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Massachusetts nurses on strike back at the bargaining table

May. 06, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Nurses and officials at St. Vincent Hospital are still undergoing negotiations to resolve a strike that has carried into a third month. Both parties restarted negotiations Wednesday morning, with the talks continuing into the evening. ...

Consumer Reports tricks Tesla to drive with no one at wheel

Apr. 22, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Consumer Reports said Thursday it was able to easily trick a Tesla into driving in the car's Autopilot mode with no one at the wheel. Its test came just days after a Tesla crashed in Texas, killing the two men in the car. Authorities say...

AP sources: Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

Apr. 21, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans. The 50% target would nearly...

AP sources: Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

Apr. 20, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans. The 50% target would nearly...

Climate change creates migrants. Biden considers protections

Apr. 20, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ioane Teitiota and his wife fought for years to stay in New Zealand as refugees, arguing that rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten the very existence of the tiny Pacific island nation they fled, one of the lowest-lying countries on Earth. ...

Politicians express concerns about Cape machine gun range

Apr. 16, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Both U.S. senators from Massachusetts and the congressman who represents Cape Cod are expressing concerns about potential environmental effects from a machine gun training range planned for a National Guard base in the region. The range at Camp...

Senators to Biden: Waive vaccine intellectual property rules

Apr. 16, 2021 06:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten liberal senators are urging President Joe Biden to back India and South Africa’s appeal to the World Trade Organization to temporarily relax intellectual property rules so coronavirus vaccines can be manufactured by nations that are struggling to inoculate their...

Democrats begin long-shot push to expand the Supreme Court

Apr. 15, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of congressional Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to add four seats to the Supreme Court, a long-shot bid designed to counter the court’s rightward tilt during the Trump administration and criticized by Republicans as a potential power grab that would...

Supreme Court sides with Facebook in text message dispute

Apr. 01, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Facebook in a lawsuit over unwanted text notifications it sent, rejecting a claim that the messages violated the federal ban on robocalls. The high court's ruling for the Menlo Park,...

Legislation would support fare-free public transit systems

Mar. 30, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Legislation intended to boost support for public transportation, including state and local efforts to create fare-free transit systems, has been refiled in Congress by U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey. The bill would invest “heavily...