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  • GOP Establishment Loses Hope of Winning Iowa, New Hampshire

    HOLLIS, New Hampshire – After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contests on the presidential election calendar are Donald Trump’s and Ted Cruz’s to lose. Many...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • UAE provides loans for renewable energy projects in Caribbean, Africa

    SAN JUAN – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced Sunday $46 million in concessional loans for four renewable energy projects in developing countries. The loans will fund a...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • Obama Cites Americans’ Release as Win for ‘Smart’ Diplomacy

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Sunday heralded the release of Americans held prisoner in Iran and the full implementation of a historic nuclear accord with the Islamic Republic, holding both up as victories for “smart” diplomacy...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • Buyer Beware: Solar Power may be Missing key Ingredient

    MONTPELIER, Vt. — Want to cut reliance on your fossil-fuel-burning utility, but don’t have space for solar panels? Easy, the sales pitch goes, buy a share in the new “community solar array” being built on the outskirts...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • Why Global Woes and Sinking Stocks don’t Mean US Recession

    WASHINGTON – Last week’s harrowing plunge in U.S. stocks – fueled by economic fears about China and plummeting oil prices – left investors anxious and alarmed. Some wondered if it signaled an approaching recession in the United...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • California Farmers Brace for Water Shortage Despite El Niño

    FRESNO, Calif. – Farmers in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley are bracing to receive no irrigation water from a federal system of reservoirs and canals for a third consecutive year and looking to El Niño to produce...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • Build a Better Weather Network? New York Takes the Dare

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Counting every raindrop or measuring every gust of wind is impossible, but New York is getting closer with a uniquely extensive statewide system of automated weather stations that should paint a dramatically clearer picture...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • King Center to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of MLK Holiday

    ATLANTA – The King Center in Atlanta is set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday Monday at Ebenezer Baptist Church. The commemorative service caps more than a week of events...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • Viewer’s Guide: Clinton, Sanders in Last Debate Before Iowa

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have been relatively civil so far during their months-long contest. But tensions in the Democratic presidential campaign are poised to flare in Charleston, South Carolina, Sunday night over curbing...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • Cuba Wins Two-decade Trademark Dispute Battle for Havana Club Rum

    MIAMI – A two decade battle over who has the right to use the Havana Club trademark in the United States ended quietly this week at the Patent and Trademark Office with a decision that the rightful...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • Sweet’N Low to end Brooklyn Production after Nearly 60 Years

    NEW YORK – For almost 60 years, tiny pink packets of Sweet’N Low have flowed, millions upon millions, from Cumberland Packing Corp., the Brooklyn company where the sugar substitute was first created. But the family-owned company told...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • Iran Welcomes Sanctions’ End, but Tough Thaw Ahead

    TEHRAN, Iran – The implementation of a historic nuclear deal with world powers is expected to pave the way for a new economic reality in Iran, now freed from harsh international sanctions. More than $30 billion in...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • Uneasy Times: What to Look Out for at Davos this Year

    LONDON – Extremist attacks, plunging markets, and the break-neck pace of technological innovation. The world is beset by uncertainties as 2,500 business executives, political leaders and activists gather in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos this week....

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • States Hone Health Crisis Plans to Activate in Catastrophes

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The scenarios are grim: A pandemic influenza swamps the availability of hospital ventilators. A chemical spill exhausts antidote supplies and decontamination abilities. A terror attack overwhelms ambulances and trauma centers. A big earthquake,...

    • Posted January 17, 2016