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Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act

Oct. 16, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

MONROE, Wash. (AP) — At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious fumes. When black oil dripped onto desks and floors, they caught leaks with a bucket and duct-taped oil-stained...

Agency eyes big revamp of Wall Street whistleblower program

Oct. 12, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal agency is moving with little fanfare to revamp one of the most successful whistleblower programs in the government, alarming advocates who warn the changes will set back efforts to police Wall Street and punish corporate fraud. Much like the whistleblower system for intelligence...

Germany wants to ban weed killer linked to bee decline

Sep. 4, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany plans to ban the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in weed killer Roundup, over concerns it is leading to a decline of bees and other insects. The Cabinet agreed Wednesday to start phasing out glyphosate next year and ban all use in Germany by the end of 2023. Monsanto, the...

Dicamba complaints continue despite federal, state efforts

Aug. 31, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — For the third straight year, a volatile pesticide is damaging crops across the Midwest and South, despite federal and state efforts to lessen the drift. Since 2017, farmers have sprayed an increasing amount of the weed killer, called dicamba, on soybean and cotton crops genetically...

Elanco becomes 2nd largest animal health co after $7.6B deal

Aug. 20, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elanco Animal Health will spend $7.6 billion to acquire Bayer AG's veterinary medicines business, which would make it the second-largest animal health company. Elanco said Tuesday that it will pay $5.3 billion, or about 70% of the total price, in cash and the rest in stock. The deal...