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  • PG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Tuesday with lying to regulators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010. The U.S. attorney in San Francisco announced the obstruction of justice charge and 27...

  • China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders. If he goes to trial, Zhou Yongkang...

  • Pacific Gas & Electric charged with obstruction in connection with fatal San Bruno explosion

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric charged with obstruction in connection with fatal San Bruno explosion.

  • Natural gas exports will have to wait until September

    With the November midterm elections nearing -- in which Senate Energy Committee Chairwoman Mary Landrieu's seat is up for grabs -- the prospects of striking a deal are looking shaky.

  • University of Texas System regents select US military commando leader McRaven as chancellor

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas System regents select US military commando leader McRaven as chancellor.

  • UCLA flooded by broken water main, cars stranded

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a water main has broken near the UCLA campus, spewing water into the air and stranding cars and people in underground parking structures. Television news reports show an immense geyser of water surging from the middle of the street on Sunset Boulevard....

  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict....

  • Study estimates unionization cost workers in some states $11,000

    Heavy unionization cost the average worker in Michigan about $11,000 over the last 50 years. It cost workers in Nevada about $9,000 over the same period and Ohio workers about $8,600.

  • Illegal immigration is a money-maker for everyone but taxpayers

    With the immigration crisis, American politics is degenerating into a surreal drama of criminal hubris, strategic cunning and livid stupidity.

  • Obamacare's Scott Brown moment is still not over

    With a new Supreme Court challenge looming, and more cases coming, Obamacare remains an unresolved issue four years after passage. Our long Scott Brown moment is not over yet.

  • Obama unveils tougher sanctions against Russia

    President Obama announced new, tougher sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, as Western nations ramped up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine.

  • Oh good: Hillary weighs in on Washington Redskins controversy

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided this week to weigh in on the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins' supposedly "offensive" team name, the Hill reported.

  • NLRB rules against McDonald's in major labor law case

    In a major victory for Big Labor, the National Labor Relations Board ruled against McDonald's Corp. in a class action suit brought by union activists. The decision is also a potentially major rewrite of federal law regarding business franchising.

  • Judge dismisses GreenTech suit in win for First Amendment: Examiner Editorial

    A federal judge in Mississippi last week threw out an $85 million defamation lawsuit brought by a politically connected corporation against a Virginia journalism non-profit.

  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the...



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