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  • WASHINGTON, May 10- In a blow to administration efforts to free the oil and gas industry from Obama-era environmental rules, a Senate resolution to revoke a rule to limit leaks and flaring of methane from oil and gas production on federal lands fell short of votes 49-51 on Wednesday. Getting the Trump administration to repeal the Interior Department's Bureau of...

  • Democrats on Sunday criticized the lack of women on a working group in the Republican-led Senate that will craft a plan to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. As the Senate begins to wrestle with a Republican healthcare bill narrowly approved by the House of Representatives last week, senators questioned why the 13- member working group put...

  • Democrats on Sunday criticized the lack of women on a working group in the Republican-led Senate tasked with crafting a plan to pass legislation that repeals and replaces Obamacare. As the Senate begins to wrestle with a Republican healthcare bill narrowly approved by the House of Representatives last week, senators questioned why the 13- member working...

  • NEW YORK, May 4- U.S. Republicans do plan to vote on the U.S. House of Representatives bill, the American HealthCare Act, this afternoon, a wide-reaching piece of legislation that would undo the central tenets of Obamacare and create a pathway for an orderly transition next year to the new law. The bill must next go to the U.S. Senate, where the Republican majority is...

  • More states are mulling whether to prohibit salary history questions from job interviews

    According to USA Today, several states and cities are banning the question as part of efforts to ensure equal pay for women.

  • NEW YORK, April 25- More than a dozen state prosecutors urged President Donald Trump in a letter on Tuesday not to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which commits the United States, along with 200 other countries, to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to slow global warming. In an April 14 appearance on television show "Fox& Friends," Scott...

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- While many dream about what is beyond our horizon on Earth, some actually get to see outer space up close. That was actually one of the only times in my life that I got a paycheck and paid Social Security taxes, because as an astronaut, I am in the retirement system for civil servants. So the few Social Security credits I do have come from that old candy job.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- While many dream about what is beyond our horizon on Earth, some actually get to see outer space up close. That was actually one of the only times in my life that I got a paycheck and paid Social Security taxes, because as an astronaut, I am in the retirement system for civil servants. So the few Social Security credits I do have come from that old candy job.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- While many dream about what is beyond our horizon on Earth, some actually get to see outer space up close. That was actually one of the only times in my life that I got a paycheck and paid Social Security taxes, because as an astronaut, I am in the retirement system for civil servants. So the few Social Security credits I do have come from that old candy job.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- While many dream about what is beyond our horizon on Earth, some actually get to see outer space up close. That was actually one of the only times in my life that I got a paycheck and paid Social Security taxes, because as an astronaut, I am in the retirement system for civil servants. So the few Social Security credits I do have come from that old candy job.

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    A coalition of 17 U.S. states filed a legal challenge against efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to roll back climate change regulations.

  • "The law is clear: the EPA must limit carbon pollution from power plants," New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement announcing the challenge. Shortly after, EPA filed a legal motion asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to delay ongoing court proceedings on the regulation to allow for the review.

  • The challenge, also joined by environmental groups, came after the U.S. Department of Energy last month delayed standards proposed under the Obama administration to reduce air pollution and operating costs associated with the products. Ten Democratic attorneys general, plus New York City and a Pennsylvania regulator, on Monday notified Energy Secretary...

  • Ten Democratic attorneys general, plus New York City and a Pennsylvania regulator, on Monday notified Energy Secretary Rick Perry of their plan to sue in 60 days for stalling proposed standards for air compressors, commercial boilers, portable air conditioners, power supplies, and walk-in coolers and freezers. The same group, excluding Maryland, on Friday...

  • NEW YORK, April 3- A coalition of U.S. states and municipalities has begun legal action against President Donald Trump's administration, accusing it of violating federal law by delaying energy efficiency standards for several consumer and commercial products. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who announced the legal action, said enacting the six...

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  • NEW YORK, March 21- A New York energy investor was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to engaging in a years-long scheme to avoid more than $45 million in income and other taxes. District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan federal court, according to federal prosecutors. Prosecutors said Zukerman schemed to evade...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan also said Republicans were working on changes that would allow federal block grants to states...