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Biden to focus on energy development and drilling costs in oil and gas leasing reformThe Biden administration on Friday recommended an overhaul of the nation's oil and gas leasing program to focus on areas that are most suitable for energy development and raise costs for energy companies to drill on public lands and water.
9:01 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin vows in Bahrain visit to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weaponThe former four-star U.S. Army general tells annual Manama Dialogue that ‘friends and foes both know that the United States can deploy overwhelming force at the time and place of our choosing.’
1:55 p.m. Nov. 17, 2021
State of emergency in flood-ravaged British Columbia; more deaths expectedThe Canadian Pacific Coast province of British Columbia declared a state of emergency Wednesday following floods and mudslides caused by extremely heavy rainfall, and officials said they expected to find more dead.
3:22 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021
Coming off climate talks, US to hold huge sale of crude reserves in GulfThe U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday will auction vast oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico estimated to hold up to 1.1 billion barrels of crude, the first such sale under President Joe Biden and a harbinger of the challenges he faces to reach climate goals that depend on deep cuts in fossil fuel emissions.
11:04 a.m. Nov. 15, 2021
Biden signs executive order to protect Native American heritage sites and boost safetyPresident Joe Biden on Monday ordered several Cabinet departments to work together to combat human trafficking and crime on Native lands, where violent crime rates are more than double the national average.
3:10 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
CDC decision to vaccinate children cheered by parents, and Colorado hospitals are being forced to redirect patientsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cheered parents across the U.S. by granting access to the vaccine program to children aged 5 to 11, making about 28 million kids eligible for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech.
9:32 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021
- By Joy Wiltermuth
What California’s fading cotton crop in favor of almonds reveals about premium farmland and a warming planetDrought, water shortages and the pandemic shift focus back to the necessities of life. Farmland is a big part of that bet for investors.
6:30 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Biden will attack methane by several means after groups say that's the surest way to keep to 1.5 degrees warmingThe Biden administration is advancing plans to cut methane emissions sharply by the end of the decade, using tougher proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations and other efforts to hit the mark, it said Tuesday, in a move that will frustrate an oil and gas industry that says it's been cleaning up its act without a government push.
4:29 p.m. Oct. 14, 2021
Crews try to box in wildfire in mountains near Santa BarbaraA key Southern California highway closed for days because of a wildfire was reopened Thursday evening but authorities warned that flames still posed a threat to remote properties in a coastal mountain range.
3:44 p.m. Oct. 13, 2021
Wildfire continues to rage in Southern California coastal mountainsA wildfire raging through Southern California coastal mountains threatened ranches and rural homes and kept a major highway shut down Wednesday as the fire-scarred state faced a new round of dry winds that raise the risk of infernos.
12:12 p.m. Oct. 13, 2021
Biden administration announces plans for 7 offshore wind farms by 2025The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will help develop up to seven offshore wind farms on the East and West coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico as it moves to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030 — generating enough electricity to power more than 10 million homes.
2:57 p.m. Oct. 7, 2021
Biden to restore 3 national monuments cut by TrumpPresident Joe Biden will expand two sprawling national monuments in Utah that have been at the center of long-running public lands tug-of-war between presidential administrations, the state’s governor said Thursday.
10:30 a.m. Oct. 7, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Protecting nuclear waste to preventing heat deaths: Federal agencies flag the dangers coming with climate changeMore than 20 U.S. agencies released plans detailing how they'll make federal facilities and programs more resilient against the effects of climate change, including raising federal firefighter pay, flipping more vehicle fleets to electric, protecting nuclear waste sites from extreme weather and outfitting buildings to be greener.
12:05 a.m. Sept. 28, 2021
The 2022 Infiniti QX55: A handsome, athletic, luxury people-moverInfiniti has taken the wraps off an all-new model, a compact, luxury 4-door crossover SUV with a fastback coupe-like design akin to the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.
4:02 p.m. Sept. 23, 2021
Biden has big say in whether Trump's Jan. 6 records will go to CongressThe Biden administration will have a big say in whether the government releases information to Congress on the actions of former President Donald Trump and his aides on Jan. 6. But there could be a lengthy court battle before any details come out.
12:05 a.m. Sept. 21, 2021
Used car buyers: How to spot flood damageBuyer beware: vehicles that carry flood-damaged titles in one state may receive a clean title in another. Here's how to avoid making the mistake.
8:44 a.m. Sept. 16, 2021
German police detain a 16-year-old boy and 3 others after synagogue threat on Yom KippurA 16-year-old boy and three other people were detained Thursday in connection with a suspected plan for an Islamic extremist attack on a synagogue in the German city of Hagen, authorities said.
4:25 a.m. Sept. 11, 2021
‘Get Out of Here!’ Finance Pro Recalls Narrow Escape From Tower 2 on 9/11
Kestra CIO Kara Murphy reflects on what happened when a Boeing 767 smashed into the tower just a few floors above her, and the lessons she’s taken from that fateful day.
7:28 a.m. Sept. 10, 2021
From Bush to Giuliani to Howard Lutnick to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, their names are forever linked with the date 9/11 — where are they now?Al Qaeda propagandist and terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is on trial this month at Guantanamo Bay.
10:28 a.m. Sept. 7, 2021
Taliban announce a new all-male government of old guard membersThe Taliban on Tuesday announced an all-male interim government for Afghanistan stacked with veterans of their hard-line rule from the 1990s and the 20-year battle against the U.S.-led coalition, a move that seems unlikely to win the international support the new leaders desperately need to avoid an economic meltdown.
