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Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

Dec. 13, 2018 6:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in central California. But they cautioned Thursday that other farms are likely involved in the E. coli outbreak and consumers should continue checking the label before purchasing romaine...

Court: Trump can't let companies deny birth control coverage

Dec. 13, 2018 5:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A divided U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration that allowed more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. The ruling, however, may be short lived because the administration has adopted new rules on contraceptive coverage that...

Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

Dec. 13, 2018 5:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, was thrown out Thursday by a federal appeals court that harshly criticized regulators for approving the proposal. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of...

No. 2 gas-producing state moves to curb air pollution

Dec. 13, 2018 3:56 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is aiming to curb air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from its vast natural gas exploration fields, with the governor's administration proposing new regulations Thursday even as the Trump administration moves to relax federal requirements. Gov. Tom Wolf's...

The Latest: Climate delegate: 'What's the point?' of talks

Dec. 13, 2018 3:33 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland and other climate news (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The head of the Maldives delegation to the U.N. climate conference is questioning the point of the yearly summits, saying they are "failing" to produce meaningful results. Former...

Oil pipeline foes look past regulators after another loss

Dec. 13, 2018 3:18 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Opponents of Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement are turning their attention to fighting the project on other fronts after a Minnesota regulatory panel took one of its final steps Thursday and reaffirmed its approval of the project. The Public Utilities...

Airport contractor fined $12.3 million for JFK pay-to-play

Dec. 13, 2018 2:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An airport services contractor accused of bribing its way to big contracts at New York's Kennedy Airport has agreed to pay a $12.3 million fine for violating state law. Ground Services International also agreed Thursday to implement an anti-corruption policy and start an anonymous tip line...

Massachusetts cannabis panel OKs 4 more pot shop licenses

Dec. 13, 2018 2:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has approved final licenses for four more retail marijuana shops in Fall River, Hudson, Pittsfield and Great Barrington. The commission signed off on the licenses for Northeast Alternatives, Temescal Wellness and Theory Wellness during a meeting...

With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

Dec. 13, 2018 2:30 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hemp is about to get the nod from the federal government that marijuana, its cannabis plant cousin, craves. A provision of the farm bill that received final approval in Congress on Wednesday removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances and treats the low-THC version...

Betting ads cut from UK sports broadcasts, still in stadiums

Dec. 13, 2018 1:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Television advertisements for bookmakers will largely disappear from British broadcasts of live sporting events, although not completely. The restrictions bookmakers have accepted don't prevent them from sponsoring teams or continuing to flash betting odds on electronic hoardings at stadiums,...