19 Jan 2017 01:33 AM EST
On Wednesday, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, said that he will review the Obama administration's recent decision to lock in fuel efficiency rules. Last week on Friday, outgoing EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy finalized a decision that the landmark fuel efficiency rules instituted by President Barack Obama should be kept through the year 2025. According to government sources, the 2025 rule is not a new regulation, so the EPA under Trump and Pruitt would have to go through a long process before withdrawing it and would most likely face lawsuits from environmental groups if that step was initiated.
Obama Tells The Press "America Needs You"
In his final White House press conference on Wednesday, President Barack Obama delivered a passionate defense of journalism's vital role in a healthy democracy. He told a packed briefing room, “America needs you and our democracy needs you. We need you to establish a baseline of facts... Read more
Study Shows Coffee's Anti-Inflammatory Effects
Then, they examined the blood from the older participants more closely. The researchers discovered that people with higher activation of those genes reported drinking less caffeine than those in the lower-activation group. They were also more likely to have high blood pressure, stiff arteries—a... Read more
New Study Shows Heavy Alcohol Use In Teens Effects Brain Activity
18 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland studied the effects of long-term heavy alcohol use in adolescence and found it altered certain brain functions. The study, the first of its kind to analyze long-term effects of alcohol in adolescents, found that heavy alcohol use can alter... Read more
Canadian Adult Coloring Book
Something adults have known since they were kids is that coloring is a fantastic de-stressor. Enter the adult coloring book. It’s been a fad for a few years now, but it’s quickly made its way into many homes as a way to combat anxiety, depression, and stress after a long day. Brenda... Read more
Why Are Missile Launchers At Dakota Pipeline?
The North Dakota Army National Guard has deployed two surface-to-air missile-launchers near a main work site for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protestors saw one of the Avenger missile systems on monday and posted videos and photos on Facebook. North Dakota Guard spokesman William Prokopyk said... Read more
Virginia man Ricky Gray was executed Wednesday. Gray was convicted of killing a couple and their two daughters in their Virginia home on January 1, 2006. Virginia authorities said the 39-year-old... More
The Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday unveiled revised rules for collecting, analyzing and storing information on American citizens. According to Reuters, the CIA has updated the rules for the information... More