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Obama Releases New Rules to Fight Climate Change

President Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants, while granting states more time and options to comply. The policy should be a boon to renewable energy production, but might not be friendly to your power bill

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Thousands Evacuated in California Wildfires

Fire officials called for thousands of evacuations as numerous homes remained threatened by Northern California wildfires, while more than 9,000 firefighters battled 21 major fires in the state, officials said

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Apple Could Kill Voicemail for Good

Apple is testing a way for its phones' virtual assistant, Siri, to transcribe voicemails left on Apple iPhones to text that Apple's iCloud service sends to the voice mails' recipient. The process could do away with voicemails for altogether

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Texas Attorney General Charged With Securities Fraud

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton turned himself in Monday to face charges that he misled investors and didn't disclose money he made for referring financial clients as part of his private business before becoming the state's top lawyer in January

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Amy Schumer and Sen. Schumer Call for More Gun Control

The stand-up comedian is teaming up with New York Sen. Charles Schumer to call for tighter gun control. She will join the senator as he unveils a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and the mentally ill to obtain guns


Legionnaires' Disease Claims 4th Victim in New York

The latest numbers suggest there are now around 65 cases of the disease reported in the South Bronx area of New York City, and four fatalities. Here's everything to know about the latest outbreak of the bacterial disease

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Former British Leader Was Accused of Sex Abuse

A former British prime minister was accused of sex abuse involving children in the 1990s, the country's police watchdog revealed. The Independent Police Complaints Commission said it was investigating police handling of claims against Edward Heath, who who died in 2005

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Picky Eating in Kids Could Be a Sign of Distress

Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out

After Three Weeks Of Forced Closure Greek Banks Reopen Ahead Of Tax Rises

Athens Stock Exchange Drops 22.8% at Reopen

The Athens Stock Exchange reopened Monday morning to a huge loss, with the Athex dropping by 22.8% to 615.16 points — a total loss of 182.36 points — within minutes. Analysts blame Greek bank shares for the plunge

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John Kerry Pushes Iran Nuclear Deal With Gulf States

John Kerry will meet the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the six-member bloc of Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab nations that fear Shiite Iran's increasing assertiveness in the region and the implications of the agreement

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Katie Ledecky Beats Her Own Swimming World Record

American teenager Katie Ledecky has improved her own world record in the 1,500-m freestyle at the swimming world championships. The 18-year-old Ledecky completed the marathon-like race in 15 minutes, 27.71 seconds