Jul 24, 2016

U.S. set to complete key step for regulating aircraft emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency will as soon as Monday finalize a scientific finding that greenhouse gases from aviation endanger human health, obligating the United States to regulate emissions from commercial aircraft, sources told Reuters. The EPA’s “endangerment finding” requires the agency to implement greenhouse ...

Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad

| Jul 24, 2016

Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest proposal for closer U.S.-Russian cooperation against extremist groups in Syria is drawing questions over Russia’s intentions from skeptics in the U.S. government, European nations in the coalition against the Islamic State and the main Syrian opposition groups. ...

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 ...

U.S. to return Maya artifacts to Guatemala

Jul 23, 2016

U.S. to return Maya artifacts to Guatemala

Seven priceless Maya artifacts looted from Guatemala decades ago are being returned after a representative for an antiquities collector grew suspicious of their origin and contacted the FBI. Experts called in by the agency quickly determined that the limestone pieces, all more than a ...

Jul 23, 2016

Canadian teens playing 'Pokemon Go' cross border, are detained

U.S. Border Patrol officials say two Canadian teenagers were briefly apprehended after they accidentally crossed the border into Montana while playing the game “Pokemon Go.” Border Patrol Agent John South says the teens were engrossed and wandered into the United States. Agents detained them ...