US heat wave just warming up for long and scorching weekend

DETROIT (AP) — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. ...

As Beetle ends, iconic original thrives in Mexico City hills

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Beetle is dead. Long live the Beetle. The modern edition of the iconic Volkswagen model is set to cease production Wednesday, but people in Cuautepec on the ou...

23 US governors join Calif. in opposing Trump mileage freeze

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing climate-damaging tailpipe emissions, 23 U.S. governors signed a pledge backing California leaders in their showdown with the Trump administration over its plans to relax vehic...

Fuel makers launch ad criticizing Trump ethanol mandates

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An association representing oil refineries launched a television ad in four swing states Monday criticizing President Donald Trump's moves to expand the use of ethanol in gasoline...

Trump to talk 'environmental leadership' despite rollbacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to deliver a speech Monday that a White House spokesman says will "recognize his administration's environmental leadership and America's role in leading ...

California, Canada sidestep Trump, ink deal on emissions

DETROIT (AP) — California picked up an important partner its long-running dispute with the Trump administration over vehicle emissions and fuel economy by announcing a deal with Canada to work on poll...

Taiwan poised to introduce new regulations on NOx emissions

The Taiwan government will soon implement a new set of regulations aimed at reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to 4,000 metric tons a year in areas that currently do not meet air quality standard...

Warsaw's plastic palm tree 'dies' to mark climate threat

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A giant plastic palm tree that has become an artistic symbol of Warsaw has "died" as part of a stunt to draw attention to climate change. Residents were surpris...

Automakers urge California, US to restart mileage talks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Major automobile manufacturers urged the Trump administration and California on Thursday to restart negotiations over vehicle mileage standards to prevent a lengthy legal bat...

Business Highlights

___ Stocks end rocky month lower as Trump widens trade war NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed out a turbulent month on Wall Street with another round of sharp losses Fri...

Year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol OK'd

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Trump administration is following through on a plan to allow year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol. The Environmental Protection Agency announced...

India elections — Narendra Modi's fandom persists despite spotty record

Amid breathtakingly polluted air and a sun beating down through the smog, the crowd at New Delhi's Ramlila Ground would have been forgiven for being low-energy. But as they gathered over the cours...

India elections — Narendra Modi's fandom persists despite spotty record

Amid breathtakingly polluted air and a sun beating down through the smog, the crowd at New Delhi's Ramlila Ground would have been forgiven for being low-energy. But as they gathered over the cours...

Environmentalists question Pennsylvania's new methane rule

The administration of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is pushing a regulation to control methane emissions from existing natural gas facilities that doesn't directly target the potent greenhouse gas, raising...

Polish priest regrets burning "Harry Potter" and other books

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The priest in northern Poland who led a public burning of the "Harry Potter" series and other books and items deemed by their owners as harmful has apologized and stressed it was...