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Federal officials pledge readiness for pipeline spills

Aug. 20, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials said Monday they were prepared to act quickly if oil pipelines in a sensitive Michigan waterway leak, drawing a skeptical response from a U.S. senator who said the handling of a suspected anchor strike last spring exposed flaws in the system. Sen. Gary Peters,...

The Latest: EPA to reveal rule changes on coal-fired plants

Aug. 20, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's plan to roll back the centerpiece of Obama-era efforts to slow global warming(all times local): 8:20 p.m. The Trump administration is set to announce plans to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming. The...

Banking giant says no to Florida candidate who supports pot

Aug. 20, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida candidate running to become the state's next agriculture commissioner says banking giant Wells Fargo shut down her campaign account because she supports medical marijuana. Democrat Nikki Fried said Monday that the banking giant started asking questions about her platform...

Maine's governor calls lawmaker 'the most repugnant human'

Aug. 20, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage called a fellow Republican "the most repugnant human being" on Monday and stormed away from lawmakers who are investigating whether his administration retaliated against mill owners at odds with the governor on softwood lumber tariffs. A report by the Office of...

Fearful of losing Roe, left pushes Schumer for action

Aug. 20, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least once a week, they assemble in Capitol meeting rooms for an hour-long strategy session. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer convenes the gatherings, which regularly include several Democratic senators, a dozen Senate aides and representatives of about 20 liberal organizations....

Uganda police battle protesters seeking release of pop star

Aug. 20, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police fired bullets and tear gas Monday to disperse a crowd of protesters demanding the release of a jailed pop star who is a prominent critic of President Yoweri Museveni. There were no deaths in the riots in a downtown market in the capital, Kampala, as the security forces...

New Zealand politicians plan pay freeze as workers strike

Aug. 20, 2018 2:44 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's lawmakers are planning to take a pay freeze at a time that teachers, nurses and other public workers have been going on strike for more money. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that politicians would turn down a planned 3 percent pay raise this year...

Trump administration less concerned about conserving oil

Aug. 20, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in a memo released...

Mexican poppy producing state pushes to decriminalize opium

Aug. 19, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Political leaders from Mexico's main heroin-producing state are pushing the federal government to legalize opium production for pharmaceutical use in a move they hope will reduce violence and help local farmers. Legislators in Guerrero state voted Friday to send an initiative to the...

Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

Aug. 19, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — setting a U.S. record and paving the way for November battles that could...