- Obama prods world on climate change, faces pushback at home Updated: Nov-29-15 8:52 pm
PARIS - Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.
- The Latest: Obama visits site of Paris concert attack Updated: Nov-29-15 7:16 pm
PARIS - The latest from the much-anticipated U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local:
- Judge: Regulators should air Brown e-mails on nuclear plant Updated: Nov-29-15 5:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco judge urged state regulators to release e-mails about a multibillion-dollar deal with two utilities that shut down the San Onofre nuclear plant in San Diego County.
- The Latest: Polish PM against new quota of sharing migrants Updated: Nov-29-15 4:25 pm
BRUSSELS - The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:
- Economic downturn hits Wyoming counties Updated: Nov-29-15 2:40 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Many county commissions throughout the state have frozen hiring, banned travel, scaled back construction projects and are considering dipping into savings in the face of lower revenues.
- Despite saving lives, air ambulance companies under fire Updated: Nov-29-15 2:09 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - Earlier this month, a Summit Air Ambulance helicopter raced up Hyalite Canyon south of Bozeman in search of a skier impaled on a tree.
- Republicans introduce bill to shift federal road funds Updated: Nov-29-15 1:13 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican legislators have created a bill that would shift federal road-building dollars from local work to state projects, a move that would exempt local projects from federal prevailing wage requirements.
- Utility's use of growth regulator on trees draws concern Updated: Nov-29-15 12:02 pm
MUNCIE, Indiana - Electric utility Indiana Michigan Power's use of a pesticide to hinder the growth of thousands of trees has drawn concerns from some homeowners.
- California governor in Paris to push pact to curb emissions Updated: Nov-29-15 11:05 am
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to the U.N. Climate Change conference, which opens Monday, where he will promote the state's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and urge other states and provinces to sign on to his climate pact.
- Vermont targets roads to reduce Lake Champlain pollution Updated: Nov-29-15 10:59 am
DANVILLE, Vermont - From paved city streets to hilly dirt roads, runoff from Vermont's roadways contributes more than 10 percent of the pollution flowing into Lake Champlain that fuels toxic algae blooms in its bays.
- Nebraska prison riot damage could cost state $1.5 million Updated: Nov-29-15 10:09 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Fixing the damage caused by a southeast Nebraska prison riot cost far more than initially predicted and could take until mid-2016 to complete, according to estimates released by the corrections department.
- Nuclear crossroad: California reactors face uncertain future Updated: Nov-28-15 6:37 pm
LOS ANGELES - Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. envisioned Diablo Canyon as a linchpin in the state's green energy future, with its low-carbon electricity illuminating homes to nearly midcentury.
- Judge rules against 13-year-old in climate change challenge Updated: Nov-28-15 5:52 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A judge has ruled against a 13-year-old girl who took North Carolina to court over climate change, but the eighth-grader says she'll continue to fight for environmental protections.
- Judge rules against 13-year-old in climate change challenge Updated: Nov-28-15 5:49 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A judge has ruled against a 13-year-old who took North Carolina to court over climate change.
- Burn bans in effect in Pierce and Snohomish counties Updated: Nov-28-15 5:38 pm
TACOMA, Washington - Stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution has prompted the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to maintain a Stage 2 burn ban in Pierce and Snohomish counties.
- Audit: School bus inspection program skips smaller vehicles Updated: Nov-28-15 4:41 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A Nevada Highway Patrol program that inspects the state's school buses for safety is overlooking dozens of vehicles that don't fall under the traditional definition of a bus, according to state auditors.
- Wood-burning ban in effect in Eugene and Springfield Updated: Nov-28-15 12:51 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency has imposed a 24-hour ban on wood burning in Eugene and Springfield.
- Florida counties fight fracking push Updated: Nov-28-15 11:56 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Dozens of Florida cities and counties oppose a plan to give the state control over the oil and gas exploration process known as fracking.
- News Guide: What to know about December legislative session Updated: Nov-28-15 11:48 am
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Legislature returns Tuesday for two or three weeks of voting with a number of issues on tap before it adjourns for the year.
- Proposals would set age 21 as minimum for buying smokes Updated: Nov-28-15 9:50 am
BOSTON - As Boston considers raising the legal age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products in the city from 18 to 21, Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing the possibility of a making such a change on a statewide basis.
- Race to settle budget fight means resolving policy disputes Updated: Nov-28-15 9:30 am
WASHINGTON - Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules.
- Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories Updated: Nov-28-15 12:05 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.
- Gay marriage is legal but not on tribal lands Updated: Nov-27-15 5:22 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up.
- Marijuana club opens in former Fairbanks wine bar Updated: Nov-27-15 3:24 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A marijuana club that allows consumption but not sales quietly opened this week in Fairbanks and its owners say they are operating within state law.
- Hundreds gather in Cuba in frustration at Ecuador visa rule Updated: Nov-27-15 3:14 pm
HAVANA - Hundreds of angry Cubans confronted police and Ecuadoran embassy officials in an unusual display of public discontent on Friday after the surprise announcement of a new visa requirement aimed at choking off this year's historic overland emigration of Cubans across more than 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) of South and Central America to the U.S. border with Mexico.