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Conservatives fear ‘midnight litigation,’ as Obama looks to secure legacy

Conservatives worried about President Obama’s plans for imposing so-called “midnight regulations” on his way out of the White House say they now have a new concern: Midnight litigation.  As Obama works to secure his legacy in the final days of his administration, critics worry the outgoing president may saddle his successor with new federal legal

Obama bars future oil leases in swaths of Atlantic, Arctic oceans

President Obama on Tuesday ordered U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean placed “indefinitely” off-limits for future oil and gas leases, in a final fossil-fuel crackdown before he leaves office. The move, intended to protect the area’s ecosystem, is a final push by Obama to seal his environmental legacy,

Flight 370? Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

 Unidentified material that has washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane, authorities said Wednesday. Police secured the material, which washed ashore 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of Augusta in Western Australia state, the search coordination center said in a statement, without describing the material found. The

Eighth Submersible Mission Begins for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

 Australia—The search for debris from missing Flight 370 continued Sunday, with an unmanned submersible continuing to scan the floor of the southern Indian Ocean. Planes and ships are again sweeping a vast stretch of the sea’s surface after past sorties failed to spot anything related to the plane. The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 autonomous vehicle has begun

Latest on Missing Flight MH370 Tragedy: A week to go before black box signal vanishes

KUALA LUMPUR: Its been 24 days since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared and the authorities now have about a week to find the phsyical evidence, especially the ‘black box’ as signals from the recorder will fade out soon. The signals emitted from the black box is powered by batteries that will die out after 30 days, and

News on the Hunt for Flight 370 resumes in calmer seas

 The desperate, multinational hunt for Flight 370 resumed again Wednesday across a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean after fierce winds and high waves that had forced a daylong halt eased considerably. A total of 12 planes and two ships from the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand were participating in

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 probe digs into past of all on board missing Boeing 777

 The search for the missing Malaysian jet pushed deep into the northern and southern hemispheres Monday as Australia scoured the southern Indian Ocean and China offered 21 satellites to respond to Malaysia’s call for help in the unprecedented hunt. French investigators arriving in Kuala Lumpur to lend expertise from the two-year search for an Air

New: Malaysia plane probe narrows on mid-air disintegration – source

 Officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner with 239 people on board are narrowing the focus of their inquiries on the possibility that it disintegrated mid-flight, a senior source said on Sunday. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished after climbing to a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing in the early

Iran dispatches warships to US maritime border

 Ships from the Iranian army’s naval fleet are headed towards the United States maritime borders as part of a longstanding protest against US vessels in the Persian Gulf, Fars News Agency reports. “The Iranian Army’s naval fleets have already started their voyage towards the Atlantic Ocean via the waters near South Africa,” Commander of Iran’s Northern

There is no good news about the radiation levels we’re finding on the West Coast

 There is no doubt that the radiation levels we’ve encountered during our tour of the West Coast should be of concern to everyone. The equipment we’re using is designed to detect particles of ionizing radiation. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “any living tissue in the human body can be damaged by ionizing radiation in