Government And Politics

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

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

Lawmakers seek to revoke Wounded Knee medals for US soldiers

Jun 25, 2019

Native American advocates are calling for Congress to revoke the Medals of Honor given to the U.S. soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee massacre

Trump awards highest military honor to Iraq veteran

Jun 25, 2019

President Donald Trump is awarding the nation's highest military honor to an Iraq veteran who cleared an insurgent strongpoint and allowed members of his platoon pinned down by gunfire to move to safety

NY government watchdog fired after sexual misconduct probe

Jun 25, 2019

The leader of a New York state office that focuses on government transparency has been fired after being accused of sexual harassment and misconduct

Possible outcome of Trump-Xi meeting: A truce in trade war

Jun 25, 2019

Possible outcome of Trump-Xi meeting: A truce in trade war that avoids an escalation of tariffs

Warren in the spotlight as Democrats gather for 1st debate

Jun 25, 2019

Elizabeth Warren in the spotlight as Democrats gather for 1st debate

FedEx sues US government over export rules in Huawei case

Jun 25, 2019

FedEx is suing the U.S. government over export rules aimed to block technology shipments to some foreign companies including China's Huawei

NJ failing to put out required pollution reports, AP finds

Jun 25, 2019

New Jersey's environmental regulators have failed for nearly a decade to meet a legal requirement they provide a detailed written accounting each year of enforcement actions against polluters of state waterways

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