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EPA Criminal Action Against Polluters Hits 30-Year Low

EPA Criminal Action Against Polluters Hits 30-Year Low

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jan 16
The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show.

After Years of King's Remarks, Why Now for the GOP Response?

After Years of King's Remarks, Why Now for the GOP Response?

By Scott McFetridge | Jan 16
Despite his seemingly endless string of racist comments and insults about immigrants, Iowa Rep. Steve King had the Republican Party's backing through nine elections. So why the GOP outrage now?

Bolsonaro Loosens Gun Laws in Brazil, World Murder Capital

Bolsonaro Loosens Gun Laws in Brazil, World Murder Capital

By Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese | Jan 16
President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a decree making it easier for many Brazilians to own firearms, the first of many expected changes by the nascent administration to overhaul gun laws in the nation that leads the world in total homicides.

Rihanna Sues Father Over Use of their Last Name for Business

Rihanna Sues Father Over Use of their Last Name for Business

Jan 15
Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business.

FDA Resuming Some Food Inspections Halted By Shutdown

FDA Resuming Some Food Inspections Halted By Shutdown

By Candice Choi | Jan 15
The Food and Drug Administration said it will resume inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses, produce and infant formula as early as Tuesday.

Desperate Parents and Discount Marijuana: DC in A Shutdown

Desperate Parents and Discount Marijuana: DC in A Shutdown

By Ashraf Khalil | Jan 15
Besides the economic impact, a shutdown warps the nation's capital on a cultural, recreational and logistical level -- touching everybody from garbage collectors to young parents, prospective newlyweds to aspiring Eagle Scouts.

Trump Declares He'll 'Never Back Down' in Shutdown Fight

Trump Declares He'll 'Never Back Down' in Shutdown Fight

By Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin | Jan 15
With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat Monday, declaring he would "never ever back down."

Thorny Questions Threaten to Slow Legal Pot in New York

Thorny Questions Threaten to Slow Legal Pot in New York

By David Klepper | Jan 14
Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts a bill will pass this year. But don't expect to see pot shops opening up from Brooklyn to Buffalo anytime soon.

Recreational Fishing Rules To Be Overhauled under New Law

Recreational Fishing Rules To Be Overhauled under New Law

By Patrick Whittle | Jan 14
The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by Congress, and the country's millions of anglers and the groups that stake their livelihoods on them hope the changes will bring better management

Inmates Battling Addiction Get An Unlikely Ally: A Puppy

Inmates Battling Addiction Get An Unlikely Ally: A Puppy

By Michael Casey | Jan 14
Caitlin Hyland's New Hampshire jail cell looks like those of many of her fellow inmates, featuring family photos, a few books and a cot. But one thing sets it apart: The cage on the floor for a 10-week-old puppy.

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