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After mercury ruling, higher scrutiny of Obama climate rules

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama’s climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren’t afraid to thwart perceived overreach by Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency. The high court’s ruling on Monday undermined Obama administration regulations targeting mercury. That’s a different set of regulations from the greenhouse gas limits that Obama is counting on to slow the effects of global warming Continue reading

Asia stocks bounce back but Greece uncertainty still looms

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets bounced back Tuesday, recouping some of the previous day’s sharp losses, but investors remained worried the crisis in Greece could spread to other financially weak countries. Continue reading

Rand Paul 1st major-party candidate to court pot donors

DENVER (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul is courting donors from the marijuana business in a groundbreaking event in Denver. Continue reading

Christie back at high school to announce 2016 run

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who spent three years as president of his high school class, is returning to his alma mater to announce he’s running for president of his country Continue reading

Indonesian military transport plane crashes in Medan; 5 dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian air force Hercules C-130 plane with 12 crew aboard crashed Tuesday into a residential neighborhood in the country’s third-largest city Medan. A hospital official said at least five people were killed. Indonesian television broadcast images from the city of a downed aircraft in flames, crumpled vehicles and a partially destroyed building Continue reading

Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump’s brand?

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Is Donald Trump’s business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be? Trump has found himself on the receiving end of the catchphrase he made famous on his reality show “The Apprentice” — “You’re fired!” — after NBC dumped the real estate mogul Monday over comments he made about immigrants during his recent presidential campaign kickoff speech. Trump, known for his poufy red hair and penchant for provocative remarks, has never shied away from controversy. Continue reading

A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows

By KARIN LAUB and FARES AKRAM, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Emad Firi is angry. During last summer’s Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg Continue reading

Inboxes overflow as 2016ers amp up email appeals for cash

By NANCY BENAC, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re anywhere on the radar of the 2016 presidential campaigns, beware your inbox. On Tuesday at midnight, a quarterly period ends for campaigns to report how much money they’ve raised Continue reading

Iran’s Zarif leaves for Vienna

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting the country’s foreign minister has left for Vienna to join nuclear talks with world powers. Continue reading

Reports: 2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japan train

A passenger, left, crouches inside a train car of the bullet train which made an emergency stop in Odawara, west of Tokyo Tuesday, June 30, 2015. A passenger poured oil and set himself or herself on fire, causing fire and smoke in the car. (Kyodo News via AP Photo) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT Associated Press June 30, 2015 | 1:45 a.m. Continue reading