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Q&A: A look at climate change plan and its impact on states

By MATT VOLZ (HELENA, Mont., AP) — President Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan to cut nationwide carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it…

Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2

(LANCASTER, N.H., AP) — Safety officials in New Hampshire are investigating the collapse of a circus tent during a severe storm that killed a father and daughter and injured about…

Who wins and loses under Obama’s stricter power plant limits

By JOSH LEDERMAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader…

New Mexico Gov. Martinez: ‘Coward’ set off 2 church blasts

(LAS CRUCES, N.M., AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is promising that the “coward” who set off explosions outside two Las Cruces churches will be caught. The small blasts…

Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest

By TERRENCE PETTY and DAN JOLING (PORTLAND, Ore., AP) — Authorities used boats, personal watercraft, poles and their bare hands to remove protesters in kayaks and hanging from bridges who had…

Hope for miracle dims but search goes on for missing boys

By MATT SEDENSKY (TEQUESTA, Fla., AP) — Families hoped for a miracle even as science nagged that one was improbable and rescue crews went into a seventh day of searches…

Confederate flags placed at Ebenezer church near MLK Center

By KATE BRUMBACK (ATLANTA, AP) — Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on…

Cincinnati cop pleads not guilty to murder in traffic stop

By LISA CORNWELL and DAN SEWELL (CINCINNATI, AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate pleaded not guilty…

Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR (WASHINGTON, AP) — It’s lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down. Health care spending will outpace…

House, Senate move toward passage of transportation patch

By JOAN LOWY (WASHINGTON, AP) — The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers…

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