Ford Pledges to Work With Community Near Future Factory | Business News

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Ford Motor Co. officials on Tuesday pledged to be good neighbors to those in rural West Tennessee who live near the automaker’s planned electric truck factory, a project expected to create thousands of jobs and change the face of the region. More than 200 people attended … Read more

Virginia GOP Voters to Settle Crowded Congressional Runoffs | Political News

By SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia voters are set to pick Republican nominees Tuesday for two races expected to be among the year’s most competitive for US House seats. Voters will winnow a four-person field in the coastal 2nd District and a six-person field in the central 7th District to take … Read more

Biden Hosts Climate Meeting Amid High Gas Price Pressure | Political News

By CHRIS MEGERIAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden, who has recently been focused on boosting oil production to reduce rising gas costs, will turn his attention to climate change on Friday when he convenes a virtual meeting of some of the world’s biggest economies. Among the participants will be China, Germany, Saudi … Read more

New Mexico Residents Sue for Information on Massive Wildfire | Political News

SANTA FE, NM (AP) – Dozens of residents in a small New Mexico community impacted by massive wildfires that merged in April are suing the US Forest Service over what they called a failure to provide information about the rescue role in starting the blazes. The Forest Service has acknowledged that two prescribed burns it … Read more

Savannah Says Portugal Lithium Mine Delayed by ‘Political Process’ | World News

LISBON (Reuters) – Savannah Resources said on Wednesday it had little control over what it described as the political process which is delaying its extraction plans for what could become western Europe’s largest lithium mine in northern Portugal. Portugal is already Europe’s biggest lithium producer, but its miners sell almost exclusively to the ceramics industry … Read more

California Lawmakers Mull Buying Out Farmers to Save Water | Political News

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – After decades of fighting farmers in court over how much water they can take out of California’s rivers and streams, some state lawmakers want to try something different: use taxpayer money to buy out farmers. A proposal in the state Senate would spend up to $ … Read more

US Forest Service: Prescribed Burns Initiated Massive Fire | Political News

By MORGAN LEE and CEDAR ATTANACIO, Associated Press SANTA FE, NM (AP) – Two fires that merged to create the largest wildfire in New Mexico history have both been traced to prescribed burns set by US forest managers as preventative measures, federal investigators announced Friday. The findings could hold implications for the future use of … Read more

California Cuts Grass Watering Down as Drought Dries West | Political News

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Grass in office parks, on college campuses or in some California neighborhoods will go brown this summer after state water officials adopted a ban Tuesday on watering certain green spaces as the state’s drought drags on. The ban adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board … Read more

Analysis-Australian Women Unleash New Political Force on Climate, Integrity | World News

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Professional women and voters concerned about climate change unleashed a third force in Australia’s election, taking a swath of seats that ended nine years of conservative rule even as votes for the winning Labor Party fell. Women who left successful careers in business, medicine and media to enter politics as independents were … Read more

AP Interview: Scottish Leader Stresses Independence, NATO | Political News

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and ANNA JOHNSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview Tuesday that Europe’s crisis over Russia’s war in Ukraine only makes Scotland’s drive for independence more important, and maintained Scotland should play its “full part” to ensure stability and security in Europe as an eventual member … Read more

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