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Obama raises bar on cutting coal emissions

Arkansans denounce plan

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama on Monday unveiled an aggressive plan to limit greenhouse gases emitted by the nation's power plants, declaring that time was running out to thwart the most dangerous effects of global climate change. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyDaniel “Boone” Fuller, 50, who had been sitting atop a St. Louis billboard since July 9 after vowing he would stay up there until the city went a week without a homicide, has climbed down from his perch, even though two killings on Sunday morning left him a few hours from a full slaying-free week. Continue reading...

Puerto Rico fails to pay up $58M

Rater predicts more defaults

Subscriber onlyThe government of Puerto Rico confirmed Monday that it failed to make a $58 million debt payment, a significant escalation of the debt crisis facing the U.S. island territory. Continue reading...

U.N. sets global goals for 2030

Subscriber onlyThe 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking urgent action to combat climate change. Continue reading...

Names and Faces

Subscriber onlyComedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. Continue reading...

Defendant shot dead outside Mississippi courthouse

Subscriber onlyA man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning, law enforcement officials said. Continue reading...

GOP's '16 hopefuls meet in N.H.

14 of 17 candidates talk illegal immigration, climate change

Subscriber onlyThe Republican Party's presidential candidates called for aggressive steps to stop illegal immigration during a forum in New Hampshire on Monday night. Continue reading...

Bush lays out border-security priorities

Subscriber onlyJeb Bush outlined plans Monday to improve security of the nation's borders and enforcement of its immigration laws, calling both a requirement before any president could begin to address the status of the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally. Continue reading...

Benghazi suspect pleads for return to Libya

Subscriber onlyThe man charged with leading the September 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans asked a federal judge Monday to return him to Libya, alleging that his seizure and interrogation "outrageously" violated U.S. constitutional standards for due process. Continue reading...

Suspect in Memphis shooting surrenders

Subscriber onlyAn ex-convict accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal surrendered Monday, ending a two-day manhunt, a spokesman for a U.S. attorney said. Continue reading...

Reagan running mate, health secretary

Subscriber onlyFormer Sen. Richard Schweiker, a liberal Pennsylvania Republican who was the vice presidential candidate in Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 campaign and later served in his Cabinet, has died. He was 89. Continue reading...

Theater gunman's jury rejects insanity defense

Subscriber onlyJurors on Monday moved a step closer to sentencing James Holmes to death for his attack on a Colorado movie theater, taking less than three hours to reject arguments that the former neuroscience student's mental illness means he should not die. Continue reading...

U.S. fiscal-year borrowing put at $552B

Subscriber onlyThe Treasury Department estimates that it will end up borrowing $552 billion for the current budget year, the lowest total in eight years. Continue reading...

Obama to set stricter limits on emissions

Some states say they won’t comply; opponents to sue

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming. Continue reading...

U.S., Egypt reopen talks on security, 1st since '09

Subscriber onlyDespite persistent human-rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring. Continue reading...

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