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In Lebanon, Syrian refugees face new pressure to go home

Jun. 20, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

ARSAL, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese authorities are making their most aggressive campaign yet for Syrian refugees to return home and are taking action to ensure they can't put down roots. Mirroring the rise of anti-migrant sentiment in Europe and around the world, some in Lebanon say that after eight years of...

Boeing eyes more 737 Max sales after post-crash drought

Jun. 20, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Boeing's post-crash business slump may be coming to an end. The plane maker said Thursday that it's in negotiations with several customers interested in buying the 737 Max jet, as it tries to rebuild trust in the plane and its own reputation after two Max crashes that killed 346 people. But...

Alaska Congress members ask to tap relief funds for seafood

Jun. 20, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's congressional delegation says the state's fishermen and seafood processors should be included in a federal trade war relief package. The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that lawmakers have asked the Trump administration to give its seafood industry access to $15...

Regulators set to mull summertime Arizona power shutoff ban

Jun. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — State regulators are set to debate emergency rules barring most Arizona electric utilities from disconnecting power to customers who are late on their bills from June 1 through Sept. 30. The proposal is set for discussion and a possible vote at the Arizona Corporation Commission on Thursday....

The Latest: EPA chief eases rules on coal-fired power plants

Jun. 19, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an environmental rule covering coal-fired power plants (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The Trump administration has ordered a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants. Environmental Protection Agency chief...

Lawmakers OK emission cuts, farmworker rights

Jun. 19, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive carbon emission reduction goals and give new rights to farmworkers under proposals moving through the state Legislature Wednesday. With the session scheduled to end Wednesday, lawmakers planned to work through the night to wrap up work...

The Latest: New York lawmakers OK farmworker rights bill

Jun. 19, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Legislature as it works toward adjournment (all times local): 10 p.m. Lawmakers in Albany have voted to give farmworkers the right to organize, collect overtime and get a day off. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly passed the legislation Wednesday...

Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve

Jun. 19, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid scientists' increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move it predicted would revitalize America's sagging coal industry. As miners...

Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

Jun. 19, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners. Just hours after the social media giant unveiled early plans for the Libra cryptocurrency, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire insisted that only...

Officials: Bureaucracy meant no warning system in park death

Jun. 19, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say bureaucratic issues were behind the lack of a warning system at Cummins Falls State Park, where fast-moving water killed a 2-year-old earlier this month. Parks and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Jim Bryson told lawmakers Wednesday that after 2017 flooding,...