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    PNS Daily News - May 6, 20160 


    Our daily news rundown includes House Speaker Paul Ryan, who says he’s not quite ready to endorse Donald Trump for president, it’s Mother’s Day this weekend, but it could be a sad day for moms with kids in jail, and do you how much time do you spend online every day? The people at Facebook know.

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About 17 million people live within 50 miles of Indian Point. (Peretz Partensky/Flickr)

NEW YORK - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ruled that its own staff analysis of the cost of a serious accident at the Indian Point nuclear plant is inaccurate. According to the commission's unanimous decision, the analysis by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board contains factual errors that ...Read More

Toxics still are found in some children's clothing, toys and bedding. (Johnny Dod/publicdomainpictures.net)

NEW YORK - The New York state Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a bill to protect children from toxic substances in products. Peter Iwanowicz, executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York, said the Child Safe Products Act passed Wednesday would eliminate dangerous chemicals from a h ...Read More

On Monday, the Colorado State Supreme Court overturned two measures passed by Fort Collins and Longmont voters to limit hydraulic fracturing. (Metaphortography/iStockphoto)

DENVER - The Colorado Supreme Court struck down two measures on Monday passed by Fort Collins and Longmont voters to limit fracking. The Colorado Oil and Gas Association had petitioned the court to overturn the city laws, arguing state regulations trump municipalities and the justices agreed in a ...Read More

Almost 20 percent of Philadelphia school children have asthma. (iStock)

PHILADELPHIA – Tuesday is World Asthma Day and in Philadelphia, the event will be marked with a march and rally for cleaner air. The noon rally at City Hall will be led by the groups Moms Clean Air Force and PennEnvironment. The City of Brotherly Love received an F grade in the American Lu ...Read More

Wyoming is commemorating workers who have been killed or injured in the workplace. The state consistently ranks among the highest for numbers of on-the-job fatalities. (Lagereek/iStockphoto)

JACKSON, Wyo. - Wyoming workers who have been killed or injured on the job are being honored this morning at Jackson's City Council chambers. The U.S. Department of Labor recently ranked Wyoming last in the nation for workplace safety, with 37 work-related deaths in 2014. It was the deadliest year ...Read More

Chemical plants in Texas release tons of deadly toxins and carcinogens each year through breakdowns and maintenance errors, according to a new report. (DanielAzocar/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - Preventable breakdowns and maintenance errors are causing chemical plants across Texas to spew tons of toxic substances into the air each year, according to a new report. The Environmental Integrity Project and Environment Texas report said that despite the release of deadly substan ...Read More

Poison-control centers across the country get about 30 calls a day about children accidentally ingesting colorful laundry or dish-detergent pods. (Chris Thomas)

INDIANAPOLIS - A new study shows a 17 percent increase in calls to poison-control centers across the nation in the last couple of years because of kids eating laundry or dishwashing soap. Study co-author Henry Spiller, director of the Central Ohio Poison Control Center at Nationwide Children's Hosp ...Read More

As heroin use continues to rise in Illinois, a private substance abuse network is opening one of the first so-called sober dorms in the Midwest. (iStockphoto)

CHICAGO - A sober-living residence program for college-age adults is expanding in Illinois. The so-called sober dorm is slated to open in early July on Chicago's north side. The privately-funded recovery home will be run by the Rosecrance Health Network. This comes on the heels of a Roosevelt Univ ...Read More

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