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'Why not now?' Lawmakers debate reparations for slavery
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:33:27 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over reparations for descendants of slaves catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea from actor Danny Glover and others...  Full Story

EPA defies climate warnings, gives coal plants a reprieve
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:44:09 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday completed one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation's e...  Full Story

Press isn't dwelling on past miss against Sweden
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:12:30 -0500

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — A devastating missed penalty kick by Christian Press in a loss at the Olympics could have been the lowest point of her career. Instead, it was a motivator and defining...  Full Story

Review: The Raconteurs venture to new places on 3rd album
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:01:21 -0500

The Raconteurs, "Help Us Stranger" (Third Man Records)

Often a band is defined by its strongest member. A lead vocalist pushes to the front while the rest of the group fades behind.Full Story

Norway islanders want to go 'time-free' when sun doesn't set
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:31:04 -0500

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Residents of a Norwegian island where the sun doesn't set for 69 days of the year want to go "time-free" and have more flexible school and working hours to make the...  Full Story

EPA defies climate warnings, gives coal plants a reprieve
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:44:09 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday completed one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation's e...  Full Story

US said in late stages of YouTube kids' video investigation
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:08:33 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into how Google's YouTube handles children's videos, a probe prompted by complaints that the compan...  Full Story

Survey sees biggest US honeybee winter die-off yet
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:37:50 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter hit U.S. honeybees hard with the highest loss rate yet, an annual survey of beekeepers showed.

The annual nationwide survey by the Bee Informed Partnership fou...  Full Story

Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:35:05 -0500

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's civil war has killed at least 91,600 people so far, a database tracking violence said Wednesday, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months...  Full Story

The Latest: EPA chief expects new coal-fired plants to open
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:02:51 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an environmental rule covering coal-fired power plants (all times local):

11:50 a.m.

The Trump administration expects new coal-fired power plants...  Full Story