• In a May 14, 2016 file photo, Mouttet from the Corpus Christi Utilities Department collects a sample of water to test on the corner of Claremore St. and Kentner St. in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Texas Gulf Coast city has issued three orders in less than a year telling residents to boil their water to ensure it’s safe to consume, including a two-week order this month that sparked outrage, contributed to the city manager’s resignation and renewed questions about how to fix the problem.  (Gabe Hernandez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP, File)

    Boil-water alerts in Texas on the rise for many reasons

    DALLAS (AP) — A glass of drinking water hasn’t been easy to come by lately for the 320,000 people in Corpus Christi.

  • In this Wednesday, May 25, 2016 photograph, customers buy food at a Case's Pork Roll Paradise vendor during a Trenton Thunder baseball game in Trenton, N.J. The salted pork-based processed meat was developed in the state's capital city of Trenton by John Taylor in 1856. It's often consumed as a breakfast meat paired with egg and cheese in a sandwich usually served on a bagel, bun or hard roll. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    A state divided: Do you call it Taylor ham or pork roll?

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It’s one of the most divisive issues in New Jersey, one that inflames regional rivalries and spurs fierce debate among residents and lawmakers.

  • This May 13, 2015, file photo, shows Google's self-driving car during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. The U.S. auto industry's home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation _ a significant expansion beyond an existing law that sanctions autonomous vehicles for testing only. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

    Michigan bills expand use of driverless cars beyond testing

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. auto industry’s home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation — a significant expansion beyond an existing state law that sanctions such vehicles for testing only.

  • Feds seek proposals for cleanup at Los Alamos Lab

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal regulators are seeking proposals for a contract for environmental cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where tons of hazardous waste and contamination remain after decades of research.

  • Officials ban using, growing marijuana in Santa Fe Forest

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials have issued an order banning the use, possession or storage of marijuana in the Santa Fe National Forest, though such practices were already illegal.

  • In this Aug. 5, 2014, file photo,Baylor University President Ken Starr, left, jokes with head football coach Art Briles, right, on the first day of NCAA college football practice in Waco, Texas. Baylor University's board of regents says it will fire Briles and re-assign Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players.  The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles "with intent to terminate."  Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will serve as chancellor. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

    The Latest: Baylor condemns own handling of assault cases

    WACO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Baylor University’s demotion of its president and firing of its football coach amid criticism of the school’s handling of sexual assault complaints involving players (all times local):

  • Union activists block the entrance of the industrial area in Boucau, near Bayonne, southwestern France, on a day of nationwide strikes and protests over a labor reform, Thursday, May 26, 2016. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he is open to improvements and modifications to a labor bill that has sparked intensifying strikes and protests, but will not abandon it. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

    France’s growing labor standoff: What could happen next?

    PARIS (AP) — France’s Socialist President Francois Hollande is engaged in the biggest test of his presidency, facing months of protests and strikes against a labor law that are threatening nationwide fuel shortages.

  • Drivers line up as they wait to buy gas in a station, in Paris, Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  A two-month protest movement against a bill weakening France's famed worker protections reached a new level this week as fuel industry workers joined in. Strikes have spread to all eight of France's refineries, and one in five gas stations are now dry or running low. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    The Latest: Le Havre citizens not worried about lack of fuel

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France’s strikes and protests against the government’s labor reforms (all times local):

  • Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., speaks with Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 19, 2016, before joining a bipartisan group of senators at a news conference to discuss legislation to improve the federal regulation of chemicals and toxic substances.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House set to approve bill to regulate toxic chemicals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday easily approved a bipartisan bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products from household cleaners to clothing and furniture.

  • In this June 10, 2013 file photo, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. speaks in Trenton, N.J.  Pallone has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease. Pallone's report says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the project away from a researcher that the NFL feared was biased.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    NFL doctor sends strong response to House report

    SEATTLE (AP) — The co-chairman of the NFL’s head, neck and spine committee has sent a letter to Congress stressing that he was not contacted during a government study on the link between football and brain disease.