(Holyoke, MA) — Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant. The plant would use ultraviolet light instead of chlorine. The Holyoke Water Works says it’s necessary because of a federal mandate from the EPA. Holyoke already has exceptionally pure water from two carefully-managed reservoirs. The appropriation must be approved by the City Council.
Volkswagen's cheating on emissions with the use of software in diesel cars was not a corporate decision, but something that "individuals did," its U.S. chief executive says.
McCarthy had been the favorite to be selected as the official party choice to replace John Boehner.
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.
A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.