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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Buttigieg sick, cancels several Florida events

Feb. 25, 2020 11:46 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has cancelled four events in south Florida set for Wednesday because of illness. Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher says the former mayor is sick...

Appeals court hits California county's oil permit system

Feb. 25, 2020 10:53 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California county that pumps most of the state’s oil and has issued more than 1,000 drilling permits in five years violated state environmental laws, an appeals court ruled Tuesday in a victory for environmentalists who argued the permit system threatened the region’s...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, Republican U.S. House hopeful Yvette Herrell of New Mexico waits for a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. A March 2016 email from Herrell asked fellow Republican state legislators if they were interested in supporting U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for president and if they would like to sign an attached endorsement card. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

New Mexico oil group, GOP House hopeful condemn candidate ad

Feb. 25, 2020 10:46 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A radio ad from a New Mexico GOP House candidate suggesting that her Republican oil executive opponent endorses “New Green Deal” policies pushed by liberal Democratic U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is drawing strong condemnation. The ad paid by Yvette...

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on President Donald Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the urgent $2.5 billion plan for coronavirus he sent to lawmakers will prepare the nation in case of an outbreak in the U.S. and help other nations unprepared to handle the threat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump, US officials send mixed messages on virus risk here

Feb. 25, 2020 8:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his chief economic adviser said Tuesday that the new coronavirus is under control in the U.S., even as the government's top disease fighters warned Americans to prepare for an outbreak here. The mixed messages came as the stock market tumbled for a second...

Pacific Gas & Electric CEO Bill Johnson gestures while testifying at the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

PG&E CEO blames past management for problems, promises fixes

Feb. 25, 2020 8:00 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — PG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson blamed negligence by the company's past management for a cascade of catastrophes that killed nearly 140 people as he tried to persuade California regulators Tuesday that he is steering the utility to make safety its top priority. Johnson, who was...

FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo provided by KTVU, emergency personnel work a the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, Calif.  The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver of a Tesla SUV who died in a Silicon Valley crash two years ago was playing a video game on his smartphone at the time. Chairman Robert Sumwalt said at the start of a hearing Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 that partially automated driving systems like Tesla's Autopilot cannot drive themselves. Yet he says drivers continue to use them without paying attention. (KTVU-TV via AP, File)

NTSB: Tesla Autopilot, distracted driver caused fatal crash

Feb. 25, 2020 6:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tesla’s partially automated driving system steered an electric SUV into a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway because it was operating under conditions it couldn't handle and because the driver likely was distracted by playing a game on his smartphone, the National...

FILE — In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, a man walks past a lottery display outside of The Lucky Spot in San Francisco. A report released by the California State Auditor, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, says that the lottery failed to provide adequate funding to education and that it should have accounted for an increase in profits in fiscal year 2017-2018 by turning over an additional $36 million to public schools. Lottery officials say they disagree with the auditor's accounting and said it still maximizes giving to education. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

California lottery didn't give $36M to schools, auditor says

Feb. 25, 2020 6:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California lottery skimped on giving $36 million in revenue to fund public education and spent $720,000 on food and travel expenses without considering cheaper options, the state auditor said in a report made public Tuesday. Sales from scratch and lotto tickets have funded...

Congresswoman: Science should guide nuclear storage decision

Feb. 25, 2020 6:24 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A member of New Mexico's congressional delegation wants to ensure a “sound and robust” scientific review is done before federal regulators decide whether to sign off on plans for a multibillion-dollar temporary storage facility for spent nuclear fuel. U.S. Rep....

LePage says he was paid to advocate for hydropower corridor

Feb. 25, 2020 6:21 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's former governor says that he was paid by a lobbying firm to advocate for the state utility's hydropower corridor. Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage said in a statement Monday to the Bangor Daily News that he was paid $7,500 last year by a high-powered lobbying firm to...

Utah House endorses bill to ban drivers' hand-held phone use

Feb. 25, 2020 6:09 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah House advanced a bill to help enforce laws banning the use of hand-held cellphones while driving. The House endorsed the bill and forwarded it to the Senate Monday, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Hand-held cellphone use while driving has been illegal in Utah since 2007 but...