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Updated at 11:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants, part of a broader communications clampdown within the executive branch. The prohibitions came to light Tuesday as the agency moved to delay implementation of at least 30 environmental rules finalized in the closing months of President Barack Obama's term, a potential first step to seeking to kill the...

Updated at 11:09 PM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) " The University of Michigan sees value in urine. And it wants to know if others do, too. The Ann Arbor school announced Tuesday that it has installed a toilet and urinal in a campus engineering building that...

Updated at 10:57 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " The operators of Backpage.com pushed for pimping charges to be tossed out for the second time Tuesday, two weeks after the website that prosecutors dubbed an online brothel stopped advertising adult services in the face...

Updated at 10:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump's selection to become health secretary told a Senate committee Tuesday that the new administration believes people with existing illnesses should not be denied health insurance, but committed to no details...

Updated at 10:54 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) " Much of California has gone from withered to water-logged this winter but the state's top water regulator is not ready to lift emergency conservation measures enacted during the height of the state's drought. "It makes...

Updated at 10:53 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump's press secretary on Tuesday mischaracterized the election results and the findings of a study that purported to show significant voting in the past by non-citizens. Statements by Sean Spicer and how...

Updated at 10:45 PM

LILLE, France (AP) " The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia is experimenting with the idea of cyberconscription, a move that gives draftees with tech skills the chance to work shoring up their military's electronic infrastructure, an Estonian defense...

Updated at 10:43 PM

Hey guess what, everybody! There's another superhero project inching closer to reality. Fox has given the thumbs up to an untitled pilot set in the Marvel universe from

Updated at 10:12 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) " A ski patrol member was killed Tuesday in an accident involving explosives used to artificially trigger an avalanche at a Lake Tahoe ski resort, resort officials said. Joe Zuiches, 42, of Olympic Valley, California was...

Updated at 10:01 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " A federal appeals court said Tuesday it won't rehear a panel's decision letting companies like Microsoft refuse to turn over to the government customer emails stored overseas. The judges of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of...

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