Duke Energy asks judge to throw out coal ash case

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy is asking a judge to dismiss a case filed by North Carolina regulators that would force the company to clean up nearly three dozen coal ash pits across the state. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources filed a complaint...
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NATO allies pledge to beef up eastern defenses

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen gestures while speaking during a media conference ahead of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. NATO foreign ministers begin a two-day meeting on Tuesday in which they will...

California’s $425M Powerball winner comes forward

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — California Lottery officials say the sole winner of February’s $425 million Powerball jackpot has come forward to claim the prize. B. Raymond Buxton claimed the prize at the California Lottery headquarters in Sacramento on Tuesday. Lottery...
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NATO allies pledge to beef up eastern defenses

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen gestures while speaking during a media conference ahead of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. NATO foreign ministers begin a two-day meeting on Tuesday in which they will...

Mr. Clean Artist Richard Black Of Ohio Dies At 92

KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio artist who created the Mr. Clean character that became a long-lasting advertising hit has died at age 92. Fairmont Presbyterian Church in Kettering says services are planned Saturday for Harry Richard Black. The Dayton Daily News reports Black died...

Convicted Ohio Amish Leader Says Evidence Weak

CINCINNATI (AP) — The leader of 16 Ohio Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of their faith is arguing in a new court filing that federal prosecutors are assassinating his character in the face of weak evidence. Samuel...
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Congress demands answers from GM’s CEO on defect

General Motors CEO Mary Barra pauses as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The committee is looking for answers from Barra about safety defects and mishandled...
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Obama celebrates 7.1 million health care sign-ups

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act. The deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act passed at midnight Monday night....
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Kanye postpones Australia tour to record new album

FILE – In this Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, recording artist Kanye West speaks onstage during the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The rapper-producer has postponed his May tour of Australia so he can concentrate on...