Gov. Baker: Tax hike will help towns address climate change

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is proposing an increase in the state excise tax on real estate transfers to help Massachusetts communities better prepare for the effects of climate change. ...

3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate "without fear or favor" the scandal over Flint's lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locke...

The Latest: Storm pounds California with rain and snow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 7 a.m. Wide areas of California are on alert for treacherous conditions as the latest in ser...

Unbearable stench: Giant sewage spill befouls Peru's capital

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Amid an unbearable stench in Peru's capital, thousands of workers, police and soldiers are struggling to contain and clean up a flood of sewage that has caused a health emergency in ...

The Latest: Northern California braces for heavy storm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Light rain is falling in some parts of Northern California ahead of a Pacific stor...

New storm brings risk of blizzard to Northern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Pacific storm was set to hit California on Wednesday, bringing a threat of mudslides to the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history and a rare blizzard warning in th...

AP Was There: Boston's 'Great Molasses Flood' of 1919

Boston's Great Molasses Flood was one of the city's deadliest and most bizarre disasters. A tank containing 2.3 million gallons of molasses buckled, sending a tidal wave of the stick...

California storms bring fear of devastating mudslides

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year after a mudslide swept through a fire-devastated California town, killing 21 people, residents of hundreds homes in burn areas were told to pack up and leave as a Pacific sto...

Trump's AG pick to steer through Dem, GOP queries at hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee will have to navigate his confirmation hearing skillfully, emphasizing his support for President Donald Trump's policies while assur...

AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump's lawyers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general sent White House lawyers a memo arguing the president couldn't have obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey. ...

100 years ago in Boston: The day molasses was deadly fast

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is marking the 100th anniversary of its most peculiar disaster — the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. Exactly a century ago Tuesday, a massive wave of 2.3 million g...

Taiwan-US 'family bond' is Taiwan’s past and future

In the 40 years since the Taiwan Relations Act was enacted by the U.S. Congress, Taiwan-U.S. relations have transcended ordinary bilateral relations to become a 'special relationship' similar ...

Shutdown suspends federal cleanups at US Superfund sites

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The government shutdown has suspended federal cleanups at Superfund sites around the nation and forced the cancellation of public hearings, deepening the mistrust and resentmen...

Trump administration eyes disaster money to fund border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen ot...

As Austria warns of snow, Germans, Dutch prepare for floods

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Austria are warning that more snowfall will increase the already high risk of avalanches, while hundreds of people in the country are unable to leave their homes because o...