Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states....
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Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in capital
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and eight were injured Sunday in Central African Republic's capital after they came under attack by armed men bearing machine guns and grenades, a U.N. spokesman said....
Mali: 2 soldiers killed in convoy ambush
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Two Malian soldiers were killed and five were injured when their convoy was ambushed in the center of the country, a defense official said Sunday....
Advocates fear more impunity in Mexico photographer killing
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- With an investigation barely underway, Mexican journalist protection groups are already expressing fears that authorities won't consider the brutal killing of a photojournalist as being related to his work - even though he fled the state he covered fearing for his safety....
Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally hunted lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Now there are two: Zimbabwe accused a Pennsylvania doctor on Sunday of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over a Minnesota dentist the African government wants to extradite for killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July....
Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag
HANOVER, Pa. (AP) -- Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display....
Wolf plans to 'soon' unveil new choice to head state police
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf is preparing to name his pick to lead the Pennsylvania State Police, a decision sure to be closely scrutinized after his initial choice became the first such nominee to be voted down in recent memory....
Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract
NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled....
Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in US ends in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S....
Gunman who killed young mother in Philadelphia home sought
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police are searching for a man seen fleeing the northeast Philadelphia row home where a young mother was shot while her 2-year-old daughter was nearby....
Coast Guard says 2 canoeist dead after leaving Maine port
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The Coast Guard officials say a Pennsylvania couple found dead after setting out on a canoe trip earlier this weekend were both wearing life jackets when their bodies were found....
State police probe report that trooper posted racial joke
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police officials say they are investigating reports that a trooper made a racial joke earlier this year on a social media site....
Pa. teen convicted in death of student trying to catch bus
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) -- An 18-year-old has been convicted of vehicular homicide and involuntary manslaughter in the death of a teenager who was struck as he walked to a school bus in suburban Philadelphia last year....
Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast's high energy prices?
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec's rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation's highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely....
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have announced a pilot program that would allow prisoners eligible for release to apply for Pell Grants. Prisoners could begin receiving federal student aid to take college courses as soon as 2016-17 school year. The Education Department does not know what the participation rate or cost of this program will be. In 1994 Congress excluded federal and state prisoners from obtaining the low-income grants that do not have to be repaid.
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