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Arkansas Supreme Court dismisses case over 2018 dicamba ban

May. 23, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has dismissed the state's appeal of a judge's decision to block the enforcement of a 2018 herbicide ban, saying the case is moot now that new restrictions are in effect. Justices on Thursday dismissed the appeal of a Clay County judge's order prohibiting...

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...

Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost industry jobs

May. 22, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Over 115 years the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals including World War II and the collapse of communism. Now the city's 90,000 people are plunging headlong into another era of change: top employer Volkswagen's total shift into...

Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds

May. 22, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, researchers say. The...

Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states

May. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) — Susan Holmes' home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting them in the path of trucks hauling ash and waste from a power plant that burns the high-sulfur coal mined near this small town. For years, when Bokoshe residents were outside, the...

Experts: Cheaper methods possible to treat Hanford waste

May. 19, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Two methods could be developed to treat some of Hanford's radioactive tank waste that would cost significantly less than vitrifying it, or turning it into a stable glass form at the Hanford vitrification plant, according to a draft report by a panel of experts. The Washington state...

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...

Court being asked to stop dolphin hunts in Japanese village

May. 16, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A court in central Japan began hearing arguments Friday over whether dolphin hunting violates animal cruelty laws. The plaintiffs are asking the district court in Wakayama prefecture to stop the permits from being issued. Prefectural Gov. Yoshinobu Nisaka issues the permits for the village of...

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...