More Environmental Protection Agency Articles

  • New $1B power line to improve South Texas service

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Construction continues on a new $1 billion electricity line in South Texas that officials said will not only improve service in the state's Rio Grande Valley but also allow energy generated in South Texas to be delivered to the rest of the state. The project was approved...

  • Key West installs plaque honoring Diana Nyad

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A bronze plaque honoring endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has been installed on the Florida Keys beach where last year she successfully ended a 53-hour swim from Havana without a shark cage. Nyad staggered ashore at Smathers Beach in Key West on Sept. 2, 2013, after swimming...

  • Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces

    HRABSKE, Ukraine (AP) — Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week's battles. With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of Hrabske must scrape for a living and at least scrap...

  • Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town. Nouri al-Maliki made the comments...

  • Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif again vowed he would not step...

  • Cousin arrested in Dallas girl's death

    DALLAS (AP) — The 17-year-old cousin of a 5-year-old Dallas girl found dead in vacant apartment has been arrested in her death. Dallas police said Monday that Angel Lizandro Sanches-Zenteno has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of Kathrine Alejandra Gonzalez, whose body...

  • Man charged in 2 stabbing deaths

    ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police have arrested a man they say fatally stabbed his stepbrother and a woman during a robbery in a home in Rosedale. Police on Friday arrested 45-year-old Carlos Lomax and charged him with two counts of first-degree murder. Officers say Lomax killed...

  • Nigerian forces clash with Boko Haram fighters

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning. The militants arrived Monday morning in armored tanks and trucks and tried to take over the town, said the...

  • Health care workers feel cost-cutting pressure

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks - but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was picketing outside the Dunkirk facility and a union voted to authorize a strike. In Niagara County,...

  • Retired AP newsman dies at 76

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Hodgman, a former Associated Press newsman who worked for the cooperative for 39 years, has died. He was 76. His wife Marion says Hodgman died Friday at a New York hospital 18 months after he was diagnosed with cancer. Hodgman began his AP career in 1962 in Hartford,...

  • Raw: Iraq Forces Battle Militants

    Video obtained by the Associated Press showed Iraqi government forces and Shiite militias firing towards militants from the Islamic State group on Monday. (Sept. 1) FREELANCE VIDEO - AP CLIENTS ONLY Soleiman Beik - 1 Sept 2014 1. Various of Iraqi government forces taking cover UPSOUND:...

  • Rights group: Witness for report on Egypt detained

    CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Monday one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer was detained, calling for his release. The New York-based group said in a statement that the witness, Mohammed Tareq, was detained during a protest in Egypt's...

  • Early Oregon pear harvest falls below expectations

    MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Midway through an early harvest, one of the world's largest pear growers says its Rogue Valley crop isn't meeting expectations. Medford-based Naumes Inc. said the harvest is two weeks ahead of schedule and it looks like the yield will be 15 percent below normal. The company...

  • Big Labor: Eat only 'union-made' for Labor Day BBQ

    Make that Labor Day barbecue a union-made feast, says the AFL-CIO, which provides a list of labor-made hot dogs, beer and ice cream.

  • Solar power set to double for seventh straight year

    While solar's slice of the U.S. electricity pie is still small -- it accounted for just 0.2 percent of total generation in 2013 -- the electric utility industry is viewing it as a disruptive force.



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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  • Small Ball in Wisconsin

    West Allis, Wis. --  Scott Walker looked relaxed. Dressed in light blue Levi’s jeans, a navy polo shirt, and white and gray Nike sneakers, the Wisconsin governor had just finished speaking at a...

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  • Democrats Take the Low Road

    Conway, Ark. "Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola,” a TV ad in Arkansas declared last week. The ad came from Democrat Mark Pryor, who is running for reelection to...

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