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AP-NORC poll: 64% disapprove of Trump's climate change views

Sep. 12, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that he has sometimes scoffed at. While the administration has rolled back regulations...

Opioid crisis goes global as deaths surge in Australia

Sep. 5, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

BLACK RIVER, Australia (AP) — The coroner's sense of futility was clear, as he investigated the death of yet another Australian killed by prescription opioids. Coroners nationwide have long urged officials to address Australia's ballooning opioid addiction, and to create a tracking system to stop people...

Surging prescriptions, deaths: Australia faces opioid crisis

Sep. 5, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

BLACK RIVER, Australia (AP) — Half a world away from the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States, Australia is facing a crisis of its own, with skyrocketing rates of opioid prescriptions and related deaths. The country has failed to heed the lessons of the U.S., and has been slow to respond to years of...

Democrats propose spending trillions fighting climate change

Sep. 4, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five Democratic presidential candidates in the span of 24 hours have released sweeping plans to address climate change, ahead of a series of town halls devoted to the issue. On Wednesday, California Sen. Kamala Harris and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg each unveiled their...

Democrats release climate plans ahead of town hall spotlight

Sep. 3, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates are releasing their plans to address climate change ahead of a series of town halls on the issue as the party's base increasingly demands aggressive action. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Obama Cabinet member...

State with ambitions as wind-energy hub seeks to lure more

Aug. 27, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island approved tax credits Monday to lure a third major offshore wind company to the state as part of an effort to become a hub for the industry. The first U.S. offshore wind farm began operating off Block Island, Rhode Island, in late 2016, and Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo...

Man accused in 1987 Canada abduction pleads guilty in US

Aug. 22, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Canadian man who authorities say abducted his toddler son in Toronto in 1987 and lived on the lam for 31 years pleaded guilty Thursday to a U.S. charge in Connecticut. Allan Mann Jr. admitted to a federal judge in New Haven that he provided false information about his identity to...

Hong Kong cuts taxes to shore up economy amid protests

Aug. 16, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government announced tax cuts and higher social spending Thursday to reverse a deepening economic slump aggravated by anti-government protests and the U.S.-Chinese tariff war. The territory's financial secretary, Paul Chan, cut this year's official growth forecast to 0 to 1%,...

EU slaps biodiesel duties on Indonesia over subsidy concerns

Aug. 13, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it has imposed extra duties on imports of biodiesel from Indonesia, claiming that the government in the Southeast Asian country is subsidizing the fuel. The EU's executive commission said Tuesday that a probe "found that Indonesian biodiesel producers benefit from...

Report: Costs in most states exceed subsidies for child care

Aug. 13, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Child care costs in most states exceed federal subsidy payments provided to low-income parents, according to a newly released report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, leaving working families with few affordable options. The report , released...