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EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. Coal ash is the residue left after burning coal to generate power. Utilities around...


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Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the latest round of...


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Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom

Gas Drilling Water Quality

New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making...


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AP Top Business News at 10:22 p.m. EDT

Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports The Latest: US preparing new tariffs on Chinese imports Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls US stocks recover from sharp early drop and finish mixed Audi CEO detained...


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Trump to finalize small business health insurance option

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is close to finalizing a health insurance option for small firms and self-employed people that would cost less but could cover fewer benefits than current plans, congressional officials and business groups said Monday. They spoke on condition of anonymity...


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US stocks recover from sharp early drop and finish mixed

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks shrugged off early losses and wound up with a mixed finish Monday. Household goods companies took some of the worst losses as the S&P 500 index fell for the third time in four days. The S&P 500 dropped as much as 22 points early on. Consumer products and packaged foods...


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Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

Apple-Smarter 911

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is trying to drag the U.S.‘s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple’s promise, the iPhone’s next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to...


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Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

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BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move is an extension of the emissions scandal that has rocked Volkswagen since 2015 and led to billions in fines,...


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Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the...


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Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

US South Korea Military Exercises

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Monday formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump’s nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Dana White, spokeswoman for the Defense Department, said...


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