New York state is proposing the country’s first firm limit on a chemical found in drinking water in heavy concentrations in some Long Island, New York communities. 1,4-dioxane has been labeled a “likely human carcinogen” by the EPA, but is…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
The Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday accused President Donald Trump of "encouraging police violence" during a speech this week on Long Island to an audience of uniformed officers.
By Verena Dobnik, Associated Press
In March, 47 percent of Spain's electricity came from renewable sources.
By Carey Reed
In Long Island, drivers hooked on their phones could soon see new penalties for distracted driving. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has proposed the use of a “kill switch” to disable the phone of someone who has been convicted…
By Corinne Segal
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama moved closer toward rescue steps for thousands of Yazidi refugees who are trapped on a mountain in Northern Iraq by fighters of the Islamic State group. The deputy national security advisor suggested a…
Future Unclear for Superstorm Sandy Victims Dealing with Insurance Woes…
Guest Essayist Nancy Gibbs explores the extreme, and extremely confusing, winter weather.
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