- One-third of world's people still have no proper toilets Updated: Jun-30-15 11:25 pm
NEW DELHI - Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world's people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
- Water well testing planned around Cheyenne-area missile site Updated: Jun-30-15 10:55 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A new round of homeowner well testing will occur later this summer near an old nuclear missile site on the plains where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to rely on naturally present bacteria to break down a plume of groundwater pollution, Corps officials announced at a public meeting Tuesday.
- Environmentalists want California to stop offshore fracking Updated: Jun-30-15 10:38 pm
LOS ANGELES - Environmentalists Tuesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill.
- Firefighter deaths leave financial toll on Prescott Updated: Jun-30-15 10:07 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Until tragedy hit two years ago, the central Arizona city of Prescott had a unique status as the only municipality with an elite wildfire Hotshot crew.
- Lightning strikes briefly clear Southern California beaches Updated: Jun-30-15 10:04 pm
LOS ANGELES - Lifeguards briefly ordered people off more than 100 miles of Southern California beaches Tuesday after a fast-moving thunderstorm brought lightning to the area.
- Arizona fire official: 'We are healing but not yet healed' Updated: Jun-30-15 10:02 pm
PRESCOTT, Arizona - An Arizona courthouse became a sea of support Tuesday for 19 firefighters who lost their lives two years ago battling a wind-driven blaze.
- LA County looks for ways to fund Catalina desalination plant Updated: Jun-30-15 8:49 pm
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County supervisors have agreed to look at ways of helping build a desalination plant for water-strapped Santa Catalina Island.
- Bill paring NC regulations clearing another Senate panel Updated: Jun-30-15 8:08 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina Senate is pressing on with a broad bill paring state regulations although Gov. Pat McCrory's environmental agency says it can't support the legislation now.
- First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn Updated: Jun-30-15 7:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Some lucky Girl Scouts were set to experience the ultimate in camping Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn.
- Father, son found dead in vehicle in Saline County river Updated: Jun-30-15 7:50 pm
BENTON, Arkansas - Saline County authorities are investigating the deaths of a man and his son who were found in a partially-submerged vehicle in the Saline River near Lake Norrell.
- Embattled rebel flag reassessed at Georgia's Stone Mountain Updated: Jun-30-15 7:02 pm
ATLANTA - At Georgia's iconic Stone Mountain - where the Confederacy is enshrined in a giant bas-relief sculpture, the Ku Klux Klan once held notorious cross-burnings and large Confederate flags still wave prominently - officials are considering what to do about those flags.
- Family: Stranded woman rescued after giving birth in forest Updated: Jun-30-15 7:02 pm
OROVILLE, California - Authorities rescued a woman and her newborn baby after her family says she gave birth in a remote national forest in Northern California.
- Shell secures new authorization in pursuing Arctic drilling Updated: Jun-30-15 6:49 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell has secured another federal authorization as it pursues plans to drill exploration wells in the Arctic waters off the Alaska coast.
- Endangered Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoo Updated: Jun-30-15 6:35 pm
BROOKFIELD, Illinois - Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species.
- Remains of schooner raised from Lake Champlain back to Navy Updated: Jun-30-15 6:20 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The remains of a Revolutionary War battleship that burned and sank as the Americans and British struggled for control of Lake Champlain will be in the hands of the U.S. Navy in time for the Fourth of July.
- Tunisia beach killer trained with museum gunmen Updated: Jun-30-15 6:17 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia - The student who massacred tourists in a Tunisian seaside resort trained in a jihadi camp in Libya at the same time as the two men who attacked a leading museum in March, a top security official said Tuesday, enforcing the notion of a link between the two assaults and raising fears of more attacks from an underground world clawing at this North African nation's budding democracy.
- Archaeologists call on feds to protect Chaco Canyon area Updated: Jun-30-15 6:16 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Tucked away among northwestern New Mexico's sandstone cliffs and buttes are the remnants of an ancient civilization whose monumental architecture and cultural influences have been a source of mystery for years.
- Appeals court: Former BP engineer should get new trial Updated: Jun-30-15 6:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A former BP engineer is entitled to a new trial on an obstruction of justice charge stemming from an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
- After coal win, states seek similar relief for farms Updated: Jun-30-15 5:51 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - They beat the EPA on coal, and now a group of state attorneys general hopes to score a similar victory on farming.
- DNR to do full environmental study on proposed hog megafarm Updated: Jun-30-15 5:49 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Department of Natural Resources says it will require a full environmental impact study of a proposed hog "megafarm" in northern Wisconsin.
- Ruling allows Oklahoma earthquake lawsuit to go to trial Updated: Jun-30-15 5:46 pm
An Oklahoma woman can pursue a jury trial after she was injured when her fireplace crumbled in an earthquake she claims was caused by saltwater waste pumped into the ground, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
- Nature Conservancy in Maine purchases 6,500 forest acres Updated: Jun-30-15 4:58 pm
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Nature Conservancy in Maine has purchased more than 6,500 acres of forest land to expand its existing Leuthold Forest Preserve to more than 16,000 acres.
- 2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page Updated: Jun-30-15 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil is on an upward swing.
- Spain: 'Gag Law' greeted with protests from critics Updated: Jun-30-15 4:42 pm
MADRID - Thousands of protesters rallied Tuesday against a new Spanish public security law nicknamed the "gag law" before it went into effect at midnight, slamming it as legalized muzzling of free expression and the media.
- Water impact at issue with tar sands mine in eastern Utah Updated: Jun-30-15 4:41 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Opponents of Utah's first tar sands mine called on state officials Tuesday to withhold approvals for the project because new evidence shows water in the area will be negatively impacted.