Not so fast: California's last nuke plant might run longer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An aggressive push toward renewable energy has run headlong into anxiety over keeping the lights on in California, where the largest utility is considering whether to try to...

Exclusive-Trump-backed Michigan attorney general candidate involved in voting-system breach, documents show

By Nathan Layne - The Republican nominee for Michigan attorney general led a team that gained unauthorized access to voting equipment while hunting for evidence to support former President Donald...

A daycare worker in Illinois has tested positive for monkeypox, as the FDA expedites approval of vaccine for...

The adult infected with monkeypox, who also works for a home health care agency, is in isolation, being medically monitored, and is “doing well,” Illinois state officials said.

Essential Connecticut workers can apply for $1000 'hero' pay

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Up to $1,000 in pandemic pay is available for eligible, private-sector essential workers in Connecticut who were employed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a...

Oregon's wildfire risk map emerges as new climate flashpoint

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new map in Oregon that rated the wildfire risk of every tax lot in the state — labeling nearly 80,000 structures as high-risk — generated so much pushback from angry...

West Virginia man sentenced to 3 years in prison for threatening to kill Fauci

By Brendan O'Brien - A federal judge sentenced a West Virginia man to three years in prison by for sending intimidating emails to Anthony Fauci, including threats to kill the United States' top...

2 New Mexico counties added to wildfire disaster declaration

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two more New Mexico counties have been added to a federal disaster declaration issued in response to the state’s historic wildfire season. State officials said Thursday that...

GOP states plan all-out assault on woke banks over ESG policies

Republican state officials are readying plans to punish woke banks which push anti-fossil fuel policies and adhere to so-called environmental, social and governance standards. West Virginia...

US doles out relief dollars to build employment pipelines

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With the highest unemployment rate in the nation, New Mexico is banking on a tiny infusion of federal relief money through the American Rescue Plan to boost the job market...

The future of America's EV charging network takes shape

The federal government is doling out $5 billion to states to build a nationwide network of highway charging stations intended to get more people to buy electric vehicles.Why it matters: The...

New Mexico launches fund to train new police officers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico hopes to bolster the ranks of small law enforcement agencies around the state with a new fund that will be dedicated to helping with the costs of training and...

America's biggest warehouse is running out of room. It's about to get worse

America's largest warehouse market is full as major U.S. retailers warn of slowing sales of the clothing, electronics, furniture and other goods that have packed the distribution centers east of...

Michigan court allows county prosecutors to enforce 1931 abortion ban

By Gabriella Borter - A Michigan court on Monday ruled that county prosecutors can enforce an abortion ban that has been on the books since 1931, exempting them from a different court's ruling...

Local prosecutors can enforce Michigan's pre-Roe abortion ban, court rules

An appellate court on Monday ruled that the injunction on Michigan's pre-Roe 1931 abortion ban does not apply to local prosecutors, allowing them to enforce the law.Driving the news: The ban was...

Island slave descendants settle Georgia discrimination suit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An enclave of slave descendants on the Georgia coast have settled a federal lawsuit that claimed a lack of government services was eroding their island community, one of the...

After starting New Mexico fire, U.S. asks victims to pay

By Andrew Hay TIERRA MONTE, N.M. - After the U.S. government started the largest wildfire in New Mexico's recorded history in April, it is asking victims to share recovery costs on private land,...

After starting New Mexico fire, U.S. asks victims to pay

After the U.S. government started the largest wildfire in New Mexico's recorded history in April, it is asking victims to share recovery costs on private land, jeopardizing relief efforts,...

1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot on the line Friday night

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A giant Mega Millions lottery jackpot keeps getting larger as officials raised the massive prize to $1.28 billion on Friday, just hours before the next drawing.The giant...

AbbVie to pay up to $2.37 billion to settle U.S. opioid claims

AbbVie Inc has agreed to pay up to $2.37 billion to resolve thousands of U.S. lawsuits against its Allergan unit over the marketing of opioid painkillers, state officials announced on Friday.

States hope for revenue boost with Mega Millions craze

A bump in college scholarships for New Mexico students. A new bike trail nestled in the western slope of Colorado. More homeless shelters in Arizona.When lottery sales soar, those holding the...

ND abortion clinic says Minnesota move won't delay services

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge’s ruling that will delay the closing of North Dakota’s lone abortion clinic should provide more than enough time to move the business to a neighboring city in Minnesota,...

Grant to support construction of agritech research center

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The University of Pikeville will receive a $4.4 million grant to support construction of an agritech research and education center in eastern Kentucky.The UPIKE Ag-Tech...

Google taking over Thompson Center from the state

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces Google will take over the Thompson Center. The search engine giant, with 2,000 employees in Chicago, will occupy the entire building. The state, in a deal involving...

Conservation groups sue over coal mines in Colorado, Montana

DENVER (AP) — Conservation groups filed lawsuits against state environmental agencies in Colorado and Montana this week targeting coal mines in the two states.Two groups sued Montana’s Department...

Google taking over Thompson Center from the state

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces Google will take over the Thompson Center. The search engine giant, with 2,000 employees in Chicago, will occupy the entire building. The state, in a deal involving...

Iowa officials confirm invasive insect found in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State officials are asking residents to keep an eye out for the spotted laternfly after recently confirming the finding of two of the invasive insects in central Iowa. As a...

House sergeant-at-arms to cover security at lawmakers' homes

The House sergeant-at-arms' office will cover the cost of security equipment at lawmakers' homes starting next month, per a memo sent to House members and staff this week.Why it matters: The...

FDA chief's long-promised opioid review faces skepticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. opioid deaths mounted in 2016, the incoming head of the Food and Drug Administration promised a “sweeping review” of prescription painkillers in hopes of reversing the...

Kentucky awards license for quarter horse track

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has awarded a license for a new facility with plans to offer quarter horse racing in the state.Revolutionary Racing will build in...

Thousands Of Cattle Reportedly Dumped Into Kansas Landfill After Dying From Extreme Heat

Kansas state officials estimate at least 2,000 cattle have died in heat waves this summer.

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