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Climate change a top issue for European Parliament voters

May. 24, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

LANGEOOG, Germany (AP) — Hungry tourists stream into the glass-fronted balcony of Michael Recktenwald's restaurant on the German island of Langeoog, with its splendid view of the North Sea and the blue skies above. The 53-year-old has lived on Langeoog for most of his life, and his wife's family has been...

EPA taking 1st big steps to clean up leaking Colorado mines

May. 23, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take the first major steps this summer to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines at a Superfund site in southwestern Colorado, officials said Thursday. The work includes dredging contaminated sediment from streams and ponds,...

The Latest: Exit poll sees fractured result in Dutch EU vote

May. 23, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections (all times local): 9:20 p.m. An exit poll published by Dutch national broadcaster NOS shows that the Labor Party has won the most seats in the Netherland's European Parliament election, which delivered a fractured result. The...

Illegal killings, political opposition hobble wolf recovery

May. 23, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets. The number of red wolves roaming the forests...

Presidential hopeful John Delaney seeks carbon emissions fee

May. 23, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney is the latest 2020 contender to introduce a climate change plan, and he's proposing a fee on carbon emissions that he says aims to reduce them by 90% by midcentury. That idea is part of the former Maryland congressman's $4 trillion plan,...

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some anger

May. 23, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world's highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups and warnings of a blow to lucrative tourism. The southern African nation is home to an estimated 130,000...

EU elections primer: How they work, what could happen

May. 23, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European voters started heading to the polls Thursday to choose lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. In all, 400 million voters in 28 nations will be voting over the next four days. Here's a look at that massive exercise in democracy, a...

Germany's Bosch fined $100 million over diesel scandal

May. 23, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have fined auto parts and technology company Bosch 90 million euros ($100 million) over its role in the diesel emissions scandal that erupted at Volkswagen in 2015. Prosecutors in Stuttgart said Thursday that the company, formally called Robert Bosch GmbH, was fined for a...

Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo

May. 23, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to restrict the reproduction of captive animals unless their young are destined to be reintroduced into the wild. Barcelona's town council voted on May 3 to modify the...

Warren campaign releases bankruptcy cases she assisted in

May. 22, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign on Wednesday released information on dozens of bankruptcy cases the former law professor was involved in, a disclosure that is unlikely to quiet GOP attempts to tie her to the corporate clients she represented. The disclosure includes cases in...