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EPA head fights for his job in meeting with Trump

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Washington, Apr 7 (AP) - Embattled Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt met with President Donald Trump on Friday to lay out his case for why he should remain in his post amid a stream of questions about his ethical standing.
Pruitt visited the White House to discuss his agency's recent steps to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency stan-dards for cars, but he also fought for his job in his meeting with the president, according to two administration officials. While White...
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Man gets longer prison term for sexually assaulting toddler

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Newport Beach, Apr 7 (AP) - A California man convicted of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl got a new sen-tence Friday of 25 years to life in prison after an appeals court found the trial judge handed down a 10-year sen-tence that was too lenient.
Kevin Rojano-Nieto, 23, also was ordered to...
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Sri Lanka debates no-faith motion against prime minister

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Colombo, Apr 4 (AP) - Sri Lanka's Parliament is debating a no-faith motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wick-remesinghe on Wednesday, a move that threatens the unity government elected on a platform of good govern-ance.
The motion brought by a group led by former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa was...
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Italy opens political talks on forming new govt

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Rome, Apr 4 (AP) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella opened two days of formal consultations Wednesday to determine if any party or coalition can muster support to form a government after the country's inconclusive March 4 elections.
Consultations started with the parliament speakers followed...
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Tourists, commuters seek workarounds to French train strikes

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Paris, Apr 4 (AP) - Tourists rearranged their travel plans and French commuters squeezed into scarce trains Wednesday, as Day 2 of a three-month strike hobbled one of the world's most-traveled rail networks.
Rail unions and President Emmanuel Macron's government are holding firm so far in a...
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