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Coal on the rise in China, U.S. and India after major 2016 drop

- Associated Press

The world’s biggest coal users — China, the United States and India — have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.

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Workers remove cladding from Whitebeam Court, in Pendleton, Manchester, Monday June 26, 2017. The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

Company curbs sale of panels used on burned London high-rise

- Associated Press

Arconic, the metal products maker that was once part of Alcoa Inc., said Monday it will stop selling one type of aluminum composite paneling for use on high-rise buildings after speculation that the material contributed to the spread of a deadly fire at a London apartment tower.

FILE--In this July 28, 2016 file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and his wife Jane walk through downtown in Philadelphia during the final day of the Democratic National Convention. Sanders and his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders have hired lawyers in the face of federal investigations into the finances of the now-defunct Burlington College, which closed last year due, many feel, to debts incurred when Jane Sanders entered into an ill-advised real estate deal. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Feds looking into Bernie Sanders' wife over real estate deal

- Associated Press

Federal investigators are looking into the finances behind a real estate deal for a now-defunct college put together by the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, and she has hired a lawyer to look after her interests, a family spokesman confirmed on Monday.

Judgment in lawsuit will dissolve LA car donation charity

Associated Press

People's Choice Charities will be dissolved under a stipulated final judgment in a consumer protection lawsuit that accused the Los Angeles-based car donation charity of using false and misleading advertising.

Potentially steep pollution fines for Colorado oil producer

Associated Press

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state regulators are pursuing potentially steep fines of more than $100,000 a day against an oil and gas company for alleged air pollution violations at dozens of the company's oil tanks in a Colorado oil field.

FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, center, appears on the House floor on the first day of a special session in Springfield, Ill. Durkin said Monday, June 26, 2017, that his team is negotiating with Democrats over changes to workers' compensation, money-saving changes to pension benefits and a four-year property tax freeze to go with a four-year income tax increase. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)

Madigan: Democrats draft budget with 4 days left in session

- Associated Press

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Monday that Democrats are finalizing a proposed state spending plan that could be ready for Republican scrutiny as early as Tuesday, with just four days before Illinois begins a third year in a row without a budget.

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. CEO Shigehisa Takada bows at the beginning of a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, June 26, 2017.  Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators. (Akiko Matsushita/Kyodo News via AP)

'Like bombs': Bankrupt company's air bags still out there

- Associated Press

Takata's lethally defective air bags proved to be the company's undoing Monday. But it could take years to get the dangerous devices off the road in the U.S. and around the world.