WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is moving ahead with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.
Obama will unveil the final version of his unprecedented regulations on Monday.
He says it's the biggest and most important step the U.S. has ever taken to combat climate change. He says power plants are the biggest source of harmful,...
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer.
Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor's encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which was running in circles.
Taylor removed the yogurt container and ran when it appeared the skunk might spray.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican leaders in Texas are not rushing to the defense of Attorney General Ken Paxton before he's expected to turn himself in on felony securities fraud charges.
A grand jury indictment is expected to be unsealed Monday near Paxton's home in suburban Dallas. Special prosecutors and the Texas Rangers have been investigating Paxton for months over allegations that he misled investors before become the state's top law enforcement officer....
CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers of Lollapalooza say they are reopening the music festival after the threat of a storm prompted them to evacuate attendees.
Organizers said Sunday afternoon in a news release they were shutting down the music festival Sunday afternoon for "a short period" and directed those in attendance to underground shelter sites along Michigan Avenue.
A second release said gates would reopen at 3:30 p.m. and the music would resume at 4 p....
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of athletes have said goodbye to Los Angeles in an emotional closing ceremony for the Special Olympics.
After more than a week of games, athletes from more than 160 countries were applauded as they gathered on chairs on the field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Placards from their delegations were brought in on a gigantic red carpet.
The colorful Special Olympics flag was lowered and presented to a delegation from...