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  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A federal judge has tentatively approved a revised settlement to a class-action lawsuit over a West Virginia chemical spill that left up to 300,000 people without tap water for up to nine days. In January 2014, a tank at now-defunct Freedom Industries in Charleston leaked thousands of gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals that got into West...

  • TOLEDO, Ohio— Ohio's environmental regulators have more than doubled the proposed fines against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan, saying Wednesday the two sides are at an impasse. Dallas- based developer Energy Transfer Partners, which also was behind the Dakota Access oil pipeline, has resisted attempts at resolving...

  • Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina

    Republicans need 22 more votes from among the 24 GOP senators representing states that would get less money under the latest Obamacare repeal bill.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to a review of financial records and his published work by The Associated Press. Michael L. Dourson's nomination as...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law:. A bipartisan attempt at shoring up the Affordable Care Act is officially over in the Senate. The development comes as the GOP has revived its partisan attack on "Obamacare," with Senate leaders and President Donald Trump pushing repeal and replace legislation.

  • Louisiana and Texas each lost three rigs. Colorado, New Mexico and North Dakota each shed one. Alaska, California, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— BB&T has announced it is cutting 56 jobs from its processing service center in West Virginia's capital city. BB&T spokesman David White says each associate has been provided a 60- day notice, career transition services and a severance package. Charleston Area Alliance President Matt Ballard says the layoffs indicate shifts in the banking...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on Congress and Republican efforts to overhaul taxes:. Trump tells reporters during a meeting with moderate lawmakers from both parties at the White House Wednesday that he's still pushing for a 15 percent rate for businesses and would like to see a rate "much lower than that for individuals." House Speaker Paul Ryan says the White House and...

  • White House, Republican lawmakers have not devised tax plan. The president is cranking up a publicity campaign to build public support for his general goals of lower and simpler taxes, but no detailed tax plan has been completed or proposed by the White House or the Republicans in control of Congress. Later in the day, Trump held a dinner at the White House with the...

  • *White House, Republican lawmakers have not devised tax plan. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin cast doubt on Tuesday on President Donald Trump's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, even as the president moved to inject new urgency into a sluggish effort in Congress to lower taxes. Trump was set to dine at the White House with six senators-...

  • *White House, Republican lawmakers haven't devised tax plan. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday cast doubt on President Donald Trump's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, even as the president moved to inject new urgency into a sluggish effort in Congress to lower taxes. But neither the administration nor the Republicans who...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday cast doubt on President Donald Trump's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, even as the president moved to inject new urgency into a sluggish effort in Congress to lower taxes. Republicans in Congress have yet to agree on a tax plan, despite months of high-level discussions. Senator Joe Manchin of...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday that the administration's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent may be unattainable, even as President Donald Trump steps up his push for tax cuts in Congress. Republicans in Congress also have not agreed on a tax plan, despite months of high-level discussions. Trump may visit as many as 13 state...

  • Senate Republicans are struggling with how many billions of dollars President Donald Trump's tax code overhaul will add to the deficit as they work on a GOP budget plan that's a prerequisite to any far-reaching change in the nation's tax system. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and GOP members of the Budget Committee met Tuesday with Trump's top...

  • The White House announced the dinner with the Republican president late on Monday, and a White House aide confirmed the guest list included three Democrats: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. It also included Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, Patrick Toomey of...

  • WASHINGTON— Senate Republicans are struggling with how many billions of dollars President Donald Trump's tax code overhaul will add to the deficit as they work on a GOP budget plan that's a prerequisite to any far-reaching change in the nation's tax system. Trump had dinner Tuesday with a group of Republican and Democratic senators to talk taxes, after Senate...

  • Even with the passage of "Obamacare" in 2010, they have no insurance because they exist in a desperate in-between zone, unable to afford coverage but ineligible for Medicaid. And because they haven't benefited from the Affordable Care Act, the debate on Capitol Hill over repealing it has been all but irrelevant to them. "Whether there was an Affordable Care Act or...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill on Thursday evening that includes $10 million to help fund the United Nations' climate change body that oversees the Paris Climate Agreement, despite President Donald Trump's decision to stop funding it. The 30- member Senate panel, which allocates federal funds to various...

  • Sept 7- New Mexico on Thursday sued eight opioid manufacturers and wholesale distributors, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold corporations accountable for a national drug addiction epidemic. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas accused Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson& Johnson, Allergan Plc, Endo International...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 23- One of the biggest commercial threats to Taser Internationals signature weapon could come from a lawsuit the company won. The decision prompted cities in the five-state region from Maryland to South Carolina to adopt new restrictions. There, Jinia Lopez took her 43- year-old brother Ronald Armstrong to a hospital after he tried to poke a...