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Utah police use sirens to drive bear up tree for relocation

Sep. 18, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — Orem police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in the central Utah town caused traffic delays Wednesday morning. State Division of Wildlife Resources spokeswoman Faith Heaton Jolley said division personnel then were able to tranquilize the...

No truce: Trump keeps up feud with California during visit

Sep. 18, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump remains on a war footing. With California. Trump's primary mission during his two-day visit to the state was to raise millions from wealthy Republicans. But he also made a point of deriding the state's handling of its homeless crisis, and on Wednesday, he issued a...

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

Sep. 18, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel efficient cars that create more planet-warming pollution. In...

Federal agency resists paying North Dakota oil protest cost

Sep. 18, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The federal government is contesting North Dakota's claims that the state should be reimbursed for the $38 million the state spent policing prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers filed a motion Tuesday asking a federal judge to dismiss...

Residents ask state to test falling particles near TVA plant

Sep. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) — Some residents living near a coal-fired power plant in Tennessee have asked the state to investigate unidentified particles they say are coating their homes. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the fine particles have fallen from the sky onto cars, driveways and mailboxes near the...

AP-NORC Poll: Americans somewhat confident in climate fight

Sep. 18, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans are at least somewhat confident that the world will step up in its fight against global warming — but there are limits to their optimism. That's according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that also shows most think their...

Casualties in fight over new gas pipelines: The customers

Sep. 18, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

Chris Miles and his partners were ready to open their new seaside barbecue joint just in time for the summer season when they got stunning news: There would be no gas to fuel the fryers, griddles and stoves. National Grid, the utility that serves the Rockaway Beach section of Queens, refused to turn on natural...

The Latest: Trump says California can't set fuel standards

Sep. 18, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and California's fuel emissions standards (all times local): 11:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators. In a tweet, Trump...

Trump: Administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards tougher than national ones

Sep. 18, 2019 11:27 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump: Administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards tougher than national ones.

West Nile virus cases reported in Eastern Oregon

Sep. 18, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — There's been a small outbreak of West Nile virus infections in Eastern Oregon this year. West Nile is a virus carried by mosquitos. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that this year there were five cases in humans, in Harney, Deschutes and Malheur counties. There were also four cases in...