July 2, 2014

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Quebecers to be hosed first by carbon tax

Quebecers won't need to wait and see if Justin Trudeau's Liberals win the next federal election to get a new carbon tax. Starting January 1,...

Britain Frets Over Cost of Restoring Carriers to Royal Navy

ROSYTH, Scotland— Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled on Friday to christen her namesake, the first of two new aircraft carriers, despite lingering questions over whether...

Britain Frets Over Cost of Restoring Carriers to Royal Navy

ROSYTH, Scotland— Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled on Friday to christen her namesake, the first of two new aircraft carriers, despite lingering questions over whether...

Toronto byelections more bad news for Tom Mulcair's sensible NDP: Walkom

CBC.ca This week, federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair praised his Trinity-Spadina candidate, Joe Cressy, for working hard. Indeed, Cressy did run a classic NDP left-populist campaign...

Stephen Harper's Canada Day speech the latest volley in pointless history wars

Speaking at the annual celebration on Parliament Hill, Prime Minister Stephen Harper tried to connect the dots. “In 1864, meeting in Charlottetown and in Quebec,...

Stephen Harper and the tactics of indifference

(subscription)It's bad enough when Stephen Harper shows his contempt of Parliament; this week we got to see just how little he thinks of the...

'Liberty's Torch,' by Elizabeth Mitchell

Quite certain that the sculptor did not use his mother as the model for the statue's face, Mitchell speculates that he may have had his...

Coyne: A history distinguished both by war-making and by ...

Speaking at the annual celebration on Parliament Hill, Prime Minister Stephen Harper tried to connect the dots. “In 1864, meeting in Charlottetown and in Quebec,...

Esty gets tour of FuelCell Energy in Danbury

Elizabeth Esty on a tour of the companyís facility in Danbury, Conn., July 2, 2014. Photo: Ned Gerard | Buy this photo. Anthony Rauseo, Senior...

Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama Administration Has Hurdles to Clear

The good news for the House GOP is that courts have never said a congressional chamber may not sue the president for usurping legislative powers.

Man sentenced in alcohol furnishing case

Poon, 23, of Williston has said he never knew Clinton Norris, but he said he was pressured by his friend at the time — Kent...

CuriosityCat: Byelections: Thomas Mulcair's NDP In Denial Phase

Mulcair said the NDP needs to run campaigns that go beyond strictly local matters and focus on broader “kitchen table” issues, such as gas prices,...

Findlay Market celebrates milestone

Elizabeth Rojas, along with her 4-month-old son, Milo, visits with Judy Gehrum at Roth Produce on her weekly shopping trip to Findlay Market. Rojas, of...

Toronto byelections more bad news for Tom Mulcair's sensible NDP: Walkom

This week, federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair praised his Trinity-Spadina candidate, Joe Cressy, for working hard. Indeed, Cressy did run a classic NDP left-populist campaign...

Judge will let Kathleen Petrolati, wife of Rep. Thomas Petrolati, testify in ...

Although bribery is a state crime, prosecutors are trying to use Kathleen Petrolati's hire to prove a federal charge of racketeering, which requires a pattern...

Fathers of Confederation 'dreamed a magnificent dream': Harper

iPolitics.ca (subscription) Prime Minister Stephen Harper, along with his wife Laureen and their children Ben and Rachel, arrive for Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in...

Stephen Harper mentions 'God' twice in Canada Day tweet, and outrage erupts

(blog)It may be nothing, but when Prime Minister Stephen Harper thanked God for keeping the country safe on Canada Day, he did so with...

Salt on Mars May Turn Ice into Liquid Water (Video)

It may seem impossible that water could flow on the frigid surface of Mars, but a new study in a simulated Red Planet environment shows...

One in six Americans are going hungry—ugly fruits and veggies may be the ...

One in six Americans are going hungry—ugly fruits and veggies may be the solution. By Elizabeth Segran, The Atlantic 3 hours ago. Grocery store tomatoes.

