- Obama expects better US-Israel ties after Iran deal in place Updated: Aug-28-15 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday compared tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and said he expects quick improvements in ties between the longtime allies once the accord is implemented.
- Budget on Georgia nuclear plant level, uncertainty remains Updated: Aug-28-15 3:12 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia Power reported Friday the cost to build a nuclear plant was holding steady, but there's significant uncertainty whether those numbers will stick.
- EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling Updated: Aug-28-15 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states.
- Vote tally in favor of Iran deal climbs to 30 in Senate Updated: Aug-28-15 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware on Friday became the 30th senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum for the White House-backed agreement grows.
- Amid backlash, Iowa co-op drops planned fee for solar hookup Updated: Aug-28-15 12:47 pm
PELLA, Iowa - Facing a backlash from solar energy advocates and an inquiry from regulators, a rural Iowa electricity cooperative has dropped a plan to charge customers who install solar panels on their homes and businesses a special $85 monthly charge.
- Fairbanks politicians warned for violating 'billboard law' Updated: Aug-28-15 8:42 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Politicians in Fairbanks and the rest of the state are receiving letters warning them to keep campaign signs compliant with the billboard law.
- Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs Updated: Aug-28-15 8:21 am
TOKYO - Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers.
- Things to know: EPA water rules take effect in some states Updated: Aug-28-15 3:21 am
WASHINGTON - New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday - but only in some states.
- W.Va. relaxes restrictions for small-scale rabbit growers Updated: Aug-28-15 3:13 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A new law allows small-scale rabbit growers in West Virginia to sell the animals' meat at farmers' markets and through consignment shops after registering with the state Department of Agriculture.
- Doctor fights charges he misled patients about marijuana Updated: Aug-28-15 1:57 am
CHICAGO - Supporters of an Illinois doctor who's in trouble for a marijuana recommendation say his case could have a chilling effect on other doctors' participation in the state's medical cannabis pilot program.
- Candidates looking to replace Schock meet for another debate Updated: Aug-27-15 11:08 pm
WASHINGTON, Illinois - The two candidates seeking Illinois' 18th Congressional District seat vacated by Aaron Schock for the most part reiterated their positions on the economy Thursday during a second debate in as many days.
- Californians cut water without state imposing fines Updated: Aug-27-15 7:49 pm
FRESNO, California - For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.
- California Senate advances vaping, smoking regulation bills Updated: Aug-27-15 7:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Democratic lawmakers advanced a package of tobacco regulation bills on Thursday, reviving proposals that earlier stalled in the Legislature amid opposition from tobacco companies.
- EPA seeking up to $177K in fines against Tenn. lawmaker Updated: Aug-27-15 6:23 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A state lawmaker is facing up to $177,500 in fines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for discharging waste from his northwestern Tennessee hog farm without a permit.
- Ride-sharing service regulations gets final legislative OK Updated: Aug-27-15 5:39 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina legislature gave its final OK to state regulations Thursday for ride-sharing companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, a move supporters say will protect consumers and drivers of the mobile phone-based services and encourage competition.
- US regulators, Millstone nuke plant settle dispute Updated: Aug-27-15 3:59 pm
WATERFORD, Connecticut - The parent company of Connecticut's nuclear plant and federal regulators have reached a settlement over the plant operator's decision, without regulatory approval, to halt the use of a safety-related pump in the event of a severe accident.
- Google rejects EU anti-trust allegations as flawed Updated: Aug-27-15 3:40 pm
BRUSSELS - Google rejected on Thursday a complaint by Europe's competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web searches to promote its own products.
- Documents: Workers had no way to issue warning after spill Updated: Aug-27-15 3:38 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally unleashed toxic waste water from a Colorado gold mine, according to government documents released Thursday.
- Job search mandate, unemployment tax change goes to governor Updated: Aug-27-15 1:13 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Changes to unemployment insurance laws that require more job search activities by benefit recipients are now headed to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory.
- W.Va. regulators cite 2 companies in fatal mine accidents Updated: Aug-27-15 12:13 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Two companies have been cited by West Virginia regulators for alleged violations found during investigations of separate fatal mine accidents.
- Spain officials dismiss 'gag-law' fine for woman over photo Updated: Aug-27-15 7:48 am
MADRID - Authorities say a woman who posted a photograph on social media of a police car parked in a disabled parking space did not break the much-criticized new Public Security Law - known as the "gag law" - and will not be fined.
- Virginia AG asks court to dismiss uranium moratorium lawsuit Updated: Aug-27-15 2:07 am
DANVILLE, Virginia - Attorney General Mark Herring's office has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to end a decades-old state moratorium on uranium mining.
- Bill would raise California cigarette tax by $2 per pack Updated: Aug-26-15 9:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A bill to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters say would curb smoking deaths and critics argue would place an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses.
- ND regulator: Industry unlikely to meet flaring target Updated: Aug-26-15 7:10 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's oil industry likely won't meet a Jan. 1 target set by new self-imposed rules that require reducing the amount of natural gas burned off as a byproduct of oil production, the state's top energy regulator said Wednesday.
- Judge says Arizona Medicaid plan hospital fee constitutional Updated: Aug-26-15 6:41 pm
PHOENIX - A judge ruled Wednesday that a hospital assessment that pays for the expansion of the state's Medicaid program did not require a supermajority vote of the Legislature to be enacted and is therefore constitutional.