Government regulations

October 17, 2018 - 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it is putting off for at least a year any final announcement on a controversial proposal overhauling how the agency evaluates science. Critics say it could bar the use of landmark public health studies. EPA spokesman Michael Abboud said...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Missouri U.S. Senate candidates in the November election, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, and her Republican challenger Josh Hawley. In ads and speeches, McCaskill is pounding Missouri voters with a single message: Her Republican challenger wants to end health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Hawley, says it's not true and has been forced to defend himself. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 17, 2018 - 11:38 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In ads and speeches, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is pounding Missouri voters with a single message: Her Republican challenger wants to end health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The Republican, Attorney General Josh Hawley, says it...
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Brian Harriman, Cannabis NB president and CEO, speaks with media inside a Cannabis NB retail store in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Stephen MacGillivray/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 8:44 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government will announce that it will pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less when Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace Wednesday. A senior government official said those with a record will be...
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Members of the media attend a preview for one of Quebec's new cannabis stores in Montreal, Tuesday, Oct.1 6, 2018. Canada will become the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace when sales begin on midnight Wednesday. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 11:59 am
TORONTO (AP) — Canada will become the second and largest country with a legal, nationwide marijuana marketplace when sales begin at midnight in the easternmost province of Newfoundland. Tom Clarke will be among the first to legally sell recreational marijuana when his shop opens in Newfoundland. He...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2010 file photo, chickens poke their heads out of cages in Turner, Maine. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel, aluminum and other imported goods are threatening a trade deal with South Africa that gives U.S. chicken producers duty-free access to a market that had effectively been shut to them for years. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 16, 2018 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Which came first, the chicken or the trade war? Well before President Donald Trump began slapping tariffs on steel, aluminum and other imported goods, there was a deal with South Africa that gave U.S. chicken producers duty-free access to a market that had effectively been shut to...
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October 15, 2018 - 11:09 am
BOSTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about the federal investigation into natural gas explosions in Massachusetts, The Associated Press erroneously reported on the preliminary findings. The National Transportation Safety Board found that the Columbia Gas company, not the utility workers, failed to...
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This photo shows devastation from Hurricane Michael in this aerial photo over Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Blocks and blocks of homes were demolished, reduced to piles of splintered lumber or mere concrete slabs, by the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 15, 2018 - 8:41 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state's Panhandle did not have tighter building codes until just 11 years ago; it was once argued that acres of forests would provide the region with a natural barrier against the savage winds of a hurricane. When many of the homes on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2018, file photo, Joy Hutchinson, left, is comforted by her daughter Jessica Hutchinson, as she returns to find her home swept away from hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. It was once argued that the trees would help save Florida’s Panhandle from the fury of a hurricane, as the acres of forests in the region would provide a natural barrier to savage winds that accompany the deadly storms. It’s part of the reason that tighter building codes, mandatory in places such as South Florida, were not put in place for most of this region until just 11 years ago. And it may be a painful lesson for area residents now that Hurricane Michael has ravaged the region (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
October 14, 2018 - 7:11 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It was once argued that the trees would help save Florida's Panhandle from the fury of a hurricane, as the acres of forests in the region would provide a natural barrier to savage winds that accompany the deadly storms. It's part of the reason that tighter building codes —...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office in Phoenix. As the November elections near, Democrats are focusing on health care. It's been a constant drumbeat since the GOP launched its effort to repeal the Obama-era health law and is the subject of the greatest share of political ads on television now. It's a top issue in campaigns from Virginia to Nebraska to California, and especially in Arizona, where Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has made it the foundation of her Senate campaign. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
October 14, 2018 - 1:56 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care." Marylea Evans recounted how,...
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Members of the National Transportation Safety Board work at the scene of yesterday's fatal crash, in Schoharie, N.Y., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
October 14, 2018 - 2:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says there are glaring gaps in safety data about limousines because federal officials haven't done enough to investigate limo wrecks. The Senate's top Democrat says Saturday that the National Transportation Safety Board hasn't thoroughly investigated a...
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