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Secretary of Labor nominee Eugene Scalia speaks during his nomination hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
September 26, 2019 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has confirmed lawyer Eugene Scalia, a son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as President Donald Trump's new labor secretary. The Senate voted Thursday along party lines, 53-44, to approve the nomination. Scalia spent much of his career as...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2016 file photo, a city worker uses a power washer to clean the sidewalk by a tent city along Division Street in San Francisco. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says California is falling short on preventing water pollution, largely because of its problem with homelessness in cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler outlined the complaints Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 in a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 26, 2019 - 1:53 pm
California is failing to protect its waters from pollution, partly because of a worsening problem with homelessness in large cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler outlined a series of alleged...
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September 26, 2019 - 3:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch bank ABN AMRO says it is under investigation for possible breaches of the Netherlands' money laundering and terrorism financing legislation. The bank announced the probe in a short statement Thursday and said it will cooperate fully with investigators. Earlier...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a multilateral meeting on Venezuela at the InterContinental New York Barclay hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 25, 2019 - 6:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump showed his support for the Venezuelan opposition Wednesday as he met with its delegation to the U.N. General Assembly instead of the official government delegation and called for an end to the "horrible and brutal oppression" of President Nicolas Maduro. Trump...
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FILE - This June 16, 2015, aerial file photo, shows the Badger-Two Medicine area near the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and Glacier National Park, rear, in Montana. President Donald Trump's public lands steward, acting U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director William Perry Pendley, has recused himself from dealings with a company seeking to drill in the Badger-Two Medicine following criticism from U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and environmentalists. (Tristan Scott/Flathead Beacon via AP, File)
September 25, 2019 - 6:07 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration's top steward of public lands has recused himself from work involving dozens of former clients following conflict of interest allegations from Democratic lawmakers and environmental advocates, federal officials disclosed Wednesday. Acting Bureau of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York. Philip Morris and Altria have ended merger talks and JUUL’s CEO is stepping down from the top post as criticism over vaping continues to intensify. The companies confirmed last month that they were in discussions, more than a decade after splitting itself into two companies. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
September 25, 2019 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest electronic cigarette maker will stop advertising its devices in the U.S. and replace its chief executive as mysterious breathing illnesses and an explosion in teen vaping have triggered efforts to crack down on the largely unregulated industry. Juul Labs Inc...
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September 25, 2019 - 4:24 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seventeen states sued the Trump administration Wednesday to block rules weakening the Endangered Species Act, saying the changes would make it tougher to protect wildlife even in the midst of a global extinction crisis. The lawsuit, in federal court in San Francisco, follows a...
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President Donald Trump tours a section of the southern border wall, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Otay Mesa, Calif,. with the Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, left, acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan, far right and acting Homeland Secretary Kevin McAleenan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 25, 2019 - 1:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a measure that blocks President Donald Trump from using emergency powers to raid the budget for construction projects on military bases as a way to pay for building his fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Eleven Republicans voted to rebuke the president on a...
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September 25, 2019 - 12:30 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An advisory commission has urged the Dutch government to adopt a broad package of measures including lowering the speed limit on some roads and buying up old, inefficient cattle farms to reduce the country's nitrogen emissions. The recommendations published Wednesday...
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FILE - This Friday, June 16, 2017, file photo shows the Google logo at a gadgets show in Paris. Google won a major case in the European Union on Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, when the bloc's top court ruled that the U.S. internet giant doesn't have to extend the EU's "right to be forgotten" rules to its search engines outside the region. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
September 25, 2019 - 9:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Google said Wednesday it will tweak how it shows previews for news stories in France but won't pay license fees to publishers when the country brings in new European Union copyright rules. The U.S. tech giant will stop showing a snippet — a few lines of text — and a small thumbnail...
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