Trump plan to rollback fuel standards to get second hearing

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration's proposal to rollback national fuel economy standards was headed for its second public hearing a day after California officials and scores of speakers h...

UN to caution against populism in high-level week

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to paint a grim picture of the state of the world when leaders open their annual meeting on Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of ...

UN to caution against populism in high-level week

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to paint a grim picture of the state of the world when leaders open their annual meeting on Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of ...

The Latest: Wyoming disappoints by grizzly bear protections

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a ruling against planned grizzly bear hunting (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Wyoming officials say they're disappointed grizzly b...

Judge restores protections for grizzly bears, blocking hunts

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge has restored federal protections to grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains and blocked the first hunts planned for the animals in the Lower 48 states in almo...

The Latest: Protesters gather ahead of car-mileage hearing

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California hearing on a proposal to roll back car-mileage standards (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Demonstrators have gathered a...

Admired abroad, New Zealand leader faces hurdles at home

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Last Thursday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the high-profile interviews she'd be doing this week in New York, where she's attending the U.N. Gener...

Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the "Long Walk to Freedom" of his autobiography title — is one of t...

Protests, pleas expected at hearing on Trump fuel rollback

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Doctors, environmental groups and California officials will weigh in on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back car-mileage standards at what could be a raucous hearing ...

Tackling climate change to be key talking point at UN summit

BERLIN (AP) — Global temperatures are rising. Superstorms are taking their deadly toll. There's a year-end deadline to firm up the Paris climate deal. So leaders at this year's U.N. General Assembly a...

AP Explains: Why elections hold key for Maldives' future

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Maldives is holding its third multiparty presidential elections on Sunday. The Indian Ocean nation of 400,000 has been rife with political turmoil since democracy was introduced j...

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last pr...

Taiwan welcomes Utah governor, President Tsai vows to expand exchanges

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- President Tsai Ing-wen said Sept. 20 that Taiwan and Utah are firm friends and there are many areas in which the two sides can deepen and expand mutually beneficial exchanges....

Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching a...

Rahm Emanuel to publish book on 'Why Mayors Run the World'

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is adding a new title to his resume: Author. Book publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Tuesday it will publish a book by Emanuel on governing...