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EPA puts off final say on science transparency rule

Oct. 17, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it is putting off for at least a year any final announcement on a controversial proposal overhauling how the agency evaluates science. The agency's so-called transparency in regulatory science rule was one of the most contentious proposed...

Notable firings and resignations from Trump's White House

Oct. 10, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

Notable firings and resignations from President Donald Trump's White House since he took office on Jan. 20, 2017. —Oct. 9: Trump announces U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's resignation, effective at end of the year. —Aug. 29: Trump announces that White House counsel Don McGahn would leave sometime in...

In boon for farmers, Trump lifts restrictions on ethanol

Oct. 9, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. President Donald Trump announced he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of...

Notable firings and resignations from Trump's White House

Oct. 9, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Notable firings and resignations from President Donald Trump's White House since he took office on Jan. 20, 2017. —Oct. 9: Trump announces U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's resignation, effective at end of the year. —Aug. 29: Trump announces that White House Counsel Don McGahn...

Today in History

Oct. 9, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2018. There are 83 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 9, 1776, a group of Spanish missionaries settled in present-day San Francisco. On this date: In 1888, the public was first admitted to the Washington Monument. In 1910, a...

Trump to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline

Oct. 8, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. President Donald Trump is expected to announce he is lifting a federal ban on summer...

Correction: EPA-Radiation Rollback story

Oct. 3, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an early version of a story Oct. 2 about EPA regulation of radiation, The Associated Press reported erroneously in a headline that EPA says a little radiation may be good for you. As the story made clear, that assessment came from scientific outliers, including one quoted by EPA in a...

Proposed rule change worries some about radiation regulation

Oct. 3, 2018 4:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The EPA is pursuing rule changes that experts say would weaken the way radiation exposure is regulated, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government's current, decades-old guidance...

DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won't lose job

Sep. 22, 2018 4:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William "Brock" Long had been under...

AP NewsBreak: DHS secretary says FEMA chief won't lose job

Sep. 21, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William "Brock" Long had been under...