EPA finds jetliner pollution endangers public health, environment

Jul 26, 2016

EPA finds jetliner pollution endangers public health, environment

Greenhouse gases emitted by commercial airplanes contribute to global warming and endanger public health and the environment, U.S. officials concluded Monday, opening the path for regulation of passenger planes. The final assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency supports the goals of President Barack Obama’s ...

Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

Jul 23, 2016

Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a measure that pledges greater efforts to protect drug-dependent newborns and assist their parents. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act also stresses drug treatment and overdose prevention to help stanch the nation’s heroin and opioid drug ...

Jul 23, 2016

U.N. says Islamic State was behind 393 attacks during Ramadan

The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief says the Islamic State group committed or indirectly inspired at least 393 attacks in 16 countries during the month of Ramadan. The executive director of the U.N. Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, Jean-Paul Laborde, said Friday that despite having its ...

Trump could seek new law to help purge Obama appointees

Jul 20, 2016

Trump could seek new law to help purge Obama appointees

If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire public workers, Trump ally Chris Christie said ...