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2010-01-07T06:00:51-0600

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a stricter new standard for smog-causing pollutants on Thursday that, if adopted, will impose large costs on industry and local governments but will also bri

President Obama: Security failure 'my responsibility'

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday accepted responsibility for intelligence shortcomings that led to a failed Christmas Day bombing plot on a Detroit-bound airliner, saying, “Ultimately, the buck stops

Conservatives finish 2009 as no. 1 ideological group

PRINCETON, NJ — The increased conservatism that Gallup first identified among Americans last June persisted throughout the year, so that the final year-end political ideology figures confirm Gallup's initial r

Obama security adviser says bomb report a shocker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans will feel "a certain shock" from a White House report to be released on Thursday on security lapses in the attempted December 25 bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner, U.S.

New Freeze Looms for Gulf Coast Growers

The latest arctic outbreak now following the cross-country snowstorm will bring a new risk of a damaging freeze from South Texas to Louisiana to the Florida Peninsula beginning this weekend.

Publisher Renames Conrad Classic 'N-word of the Narcissus'

A Netherlands-based publisher has reprinted Joseph Conrad's 'The Nigger of the Narcissus' as 'The N-word of the Narcissus,' a blatant act of censorship, critics say.

Gunman Believed Dead After Killing 3 at Mo. Workplace

A longtime employee at a St. Louis power company opened fire upon arriving to work Thursday morning, fatally wounding three people before apparently killing himself

Obama Backs Senate's Tax on 'Cadillac' Health Plans

In a meeting at the White House, Obama expressed his preference for the insurance tax contained in the Senate's health overhaul bill, Democratic aides said

Schwarzenegger wants more federal money for California

SACRAMENTO, California - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday vowed to pry more dollars from the federal government, which he said took more than it gave, but left details on how to close a $19.9 b