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SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government is considering a petition that calls for a whale protection zone on the west side of Washington's San Juan Island. Three groups have asked NOAA Fisheries to establish an area that would restrict most motorized vessels in order to protect...
DENVER (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency won't repay claims totaling over $1.2 billion for economic damages from a mine waste spill the agency accidentally triggered in Colorado, saying the law prohibits it. The EPA said Friday the claims could be refiled in federal...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the great port-a-potty cover-up for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Workers preparing for the inauguration Jan. 20 have taped over the name of the company — "Don's Johns" — that has long supplied portable restrooms for major outdoor events in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you haven't signed up for health insurance, you may soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman. The IRS is sending personalized letters to millions of taxpayers who might be uninsured, reminding them that they could be on the hook for hundreds of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary Tom Vilsack left the Agriculture Department a week before his tenure ends and before President-elect Donald Trump has chosen his replacement. Vilsack, who has led USDA for eight years and was President Barack Obama's longest-serving Cabinet secretary...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Department of Justice's report from its yearlong investigation into the Chicago Police Department (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The president of the Chicago Police Board says she's supportive of a Justice Department report detailing reforms...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant rights advocates are planning demonstrations at dozens of rallies across the country this weekend in what they are calling a "first salvo" against President-elect Donald Trump's pledged hard line on immigration. Union leaders and young immigrants are...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the great port-a-potty cover-up for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Workers preparing for the inauguration Jan. 20 have taped over the name of the company — "Don's Johns" — that has long supplied portable restrooms for major outdoor events...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary Tom Vilsack left the Agriculture Department a week before his tenure ends and before President-elect Donald Trump has chosen his replacement. Vilsack, who has led USDA for eight years and was President Barack Obama's longest-serving Cabinet secretary...