EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that he will sign a proposed rule Tuesday to withdraw from the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-designed plan to meet US obligations under the Paris climate accord.
Spanish flags suddenly adorn Madrid balconies. Many Spaniards are rallying behind their government, as it cracks down on an independence push by Catalonia. Some accuse Catalonia of threatening the democracy Spaniards created after a 40-year dictatorship.
The Guajataca dam in northern Puerto Rico suffered a major breach in its emergency spillway. At one point up to 70,000 people were in immediate danger. The Army Corps of Engineers thinks it can fix the breach, but the dam is not secure and is yet another example of Puerto Rico's crumbling infrastructure that is barely standing after Hurricane Maria hit the island.
Last month it appeared a deal had been struck between President Trump and congressional Democrats to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as a matter of law. The president's proposals released Sunday call that deal into question.