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FDA temporarily suspends order banning Juul cigarettes

Jul. 05, 2022 22:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued an administrative stay Tuesday on the order it issued last month for vaping company Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market. The agency said on Twitter that the stay temporarily suspends the marketing denial...

Regulator urges Germans to prepare for possible gas shortage

Jul. 02, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Fearing Russia might cut off natural gas supplies, the head of Germany's regulatory agency for energy called on residents Saturday to save energy and to prepare for winter, when use increases. Federal Network Agency President Klaus Mueller urged house and apartment...

New semi trailers to have stronger rear impact crash guards

Jun. 30, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Starting in about two years, all new semi trailers in the U.S. will have to have stronger guards to stop cars from sliding under them in rear-end crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that it finalized the requirement....

Relicensing for Idaho Power's Hells Canyon Project advancing

Jun. 27, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho public utility’s nearly two-decade effort to renew its license for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon Border is moving forward with federal regulators announcing plans to update an environmental study. The Federal...

Massive water, wind and solar project in Idaho advances

Jun. 07, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials have initiated a licensing process for a water, wind and solar energy project in southwestern Idaho that could power nearly 300,000 homes. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday said it’s starting consultation with the U.S. Fish and...

Ruling in securities case could mean limits on regulators

May. 20, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A divided federal appeals court panel in New Orleans has vacated stiff financial penalties imposed on a hedge fund manager by the Securities and Exchange Commission, ruling that he was unconstitutionally denied a jury trial by the agency. This week's 2-1 ruling...

Report says Michigan 2020 dam failures were 'preventable'

May. 04, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The failure of two Michigan dams that forced evacuation of 10,000 people and destroyed 150 homes was “foreseeable and preventable,” resulting from errors and miscalculations over nearly a century, an expert panel said Wednesday. The Edenville Dam on...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Apr. 19, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: April 13 The Guardian say the cost of living crisis is a global emergency The UK is sliding into a social and economic crisis, the likes of which its people have not seen for decades....

Natural gas pipeline future in doubt after SCOTUS rejection

Apr. 18, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a St. Louis-based natural gas company's appeal of a lower court's decision that could close a pipeline that runs through parts of Illinois and Missouri. The court rejected Spire Inc.'s appeal without comment. Spire President Scott...

Can cancer blood tests live up to promise of saving lives?

Apr. 15, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

Joyce Ares had just turned 74 and was feeling fine when she agreed to give a blood sample for research. So she was surprised when the screening test came back positive for signs of cancer. After a repeat blood test, a PET scan and a needle biopsy, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin...