A federal appeals court has sided with Entergy in a legal battle over the future of Vermont Yankee. The court ruled the Vermont legislature does not have the authority to shut down the nuclear power plant. That authority lies solely with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Justice Susan Carney wrote that her agreement with the opinion was reluctant, but the court must honor the provisions of the federal Atomic Energy Act. The controversial plant is located just north of the Massachusetts border on the Connecticut River.
The retailer will open the first of four "discount" stores this fall in NYC.
Republican Mike Huckabee entered the race for his party's 2016 presidential nomination on Tuesday, while Democrat Hillary Clinton supported a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Defense lawyers continue to make their case that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to life in prison rather than death.
The Senate is poised to approve a compromise Republican budget that makes deep cuts in spending while boosting Pentagon accounts by an additional $38 billion next year.
Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.