A state lawmaker says retired service members in Utah should be allowed to collect their military pensions without the state taking out income tax. Utah is one of 16 states that don't offer income tax exemptions for retired military members but Rep. Lee Perry is working on legislation that would change that. The Standard Examiner reports about 16,000 Utah residents receive a military pension.
Analysts tracking efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions say the reductions pledged by major economies ahead of an envisioned climate pact this year won't be enough to avoid warming the Earth by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) or more.
New York's attorney general has reached an agreement that would end a suit against Cooper Union and create an independent monitor into the financial management of the engineering and architecture school.
Top directors at German carmaker Volkswagen plan to give a two-year contract extension to CEO Martin Winterkorn, who emerged on top of a power struggle this year with company patriarch Ferdinand Piech.