US overhauls public land use planning; senator vows reversal
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US overhauls public land use planning; senator vows reversal

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West. The move by the Bureau of Land Management aims to address longstanding criticism of an often-cumbersome process that dictates development across almost 250 … Continue reading

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Philadelphia transit strike ends, avoiding election impact
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Philadelphia transit strike ends, avoiding election impact

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city’s crippling weeklong transit strike ended early Monday, ensuring that all buses, trolleys and subways will be up and running by Election Day. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing about 4,700 transit workers announced a tentative agreement before daybreak. By 9 a.m., subways were operating again, though on … Continue reading