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Regulators, groups eye EPA rule on coal ash; some watchgdog groups angry

Coal ash is the byproduct left over from the burning coal for electricity or industrial reasons.

Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually. Read more »

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N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe... Read more »

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Obama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shift

For decades, the politics of Cuba in Florida were simple: anything less than a hard line stance against Fidel Castro and his regime was a sure way to lose a race for office. Read more »

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Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He declared the United States... Read more »

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Obama calls on women only at news conference

Something was missing from President Barack Obama's year-end news conference. Male questioners. Read more »

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Obama renews tax breaks, creates ABLE accounts

President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday that temporarily extends dozens of costly tax breaks for millions of businesses and homeowners, commuters, teachers and others. Read more »

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Obama signs massive defense spending bill

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a massive defense policy bill that endorses his plan to fight Islamic State militants, including air strikes and training Iraqis and moderate Syrian... Read more »

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Obama imposes sanctions on Crimea, echoes EU

President Barack Obama banned new investments in Crimea on Friday, slapping sanctions on the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this year. Read more »

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AP Interview: Author says Sony hack threatens all, offers $100,000 for rights to film

Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values against anonymous terrorists. Read more »

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Paul, Rubio clash over Obama's Cuba policy

Flipping the script on a Republican rival, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday criticized Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as "an isolationist" as the GOP's intra-party feud over President Barack Obama's new... Read more »

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Obama's Cuba switch forces exile groups to adapt

Hours before President Barack Obama announced an end to a half-century of U.S. efforts to isolate Cuba's communist government, the Cuban American National Foundation opened the doors to its... Read more »

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Committee seeks comment on Supreme Court nominee

The Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee is seeking public comment on Judge Constandinos G. Himonas, who was appointed this week to fill a vacancy on the Utah Supreme Court. Read more »

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Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes removes himself from defending state in SB54 lawsuit

Attorney General Sean Reyes is removing himself from the state's defense of a legal challenge to changes the Legislature made to Utah's unique caucus and convention system for choosing political... Read more »

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Report: FBI's anthrax investigation was flawed

The FBI used flawed scientific methods to investigate the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and sickened 17 others, federal auditors said Friday in a report sure to fuel skepticism over... Read more »

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Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude

In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the... Read more »

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Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form

Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any... Read more »

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AP photos: In North Korea, the Kims are adored

that Kim Jong Un is the leader of his country is a gross understatement. In North Korea, he is regarded as the epitome of his country. Read more »

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Celebrities react to latest Sony hack developments

Latest reaction from Hollywood and beyond to the Sony hacking scandal and President Obama's remarks Friday that the studio "made a mistake" in not releasing its embattled film "The Interview" Read more »

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Hack attack spurs call for more North Korea sanctions

Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's... Read more »

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Bowe Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings

The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and plans to brief Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this afternoon, officials... Read more »

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EPA declares good news for Utah's annual pollution levels

The EPA declared all of Utah in compliance with the annual threshold set for fine particulate pollution, or PM2.5. The all-clear in that air quality arena does not mean that portions of the state... Read more »

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Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre leaves 148 dead

Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people... Read more »

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Obama declares 2014 'a breakthrough year for America'

President Barack Obama said Friday that 2014 has been "a breakthrough year for America," putting aside the fits and starts of the past 12 months to focus on achievements and the prospect of... Read more »

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Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and... Read more »

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Greek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential vote

A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claimed Friday he had been offered a bribe worth up to 3 million euros ($3.68 million) to vote in favor of electing Greece's new president, in the latest... Read more »

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