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Colorado Editorial Roundup

Sep. 18, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

The Pueblo Chieftain, Sept. 17, on new state park opening up: Fisher's Peak has tantalized outdoor enthusiasts in Southern Colorado for years. The mountain near Trinidad has been as inaccessible — at least legally — as it is beautiful. But that will be changing soon. Last week, Gov. Jared Polis...

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

Sep. 18, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators. In a tweet, Trump said his move would result in less expensive and safer cars. He insisted that new cars...

Casualties in fight over new gas pipelines: The customers

Sep. 18, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

Chris Miles and his partners were ready to open their new seaside barbecue joint just in time for the summer season when they got stunning news: There would be no gas to fuel the fryers, griddles and stoves. National Grid, the utility that serves the Rockaway Beach section of Queens, refused to turn on natural...

The Latest: Trump says California can't set fuel standards

Sep. 18, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and California's fuel emissions standards (all times local): 11:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators. In a tweet, Trump...

Trump: Administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards tougher than national ones

Sep. 18, 2019 11:27 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump: Administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards tougher than national ones.

West Nile virus cases reported in Eastern Oregon

Sep. 18, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — There's been a small outbreak of West Nile virus infections in Eastern Oregon this year. West Nile is a virus carried by mosquitos. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that this year there were five cases in humans, in Harney, Deschutes and Malheur counties. There were also four cases in...

Residents seek backup power as storms, fires cause blackouts

Sep. 18, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change has led to deadlier wildfire seasons in the American West and more severe hurricanes and storms barreling up the Southern and Eastern coasts. The dramatic weather frequently knocks out power, leading some residents of storm-ridden or fire-prone areas to seek backup power...

AP Photos: Night fishing in moonlit sea in eerie silence

Sep. 18, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

STEWART TOWN, Jamaica (AP) — The warm tropical air gently pushes waves against the concrete steps leading down a cliff and into the ocean — the jumping-off point tonight for night spearfishermen in the small village of Stewart Town on Jamaica's north shore. Down those same steps is where some of...

Woman's good deed leads to rat infestation in neighborhood

Sep. 18, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — No good deed goes unpunished. That was what one Waitt Road resident found out when her efforts to feed the area's wildlife led to a rat infestation in the neighborhood. Ward 2 Councilor Rick Starbard said he was notified of the problem two months ago by multiple neighbors. Only in the...

South Korea confirms 2nd case of African swine fever

Sep. 18, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday confirmed a second case of African swine fever near its border with North Korea, raising concerns that the outbreak could spread and wreak havoc on the country's massive pig herds. Officials were planning to cull some 5,000 pigs raised at a farm in the...