Politics

EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combatting climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners.

US begins reuniting some families separated at Mexico border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday that four families that were separated at the Mexico border during Donald Trump's presidency will be reunited in the United States this week in what Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas calls “just the beginning” of a broader effort.

US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has begun

(CNN) -- The US military withdrawal from Afghanistan is now formally underway, according to the White House and several US defense officials. "A drawdown is underway," White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One Thursday. "While these…

Wisconsin program to help with overdue utility bills

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — A Wisconsin program announced Wednesday will include $21 million to cover overdue utility bills in the state. The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program, offered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration and Public Service Commission, will help…