Asheville area community calendar

Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis: 6 p.m., Edneyville Library, 2 Firehouse Road, Hendersonville. She is a frequent favorite at the National ... For all levels. Beginners may...

The Gargoyle: Justin Trudeau subject of 154-page 'epic' poem

From the description on Amazon.ca, this tome is four cantos — dubbed “Justin Energy,” “The Hellishness of Right Progress to a Ruler,” “The Hellishness of...

18000 Oakland County residents still without power

Waterford Township resident Chris Heath sent this photo of his neighbor's truck near Cass Lake and Elizabeth Lake roads. Photo submitted by Chris Heath ...

Dems Rush To Propose Student Loan Legislation In Election Year

Elizabeth Warren to show their constituents that they're doing something to help borrowers worried about repayment. Newest in line: ... However, that doesn't mean it's...

Full Pundit: Canadians yawn, pundits obsess, over Monday's federal byelections

In light of Monday's by-election results, each of which it's possible to read as good news for the Liberals, everyone seems to agree that “[Justin]...

Report sees potential abuses in NSA program

The board expressed concern over the use of "about" collections -- those that lead to a person who may not be involved to a suspect...

Key dates after the Lac-Megantic train disaster

Harper, Marois, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau were among those in attendance. Aug. 7: Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway said it...

Key dates after the Lac-Megantic train disaster

Harper, Marois, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau were among those in attendance. Aug. 7: Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway said it...

New Furman president ready to listen, engage

Elizabeth Davis began her duties as Furman University's 12th president on Tuesday, marking the start of a new era in the 188-year-old institution's history. The...

Whatever Justin Trudeau is selling, a goodly portion of Canadians are buying it

Let's start with Justin Trudeau. Harper and his operatives have made the grave error of thinking a plurality of Canadians share their dim view of...

It's not just Hobby Lobby: the pro-life movement is winning

"Abortion access has changed dramatically," says Elizabeth Nash, state issues manager at the Guttmacher Institute. ... "But certainly the health-reform debate pushed some states to...

Elizabeth Ann Pruitt

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Centerville. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus,...

Cellphone ruling may be most important of Supreme Court's term

But the justices indicated that constitutional privacy protections, embodied in the Fourth Amendment, will apply strongly to cases involving computers and digital storage, said Elizabeth...

Can a Socialist Stop Clinton's Cakewalk?

“She may try to talk an everyman's game, but she was DLC from the beginning,” she added, referring to the Democratic Leadership Council, the Bill...

Elizabeth Ann Pruitt

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Centerville. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus,...

Tropical storm, hurricane watches issued for NC as Arthur creeps northward

NPR "Within the next 24 hours, most likely, it will become a hurricane," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. Brunswick, New ... Despite the fact that North...

Often-split court agrees your privacy matters

But the justices indicated that constitutional privacy protections, embodied in the Fourth Amendment, will apply strongly to cases involving computers and digital storage, said Elizabeth...

Mary Elizabeth Wells, Audubon native, 93

Mary Elizabeth Wells, 93, who was born and raised in Audubon and later lived in Deptford, died Sunday, June 22, of complications from Alzheimer's disease...

Royal Week in Scotland: Queen of all she surveys

On Friday, the royal couple will visit the Forth Road Bridge on its 50th anniversary, en route for Rosyth, where the Queen is to name...

What's in a name? A lot if you're talking Aboriginal title

Property ownership was in every way a foreign (even distasteful) concept to Aboriginals, and so it cannot be underestimated how much this difference in worldviews...

Calendar for Wednesday

Community-Wide July 3 Celebration & Fireworks Display, 6 to 11 p.m. Elizabeth Lutheran Church, Highway 21 E & CR 307, Caldwell. ... This six-lesson class...

Furman's new president reported to work on Tuesday

There's a new resident at White Oaks, a new occupant in the oak-paneled office in the Alester G. Furman Administration Building. Elizabeth Davis began her...