Reynolds, Ricketts call on EPA to reallocate lost ethanol gallons

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, speaking at the American Coalition for Ethanol conference in Omaha. The governors of Iowa and Nebraska are calling on the EPA to reallocate the gallons of ethanol that have been lost because of RFS small refinery waivers. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, in a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, said the …

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Tomato growers hope new rules will bring relief

The latest agreement between the U.S. and Mexico should provide American tomato growers with better footing in the marketplace. Mexico’s tomato industry has agreed to new antidumping suspension provisions which include better border enforcement, increasing floor prices, and monitoring imports while the U.S. will drop a 17.5 percent tariff. “When consumption of a product, like …

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USDA: pork, beef stocks bigger than average

The USDA says pork in cold storage at the end of July topped 600 million pounds. At 601.790 billion pounds, that’s up nearly 50 million pounds on the year, but down almost 18 million from June, even with record monthly pork production during July and slower than expected export demand. The USDA says monthly highs …

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Man dies after elevator malfunction in NYC traps him between car and shaft

iStock(NEW YORK) — A 30-year-old man was killed in a freak accident when the elevator he was exiting in a New York City apartment building suddenly plummeted, crushing him in the process. The man, identified as Samuel Charles Waisbren, was a resident of the building at 344 Third Ave. in the Kips Bay neighborhood of …

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Flood Warning issued August 22 at 7:51AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in South Dakota… Big Sioux River Near Bruce …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood

Flood Statement issued August 22 at 7:51AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in South Dakota… Big Sioux River Near Bruce …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood

New York man charged after telling teen he is in the KKK and spraying him with a hose

iStock(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — A New York man was charged with harassment after he told a teenager he was in the KKK and then sprayed the teen down with a hose, police said. Police said the incident stemmed from a dispute in a park near the house of Glen Nicodemus, 59, of Rochester. Steven Clancey, the …

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Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing of retired administrator at Cal State Fullerton campus

iStock(FULLERTON, Calif.) — Days after a retired California college administrator was stabbed to death, police said they have arrested a suspect. Steven Shek Keung Chan, 57, was found in a car in a campus parking lot with “numerous” stab wounds Monday morning, according to the California State University Fullerton police. “A very crude incendiary device” …

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Flood Warning issued August 22 at 7:51AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in South Dakota… Big Sioux River Near Bruce …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood

Elephants rescued from muddy mining pool in Malaysia, sticking together to climb out

iStock(MALAYSIA) — Elephants trapped in a muddy hole were saved in Malaysia on Tuesday, and their rescue was captured on video by Malaysia’s Department of Wildlife. Indigenous people spotted the five elephants in an abandoned illegal mining pool in Pahang’s forest reserve, which is about 125 miles east of Kuala Lumpur, and alerted local media …

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Flood Statement issued August 22 at 7:51AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in South Dakota… Big Sioux River Near Bruce …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood

Body found may be missing New York City chef

via New York Police Department(NEW YORK) — A body found Wednesday night may be the chef of a high-end New York City restaurant who has been missing for days. Andrea Zamperoni, a head chef at Cipriani Dolci in Grand Central Terminal, was last seen leaving work at 10 p.m. on Saturday, New York City police …

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Expansive fires in the Amazon rainforest are ‘truly heart-wrenching,’ NatGeo explorer says

Brasil2/iStock(NEW YORK) — Professionals who have spent years working and studying in the Amazon rainforest called this year’s expansive fire outbreaks “truly heart-wrenching.” Many are on edge due to the increasing scale of the forest fires, which are up 84 percent from the same time period last year, as smoke billows above 1.2 million square …

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Flood Statement issued August 22 at 7:51AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in South Dakota… Big Sioux River Near Bruce …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood

Search for firefighters who went missing off Florida coast to be suspended at sundown, officials say

U.S. Coast Guard (PORT CANAVERAL, Fla.) — The search for two firefighters who went missing during a fishing trip off the coast of Florida last week will suspend at sundown on Thursday, officials announced. Jacksonville, Fla., firefighter Brian McCluney and Fairfax, Va., firefighter Justin Walker never returned after launching off the coast of Port Canaveral, …

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A change in weather ahead for the Heartland

During the next several days, cold fronts will have some success in suppressing heat and humidity across the central and eastern U.S. However, hot, humid conditions will persist along and near the Gulf Coast, while the southern Plains will experience only a temporary reprieve before excessively hot weather returns late in the weekend. Hot weather …

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Scattered rains accompany cooler air on-the-move

Across the Corn Belt, a cold front stretching from the lower Great Lakes region into Missouri is helping to focus showers and thunderstorms. The rain is generally benefiting late-planted, late-developing corn and soybeans. Meanwhile, cool, dry air is overspreading the upper Midwest, where Thursday morning’s low temperatures locally fell to 50° or below. On the …

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Manhunt underway for sniper who shot Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy

KABC(LOS ANGELES) — A manhunt in Los Angeles county intensified Thursday after a sniper opened fire on a sheriff’s deputy. The deputy, 21-year-old Angel Reinosa, was shot in his bulletproof vest in the parking lot of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lancaster station Wednesday by someone in the apartment building across the street, which is …

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Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is a reminder of the continuing pay gap

jacoblund/iStock(NEW YORK) — Aug. 22, eight months into the year, is approximately how far into 2019 a black woman must work to earn what a typical white male was paid at the end of 2018, according to the organizers of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. In other words, it takes the typical black woman around …

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Polo Ralph Lauren recycles plastic bottles for 2019 US Open ballperson uniforms

helen89/iStock(NEW YORK) — Polo Ralph Lauren is the official outfitter of the 2019 U.S. Open Tennis tournament, and this year the brand has sustainability top of mind. This year’s ballperson uniforms are being made from yarn derived from up to seven plastic bottles and falls in line with the brands’ mission to incorporate 170 million …

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