6:33 a.m. Aug. 28, 2021
US airstrike targets Islamic State member in AfghanistanActing swiftly on President Joe Biden's promise to retaliate for the deadly suicide bombing at Kabul airport, the U.S. military said it killed a member of the Islamic State group's Afghanistan affiliate with a drone strike in the group's eastern stronghold.
10:29 a.m. Aug. 26, 2021
An all-girls Afghan robotics team hopes to work to save those left behindAn all-woman Afghan robotics team known as the “Afghan Dreamers” are now safe in Mexico, and say they want to help others who remain in their country after the Taliban takeover.
8:22 a.m. Aug. 26, 2021
U.S. Capitol Police officers sue Trump and his allies over Jan. 6 insurrectionU.S. Capitol Police officers who were attacked and beaten during the Capitol riot filed a lawsuit Thursday against former President Donald Trump, his allies and members of far-right extremist groups, accusing them of intentionally sending a violent mob on Jan. 6 to disrupt the congressional certification of the election.
4:53 a.m. Aug. 25, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
Meet the vaccine bouncers: ‘If our options are a complete lockdown or asking people to flash their card --- I prefer the flashing of the card'New York and San Francisco have proof of vaccination rules coming for indoor restaurants and bars, and some venues are going to great pains to enforce them.
9:54 a.m. Aug. 21, 2021
Europe fears Afghan refugee crisis after Taliban takeoverHaunted by a 2015 migration crisis fueled by the Syrian war, European leaders desperately want to avoid another large-scale influx of refugees and migrants from Afghanistan.
12:05 a.m. Aug. 20, 2021
10 service tips to add value and extend the life of your vehicleWith both new and used vehicle prices hitting all-time highs, it might be smart to hang on to the car you have. Here's some maintenance and repairs to catch up on.
5:28 a.m. Aug. 19, 2021
Climate impact of coal sales from U.S. public lands is freshly scrutinizedU.S. officials launched a review Thursday of climate damage caused by coal mining on public lands as the Biden administration expands its scrutiny of government fossil fuel sales that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
3:58 p.m. Aug. 18, 2021
Judge throws out Trump-era approvals for Alaska oil-drilling projectA federal judge on Wednesday threw out Trump administration approvals for a large planned oil project on Alaska’s North Slope, saying the federal review was flawed and didn't include mitigation measures for polar bears.
1:55 a.m. Aug. 15, 2021
Taliban enter Kabul, await 'peaceful transfer' of powerAfghan official tells AP that Taliban negotiators heading to presidential palace to prepare for a 'transfer' of power.
9:31 p.m. Aug. 12, 2021
Taliban capture two major Afghan cities, Kandahar and HeratWhile Kabul itself isn't directly under threat yet, the losses and the battles elsewhere further tighten the grip of a resurgent Taliban, who are estimated to now hold over two-thirds of the country and continue to press their offensive.
1:00 p.m. Aug. 12, 2021
U.S. troops to help evacuate embassy staff in Kabul as 2 more major Afghan cities fall to TalibanThe Taliban captured two major Afghan cities, the country's second- and third-largest after Kabul, and a strategic provincial capital on Thursday, further squeezing the embattled government just weeks before the end of the American military mission in Afghanistan.
11:28 a.m. Aug. 8, 2021
Taliban captures key northern cities in Afghanistan Taliban fighters seized most of the capital of northern Afghanistan's key Kunduz province on Sunday, and took another neighboring provincial capital after a monthlong siege. The advances were the latest in a series of blows to government forces as U.S. troops complete their pullout after nearly two decades in the country.
4:56 p.m. Aug. 3, 2021
U.S. will review oil and gas leasing program in Alaska refugeThe U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Tuesday it is moving ahead with a new environmental review of oil and gas leasing in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after the Interior secretary said she found “multiple legal deficiencies” in a prior review that provided a basis for the first lease sale on the refuge's coastal plain earlier this year.
3:35 p.m. Aug. 3, 2021
Huge California wildfire roars back to life as hot weather returnsCalifornia's largest wildfire exploded again after burning for nearly three weeks in remote mountains and officials warned Tuesday that hot, dry weather would increase the risk of new fires across much of the state.
5:50 a.m. July 31, 2021
Biden huddles with Cuban Americans at White House, directs new sanctions against regime in HavanaWhite House meeting comes almost three weeks after unusual July 11 protests in which thousands of Cubans took to the streets in Havana and other cities to protest shortages, power outages and government policies.
5:20 a.m. July 28, 2021
- By Alisa Wolfson
11 of our favorite deals happening now, during the Nordstrom Anniversary SaleDeal of the Day: From travel gear to home goods, clothing to beauty items, here are some deals to consider.
8:30 a.m. July 22, 2021
U.S. to sanction Cuba over crackdown on protestersThe Biden administration is set to announce a range of new sanctions against Cuba as early as Thursday, according to a person familiar with the matter, charging that the government and its agents engaged in violence, repression and human rights violations against peaceful protesters.
10:56 a.m. July 19, 2021
New Haiti prime minister with international backing to take charge after Jovenal Moïse assassinationA new prime minister supported by key international diplomats will take charge of Haiti, an official said Monday — a move that appeared aimed at averting a leadership struggle following the assassination of President Jovenal Moïse.
11:34 a.m. July 16, 2021
Biden picks former Sen. Tom Udall for ambassador to New Zealand, SamoaPresident Joe Biden is nominating former New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall to serve as his ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.
3:47 p.m. July 12, 2021
Federal drilling approvals surge despite Biden's climate pledgeApprovals for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. public lands are on pace this year to reach their highest level since George W. Bush was president, underscoring President Joe Biden’s reluctance to more forcefully curb petroleum production in the face of industry and Republican resistance.