2020 hopeful Inslee: Build US foreign policy around climate

Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee is arguing the U.S. must shape its foreign policy around a commitment to combat the climate crisis. The Washington governor is outlining hi...

Joe Biden's $5T climate plan: Net zero emissions by 2050

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pitching a $5 trillion-plus climate proposal that he says would lead the U.S. to net zero emission of carbon pollution by 2050. Biden's...

Wyoming governor and capital’s mayor clash over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The governor of the U.S. state of Wyoming, Mark Gordon, and the mayor of its capital city, Marian Orr, both Republicans, became embroiled in a heated exchange about Taiwan...

UN: Balkans faces alarming levels of air pollution

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — People in all major cities across the western Balkans face alarming levels of air pollution that are reducing their life expectancies because the underdeveloped, po...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2019. There are 213 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On June 1, ...

Business Highlights

___ Why the US economy may have already peaked for the year WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.1% annual rate in the January-March quarter — a pac...

Colorado utility gets $500M offer to shut coal plants

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A wholesale power provider has proposed a $500 million deal for a Colorado electric utility to retire some coal assets and shift toward more renewable energy. ...

EU elections: Gutted center, high turnout, rising right

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union prides itself on being a brilliant mosaic of nations, but its parliamentary elections produced a hodgepodge of sometimes contradictory results that complicates the f...

AP: Cost of flood buyouts has been rising over past decade

MOSBY, Mo. (AP) — The residents of this small riverside town have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands and ruin their floors and furniture. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, May 27, the 147th day of 2019. There are 218 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance. Today's Highlight in Hist...

Greens triumph as German governing parties perform poorly

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties were headed for their worst post-World War II showing in a nationwide election on Sunday amid discontent with their stuttering performance over the past year,...

Presidential hopeful John Delaney seeks carbon emissions fee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney is the latest 2020 contender to come out with a climate change plan, and he's proposing a fee on carbon emissions that he says aims red...

US says Trump coal moves hasten but don't increase emissions

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials say the Trump administration's decision to lift a moratorium on coal sales from public lands could hasten the release of more than 5 billion tons of greenhouse...

Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost industry jobs

ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Over 115 years the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals including World War II and the collapse of communism. Now the city's 9...

Australian state leader intervenes to approve coal mine

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government leader has intervened to fast-track a proposed coal mine days after voters rejected tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions in a feder...