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Private, charter schools worry bus cuts will strand students

Aug. 14, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

Pennsylvania school districts that plan to start the year off virtually are facing a potentially thorny issue: What to do about bus transportation for students of private and charter schools offering face-to-face instruction. Some districts say they’ll continue to take these students to school, as usual,...

Montana copper mine posts reclamation bond, gets permit

Aug. 14, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana environmental regulators issued a mining permit to Tintina Montana Inc. for preparation work on a planned underground copper mine in central Montana, the Department of Environmental Quality said Friday. The permit was issued after Tintina posted a $4.6 million bond to cover the...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019 file photo a car drives through a darkened Montclair Village as Pacific Gas & Electric power shutdowns continue in Oakland, Calif. Pacific Gas and Electric promised regulators Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, that it has learned from its mishandling of deliberate blackouts and won't disrupt as many people's lives during the pandemic this year, when the utility expects to rely on outages to prevent its outdated grid from starting deadly fires. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

PG&E tells regulators upcoming outages will go more smoothly

Aug. 14, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric promised regulators Thursday that it has learned from its mishandling of deliberate blackouts and won’t disrupt as many people’s lives during the pandemic this year, when the utility expects to rely on outages to prevent its outdated grid from...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the sun shines through clouds above a shale gas drilling site in St. Mary's, Pa. President Donald Trump's administration is expected to undo Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Trump's EPA dumps methane emissions rule for oil, gas fields

Aug. 13, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is undoing Obama-era rules designed to limit potent greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier...

FILE - In this April 30, 2020 file photo, Ethan Cale walks from the American Airlines ticket counter in Salt Lake City.   American Airlines is planning to drop flights to up to 30 smaller U.S. cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires at the end of next month, an airline official familiar with the matter said Thursday, Aug. 13.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

Aug. 13, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is planning to drop flights to up to 30 smaller U.S. cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires at the end of next month, an airline executive familiar with the matter said Thursday. American agreed to keep serving those smaller cities as a condition...

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts addresses lawmakers in Lincoln, Neb., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, on the last day of a legislative session marked by major disruptions from the coronavirus and political feuds that often turned personal. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Nebraska lawmakers OK property tax credits as session ends

Aug. 13, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers approved new tax credits for homeowners, farmers and businesses and put more restrictions on abortions Thursday as they finished a session marred by ugly public disputes and criticism that they didn't do enough to address the coronavirus pandemic. The 60-day session...

Water flows from a showerhead on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Portland, Ore. The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow. But consumer and conservation groups said the Department of Energy’s proposed loosening of a 28-year-old energy law is silly, unnecessary and wasteful, especially as the West bakes through a historic two-decade-long megadrought. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)

Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rules

Aug. 13, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't getting wet enough. Publicly talking about the need to keep his hair “perfect,” President Donald Trump has made...

Federal judge rules against insurers in COVID-19 lawsuit

Aug. 13, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Four Missouri companies may proceed with a lawsuit seeking redress after their insurance company rejected their claims for coronavirus-related losses, a federal judge has ruled, in a decision that could have ramifications for hundreds of companies nationwide. “This is...

Vermont commits money to finish 93-mile trail in 2 years

Aug. 13, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont has committed the money needed to finish a 93-mile rail trail across the northern part of the state by the end of 2022. Gov. Phil Scott announced Wednesday the Legislature had authorized spending $2.8 million for the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, which will be...

Water flows from a showerhead on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Portland, Ore. The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow. But consumer and conservation groups said the Department of Energy’s proposed loosening of a 28-year-old energy law is silly, unnecessary and wasteful, especially as the West bakes through a historic two-decade-long megadrought. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)

Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rules

Aug. 12, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't getting wet enough. Publicly talking about the need to keep his hair “perfect,” President Donald Trump has made...