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SPOKANE, Wash. | Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms environmentalists

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier. The proposal by the U.S. Department of Energy would lower the status of some high-level radioactive waste in several places around the nation, including the … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash. | Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms environmentalists

WASHINGTON | The Latest: EU warns there’s reason to worry about Huawei

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the arrest of an executive of Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies (all times local): 8:05 a.m. The European Union’s technology commissioner says the bloc should be worried about possible security risks from telecom giant Huawei and other Chinese companies. EU Digital Market Commissioner Andrus Ansip said there’s reason for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: EU warns there’s reason to worry about Huawei

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: SOME OF THE PRESIDENT’S MEN Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with Donald Trump. HUAWEI CASE … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

NEW YORK | School lunch rules OK refined grains, low-fat chocolate milk

NEW YORK — The U.S. school lunch program is making room on menus again for noodles, biscuits, tortillas and other foods made mostly of refined grains. The Trump administration is scaling back contested school lunch standards implemented under the Obama administration including one that required only whole grains be served. The U.S. Department of Agriculture … Continue reading NEW YORK | School lunch rules OK refined grains, low-fat chocolate milk

WASHINGTON | Trump EPA proposes rolling back another Obama-era coal rule

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency proposed another rollback Thursday aimed at easing controls on emissions from coal-fired power plants, this time for new ones, even as warnings mount from the agency’s scientists and others about the growing toll of climate change. The EPA’s acting administrator signed a proposal that, if approved by the Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump EPA proposes rolling back another Obama-era coal rule

Renewed jitters over trade send stocks, bond yields lower

Stocks tanked Tuesday as the goodwill generated by a truce between the U.S. and China over trade evaporated over confusion about what the two sides had actually agreed upon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 800 points. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note declined to its lowest level in three months, a … Continue reading Renewed jitters over trade send stocks, bond yields lower

WASHINGTON | Trump admin approves seismic surveys for Atlantic drilling

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is authorizing use of seismic air guns to find oil and gas formations deep underneath the Atlantic Ocean floor, prompting outrage from critics who say the practice can disturb or injure whales, sea turtles and other marine life. The National Marine Fisheries Service says it has authorized permits under the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump admin approves seismic surveys for Atlantic drilling

TORNILLO, Texas | US waived FBI checks on staff at growing teen migrant camp

TORNILLO, Texas  — The Trump administration has put the safety of thousands of teens at a migrant detention camp at risk by waiving FBI fingerprint checks for their caregivers and short-staffing mental health workers, according to an Associated Press investigation and a new federal watchdog report. None of the 2,100 staffers at a tent city … Continue reading TORNILLO, Texas | US waived FBI checks on staff at growing teen migrant camp