General News

Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G-20 summit

Jun 26, 2019

Japan, host of the Group of 20 Summit this weekend, hopes to lead the world in reducing plastic waste

UN report: Women too often suffer violence in families

Jun 26, 2019

The U.N. women's agency says in new report that families around the world can be loving and supporting but too often are the place for discrimination and violence against women, and home is one of the most dangerous places for a woman

Port Authority seeking fare, toll hikes across New York area

Jun 25, 2019

Get ready to spend more money to cross bridges, ride trains and take taxis to New York-area airports

Minnesota appeals court orders hearing on PolyMet permit

Jun 25, 2019

A district court must determine if state environmental regulators improperly sought to suppress a federal agency's serious concerns about the pollution risks arising from a proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota

Former Arkansas lawmaker pleads guilty in corruption cases

Jun 25, 2019

A former Arkansas lawmaker who is the governor's nephew has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes and filing a false tax return, part of an agreement with federal prosecutors in a sprawling corruption probe

Relative: Gunman killed 4, self over jealousy of in-laws

Jun 25, 2019

A relative of a man who family members in California say shot four relatives to death before taking his own life was upset his wife was able to get visas for her relatives to travel from Vietnam to the United States

Smoke from US wildfires boosting health risk for millions

Jun 25, 2019

Wildfires in the Western US are churning out waves of unhealthy smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to cause a spike in premature deaths as climate change makes the blazes worse

PG&E's lenders offer billions, new name to rebrand utility

Jun 25, 2019

Pacific Gas & Electric's key lenders have offered a $30 billion plan to pull the utility out of bankruptcy, give the tarnished company a new name

Deal lets luxury Montana ski club keeps its liquor licenses

Jun 25, 2019

An ultra-exclusive Montana ski resort that counts Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake as members is paying the state $370,000 so it can keep its liquor licenses

American cardinal severs ties with Bannon-linked group

Jun 25, 2019

A conservative American cardinal has distanced himself from former White House adviser Steve Bannon and severed ties with a Bannon-linked institute that wants to train future populist leaders in Italy

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