AP-NORC poll: Americans want local leaders to fight warming
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AP-NORC poll: Americans want local leaders to fight warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the nation an international climate change agreement. That’s according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of … Continue reading

Harvey sends US industrial production down most in 8 years
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Harvey sends US industrial production down most in 8 years

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial output plunged 0.9 percent in August, the most in eight years, mostly because of Hurricane Harvey’s damage to the oil refining, plastics and chemicals industries. The storm, which slammed into the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana late last month, lowered industrial production by about … Continue reading

3rd night of Miss America preliminaries set for Frida
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3rd night of Miss America preliminaries set for Frida

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The third night of the Miss America competition gets underway Friday as contestants have one last chance to impress the judges and score points before Sunday’s nationally televised finale. Miss Texas Margana Wood won the swimsuit competition Wednesday, and Miss Utah JessiKate Riley won the talent portion with a classical … Continue reading

Authorities brace for wave of hurricane-related fraud
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Authorities brace for wave of hurricane-related fraud

  WASHINGTON (AP) — As high water spreads from Houston through Texas and Louisiana, authorities are bracing for an inevitable wave of fraud and other criminal activity set into motion by Harvey’s punishing rains. In a warning to those who would seek to defraud the government and people wanting to help or seeking assistance, a … Continue reading

Opponents of Texas immigration disrupt legislative session
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Opponents of Texas immigration disrupt legislative session

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas’ tough new anti-“sanctuary cities” law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle — and even threaten gun violence — as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled … Continue reading

Texas regulator: Trump U preyed on ‘novice’ investors
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Texas regulator: Trump U preyed on ‘novice’ investors

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Texas regulators investigated Trump University for fraud six years ago, Donald Trump’s lawyers tried the same defenses the presumptive Republican presidential nominee cited again as recently as Tuesday June 7th — that the now-defunct real-estate workshops were top-notch and the students overwhelmingly satisfied. But internal emails reviewed by The Associated Press … Continue reading