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FILE- In this July 14, 2017 file photo, domestically produced petroleum coke is loaded onto a truck to be transported to factories, at a railway station in Rampur, about 210 kilometers (130 miles) from New Delhi, India.India's government says it plans to phase out imports of a dirty fuel known as petroleum coke, or "petcoke," after an Associated Press investigation found U.S. oil refineries are exporting vast quantities of the product to India. But when it comes to domestic use, the Indian government seems to be going in a different direction. The government this week argued in court that restrictions on petcoke around polluted New Delhi should be eased for certain low-impact industries. The move has infuriated environmentalists. (AP Photo/Vaishnavee Sharma, File)
December 06, 2017 - 9:09 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government says it plans to phase out imports of a dirty fuel known as petroleum coke, or "petcoke," after an Associated Press investigation found U.S. oil refineries are exporting vast quantities of the product to India. But when it comes to domestic use, the Indian...
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Wildfire survivors, Marolyn Romero-Sim, left, with Hugo Romero-Rodriguez, middle, and their 9-year-old daughter, Milagros, sit inside the evacuation center at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, Calif. Their RV burned up with all their possessions in Ventura, Calif. Wind-driven fires have raced through California communities for the second time in two months, leaving hundreds of homes feared lost and uprooted tens of thousands of people. The most damaging fire is in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles, where more than 100 square miles (259 sq. kilometers) and numerous homes have burned. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
December 06, 2017 - 8:11 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. WHICH NEW PATH TRUMP IS FOLLOWING IN MIDEAST Defying dire, worldwide warnings, the president breaks with decades of U.S. and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2017 file photo, Del. Dan Morhaim talks to reporters in Annapolis, Md. after the Maryland House of Delegates voted 138-0 to reprimand him for acting "contrary to the principles" of Maryland's ethical standards by not disclosing his work as a paid consultant for a marijuana company while he was working on marijuana policy. State lawmakers around the country have introduced and supported policies that help their own businesses, their employers and sometimes their personal finances, according to an analysis of financial disclosure forms and legislative votes by the Center for Public Integrity and The Associated Press. The news organizations’ examination of lawmakers’ outside income found numerous examples in which their votes also happened to promote their private interests. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
December 06, 2017 - 3:21 am
A recent change in Iowa's tax code spared Mark Chelgren's machine shop, welding company and wheelchair-parts plant from paying sales tax when buying certain supplies such as saws and cutting fluid. The change passed by the state Legislature last year wasn't just good for Chelgren's businesses. It...
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Two people hug as they wait to be reunited with students on lockdown near Graham-Kapowsin High School, Frontier Middle School, and Nelson Elementary School, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Graham, Wash. Authorities said two students were shot near the high school Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
December 05, 2017 - 8:05 pm
GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities say two male students have been shot near a high school in the small city of Graham near Tacoma. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday both victims were hospitalized and expected to survive, but that their conditions were not immediately...
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December 05, 2017 - 6:00 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Municipal governments worry the tax overhaul in Washington, D.C. could chill the construction of affordable housing as homelessness reaches a crisis point on the West Coast. Officials with the housing authority in Portland, Oregon, said Tuesday that the U.S. could lose nearly...
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December 05, 2017 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to visit Mississippi for the state's bicentennial and help open two museums, including one dedicated to civil rights. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump will help open the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil...
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December 05, 2017 - 4:43 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Monsanto asked a judge Tuesday to prevent Arkansas lawmakers from banning the use of a weed killer that farmers in several states have said drifts onto their crops and causes widespread damage. The agribusiness asked a Pulaski County judge to issue a preliminary injunction...
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As Janae Stracke, left, and Annabelle Rutledge, both with Concerned Women for America, hold up signs, as Jessica Haas, of Indianapolis, paints during a rally with supporters of cake artist Jack Phillips outside of the Supreme Court which is hearing the 'Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission' today, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 05, 2017 - 11:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court argument in the wedding cake case (all times local): 11:18 a.m. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is suggesting skepticism of the arguments of a Colorado baker who defended his refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple by citing the First...
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December 04, 2017 - 6:46 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A 27-year-old Florida soccer coach accused of running away with a teenage girl had just started a new job in upstate New York to fund his travels with her when he was spotted and arrested, police said Monday. Rian Rodriguez was taken into custody in suburban Syracuse on Friday...
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In this Oct. 28, 2017 photo, Shawn Rake, 11, trains on his practice rig with the help of his younger brother, Jason, 9, in Equinunk, Pa. Most 11-year-olds ride bikes. Shawn Rake rides bulls. Competing under the BLM Bull and Rodeo Co. in Virginia, the Equinunk boy started riding miniature bulls in the summer. Although the animals are called miniature, they can weigh more than 800 pounds.(Frank Wilkes Lesnefsky/The Times & Tribune via AP)
December 02, 2017 - 3:37 pm
EQUINUNK, Pa. (AP) — Most 11-year-olds ride bikes. Shawn Rake rides bulls. Competing under the BLM Bull and Rodeo Co. in Virginia, the Equinunk boy started riding miniature bulls in the summer. Although the animals are called miniature, they can weigh more than 800 pounds. Shawn always wanted to...
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