• No fine increase for Stars owner for damaging fish habitat

    KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — A British Columbia appeals court judge has denied a prosecution request to increase Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi’s $140,000 fine for polluting a lake during renovations on his Kamloops vacation property.

  • Thousands of gallons of oil spilled in Mississippi River

    COLUMBUS, Ky. (AP) — Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.

    Updated: 7:25 pm

  • No fine increase for Stars owner for damaging fish habitat

    KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — A British Columbia appeals court judge has denied a prosecution request to increase Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi’s $140,000 fine for polluting a lake during renovations on his Kamloops vacation property.

  • President Barack Obama gets a tour of Kotzebue Shore Avenue which has dealt with erosion problems, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Kotzebue, Alaska. Obama is on a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity

    KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska. Instead, he sought to use the power of his own celebrity to command attention to the issue of climate change.

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    Obama seals legacy-defining Iran deal as Senate Dems gather 34 votes to stymie GOP resolution

  • President Barack Obama, accompanied by local fishermen, speaks to members of the media on Kanakanak Beach, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Dillingham, Alaska. Obama is on a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska

    SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change.

  • President Barack Obama speaks at the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference at Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Obama opened a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Alaska-bound, Obama renames America’s tallest peak

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska.

  • Monday, August 31, 2015

    Thai prime minister says main suspect in deadly Bangkok bombing has been arrested near border

  • In this March 29, 2006 photo, a skier poses for a photograph on Portage Lake in front of Portage Glacier, about 50 miles south of Anchorage, Alaska. The Portage Glacier, which is a major Alaska tourist destination near Anchorage has retreated so far it no longer can be seen from a multimillion-dollar visitors center built in 1986.  President Obama leaves Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 for a three-day visit to the 49th state in which he will speak at a State Department climate change conference and become the first president to visit the Alaska Arctic. There and even in the sub-Arctic part of the state, he will see the damage caused by warming, damage that has been evident to scientists for years. (Evan R. Steinhauser/Anchorage Dispatch News via AP, File)

    Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.

  • In this Aug. 26, 2015 photo, General Mills CEO Ken Powell talks about his company's plans for reducing greenhouse gases during an interview with The Associated Press in Golden Valley, Minn. The company's goal is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025, not just within its own operations but all the way up its supply chain from suppliers. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts

    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.