NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped arson charges against two juveniles in connection with the Tennessee wildfires that killed 14 people and tore through thousands of homes and businesses in November, a law enforcement official said Friday.
WEST GOSHEN, Pa. (AP) — A man driving down a Pennsylvania highway shot a recent high school graduate in the head, killing her during a road rage incident that authorities described as a high speed "cat-and-mouse game" as the two tried to merge into a single lane.
By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twenty moderate Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives warned on Friday that efforts to overhaul the federal tax code could be jeopardized by demands for including major spending cuts in a fiscal 2018 budget resolution. In a June 30 letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, lawmakers from the moderate Tuesday Group said that including hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to mandatory programs could be “extremely problematic” for tax reform and asked for a budget delay until Senate Republicans finish their debate on healthcare legislation.
French far-right leader charged with allegedly misusing European Parliament funds to pay two parliamentary aides.
TRENTON, Ontario (AP) — Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall began the second day of their royal tour Friday at Canada's largest air force base, where they greeted members of the military and honored soldiers who died in Afghanistan.
The White House is planning on using military concepts to conduct an “at-length evaluation of US climate science”. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is pushing an initiative that will use so-called “red team, blue team” tactics to discuss climate science, a method developed within the military that pits two competing ideas against one another in order to try and find vulnerabilities in field operations. “The administrator believes that we will be able to recruit the best in the fields which study climate and will organise a specific process in which these individuals… provide back-and-forth critique of specific new reports on climate science,” a source at the EPA told the web site EENews.