Philadelphia's city council has passed legislation to safeguard public school students from lead paint, months after a newspaper investigation found that more than half of the city's public elementary schools have serious environmental hazards.
With the Northwest's beloved killer whales on the brink of extinction, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has announced dramatic plans to help them, including $1.1 billion in spending and a partial whale-watching ban.
Former Vice President Joe Biden says he initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning.
Arkansas' attorney general is asking state regulators to review an agreement between the state's largest electric utility and environmental groups to eventually stop using coal at two power plants and shut down a natural gas plant.
The No. 2 House Republican says a looming partial government shutdown would be "stupid" but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico.
The U.N. Security Council has approved the delivery of aid across borders and conflict lines in Syria for another year, expressing "outrage" at the continuing violence in the country and "grave distress" at the devastating humanitarian situation.
Michigan Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer says she focused on the importance of upgrading road and water infrastructure and keeping invasive carp out of the Great Lakes in a meeting with President Donald Trump.
Rancho Cordova police and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department are looking for multiple suspects in the smash-and-grab burglary of a gas station ATM and a similar failed attempt nearby, authorities said Thursday, December 13, 2018.