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St. Louis-area residents make plea for compensation for illnesses tied to nuclear contamination

Apr. 05, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

Karen Nickel has been dealing with lupus and other illnesses for years, illnesses she blames on childhood exposure to a suburban St. Louis creek where Cold War-era nuclear waste was dumped decades ago. It's time, she said Friday, for the federal government to start making amends. ...

Senate passes bill to compensate Americans exposed to radiation by the government

Mar. 07, 2024 20:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed legislation Thursday that would compensate Americans exposed to radiation by the government by renewing a law initially passed more than three decades ago. The bill by Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., would expand the...

Homes near St. Louis County creek are being tested after radioactive contamination found in yards

Mar. 05, 2024 14:06 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal agency is examining soil beneath homes in a small suburban St. Louis subdivision to determine if residents are living atop Cold War era nuclear contamination. But activists say the testing needs to be far more widespread. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

As some call for his ouster, McConnell pushes back on GOP critics: 'They've had their shot'

Feb. 09, 2024 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of negotiations and delays, the Senate on Thursday voted to move forward on legislation that would provide wartime aid to Ukraine and Israel. While far from a final vote, it was a momentary victory for Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, a strong supporter of the aid...

Meta, TikTok and other social media CEOs testify in heated Senate hearing on child exploitation

Jan. 31, 2024 20:27 PM EST

Sexual predators. Addictive features. Suicide and eating disorders. Unrealistic beauty standards. Bullying. These are just some of the issues young people are dealing with on social media — and children's advocates and lawmakers say companies are not doing enough to protect them. ...