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Deadly storm batters Eastern U.S. with wind and heavy rain

WASHINGTON A powerful storm system plowed up the U.S. Eastern seaboard with torrential showers and high winds on Monday, hindering airline and rail travel, after killing at least 21 people in the South, many in mobile homes demolished by tornadoes. | Video

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Paris rolls out color-code stickers for cars to curb pollution

PARIS The French capital on Monday launched a new color-coded sticker scheme to restrict car use in its latest attempt to curb air pollution many Parisians blame for coughing fits, eye irritation and runny noses.

12:46pm EST

Ban lifted on Indian bull-taming events to end mass protests

NEW DELHI Lawmakers in India's Tamil Nadu state passed an emergency order on Monday allowing bull-taming festivals to resume after a court ban on the traditional events led to mass protests.

Environment, World 9:35am EST

Peabody reorganization at risk from Wyoming litigation: court paper

CHICAGO Peabody Energy Corp's plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy faces a "material risk" that the U.S. coal producer could suffer a $1 billion revenue loss due to a disputed lease at the world's largest coal mine, according to an objection filed to its reorganization plan.

Deals, Environment 7:29pm EST

Body of seventh victim found in Italy hotel avalanche, court opens probe

PENNE, Italy The body of a seventh victim was found in the buried ruins of a mountain hotel in central Italy on Monday as questions multiplied over the official response to last week's blizzards and deadly avalanche. | Video

World, Environment, Italy 7:40pm EST