• San Francisco Bay Feb 10

    Cleanup, Investigation of Oil Spill in San Francisco Bay Underway

    An investigation is underway for a leak that was spilling five gallons of petroleum product a minute into the San Francisco Bay Tuesday afternoon at the Chevron refinery long wharf in Richmond.

  • social media Oct 31, 2019

    Lightning Blasts Crater Into Fort Worth Parking Lot

    No one was hurt when a lightning bolt blasted a crater into a Fort Worth parking lot Wednesday morning, authorities say.

  • Donald Trump Sep 3, 2019

    Biden Taps Influence Industry Despite Pledge on Lobbyists

    Joe Biden entered the Democratic primary promising “from day one” to reject campaign cash from lobbyists. “I work for you — not any industry,” he tweeted. Yet hours after his April campaign kickoff, the former vice president went to a fundraiser at the home of a lobbying executive. And in the months since, he’s done it again and again.

  • gas station Aug 10, 2019

    Man Accused in Deadly Orange County Stabbing Spree Pleads Not Guilty

    Family and friends held a vigil Thursday night for one of the four people killed in a violent two-city crime spree in Orange County.

  • gas station Aug 8, 2019

    Man Arrested After Killing 4, Wounding 2 in Calif. Stabbing Rampage

    A suspect is in custody after killing at least four people and injuring two others apparently targeted at random in a deadly stabbing and robbery spree across two cities in Orange County, California, Wednesday, authorities said. The 33-year-old man from Garden Grove started the rampage just after 4 p.m. and robbed more than half a dozen businesses during a two-hour...

  • Associated Press May 16, 2019

    Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

    When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she’d never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit’s hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk. “It is a pretty scary topic to take on,” said Allen, a teacher at Sanford Junior High School, in southern Maine. “There are some...

  • United States Apr 11, 2019

    Twice as Many Companies Paying Zero Taxes Under Trump Tax Plan

    As taxpayers scramble to make last-minute payments due to the Internal Revenue Service, many of the country’s largest publicly-held corporations are doing better: They’ve reported they owe absolutely nothing on the billions of dollars in profits they earned last year. At least 60 companies reported that their 2018 federal tax rates amounted to effectively zero, or even less than zero,...

  • United States Apr 10, 2019

    Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filers

    This year’s tax deadline is just around the corner, but if you still haven’t filed your return you’re not alone. Almost a quarter of filers are waiting until the last minute according to Turbo Tax. Here’s what you can still do if you find yourself running out of time.

  • Donald Trump Sep 5, 2018

    Rancorous, Partisan Start for Kavanaugh High Court Hearing

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh declared fervently at his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday the court “must never, never be viewed as a partisan institution.” But that was at the end of a marathon day marked by rancorous exchanges between Democrats and Republicans, including dire Democratic fears that he would be President Donald Trump’s advocate on the high court.

  • Donald Trump Sep 3, 2018

    Stare Decisis? Roe? Here's a Supreme Court Glossary to Help You Follow Confirmation Hearing

    America is about to get its first extended look at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Viewers just tuning into the battle over the 53-year-old appellate judge’s nomination should expect to see Kavanaugh portrayed by fellow Republicans as a principled jurist who has no preconceived ideas about the law. Democrats will try...

  • Donald Trump Sep 3, 2018

    Brett Kavanaugh to Have First Confirmation Hearing for Supreme Court

    Trump’s second Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh will face the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, where lawmakers are expected to question his stance over civil rights and abortion, as well as the possibility of his recusal over any cases involving Trump and Special Investigator Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

  • Associated Press Aug 9, 2018

    Republicans Push for New Supreme Court Justice as Democrats Make Case for Waiting

    News of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement is stoking arguments between Republicans, who are pushing to confirm a new justice by fall, and Democrats, who argue a vote should wait until after the November midterms. Kennedy was a key swing vote among the nine justices.

  • Donald Trump Jul 10, 2018

    For New Supreme Court Justice, a Host of Big Issues Awaits

    Justice Anthony Kennedy’s successor will have a chance over a likely decades-long career to tackle a host of big issues in the law and have a role in shaping the answers to them. Most court-watchers and interest groups are focused on abortion and whether a more conservative justice may mean more restrictions on abortions get upheld or even whether the...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump Off Base on Energy, Court Case, More

    President Donald Trump gloated about a court case that didn’t offer him the vindication he implied in his triumphant tweet. That capped a week of distortions, half-truths and swerves in his declarations on the economy, North Korea and other issues of the time.

  • JUDGE Jun 26, 2018

    Climate Change Lawsuits Against Big Oil Are Thrown Out

    A U.S. judge who held a hearing about climate change that received widespread attention ruled Monday that Congress and the president were best suited to address the contribution of fossil fuels to global warming, throwing out lawsuits that sought to hold big oil companies liable for the Earth’s changing environment. Noting that the world has also benefited significantly from oil...

  • Donald Trump Jun 17, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump on FBI, Phantom Law on Migrant Kids

    President Donald Trump is claiming exoneration in the Russia matter from a Justice Department report that actually offers him none. He’s also branding fired FBI chief James Comey a criminal, though the report in question makes no such accusation. Fallout from the internal report by the department’s inspector general capped a week of diplomacy with North Korea, trade spats on...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2018

    Trump's Move to Redefine Water Rule Threatens Wetlands Banks

    On the western edge of the Florida Everglades sits 4 square miles (10 square kilometers) of gator-infested swampland, and a private firm is making big money selling it off. The Panther Island Mitigation Bank isn’t another Florida land boondoggle, but rather is part of a federal system designed to restore wetlands across the United States. Panther Island’s owners preserved one...

  • spokesman Apr 5, 2018

    Oil Spill in Indonesia Causes Fire That Kills 5, Sickens Hundreds

    An oil spill that caused a fire that killed five people and sickened hundreds in an Indonesian port city came from a broken pipe the state-owned energy company was using to transfer crude oil, police said Thursday. A preliminary investigation had identified the leaking substance as marine fuel oil, but East Kalimantan police spokesman Ade Yaya Suryana said the latest...

  • JUDGE Mar 21, 2018

    Judge Holds Climate Change Class in Suits Against Big Oil

    A federal judge presiding over lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about global warming to protect their profits is turning his courtroom into a classroom in what could be the first hearing to study the science of climate change. U.S. District Judge William Alsup has asked lawyers for two California cities and five of the world’s largest oil...

  • food Aug 10, 2017

    US Oil Industry Pushes Back on Sanctions Against Venezuela

    The Trump administration’s decision on Wednesday to slap sanctions on eight members of Venezuela’s all-powerful constitutional assembly brings to 30 the number of government loyalists targeted for human rights abuses and violations of democratic norms since anti-government protests began in April. But even as the list of targeted individuals grows longer, promised economic sanctions have yet to materialize amid an...

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