Trump rouses right with prediction of a big 2020 win

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump told an appreciative audience of conservatives Saturday that he will win re-election in 2020 and by a bigger margin than his 2016 victory. He mocked Democr...

Rare sea creature washes ashore in Southern California

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A big sea creature that washed ashore in Southern California has been identified as a hoodwinker sunfish, a recently identified rare species thought to live in the Souther...

Officials say Trump overstated Kim's demand on sanctions

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump said he walked away from his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim demanded the U.S. lift all of its sanctions, a claim that North...

Senate confirms acting EPA chief for permanent role

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite concerns by Democrats and one Republican about regulatory r...

Senate confirms former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as EPA administrator.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate confirms former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as EPA administrator.

EU urges Greece to step up reforms to get debt relief

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union's top finance official says the Greek government can step up its reforms to qualify for a large debt relief payout in 10 days. Finance Commis...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2019. There are 307 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 27,...

Dictator's Dilemma: Could Kim Jong Un survive prosperity

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump's message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been simple and clear: give up your nuclear weapons and a flood of wealth will soon be yours for the takin...

US keeps air pollution standard established under Obama

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. environmental regulators are leaving intact an air quality standard for power plant pollution that can worsen asthma in children, despite calls by health advocates for a to...

Australia says coal holdups at China ports are not a ban

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's trade minister says that while there might be some delays in processing of coal shipments at Chinese ports, he has no reason to believe China is banning Aust...

Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, ...

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Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2019. There are 312 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 19...

China has banned imports of Australian coal, shocking the AU Dollar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China just fired a major shot in an escalating trade dispute with Australia on Thursday, Feb. 21, with the major port of Dalian's announcement of a ban on imports of A...

Commodities giant Glencore to cap coal output over climate

BERLIN (AP) — Commodities giant Glencore says it will cap how much coal it mines amid shareholder pressure to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The Switzerland-based company said...

Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of US mining industry

RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding ...