Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger
Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.
Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp
Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes.
California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings
California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order to speed up recovery as fire authorities say they've stopped the progress of wildfires that have killed at least 42 and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California.
US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk
The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic explosion and fire.
Australian car-making ends with last GM plant closing
Australian car making to soon end with closing of GM plant after 90 years.