Australian PM introduces bill to repeal carbon tax

Sunday, 22 June 2014 23:56
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reintroduced legislation to the Australian Parliament that would repeal a carbon tax that the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters have to pay. The opposition center-left Labor Party and minor Greens party used their Senate majority in March to block the bills to remove the tax, which was introduced by a Labor government in July 2012. But with new senators taking their seats on July 7 for…
Stars buy out final year of D Rome's contract
Sunday, 22 June 2014 23:56
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars have bought out the final year of defenseman Aaron Rome's contract, a move that will give the club more salary cap space. Under the NHL collective bargaining agreement, teams were given two amnesty buyouts that must be used by the end of the month. With Tuesday's move, the Stars will pay Rome two-thirds of the $1.6 million he was set to earn next season. That money won't count against…
Heart of Dallas Bowl moving up to Dec. 26
Sunday, 22 June 2014 23:56
DALLAS (AP) — The Heart of Dallas Bowl will be played Dec. 26, marking the first time the game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas is held before New Year's Day. Bowl officials also said Thursday that the fifth annual game would be broadcast on ESPN. The previous four games, three of them on Jan. 1 and the other Jan. 2, were on ESPNU. This year's game, scheduled for a noon Central kickoff, is set…
Koivu, Hiller won't return to Anaheim Ducks
Sunday, 22 June 2014 23:56
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Center Saku Koivu and goalie Jonas Hiller are done with the Anaheim Ducks. Koivu, Hiller and forward Daniel Winnik won't be offered contracts by the Ducks for next season, general manager Bob Murray confirmed Thursday. The Pacific Division champion Ducks are cutting ties with several dependable veterans after the best regular season in franchise history and a second-round playoff exit. Along with Teemu Selanne's retirement, the departures of Koivu and Hiller…
Exclusive: CDC reassigns director of lab behind anthrax blunder
Sunday, 22 June 2014 23:45
WHERE ARE THE GIRLS? Nigeria says 219 missing months after kidnapping
Sunday, 22 June 2014 23:20
The Nigerian government is reporting that 219 kidnapped schoolgirls remain unaccounted for two months after Boko Haram extremists stormed their secondary school in a brazen abduction that sparked global condemnation. A special fact-finding committee created to look into the kidnapping issued a final report that said the group took 276 girls, but 57 escaped either as the trucks drove away or soon after, Voice of America reported. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The chairman of the panel, Brigadier…
Myanmar rejects US call on constitutional reform
Sunday, 22 June 2014 22:51
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says Myanmar should reform its constitution to allow its citizens a free choice over who should be its next president, but Myanmar's government said Tuesday that is none of Washington's business. A Myanmar parliamentary committee last week voted against changing a constitutional clause that bars opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president. National elections are due in 2015. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said…
Republican primary to decide Oklahoma regulators
Sunday, 22 June 2014 22:51
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republicans who head to the polls for next week's primary election will choose Oklahoma's next regulators of both the insurance industry and a wide range of other businesses overseen by the three-member Oklahoma Corporation Commission, including the important oil and gas sector. Term-limited state Sen. Cliff Branan of Oklahoma City and former Oklahoma House Speaker Todd Hiett of Kellyville square off in a winner-take-all Republican primary in the race for a…
Mystics-Storm, Box
Sunday, 22 June 2014 22:51
WASHINGTON (86)Currie 6-10 3-4 16, Meesseman 0-4 0-0 0, Vaughn 4-10 0-0 8, Hartley 11-16 0-0 26, Latta 1-5 0-0 3, Hawkins 3-3 0-0 6, Dolson 2-3 0-1 4, Lawson 4-6 3-3 13, Ruffin-Pratt 4-9 0-0 8, Greene 0-0 0-0 0, Milovanovic 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 36-69 6-8 86.SEATTLE (89)Clark 2-4 0-0 4, Little 5-17 12-14 22, Langhorne 4-7 2-4 11, Bird 9-18 0-0 21, Johnson 2-6 1-1 5, Stricklen 4-8 0-0 12, Quinn 2-7…
US 'serious concerns' over Myanmar marriage bill
Sunday, 22 June 2014 22:51
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department has voiced serious concerns about proposals to criminalize interfaith marriage in Myanmar, while rights groups warned Thursday that passage of such discriminatory legislation could spark more violence against Muslims. Nationalist Buddhist monks are pushing legislation to "protect and preserve race and religion" in the Southeast Asian nation, which has seen bouts of violence against minority Muslims in the past two years that have killed more than 200 people…

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