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US blocks tomato imports from Mexican farm over labor abuses

Oct 22, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States ordered a halt Thursday to imports of tomatoes from a Mexican farming company and its subsidiaries for what officials said was abusive treatment of workers that...

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Biden administration move could block Minnesota copper mine

Oct 22, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Biden administration dealt a serious blow Wednesday to the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, ordering a study that could lead to a 20-year ban...

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Fire that threatened Lake Tahoe region is now 100 percent contained

Oct 22, 2021

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained, officials said. The fire, which...

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Union Pacific Q3 profit up 23% even with flat volume

Oct 22, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific hauled in 23% more profit in the third quarter even though the total number of shipments it delivered remained flat overall and the supply chain remained clogged. The...

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California proposes new oil drilling ban near neighborhoods

Oct 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in...

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Forecasters predict warmer winter for two-thirds of US

Oct 22, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Expect a drier, warmer winter down south and a wetter winter up north, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday. The National Weather Service predicted two-thirds of the U.S. will...

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Fewer visit food banks, but need is still large

Oct 15, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunger and food insecurity across the United States have dropped measurably over the past six months, but the need remains far above pre-pandemic levels. And specialists in hunger...

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Oregon county overwhelmed with illegal pot

Oct 15, 2021

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A county in southern Oregon says it is so overwhelmed by an increase in the number and size of illegal marijuana farms that it declared a state of emergency Wednesday, appealing to...

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New offshore wind farms would dot coasts under Biden plan

Oct 15, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven major offshore wind farms would be developed on the East and West coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico under a plan announced Wednesday by the Biden administration. The projects...

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