News tagged with state officials

US teen birth rate still far higher than W. Europe

(AP) -- The rate of teen births in the U.S. is at its lowest level in almost 70 years. Yet, the sobering context is that the teen pregnancy rate is far lower in many other countries. The most convincing explanation ...

Dec 30, 2010
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Energy industry develops nontoxic fracking fluids

The oil and gas industry is trying to ease environmental concerns by developing nontoxic fluids for the drilling process known as fracking, but it's not clear whether the new product will be widely embraced by drilling companies.

Feb 03, 2013
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US, China exchange concerns on hacking

The United States and China aired concerns on hacking, which has emerged as a major irritant between the world's two largest economies in the build up to annual talks this week.

Jul 09, 2013
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Calif poised to finalize 'cap-and-trade' plan

(AP) -- California is poised to formally adopt the nation's most comprehensive so-called "cap-and-trade" system, designed to provide a financial incentive for polluters to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Oct 20, 2011
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Facebook, Washington state target online spam

Facebook is partnering with Washington state to combat a type of spam called "clickjacking" that is plaguing the social networking site, company and state officials announced Thursday.

Jan 27, 2012
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