Environment

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., promotes this year's renewal of the farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 17, 2018. GOP leaders have crafted the bill as a measure for tightening work and job training requirements for food stamps. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 18, 2018 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in GOP-leaning farm country. Hard-right conservatives upset over...
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Sgt. 1st Class Carl Satterwaite, of the U.S. National Guard, tests air quality near cracks emitting volcanic gases from a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Thursday, May 10, 2018. Kilauea has destroyed more than 35 structures since it began releasing lava from vents about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of the summit crater. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 10, 2018 - 8:05 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — If Hawaii's Kilauea volcano blows its top in the coming days or weeks, as experts fear, it could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air, shutting down airline traffic and endangering lives in all directions, scientists said Thursday. "If it goes up,...
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CORRECTS THE POSITION OF PERROTTA TO LEFT, NOT SECOND LEFT - FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks at a news conference with Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta, left, in East Chicago, Ind. Pruitt is announcing the departure of two top aides amid ethics investigations at the agency. Pruitt says his security chief, Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta, was retiring. He gave no cause, but Pruitt's spending on security at the EPA is the subject of ongoing federal investigations. Pruitt also announced the departure of Albert Kelly, a former Oklahoma banker in charge of the toxic waste cleanups. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)
May 01, 2018 - 9:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The two top officials in charge of security and toxic-waste cleanups at the Environmental Protection Agency have abruptly left their jobs, days after EPA administrator Scott Pruitt told lawmakers that his subordinates were to blame for alleged ethical lapses that have prompted...
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FILE - This Dec. 17, 2017 file photo shows Carolina Panthers' Daryl Worley (26) celebrating his interception against the Green Bay Packers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The Philadelphia Eagles have released Worley hours after he was arrested. NFL Network reported that Worley was arrested Sunday, April 15, 2018 near the team’s practice facility and that police used a Taser on him after he became combative. The Eagles traded wide receiver Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers for Worley in March. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
April 15, 2018 - 6:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested. NFL Network reported that Worley was arrested Sunday morning near the team's practice facility and that police used a Taser on him after he became combative. The report also said a gun...
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Gov. Pete Ricketts, R-Neb., left, listens as President Donald Trump speaks to Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, during a meeting with governors and lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 12, 2018 - 11:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking reversal, President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a free trade deal he pulled out of during his first days in office as part of his "America first" agenda...
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Dreamstime
April 09, 2018 - 7:58 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state judges favored Republican legislative leaders Monday in the latest batch of rulings over laws that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has sued over by complaining that they unconstitutionally eroded his authority. A majority on a three-judge panel dismissed...
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A U.S. soldier sits on an armored vehicle on a newly installed position, near the tense front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. A week ago, there was just a single house where U.S. soldiers had hoisted a U.S. flag on a hill a little ways back from a tense front line in Syria. Now on Wednesday stood a growing outpost with a perimeter of large sand barriers and barbed wire, a new watch tower and half a dozen armored vehicles, The Associated Press found. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
April 05, 2018 - 1:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Syria long term, pushing for a quick military withdrawal over a prolonged effort to stabilize the country and prevent the Islamic State group from re-emerging. Trump has signaled to his advisers that ideally, he...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017 file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) walks on the field after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. The NFL and the Players Association announced the Panthers correctly followed concussion protocol guidelines when handling Newton’s injury during a first-round playoff loss to the Saints. The league released a statement Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, saying it reviewed game footage and medical reports, as well as statements and interviews with Newton and coach Ron Rivera, before making its determination that “there was no protocol violation.” (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
January 24, 2018 - 10:19 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers will not be punished for their handling of Cam Newton's injury during a playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints on Jan. 7. The NFL and the Players Association announced Wednesday that Carolina's medical staff correctly followed concussion protocol guidelines. The...
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FILE- This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in recent years, driven by falling prices for panels, thanks in part to cheap imports. That has made solar power more competitive with electricity generated from coal and natural gas. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)
January 22, 2018 - 8:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The president's decision followed recommendations for tariffs by the U.S. International Trade Commission. "The president's action...
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Dreamstime
January 10, 2018 - 7:54 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature returned to work Wednesday, passing a few simple bills but finishing with Republicans unable to agree on more immediate action for water quality challenges intensified since disclosure of the discharge of a little-studied chemical into a river...
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