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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016


Tornadoes, hail possible as storms move through Midwest

CHICAGO – Powerful storms threatened to bring hurricane-force winds, tornadoes and golf ball-sized hail to parts of the Midwest on Wednesday, including the Chicago area. In all, about 98 million people stretching from southern Minnesota to the East Coast could ...

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A crew works on a gas drilling rig at a well site for shale based natural gas in Zelienople, Pa., on June 25, 2012. (Keith Srakocic / Associated Press)

Obama administration decries judge’s fracking ruling

The Obama administration on Wednesday decried a ruling by a federal judge that blocks rules for hydraulic fracturing, saying the decision prevents regulators from using “21st-century standards” to ensure that oil and gas operations are conducted safely on public lands.

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Senate blocks access to online data without warrant

The Senate on Wednesday blocked an expansion of the government’s power to investigate suspected terrorists, a victory for civil libertarians and privacy advocates emboldened after a National Security Agency contractor’s revelations forced changes to surveillance of Americans.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016







Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, before the Senate Banking Committee. Yellen said the U.S. economy faces a number of uncertainties that require the Fed to proceed cautiously in raising interest rates. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

Lots of unknowns keeping the Fed cautious

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the U.S. economy faces numerous uncertainties from slowing job growth to stubbornly low inflation that compel the Fed to proceed cautiously in raising interest rates.

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Blogs

Parting Shot — 9.28.16

Ebonay Lee holds up her fist toward a line of Sheriff's deputies as she and other people protest today in El Cajon, Calif. Dozens of demonstrators protested the killing of ...



Fishtrap Lake trail work party set for Saturday

TRAILS -- For the second year, volunteers from various groups will be putting their muscle into building a new eight-mile loop trail at the Fishtrap Lake Recreation Area on Saturday. ...


Vegan pizzeria plans grand opening

Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria and Café is ready to reopen at its new South Hill location following a fire in early June. The new spot is at 1314 S. Grand Blvd., ...




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