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Solar industry blames tariffs for canceled, delayed projects

Dec. 13, 2018 1:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The solar industry is blaming tariffs for delays and cancellations of major solar energy projects. An estimated $8 billion worth of utility-scale projects were canceled or put on hold for the five-year period that ends in 2022, according to a new report from the Solar Energy Industry...

Congress approves $400 billion for farmers, forests, poor

Dec. 12, 2018 5:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid. The House voted 369-47 for the legislation, which sets federal agricultural and...

Elderly man evicted over medical marijuana hits another snag

Dec. 11, 2018 7:24 PM EST

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A 78-year-old New York man who was evicted from federally subsidized housing because he uses medical marijuana for pain said Tuesday that the conflicting state and federal pot laws that left him homeless are now threatening his medical care. "The federal government has stepped in...

Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs

Dec. 11, 2018 4:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp program. The vote was 87-13. The House is expected to pass the measure soon and send it to...

Medical marijuana user, 78, evicted from subsidized housing

Dec. 7, 2018 6:55 PM EST

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A 78-year-old man who relies on medical marijuana for back pain finds himself homeless after being evicted from federally subsidized housing in a case complicated by conflicting state and federal marijuana rules. John Flickner was staying at a Niagara Falls shelter Thursday,...

Paris riots over fuel taxes dim hopes for climate fight

Dec. 6, 2018 11:57 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The "yellow vests" in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate negotiators,...

In China, your car could be talking to the government

Nov. 29, 2018 7:32 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — When Shan Junhua bought his white Tesla Model X, he knew it was a fast, beautiful car. What he didn't know is that Tesla constantly sends information about the precise location of his car to the Chinese government. Tesla is not alone. China has called upon all electric vehicle manufacturers...

Farm-bill deal scraps new work requirements for food stamps

Nov. 29, 2018 6:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal on the multi-billion dollar farm bill would scrap new work requirements for some older food stamp recipients — rejecting a plan backed by House Republicans and President Donald Trump. Lawmakers expect to vote next week on the tentative deal, announced Thursday by...

Not just jobs riding on fate of GM plant after Trump promise

Nov. 28, 2018 4:28 PM EST

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — General Motors is moving to shut down as many as five North American factories in a major restructuring, but there are more than jobs riding on the fate of at least one of them: Ohio's Lordstown assembly plant. Ohio and much of the rest of the industrial Midwest were vital to...

Trump suggests he's looking into tariffs on car imports

Nov. 28, 2018 4:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hinted Wednesday that he's looking into slapping tariffs on car imports, a day after he threatened to slash federal subsidies to General Motors for wanting to close five U.S. factories. GM announced Monday that it wants to shutter the plants and slash 14,000 jobs in...