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New York breaks peak power usage record in heat wave

By Scott DiSavino (Reuters) – New York State’s power grid operator said power usage on Friday broke a record set in 2006 as consumers cranked up their air conditioners to escape sweltering six day-long heat wave. The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) forecast consumer demand use peaked at 33,955…

Competing demonstrations held in Colorado ahead of Aurora theater shooting anniversary

By Keith Coffman AURORA, Colo. (Reuters) – Gun control activists staged a vigil in a Colorado park on Friday to remember those killed a year ago in a shooting rampage in a suburban Denver theater, as a gun rights group rallied nearby to protest what they called the exploitation of…

Michael Jackson’s mother takes stand in wrongful death trial: ‘When I lost Michael, I lost everything’

Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine broke down in court Friday recalling the day her son died, as she testified against tour promoters AEG Live whom she blames over his 2009 death. Taking the stand 12 weeks into a civil trial, she also lashed out at critics who described her the star…

U.S. government says secret NSA surveillance court renewed power to seek telephone records

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government said on Friday that the secret court that oversees U.S. surveillance programs has granted its request to continue seeking certain telephone records of Americans. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said its authority to maintain the program expired on July 19 and…

Bin Laden son-in-law says he was extrajudicial transfer, suggesting Obama administration still carrying out ‘rendition’ operations

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former spokesman for al Qaeda says he was the subject of an extrajudicial transfer to U.S. custody via three Middle Eastern countries this year, an allegation that suggests President Barack Obama’s administration is still carrying out controversial “rendition” operations. Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a close associate…

Norwegian woman facing 16 months in jail after reporting her rape in Dubai ‘nervous’ about appeal

A Norwegian woman told AFP Friday that she was “nervous and tense” as she risked 16 months in jail after she reported being raped by a coworker in the United Arab Emirates. Marte Dalelv, 24, said she remained hopeful that she would succeed in an appeal against the ruling by…

Hobby Lobby wins a stay against birth control mandate in Obamacare because it ‘violates’ religious beliefs

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – A federal judge has temporarily exempted Hobby Lobby Stores Inc from a requirement in the 2010 healthcare law that it offer workers insurance coverage for birth control, which the retailer said violated its religious beliefs. The preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton…

U.S. regulators charge City of Miami and its ex-budget director with fraud

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the city of Miami and its former budget director with fraud on Friday, for allegedly making misleading statements and omissions in bond documents in order to mask general fund deficits. The regulatory agency said it was seeking injunctive relief and financial…

Britain unveils new fracking tax credits called world’s ‘most generous’ incentives

The British government presented tax breaks for energy fracking companies on Friday to create the world’s “most generous” regime for shale gas extraction. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne revealed plans to slash from 62 percent to 30 percent the tax on a proportion of production profits, in a bid…

Michigan appeals state judge’s order to stop Detroit bankruptcy

DETROIT (Reuters) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Friday appealed a state judge’s declaratory judgment that the bankruptcy petition Detroit’s emergency manager filed in federal court Thursday should be withdrawn. The appeal of Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s Friday order was made in the Michigan Court of…

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