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3 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

J. Winston Porter, an energy consultant and fracking proponent, held the No. 2 spot at the EPA under presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush from 1985 to 1989.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law

7 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

NYC cabbie accused of dodging $28K in tolls

A New York City taxi driver is charged with keeping more than $28,000 that should have gone to the Metropolitan Transit Authority in E-Z Pass toll fees over the past two years.


Related Topix: Long-Island-City, NY, Criminal Defense Law

8 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.


Related Topix: Food Poisoning, Health, Healthcare Law, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

13 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

This Jan. 9, 2009, file photo shows equipment inside a pilot plant in Scotland, S.D., that turns corn cob into cellulosic ethanol, a precursor to a commercial-scale biorefinery planned for Emmetsburg, Iowa.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

17 hrs ago | KLAS-TV Las Vegas

In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Healthcare Law, Landslide, Marijuana, Drugs

21 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Louisiana legislative session reaches mid-point

Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns to work appear jettisoned for the legislative session.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana, Healthcare Law, US Governors, Lake Charles, LA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Pediatric doctor seeks shorter sentence for child porn

COLUMBUS, Ohio A pediatric doctor who pleaded guilty to accessing child pornography is citing a troubled childhood and his own sexual abuse as a boy as he seeks a lower prison sentence.


Related Topix: Prison, Ohio State University, Criminal Defense Law

Northern Michigan News

Analysis: Hoping legislative defeats boost turnout

Flip sides of the same campaign-season coin, the Republican drive in Congress to repeal the nation's health care law and the Democratic call to close the pay gap for women have much in common.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Angler Games, Divided, Video Games, US Politics, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama

The Macon Telegraph

Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

In this March 25, 2014 photo, inmates carry their belongings as they enter the new 192-bed facility at the Stanislaus County Jail in Modesto, Calif.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Modesto, CA, Stanislaus County, CA

CBS 3 Springfield

Your Week in Pop Culture: 5 questions the 'Scandal' finale didn't answer

'Scandal' ended with more questions than answers for the millions of gladiators who love the Shonda Rhimes-created show.


Related Topix: Scandal, Entertainment, Television, Kerry Washington, Criminal Defense Law, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

The Olympian

Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a news conference that 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker, of Grandview, has been charged with 18 felony counts and was being held on $1 million cash bail.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law

Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.


Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Worcester County, MA, Sterling, MA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Westland Observer

Oklahoma Court denies request to stop executions

This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Violent Crime

Connecticut Post

This Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, taken in Washington, shows part of the website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law

APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

The memo dated Friday, which The Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, says the state auditor compared clients enrolled in the Medicaid database last June with state death records dating back to 1970.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, US News, Pat Quinn, US Governors

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Largest US solar farm on Superfund site now online

The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations.


Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

KMPH-TV Fresno

Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Charleston, MO, Southeast Correctional Center, State Prisons, Webster Groves, MO

National Public Radio

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge On Cement Plants

A federal appeals court has turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law

Ealing Times

Doctor 'vindicated' by tribunal

Raj Mattu was "vilified and bullied" by the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, according to his lawyers A heart doctor who turned whistleblower to expose NHS safety fears said he felt "vindicated" after winning an unfair dismissal case following a prolonged dispute with hospital bosses.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, Employment / Labor Law

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Lowe's Settles EPA Lead Paint Violations by Its Contractors

Home improvement giant Lowe's Companies Inc. has agreed to pay $500,000 after federal investigators found its home renovation contractors in nine states had violated safety standards for lead paint.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Home, Home Improvement