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Florida power utilities fear return of ?Green Governor' Crist

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist greets supporters outside the North Miami Public Library in Miami in this file photoBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations. Now, as the Republican-turned Democrat bids to return to the governor's mansion, it may be payback time. Florida's three largest utilities have poured money into the re-election campaign of Republican incumbent Governor Rick Scott in an expensive and closely watched political battle for the nation's largest swing state. ...



Actress Jennifer Lawrence contacts authorities after nude photos hacked

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" world movie premiere in New YorkOscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online, a spokeswoman said on Monday, part of a reported mass hacking of celebrities' intimate photos. Online pictures of the actress, 24, who won an Academy Award for "Silver Linings Playbook" and stars in "The Hunger Games" movie franchise, began appearing on Sunday. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence," spokeswoman Liz Mahoney said in an emailed statement. A spokesman for the FBI said the agency "is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter." Model Kate Upton was among celebrities whose photos were posted online.



California high school drops mascot criticized by Arab-American group

(Reuters) - A California high school has retired its Middle Eastern-themed mascot and accompanying belly dancers and redrawn its logo after criticism from Arab-Americans that they played on harmful stereotypes, a group advocating for the change said on Monday. Coachella Valley High School agreed to use a new image of a stoic-looking Arab man to represent its sports teams, dubbed "the Arabs," said Abed Ayoub, a spokesman for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which worked with the school to choose the new logo.


Coroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash

Police and firefighters work on the scene where three people were killed and two others injured after an airplane crashed in a field northwest of the main runway at Erie Municipal Airport while coming in for a landing in Erie, Colo., Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)ERIE, Colo. (AP) ? Coroner's officials have identified four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver as a woman and her three children.



Pa. police chief's son charged for alleged road rage incident

Pa. police chief's son charged for alleged road rage incidentAuthorities say the son of a Pennsylvania police chief was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at detectives in an apparent road rage incident.



NY police boss defends response in custody death

NEW YORK (AP) ? It appears police officers behaved appropriately when they put a protective body wrap on a drug user who later died in custody, the police commissioner said Monday.


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Retired Associated Press newsman dies in NY at 76

NEW YORK (AP) ? A former newsman who worked for The Associated Press for 39 years has died in New York. Bruce Hodgman was 76.


Arrest in fatal stabbing of NYC homeowner

NEW YORK (AP) ? New York City police say a man suspected of burglarizing a home and stabbing the owners when they interrupted him has been arrested.


6 dead after speeding car slams into tree in Texas

DALLAS (AP) ? A speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside, police said Monday