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  • Hawaii enters national debate over future of ethanol in gas

    Hawaii lawmakers have put the state at the front of a national discussion over the future of ethanol in gasoline by passing a bill that puts an end to a requirement that the corn-based additive be mixed into fuel sold in the state. The move comes as...
  • Former comfort woman visits bronze memorial

    Former comfort woman visits bronze memorial
    Adorned in a traditional silk robe, 86-year-old Yong Soo Lee gradually made her way to the bronze comfort-women statue in Glendale’s Central Park with the help of two people at her side. Lee, a former comfort woman, sat down on an empty seat...
  • Panel backs plan for nuclear waste disposal near Lake Huron

    A Canadian advisory panel Wednesday endorsed a fiercely debated plan to bury waste from nuclear power plants less than a mile from Lake Huron, saying it had concluded the project would pose no danger to the environment. The Joint Review Panel made its...
  • Oxfam America presses SEC on drafting disclosure regulations

    The aid group Oxfam America is pressing federal officials to draft regulations aimed at requiring U.S.-listed oil, gas, and mining companies to publish what they pay to governments for access to natural resources in foreign countries. Lawyers for the...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Tornado brushes Moore, Oklahoma; other twisters reported in Kansas, Nebraska A tornado grazed Oklahoma City and its suburbs Wednesday, threatening rush-hour drivers and prompting schools to hold children in safe rooms until the danger passed....
  • Grand jury takes testimony in probe of former US Rep. Schock

    A federal grand jury took testimony Wednesday as part of its probe of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, amid questions about spending that include reports that he accepted private airplane flights from donors and decorated his office in the style of TV's...
  • State Rep. Larry Metz joins House in opposition to thawing of Cuba relations

    State Rep. Larry Metz joins House in opposition to thawing of Cuba relations
    Florida lawmakers, including state Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, want President Barack Obama to know they disagree with his decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba and say Congress should maintain the longstanding embargo on the nation 90 miles to...
  • Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92

    Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92. The World War II veteran and author, often praised for his eloquence and oratorical...
  • Jim Wright early casualty of rising US House partisanship

    As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his rich oratorical skills in the U.S. House. He never relied on them more than the day in 1989, when he told those who had elected...
  • Ex-House Speaker Jim Wright remembered as tireless public servant

    WASHINGTON Jim Wright, a former longtime congressman from Fort Worth, Texas, who rose to be third in line to the president only to resign soon after under an ethics cloud, died Wednesday in Texas at 92. Although Wright was in many ways a quintessential...
  • Reaction to death of former US House Speaker Jim Wright

    Reaction to the death of Jim Wright, former U.S. House speaker and longtime Texas Democratic congressman: ___ "Michelle and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Former Congressman and Speaker of the House Jim Wright. Jim represented the people...