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UN climate talks in Poland go into overtime

Dec. 15, 2018 2:47 AM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Officials from around the world are still working to agree on the fine print of the Paris climate accord after two weeks of talks, even as workers dismantle sections of the conferenced venue around them. Diplomats and ministers prepared for a closing meeting at noon Saturday, a day...

Nevada awards 61 more recreational pot dispensary licenses

Dec. 15, 2018 12:40 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A few cannabis companies are reaping riches after the latest Nevada dispensary licensing round. Green Growth Brands and TapRoot Holdings have each been awarded seven licenses to operate in the state, while GreenMart NLV took home four. Nevada awarded 61 conditional recreational dispensary...

Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

Dec. 15, 2018 12:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now. In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled...

Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage

Dec. 15, 2018 12:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of the country. For 2019, premiums are stable, more plans are available, and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help. But so far sign-ups have been lagging when...

Japanese boat owners charged with helping smuggle shark fins

Dec. 14, 2018 10:04 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. prosecutors in Hawaii are accusing the owners and officers of a Japanese fishing boat of helping Indonesian fishermen smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins, worth about $58,000 on the black market. It's against U.S. law to remove the fins of sharks at sea. Prosecutors say the fishermen...

The Latest: 10 fishermen plead guilty in shark fin case

Dec. 14, 2018 10:00 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on shark fin smuggling charges (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Ten Indonesian fishermen who were arrested in Hawaii and charged with attempting to smuggle shark fins have plead guilty to a lesser charge. Court records show four of them pleaded guilty Friday morning to a misdemeanor...

Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women's rights groups

Dec. 14, 2018 8:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves. The announcement comes as the network's crisis deepens, with...

California is first state to mandate zero-emission bus fleet

Dec. 14, 2018 7:56 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California moved Friday to eliminate climate-changing fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road. The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously to require...

Court: Testimony from OxyContin maker must be unsealed

Dec. 14, 2018 7:34 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky appeals court says the secret testimony from a former president of one of the world's largest manufacturers of dangerously addictive opioid painkillers must be released to the public. A three-judge panel ruled Friday the deposition of Richard Sackler must be unsealed, along...

California alleges utility falsified pipeline safety records

Dec. 14, 2018 7:33 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Regulators on Friday accused one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco. The California...