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EPA says Texas refinery permit violates Clean Air Act


EPA: Refinery permit violates clean air act

The Environmental Protection Agency barred Texas from issuing an operating permit to a refinery in Corpus Christi on Tuesday and said it would do the same in dozens of other cases in which it believes the state is violating the Clean Air Act. The federal agency said its decision was unprecedented, removing from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality a power traditionally granted to state regulators.


Mumbai suspect can remain free

Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, a hard-line cleric suspected by India of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks that left 166 dead will remain free — for now — after the Supreme Court ruled the government lacks the evidence to imprison him. The decision could strain Pakistan and India's already brittle relationship at a time when the rival nations are trying to restart peace talks.


Discrimination settlement offered

The Obama administration offered $1.3 billion to settle complaints from female and Hispanic farmers who say they faced discrimination from the Agriculture Department. The proposal comes as Congress is poised to approve a $1.25 billion settlement with African-Americans in a similar case. The agency also is negotiating with American Indian farmers over another suit.


New Yorker who aided rebels paroled

Lori Berenson, the 40-year-old New York activist who has spent 15 years in Peruvian prisons on a conviction of aiding leftist rebels, has been granted conditional parole. Berenson, who gave birth a year ago, cannot leave Peru until her sentence for terrorist collaboration ends in November 2015.


Connecticut: Sandy Herold, whose chimpanzee mauled and blinded her friend last year, leading to lawsuits and a national debate over the regulation of exotic pets, died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm at age 72.

Gaza: Palestinian hospital officials say 15 people were wounded in overnight Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip.

Oklahoma: The Legislature overrode Gov. Brad Henry's veto of a bill that will require women seeking abortions to complete lengthy questionnaires beforehand about their finances, education and relationships.

Trinidad and Tobago: The Caribbean nation elected its first female prime minister, 59-year-old lawyer Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

Yemen: Two American tourists taken hostage Monday were released by tribal kidnappers after Yemen's president agreed to free a prisoner held by the state.

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