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Nevada will seek new court order to remove plutonium

Aug. 16, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada isn't giving up its push to get the Trump administration to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly shipped to a site near Las Vegas last year, learning from an appeals court defeat and planning a challenge that gets to the heart of the fight. State Attorney General Aaron...

Court rules for US in fight over Nevada plutonium shipment

Aug. 13, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled against Nevada in a battle with the U.S. government over its secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas but the state's attorney general says the fight isn't over yet. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

E-cigarette giant Juul's campaign donations favor Democrats

Aug. 2, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry. The donations from Juul's political action committee...

New bid to drill for oil and gas in Nevada's Ruby Mountains

Jul. 26, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Energy speculators are once again targeting a national forest in Nevada's Ruby Mountains for oil and gas drilling. Critics say a second attempt to unlock the federal land for fossil fuel development is unlikely to succeed after the U.S. Forest Service determined in March that oil and gas...

The Latest: Facebook denies that it's a monopoly

Jul. 16, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat from Colorado, sought to pin down Facebook on the subject of "monopoly" during a hearing on the power of Big Tech. Facebook argues it is not a monopoly because it has...

US Senate panel takes up what to do with nuclear waste

Jun. 27, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's been more than a decade since the U.S. government was supposed to begin moving spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at dozens of commercial reactors around the country to a repository in the Nevada desert. The Obama administration halted development of a proposed...