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Obama to call for new methane regulation in State of the Union address

Likely looking to cement his climate change legacy, the president will reveal a new plan to cut methane emissions from America's oil and gas industry.

Fatally flawed: Shoddy investigations leave families in pain

A Charlotte Observer investigation found that North Carolina medical examiners routinely take shortcuts in investigating deaths, especially when it involves an elderly person.

Romney and the GOP’s five-ring circus

Despite Mitt Romney thinking about running for president a third time, it's not inconceivable that he would do well in a Republican primary after considering the field of potential candidates.

Hotter than lava: The human toll of flashbangs

Searing hot flashbang grenades are a go-to tool during police during raids. They can be extremely dangerous.

Democrats, in a stark shift in messaging, to make big tax-break pitch for middle class

Democrats unveil a proposal to implement a “paycheck bonus credit” that would shave tax bills of couples earning less than $200,000 and other provisions resulting from a fee on Wall Street financial transactions, and from the top 1 percent of earners, who normally receive billions in lucrative tax breaks.

Dianne Feinstein readies anti-torture legislation

The California senator plans to file legislation that explicitly bans “coercive and abusive interrogation techniques.”

Number of Vermonters without health insurance cut in half, governor says

The Affordable Care Act has cut the number of uninsured Vermont residents to just 23,000. The state's 3.7 percent uninsurance rate is the second lowest in the country behind Massachusetts.

Shaken more than 560 times, Okla. is top state for quakes in 2014

Many believe the spike in quakes is because of fracking.

Heavyweight response to local fracking bans

The scenario of what transpired in Longmont demonstrates what can happen when cities challenge the oil and gas industry.