Environmental health

In this Feb. 8, 2018, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks to the Senate chamber early shortly before midnight Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The weeklong drama over the hourslong government shutdown set loose overblown rhetoric from both parties while President Donald Trump wrestled inartfully with turmoil in the stock market, one of his favorite bragging points until it tanked. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 12, 2018 - 12:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — That blink-of-an-eye government shutdown last week produced a torrent of words leading up to it, not all of them loyal to reality. Misshapen rhetoric surrounded the stock market dive, too, as President Donald Trump struggled with the loss, at least for now, of bragging rights over...
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In this Feb. 8, 2018, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks to the Senate chamber early shortly before midnight Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The weeklong drama over the hourslong government shutdown set loose overblown rhetoric from both parties while President Donald Trump wrestled inartfully with turmoil in the stock market, one of his favorite bragging points until it tanked. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 10, 2018 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The weeklong drama over the hourslong government shutdown set loose overblown rhetoric from both parties while President Donald Trump wrestled inartfully with turmoil in the stock market, one of his favorite bragging points until it tanked. On the sidelines of the budget battle,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the Senate Environment Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pruitt is once again understating the threat posed by climate change, this time by suggesting that global warming may be a good thing for humanity. Pruitt has been champion for the continued burning of fossil fuels while expressing doubt about the consensus of climate scientists that man-made carbon emissions are overwhelmingly the cause of record temperature increases observed around the world. In an interview with KSNV-TV in Las Vegas on Feb. 7, Pruitt made several statements that are undercut by the work of climate scientists, including those at his own agency. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
February 08, 2018 - 12:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is again understating the threat posed by climate change, this time by suggesting that global warming may be a good thing for humanity. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has championed the continued burning of fossil fuels while...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the Senate Environment Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pruitt is once again understating the threat posed by climate change, this time by suggesting that global warming may be a good thing for humanity. Pruitt has been champion for the continued burning of fossil fuels while expressing doubt about the consensus of climate scientists that man-made carbon emissions are overwhelmingly the cause of record temperature increases observed around the world. In an interview with KSNV-TV in Las Vegas on Feb. 7, Pruitt made several statements that are undercut by the work of climate scientists, including those at his own agency. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
February 07, 2018 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is again understating the threat posed by climate change, this time by suggesting that global warming may be a good thing for humanity. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has championed the continued burning of fossil fuels while...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, a pedestrian talking on a cellphone is silhouetted in front of a fountain at John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park in Philadelphia. Released on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but the research does not provide any clear answers about the safety of the devices that seem like extensions of our bodies. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 02, 2018 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but federal regulators and some scientists say don't worry — it is safe to use your device. They still do. Previous studies of cellphone users had found little...
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January 30, 2018 - 4:43 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Health Department has no record it conducted environmental investigations at more than 100 homes where children had elevated lead levels in their blood, according to an audit released Monday. The report is a response to the health agency's revelation earlier this...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 file photo, a "No trespassing" sign is displayed at an old tannery waste dump used by Wolverine World Wide in Belmont, Mich. 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. Michigan, where the large city of Flint continues to recover from a lead-tainted water supply, is now racing to combat a new threat to tap water at sites across the state: chemicals long used in firefighting, waterproofing, carpeting and other products. (Neil Blake /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
December 30, 2017 - 10:53 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — While the city of Flint still recovers from a lead-tainted water crisis, Michigan is scrambling to combat potential health risks in other tap water that stem from chemicals long used in firefighting, waterproofing, carpeting and other products. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl...
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December 20, 2017 - 5:25 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 18 The Washington Post on the Department of Health and Human services instructing some of its divisions to avoid certain words or phrases in official documents that are being drafted for next year's budget: Words are power...
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This Aug. 1, 2011, photo provided by the Texas Peace Officers shows the vehicle at the scene of the rural West Texas crash that killed Kerrybeth Hall and Matthew Smith. Police listed a Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor tire – among more than 40,000 tires the company later recalled – as a cause of the crash. (Texas Peace Officers/Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 10:46 am
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is among the deadliest manufacturers in the nation for workers - resulting in deaths of five workers since 2015 - and the company's safety lapses have also contributed to deaths of motorists on the road, a six-month investigation by Reveal from The Center for...
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December 06, 2017 - 7:19 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The latest round of test results has found more levels of toxic mold in a South Carolina courthouse, again forcing closures and relocations. The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports Clerk of Court Hope Blackley on Saturday received the results, which found elevated levels in...
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