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Farmers blame Trump for biofuels rule they view as betrayal

Oct. 16, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Agriculture commodity groups and some farmers expressed frustration and anger Wednesday with a rule released by the Environmental Protection Agency that they said fails to uphold a promise President Donald Trump made 12 days ago to fulfill the intent of an ethanol law passed by...

Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act

Oct. 16, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

MONROE, Wash. (AP) — At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious fumes. When black oil dripped onto desks and floors, they caught leaks with a bucket and duct-taped oil-stained...

Mississippi candidates swap accusations of favors for donors

Oct. 16, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The major-party nominees for Mississippi governor are accusing each other of doing political favors for campaign donors. Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood says Wednesday that Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves helped enact laws that expand companies' ability to offer high-interest...

Sutter Health, California settle massive antitrust case

Oct. 16, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California's largest hospital systems has reached an agreement to settle a massive class-action lawsuit over allegations that it abused its market power and has been overcharging patients for medical bills. Wednesday's announcement of an agreement offered no details but came...

Lamont still hopeful for "doable" transportation plan

Oct. 16, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont says he's still working to get state lawmakers "on board" with his latest plan to upgrade Connecticut's roads and bridges. Lamont said Wednesday his administration is talking daily with legislative leaders to secure support before the proposal is rolled...

Seward Highway snowplow plan raises lawmaker concerns

Oct. 16, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — State highway officials are reducing snowplow service on the Seward Highway and Kenai Peninsula legislators say their communities will suffer. Citing a budget cutback, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public announced it will not send out plows on the stretch of highway...

Court: Stacking bodies at Arizona funeral homes punishable

Oct. 16, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Mesa funeral home owner who fought a punishment from state industry regulators for stacking containers of remains is ending her legal fight. Marc Harris, Arizona's assistant attorney general, informed the Arizona State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers at a meeting Tuesday that...

UN labor body: Qatar pledges to end 'kafala' employment laws

Oct. 16, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The energy-rich nation of Qatar is pledging to fully eliminate a labor system that ties foreign workers to their employer and requires them to have their company's permission to leave the country. That's according to the United Nations' International Labor Organization,...

Forest Service, Colorado county to hire enforcement officers

Oct. 16, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado county has announced plans to collaborate with a federal forest agency to create and fill two wildlife enforcer positions. Aspen Daily News reports that Pitkin County commissioners agreed Tuesday to form a $100,000 contract with the U.S. Forest Service to create two full-time...

Regulators put most Mountain Valley construction on hold

Oct. 16, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are putting a temporary stop to most construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline amid litigation over key project permits. An official with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission told Mountain Valley on Tuesday that it must cease construction activity along all...