish, to help (them) gain asylum on our...

  • House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added. The bipartisan legislation would roll back federal...

  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. It is the second-largest fine the agency has proposed against an...

  • Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration. "At times like this, people try to isolate Israel - but we are here to stand with Israel," Boehner said...

  • Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down. In an interview with The Associated Press, Foreign...

  • Medicare's own health looking better, report says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, the program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030, the government said Monday. That's four...

  • DC asks for stay of order that struck down gun ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home. Attorney General Irvin Nathan filed the request for a stay on Monday. In a ruling made public Saturday, U.S. District Judge...

  • Cruz ends hold on nominees over FAA flight ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36-hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. Cruz said in a statement Monday that he received a briefing from...

  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama criticized gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" development in some countries, speaking out publicly Monday for the first time against female genital mutilation while encouraging young leaders from the continent to empower women....

  • House approves bill to toughen NKorea sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to toughen sanctions against North Korea and restrict its access to hard currency. The bill passed Monday would empower President Barack Obama to target foreign banks that facilitate the North Korean government's development and proliferation of...

  • Rates on US Treasury bills mixed at weekly auction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on six-month bills unchanged, while rates on three-month bills rose to their highest level in four weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $27 billion in three-month bills at a discount...

  • Tribal leaders say racing proposal still alive

    BEND, Ore. (AP) — Tribal officials say they haven't given up on the idea of an auto racing complex on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon. The question has been subject to three votes by members of the Confederated Tribes, the most recent on July 2. But turnout has been too...

  • 'Lucy' smacks down 'Hercules' in box office bout

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Scarlett Johansson-led action flick "Lucy" took it to stalwart action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend for the No. 1 spot at the box office. The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution...

  • Oahu to connect ocean wave energy to power grid

    HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu could become the first place in the United States to connect the energy harvested from ocean waves to a power grid. Northwest Energy Innovations, a private company, will start testing a prototype in September, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday...



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