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Groups: EPA has dragged heels on oil dispersant rules

Mar. 25, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups and women from Alaska and Louisiana say the Environmental Protection Agency has dragged its heels on issuing rules for oil spill dispersants, and they're ready to sue to demand them. They say dispersants such as Corexit, used during the Exxon Valdez and BP oil...

Cal star Andrew Vaughn not concerned about topping last year

Mar. 13, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — As California baseball got started again, Andrew Vaughn wanted no part of putting pressure on himself to top a sophomore season during which he had one of the best years in college baseball and won the Golden Spikes award as the top player in the country. His encore has been...

Iranian-Americans nurture new generations after revolution

Feb. 12, 2019 10:36 AM EST

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Minoo Sharifan came to the United States from Iran in the 1970s for graduate school, and like many others, wound up settling in America, starting a career and raising her family while a revolution upended her homeland and fractured relations with the U.S. The two countries remain...

2 baseball scouts have intriguing ties to Super Bowl QBs

Jan. 29, 2019 2:16 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Montreal Expos would be thrilled with this Super Bowl. And those who used to be part of the defunct baseball franchise's evaluation process certainly are, even all these years later. Gone from the game for nearly 15 years, the former club has ties to both quarterbacks in Sunday's...