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The Latest: Trump congratulates Morrison, reaffirms alliance

May. 18, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's general election (all times local): 11:05 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia to congratulate him on his conservative coalition's surprise election victory. According to the White House, the two...

Australia's conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

May. 18, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country's general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. "I have...

Mexico City lifts pollution alert as air quality improves

May. 17, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's capital has lifted a pollution alert in effect since Wednesday saying the concentration of tiny particles in the air had fallen significantly. The environmental commission for the metropolitan area of some 20 million residents says conditions are forecast to continue improving...

Trump administration pulls $1B from California rail project

May. 16, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration cancelled nearly $1 billion Thursday in federal money for California's high-speed rail project, further throwing into question the future of the ambitious plan to connect Los Angeles and San Francisco. California Gov. Gavin Newsom immediately pledged to...

2020 hopeful Inslee says $9T climate plan will boost economy

May. 16, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion-plus climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity, putting the Washington governor at the forefront of White House hopefuls pushing for sweeping action to combat the causes and effects of a warming...

Judge: No site permit needed for refinery near national park

May. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge has ruled that regulators properly refrained from getting involved in a dispute over the location of an $800 million oil refinery planned near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, sparing developers from a potentially lengthy delay in construction. The Public Service...

Heating up: Investors' green targets go beyond oil patch

May. 15, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not just big oil and power companies that investors are pushing to do better on the environment. In the next few weeks, Amazon investors will vote on a proposal made by shareholders and workers to push the company to describe how it's curbing its use of fossil fuels. In California,...

Germany's Merkel edges closer to Macron on 2050 climate plan

May. 14, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated Tuesday that she would like to join other European countries in aiming to eliminate virtually all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but stressed the goal needs to be achievable. Merkel initially refused to join the initiative put forward last week by...

Volkswagen to invest 1bn euros in battery production plant

May. 14, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG says it is investing 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) to set up a battery production plant in Germany. Chief executive Herbert Diess said Tuesday that the factory is part of the company's effort to electrify its vehicles. He said the plant will be built in the northern...

NYC mayor says he'll decide this week on presidential run

May. 13, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio staged a chaotic news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower on Monday in which he touted a city anti-pollution law, was heckled by President Donald Trump's supporters and said he will announce this week whether he's running for president. Speaking at a...