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Court leaves dwindling paths for Biden's climate mission

Jul. 01, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 500 days into his presidency, Joe Biden's hope for saving the Earth from the most devastating effects of climate change may not be dead. But it's not far from it. A Supreme Court ruling Thursday not only limited the Environmental...

California sets nation's toughest plastics reduction rules

Jun. 30, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Companies selling shampoo, food and other products wrapped in plastic have a decade to cut down on their use of the polluting material if they want their wares on California store shelves. Major legislation passed and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on...

CDC: New listeria outbreak tied to 23 illnesses, 1 death

Jun. 30, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One death and nearly two dozen hospitalizations are tied to a new listeria outbreak of unknown origin, health officials said Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not identified a food that might be spreading the deadly bacteria, but...

EPA: Maine superfund site to receive $21M for cleanup

Jun. 30, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine superfund mining site is receiving $21 million in Environmental Protection Agency funding to expedite contamination cleanup efforts. The Callahan Mine superfund site in Brooksville originally received $9 million from the bipartisan federal...

UK's Johnson to host New Zealand's Ardern in London

Jun. 30, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in London on Friday for talks on security and boosting bilateral ties. The meeting comes after both leaders attended the NATO summit in Madrid this week. Johnson's...

Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions

Jun. 30, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said...

Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

Jun. 30, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

U.S. regulators told COVID-19 vaccine makers Thursday that any booster shots tweaked for the fall will have to add protection against the newest omicron relatives. The Food and Drug Administration said the original vaccines would be used for anyone still getting their first series of...

Some medical debt is being removed from US credit reports

Jun. 30, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

Help is coming for many people with medical debt on their credit reports. Starting Friday, the three major U.S. credit reporting companies will stop counting paid medical debt on the reports that banks, potential landlords and others use to judge creditworthiness. The companies also...

Remains of 7 WWI soldiers given military burial in Flanders

Jun. 30, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

YPRES, Belgium (AP) — British and Canadian authorities have given seven soldiers killed more than a century ago in World War I a full military burial after their remains were discovered during a gas pipeline construction near Ypres, Belgium. The soldiers were found in two separate...

FEMA releases largest update to its mobile app in a decade

Jun. 30, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is releasing the largest update to its mobile application in a decade, the agency announced today. FEMA is releasing the app at the beginning of a hurricane season that experts predict will be above average and a wildfire season that's already devastating,...