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A jobs program in Georgia, cited in Obama's plan to fight unemployment, needs big fixes and would not work as a federal initiative, says the official who runs it.
President Obama's jobs proposal, unveiled Thursday, calls for a $25 billion effort to modernize at least 35,000 public schools — and making them greener is part of the plan.
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake in the eastern U.S. caused the ground to shake much more than a Virginia nuclear plant was designed to withstand, federal officials said Thursday.
The San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California has shut down because of a massive power outage that's affecting millions in California, Arizona and Mexico.
The EPA's top air quality official offered scant backing for President Obama's surprise decision last week to scuttle planned EPA rules to toughen Bush-era smog standards.
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said Thursday that President Obama’s decision to scuttle upcoming ozone pollution standards was a mistake "substantively and politically."
Texas just finished the hottest June through August on record in the U.S., the National Weather Service said Thursday.  
Wildfires have destroyed nearly 1,400 homes in Central Texas where firefighters have been battling to get the blazes under control for days.
The La Nina climate phenomenon has returned and that could be bad news for Texas and other drought-ravaged south central states.