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Supreme Court rules EPA cannot make sweeping regulations without congressional approval
... the Trump EPA stated that Section 111 only allowed them to determine measures to be implemented at the physical power plants themselves, as an inside-the fence-line restriction and not broadly-applied measures for entire industries. Similarly, West Virginia and other states claimed that Section 111 does not allow the EPA to make rules that would completely reshape American electrical grids or force industries to eliminate carbon emissions altogether. West Virginia's argument is based on the major ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
Sen. Patrick Leahy to undergo surgery following fall
... said Thursday. MONTPELIER, Vt. - Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont broke his hip in a fall at his home and was to undergo surgery to repair it, his office said Thursday. The statement said that the 82-year-old Democrat fell Wednesday night in McLean, Virginia. The best course of action would be to have surgery to repair the hip as soon as possible. Leahy was born blind in one eye. The senator has had a lifelong struggle with reduced depth perception, according to the statement. He has taken some remarkable ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
Travelers at DC airport reflect on flight cancellations, rising costs
... good and bad. Some travelers said they trusted the airlines to get them to their destinations, but they were worried about delays. I trusted them to get my stuff to the right place, and get me to the right place, even with the delays, said Miya , from Virginia. They worked with us, and we had no problems or very little problems, even with the delays. Miya continued to complain about delays and it was more just the frustration of the delays. After his original flight changed, Brentwood added a five-hour ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
Virginia Ginni Thomas' lawyer pushes back Jan. 6 committee request for testimony
The attorney representing Virginia Ginni Thomas, a conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is pushing back a request from the House Jan. 6 committee for her testimony. WASHINGTON - An attorney representing Virginia Ginni Thomas , a conservative ...
Updated: 06/29/2022
Former Capitol security chief found dead at home
... morning. Two sources familiar with the matter tell NBC News that Michael Stenger , the former Senate sergeant-at-arms who oversaw Senate security during the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, was found dead on Monday morning. The medical examiner in Virginia did not handle his death, a spokesman said, indicating that it was not considered suspicious. Stenger , who was nominated as a sergeant-at-arms in 2018, resigned on the Capitol riot after he faced backlash from lawmakers over his handling of ...
Updated: 06/28/2022
San Francisco is the best city to celebrate Independence Day in 2022
... measurements, as well as its overall ranking. For example, Durham, North Carolina, was found to have the lowest average beer and wine prices while Atlanta, Georgia, was found to have the highest. Six cities of San Francisco, California, Boise, Idaho; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Greensboro, North Carolina; Newark, New Jersey and Laredo, Texas are tied for the city with the fewest DUI-related fatalities per capita, according to WalletHub . Two cities, Toledo, Ohio, and St. Louis, Missouri, were tied ...
Updated: 06/28/2022
Sheetz reduces gas prices to $3.99 per gallon for flex fuel
... is hoping to alleviate the pain at the pump with a new limited-time promotion that will be available through the July 4th holiday weekend. The convenience store and gas station chain, which operates more than 640 locations across Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina, will reduce the price of its fuel to $3.99 per gallon for unleaded 88 and $3.49 per gallon for E 85. According to Sheetz , unleaded 88 is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use ...
Updated: 06/28/2022
Trump-allied lawyer says FBI seized phone
... a restaurant. The agents patted Eastman down, seized his phone and forced him to unlock it, he said. Eastman made a claim in a lawsuit seeking his phone's return. The alleged seizure came the same day federal agents executed a search warrant at the Virginia home of Jeffrey Clark , a former Justice Department official who has played a prominent role in the Jan. 6 committee hearings this month.
Updated: 06/27/2022
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