EPA set to end Californias ability to regulate fuel economy

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California’s authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government can regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy.Conservative and free-market groups have been invited to attend an announcement of the rollback Wednesday afternoon at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington.The move comes after the Justice Department opened an antitrust investigation into a deal between California and four automakers for tougher pollution and mileage requirements than those sought by President Donald Trump. Trump also has sought to relax Obama-era mileage standards nationwide, weakening a key effort to slow climate change.The White House declined to comment Tuesday, referring questions to the EPA. The EPA didn’t respond to requests seeking comment.Michael Biesecker, The Associated Press read more

Liberty beats Navy 7658 behind McGhees 18 points

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Darius McGhee scored 18 points with five 3-pointers, Scottie James added 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Liberty pulled away early to beat Navy 76-58 on Wednesday night.Keenan Gumbs scored 12 points with four assists and Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz added 10 points with five assists for the Flames (6-1), who shot 49 per cent and outscored Navy 32-26 in the paint.Liberty opened a 13-point lead on 67 per cent shooting early in the second half, but Navy closed to 61-52 on Luke Loehr’s free throw. McGhee’s 3 sparked an 11-2 run for a 72-54 advantage with 1:40 left and Navy got no closer.Myo Baxter-Bell’s jumper tied it at 11 and Liberty pulled ahead on a 10-4 run. McGhee’s 3 capped a 10-0 run and Liberty led 35-23 at halftime behind his 15 points.Cam Davis scored 13 points and Danny Ogele added 12 for Navy (2-4), which shot 41 per cent.The Associated Press read more