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U.S. lightbulb rules spark new political fight

WASHINGTON (AFP) – With a January deadline looming on a US law mandating energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs, some political forces don’t want to turn out the lights. More than a dozen Republican lawmakers are backing efforts to repeal the 2007 law that requires bulbs to consume less energy. Meanwhile…

US lightbulb rules spark new political fight

WASHINGTON (AFP) – With a January deadline looming on a US law mandating energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs, some political forces don’t want to turn out the lights. More than a dozen Republican lawmakers are backing efforts to repeal the 2007 law that requires bulbs to consume less energy. Meanwhile…

Somali-born US teen planned Oregon car bombing, authorities claim

Law enforcement agencies thwarted an attempt to blow up a car bomb at an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon, and arrested the suspected bomber, officials said early on Saturday. The Justice Department identified the chief suspect as 19-year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud of the town of Corvallis, a…

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