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Misconceptions helped kill Australian carbon tax

07/06/2014 12:21am
In 2007, Australians were ready to do something to combat climate change, even if it was expensive. More than two-thirds of them said so in a poll, and both major political parties vowed to make industries pay for greenhouse-gas emissions.

Dubai to build world's biggest shopping center

07/06/2014 4:50am
The shopping-loving city that is home to one of the world's largest shopping malls wants to build one even bigger.

Hope runs out for 8 trapped in Honduras gold mine

07/06/2014 8:00am
Authorities are making a last ditch effort to rescue eight men trapped in a small gold mine.

Top 10 users of H-1B visas at a glance

07/06/2014 8:41am
the visas needed to import skilled workers — tend to be global outsourcing firms. Here are the top 10 H-1B firms in 2013 and the number of new H-1B visas they received:

Riverside couple hopeful law will help daughter

07/06/2014 8:41am
Quinn Stumpf's first two years of life have been painful for her and heartbreaking for her family.

Storm shelter initiative may stress general fund

07/06/2014 9:00am
Oklahoma budget writers say an initiative petition to install storm shelters and safe rooms in every public school in Oklahoma could overstress the state's biggest and most critical revenue fund and slow the flow of state tax dollars for vital public services.

Creditors face deadline for bankruptcy plan vote

07/06/2014 9:21am
The most anticipated vote in Detroit this summer isn't for a city office. Instead, ballots submitted by city retirees could determine how quickly Detroit exits its historic bankruptcy and how much of the financial weight pensioners will bear.

Safeway stores in Arizona not affected by recall

07/06/2014 9:30am
A California chicken producer is recalling dozens of different products, but Safeway Inc. says its grocery stores in Arizona and Gallup, New Mexico, are not affected.

New Hampshire considers 4-year tuition freeze

07/06/2014 10:00am
In-state students who graduate from one of New Hampshire's public colleges and universities in 2016 could be the first in state history to pay the same tuition for four consecutive years.

Tight Illinois budget still contains pet projects

07/06/2014 10:40am
The new state budget signed by Gov. Pat Quinn last week left lawmakers from both parties unhappy — but it didn't leave them empty-handed.

Judge to mull senator's suit over health exchanges

07/06/2014 10:51am
A federal judge will hear arguments this week on whether to toss a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging rules that force congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges.

Lawsuits seek to stop work at mines in 3 states

07/06/2014 12:20pm
Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves.

EXCHANGE: Student chefs stand the heat

07/06/2014 12:31pm
The marinara is bubbling.

Doctor visit means hundreds of miles for some vets

07/06/2014 12:33pm
For millions of veterans in rural America, the challenges of accessing an overburdened and scandal-plagued health care system go beyond having to wait months to land an appointment.

Power is back on, so Ocracoke Island reopens

07/06/2014 12:50pm
Power has been restored on Ocracoke Island and officials have reopened the remote Outer Banks town to visitors after Hurricane Arthur slammed the island.

Horses with Hearts breaks ground at new facility

07/06/2014 1:01pm
What began nine years ago as a mission to help one child, blind and wheelchair-bound due to cancer, ride a horse has grown into a program that has helped hundreds of special needs residents throughout the Eastern Panhandle.

Egypt president raises cigarette, alcohol prices

07/06/2014 1:01pm
Egypt's president decreed an increase in sales tax on cigarettes, beer and wine, the latest in a series of price hikes that aim to ease the country's staggering budget deficit.

'Transformers' tops 'Tammy' on weak July 4 weekend

07/06/2014 2:31pm
The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and the Melisa McCarthy comedy "Tammy" led the weakest summer holiday weekend in at least a decade.

Oregon mental hospital to honor 'forgotten souls'

07/06/2014 4:20pm
They were dubbed the "forgotten souls" — the cremated remains of thousands of people who came through the doors of Oregon's state mental hospital, died there and whose ashes were abandoned inside 3,500 copper urns.

Expedia agrees to buy Wotif for $658M

07/06/2014 7:20pm
Expedia Inc. says it has agreed to pay 703 million Australian dollars ($658 million) for Holdings Ltd., an online travel company that covers the Asia-Pacific region.

Culprit for Sparks power outage determined: bird

07/06/2014 7:30pm
NV Energy officials have identified the cause of a power outage that affected 1,350 customers Sunday morning around the Sparks industrial area: a bird.

Asian stocks lower ahead of US earnings

07/06/2014 10:10pm
Asian stock markets were mostly lower Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S. corporate earnings following last week's strong job numbers.

Merkel brings German business leaders to China

07/06/2014 10:40pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met the Chinese premier Monday and hailed ties between the two sides as she led a large business delegation on a visit to promote trade with the Asian economic giant.

17 coal miners die after blast in west China

07/06/2014 11:41pm
Seventeen coal miners have died after being trapped by a weekend gas explosion in northwestern China, an official news agency reported Monday.