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Trump's New Africa Strategy Takes Sharp Aim at China, Russia

Dec 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the "predatory" practices of China and Russia, which are "...

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No. 2 Gas-producing State Moves to Curb Air Pollution

Dec 14, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is aiming to curb air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from its vast natural gas exploration fields, with the governor's administration proposing new...

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Feds: US Fishermen Had Good Year Aided by Lobsters, Scallops

Dec 14, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, buoyed by growth in key species such as sea scallops and American lobsters, the federal government...

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Michigan Governor Reaches Final Deal on Great Lakes Pipeline

Dec 14, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration said Thursday it had wrapped up negotiations with Enbridge Inc. on building a tunnel to contain an oil pipeline beneath a Great...

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Solar Industry Blames Tariffs for Canceled, Delayed Projects

Dec 14, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The solar industry is blaming tariffs for delays and cancellations of major solar energy projects. An estimated $8 billion worth of utility-scale projects were canceled or put on hold...

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Southwestern U.S. States Get Jan. 31 Deadline for Drought Deal

Dec 14, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of the federal agency controlling the Colorado River said Thursday the U.S. government will impose unprecedented restrictions on water supplies to the seven Southwestern U.S...

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Tainted Romaine Lettuce Traced to at Least 1 California Farm

Dec 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in California. But they cautioned Thursday that other farms are likely involved...

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China Promises Action on US Trade Deal But Gives No Details

Dec 7, 2018

BEIJING (AP) — China issued an upbeat but vague promise Wednesday to carry out a tariff cease-fire with Washington but gave no details that might dispel confusion about what Presidents Xi Jinping and...

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More US Beef Being Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

Dec 7, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — An Arizona company is expanding the scope of its recall of raw beef that could be contaminated with salmonella, federal officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said...

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Lawsuit: Kansas "Ag-Gag" Law Violates Free Speech Rights

Dec 7, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas law banning secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities unconstitutionally criminalizes free speech on matters of considerable public concern, a...

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Company: 50,000 or More Hens Died in Egg Farm Fire

Dec 7, 2018

GRANT PARK, Ill. (AP) — A company spokesman says 50,000 or more hens died in a fire that destroyed two barns of an egg farm in rural northeastern Illinois. Mussman's Back Acres Inc. spokesman Brian...

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Climate Reality Check: Global Carbon Pollution Up in 2018

Dec 7, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists. World carbon dioxide...

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School Lunch Rules OK Refined Grains, Low-fat Chocolate Milk

Dec 7, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. school lunch program is making room on menus again for noodles, biscuits, tortillas and other foods made mostly of refined grains. The Trump administration is scaling back...

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We'll Take Your Lobsters, eh? Canadian Imports from US Soar

Nov 30, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Trade hostility from across the ocean was supposed to take a snip out of the U.S. lobster business, but the industry is getting a lifeline from its northern neighbor. Heavy...

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US Farmers Store Record Soybean Crop as China Dispute Weighs

Nov 30, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — American farmers still working to get out their remaining soybeans after a weather-plagued harvest season are struggling to figure out what to do with a record crop now their...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Builder asks Judge to Allow Some Work

Nov 30, 2018

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline is asking a judge to change his order blocking the project to allow pre-construction work to continue, such as purchasing...

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Farm Bankruptcies on the Rise in Upper Midwest

Nov 30, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The number of farms filing for bankruptcy is increasing across the Upper Midwest, following low prices for corn, soybeans, milk and beef, according to a new analysis from the...

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McConnell's Year-end Wish: Getting Congress to Legalize Hemp

Nov 30, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Pressed for time and pushed to move quickly on a border wall and criminal justice reform, the Senate's top leader has his own priority in Congress' lame-duck session: passing a...

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Repeat Outbreaks Pressure Produce Industry to Step Up Safety

Nov 30, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations. The E. coli...

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Zinke says Northern California Fire Costs Likely in Billions

Nov 30, 2018

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Costs associated with a deadly Northern California wildfire will likely be in the billions, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday as he returned to the town of...

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