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Spies Like U.S.
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID: President Obama called for broad changes to U.S. domestic surveillance policy late last week, but what did he specifically propose? Prompted by the leaks of Edward Snowden and Russia’s decision to keep the former National ...
Groups demand Duke Energy show coal ash disaster maps
The country's largest electric company is refusing online access to federally mandated maps showing the scope of disaster resulting if a coal-ash pit burst and spilled its toxic muck onto neighboring properties
N.J. Roofer Falls 40 Feet Into Acid Tank
A roof contractor took a dangerous tumble when he fell 40 feet into a vat of acid in Clifton, N.J., on Monday. According to Clifton Fire Chief Vincent Colavitti, 44-year-old Martin Davis was working on the roof of the Swepco Tube company, when the roof...
'Glamping' Brings Creature Comforts to Outdoors
A Trend Among Vacationers Who Want to be in the Wild but Don't Care to Sleep on the Ground
Go 'glamping' in the Ohio Wilds
As the sky ominously darkens and thunderstorms roll in, khaki-shorts-clad concierge Marcus Richardson approaches guests lounging on the Nomad Ridge terrace watching wildlife roam below and offers to secure the window flaps of the 10 circular canvas tents or fetch a soothing glass of wine.
Supreme Court cases left to cram into term
A look at cases still outstanding: Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (formerly Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association): Whether a California law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors violates the First Amendment. Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes: Whether a
Justices skeptical of states' global warming lawsuit
The Supreme Court appeared ready to rule that federal judges cannot set limits on greenhouse gas emissions, after a majority of justices suggested Tuesday that such disputes over global warming are better left to Congress and federal regulators. Five power companies, including American Electric
Global Warming Comes to the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court took on the issue of global warming today in a case regarding whether a coalition of states can sue five of the country's largest power companies to force them to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. The states argue that the companies' plants emit 650 million tons of carbon
EPA Clears the Air on Greenhouse Gases
Government agency rules that six greenhouse gases create toxic air pollution.