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Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on U.S. lands

The Trump administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to capture methane – a key contributor to climate change that’s released in huge amounts during …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Man opens fire at his Wisconsin office, 3 seriously hurt

A heavily armed man opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company Wednesday, seriously wounding three people before being fatally shot by police as employees ran from the …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

Trump says ‘hard to imagine’ Kavanaugh assaulted woman

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the White House and Republican supporters of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination would have to “make a decision” on going forward if the woman accusing …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for at least 37 deaths, including …


Despite sexism claims, Riot Games lands Mastercard deal

Riot Games is adding its first global sponsor, even as the esports giant behind League of Legends contends with backlash over claims it has fostered a sexist culture. Riot says …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands …


With declassification, Trump preps latest Russia probe punch

President Donald Trump has opened a new front in his efforts to discredit the origins of the Justice Department’s Russia probe, with the White House saying he will declassify a …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

Flood victims get food and water; rain spreads to Northeast

Stranded by Florence’s epic floods days after the hurricane hit North Carolina, Wilmington residents lined up by the hundreds Tuesday for free food, water and tarps, while officials managed to …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on U.S. imports

China on Tuesday announced a tariff hike on $60 billion of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump’s latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing’s technology policy.


Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe

President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI’s Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and …


Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies and potentially raising prices …


Noah’s Ark school bus: Truck driver rescues 64 dogs and cats from Hurricane Florence

Tony Alsup had been on the road since Monday, when he hopped in his bus and headed toward the coast, committed to rescuing as many animals as possible ahead of …


Trump plans to slap 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, sources say

China will reject new trade talks if President Donald Trump moves ahead with the next round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, throwing into doubt the prospect of a diplomatic …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 1:37 p.m.

Witness: Circus camel that hurt 7 spooked by thrown shovel

A startled camel started bucking during a circus when a child apparently threw a shovel at its feet, injuring six children and an adult and causing frightened circusgoers to flee …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast

Florence, which is blamed for the deaths of at least 19 people, still had abundant rain and top winds around 30 mph on Monday. Forecasters said it was expected to …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Kavanaugh, accuser called to testify before Senate committee

The woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her is willing to tell her story in public to a Senate panel considering his nomination to the Supreme Court, her …


Residents allowed to return to homes after gas explosions

Residents in communities north of Boston that were rocked by natural gas explosions were given the green light Sunday to return to their homes.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil Sunday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly …


Scientists look to map the genes of thousands of animals

A group of scientists unveiled the first results Thursday of an ambitious effort to map the genes of tens of thousands of animal species, a project they said could help …


Chinese scientist pleads guilty in plot to steal GSK secrets

A Chinese scientist has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal biopharmaceutical trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline in what prosecutors said was a scheme to set up companies in China to market …


Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts

There’s a bumper crop of squirrels in New England, and the frenetic critters are frustrating farmers by chomping their way through apple orchards, pumpkin patches and corn fields.


California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault

Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago. Since Wednesday, she …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

A club of their own: The story of a secret poker society started by pioneering African-Americans

In 1942, a group of black professionals in DC wanted to play poker on weekends. Segregation prevented them from joining social clubs, and Howard University – where many worked – …


Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge

Cyclists and hikers explored a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado on Saturday, while a protester in a gas mask brought …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

MS-13 is suspected of killing her daughter. Now she is dead in a dispute over the memorial.

Almost exactly two years ago, mourners gathered at Brentwood High School on Long Island to remember teenagers Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens, who were allegedly killed by suspected MS-13 gang …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Investigator: No evidence Boston-area gas explosions intentional

There’s no evidence to suggest the gas explosions that rocked communities north of Boston were intentional, a federal investigator said Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Sheriff: U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing 4 women

A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four prostitutes was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman managed to escape from him and notify the authorities, law enforcement officials …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

Police: Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod

A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state’s first shark attack fatality in …