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England supporters celebrate Harry Kane's winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 9:16 pm
LONDON (AP) — No beer at this time of year? A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe, sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup. Gavin Partington, director-general of the British Soft Drinks Association...
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FILE- In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, a couple kayak on the Rogue River adjacent to where Wolverine World Wide's tannery once stood, in Rockford, Mich. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is investigating the connection between old waste drums in the area and an old Wolverine World Wide tannery waste dump nearby. Some private wells in the area have tested positive for elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances called PFAS, also called perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs. A government report shows that a family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the country threatens human health at concentrations seven to 10 times lower than previously realized. The chemicals are called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl. (Neil Blake /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 5:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the country is even more toxic than previously thought, threatening human health at concentrations seven to 10 times lower than once realized, according to a government report released Wednesday. The...
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June 20, 2018 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security. The Trump administration has turned to a little-used weapon in...
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June 20, 2018 - 12:37 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Sweden has started construction on a factory that will test whether it's feasible to make steel without burning fossil fuels. Utility firm Vattenfall said Tuesday it has teamed up with steel company SSAB and mining firm LKAB to build the 1.4-billion Swedish krona ($158 million) pilot...
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President Donald Trump, left, walks with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., right, as he leaves the U.S. Capitol in Washington after meeting with Republican leadership, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Walking behind them is White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 19, 2018 - 11:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 11:10 p.m. Congressman Mark Sanford tells The Associated Press that he's confused by President Donald Trump's latest attack on him, but glad his colleagues showed displeasure at Trump's broadside. At a closed-door meeting...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 file photo, Geraldine McCaughrean, author of the Peter Pan sequel 'Peter Pan In Scarlet' talks to AP reporter at her home in Great Shefford, Berkshire. British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named winner Monday, June 18, 2018 for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She previously won the prize, chosen by children’s librarians, in 1988. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
June 18, 2018 - 6:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — British writer Geraldine McCaughrean on Monday won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named the winner for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She also won the prize, chosen by children's librarians, in...
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June 18, 2018 - 4:55 pm
New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making...
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June 11, 2018 - 9:03 am
CHICAGO (AP) — German building materials maker Knauf is buying American building products maker USG in an approximately $7 billion deal. Gebr. Knauf KG will pay $44 per USG share. That includes $43.50 per share in cash payable once the transaction closes and a special dividend of 50 cents per share...
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This July 10, 2016 file photo shows millionaire Brexit campaigner Arron Banks in London. The chairman of the British Parliament's media committee says a millionaire backer of the successful campaign to leave the European Union has questions to answer about his contacts with Russian officials. Damian Collins says the Culture, Media and Sport Committee plans to question Arron Banks about a report in the Sunday Times on Sunday, June 10, 2018 that he had undisclosed meetings with Russian officials around the time of the June 2016 referendum on EU membership. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP, file)
June 10, 2018 - 11:23 am
LONDON (AP) — The chairman of the British Parliament's media committee said Sunday that a millionaire backer of the successful campaign to leave the European Union has questions to answer about his contacts with Russian officials. Lawmaker Damian Collins said his committee plans to question Arron...
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Roger Parrish and Diane Johnson, right, rally outside the Capitol in Phoenix, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Hundreds of Navajo Generating Station employees, relatives and union and tribal leaders rallied at the state Capitol in Phoenix on Wednesday to request a 90-day pause in steps to close the coal-fueled plant by the end of 2019 as scheduled. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 06, 2018 - 5:19 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than 300 people who say their livelihoods depend on a coal-fired plant on a sprawling Native American reservation rallied in Phoenix Wednesday to request a 90-day delay in steps being taken to shutter it by 2019. Demonstrators — including miners who extract the coal that fires...
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