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Obama heralds impact of power plant greenhouse gas limits

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:43pm

Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked.

US stocks drop, led by fall in energy stocks

Steve Rothwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:00pm

U.S. stocks fell on Monday, led by a slumping energy sector as the price of oil continued to fall. Investors were also watching the latest earnings releases. Tyson Foods dropped after cutting its earnings outlook for the year.

Treasury sanctions Syrian government's energy networks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:10pm

The Treasury Department is targeting 11 companies and individuals suspected of providing energy products the Syrian government of Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) is using in the conflict there.

Cranes fall on houses in Netherlands, 1 man rescued

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:02pm

Rescuers pulled a survivor from under the wreckage of apartments and shops flattened on Monday shortly after two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in a central Dutch city toppled onto a row of buildings, a fire department spokesman said.

Utah cities collect $25 of every $1k earned by residents

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:01pm

City governments in Utah scoop up an average of $25 per $1,000 earned by residents.

FDA clears first 3-D printed prescription drug

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:01pm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.

Boston Symphony Orchestra extends music director's contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:00pm

The Boston Symphony Orchestra said Monday it was extending the contract of Andris Nelsons, who last year became the orchestra's youngest conductor in a century.

Lukoil managers charged for money $1.95 bln laundering

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:51pm

Romanian authorities have charged Russian oil producer Lukoil with complicity in money laundering worth 1.77 billion euros ($1.95 billion).

Tesla, Nevada agree on finalized incentive agreement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:51pm

State officials have agreed to a final incentive agreement for a $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant being built in Nevada by Tesla Motors.

House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:32pm

House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

House GOP says it has votes to disapprove of Iran deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:31pm

House Republicans say they have the votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal. But it's not clear if there would be enough votes in the House to override a presidential veto.

Proposal: Families of Newtown victims would split $1.5M

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:31pm

The families of more than a dozen victims of the Newtown school shooting rampage would split $1.5 million under proposed settlements of lawsuits against the estate of the gunman's mother.

Family of woman sent home during heart attack gets $275,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:31pm

Relatives of an Ohio woman who died after being sent home from a hospital while having a heart attack have reached a $275,000 settlement with the facility.

The Latest: Texas AG accused of deceiving state lawmaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:11pm

The latest on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been charged with felony securities fraud (all times local):

Alpha is latest coal producer to seek bankruptcy protection

Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:11pm

Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country's biggest coal producers, became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection amid an historic shift in the electric power sector brought on by cheap natural gas and stricter pollution regulations.

Merger combines Nevada tavern chain, Maryland casino-resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:51am

A stock merger valued at $341 million between a Las Vegas-based slot tavern chain and the owner of a four-diamond casino-resort in Maryland is complete.

UK state to start selling shares in nationalized bank RBS

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:11am

The British government said Monday it will start selling its majority stake in taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland — the first step in recovering money from the country's costliest-ever bank rescue.

US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:11am

American drivers want to get noticed again.

Death toll from Pakistan flash floods rises to 118

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:01am

The death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of Pakistan has risen to 118 and floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless, authorities said Monday.