WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is directing the federal government to cut its emissions of heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.
Obama will sign an executive order targeting greenhouse gases at the White House on Thursday. The White House says a number of major companies that sell to the federal government will also announce commitments to cut their emissions.
The Obama administration has been working to show it is taking action at...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new legal opinion from the state's attorney general is questioning the constitutionality of the Tennessee whiskey law for granting a special exemption to a single distiller.
The state Legislature in 2013 carved out an exemption for Kelso-based Pritchard's Distillery from the law passed at the behest of Jack Daniel's that for the first time established rules for which products could label themselves "Tennessee Whiskey."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife are finishing up their visit to Washington, D.C. with a whirlwind day that includes meeting with President Barack Obama.
Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall began Thursday with a visit to the U.S. Armed Forces Retirement Home, where residents lined the corridors waiting for the royal couple. They stopped and chatted with residents one by one.
Later in the day, Prince Charles visited a charter...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-led House Budget Committee has given party-line approval to a sweeping balanced budget plan that adds $36 billion to President Barack Obama's request for overseas war funds but with restrictions on the money that are opposed by a sizable bloc of the party's defense hawks.
The panel rejected a move by GOP leaders to placate pro-defense Republicans who objected to a requirement that more than $20 billion of the additional money be accompanied by...