ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore, now one of the world's leading climate activists, endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Wednesday, declaring that choosing the presumptive...
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian environmentalist Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, under whose leadership a U.N. climate change panel shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, has died after recent heart surgery. He was...
MADRID (AP) — New York billionaire and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg led a high-powered charge against President Donald Trump's climate policies Tuesday, assuring activists, scientists...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper has announced he is backing climate legislation, the Green New Deal and the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore said that even though President Donald Trump wants to back out of the Paris Climate Agreement, the U.S. cannot legally pull out until the day...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore kicked off a series of climate presentations on Wednesday evening that will continue around the globe over 24 hours, a lively talk espousing...
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is doubling down on expanding its wind energy production, and then some.
Flanked by former Vice President Al Gore, a longtime climate activist, Democratic...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore will speak at Vanderbilt University on climate change as part of a worldwide event called "24 Hours of Reality: Truth in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What if alternative energy isn't all it's cracked up to be? That's the provocative question explored in the documentary "Planet of the Humans," which is backed and promoted by...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
ABC's "This Week" — Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney; former Housing Secretary Julián Castro; former Vice...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will give the keynote address at the annual environmental summit at Lake Tahoe being hosted this year by California Sen. Dianne...
DALLAS (AP) — Reaction to the death of Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot , who died Tuesday at the age of 89:
"Ross Perot was a unique figure in American business and politics who lived a full...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic White House hopeful Cory Booker is rolling out his Iowa steering committee, a team of activists and operatives that features party powerbroker Jerry Crawford,...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore will address graduating seniors at Harvard University for the school's annual pre-commencement Class Day event.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's coveted 18 electoral votes would be delivered to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote under a proposal making its way toward the state's fall...
ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore believes the U.S. is nearing a political tipping point, with the 2020 Democratic presidential field offering voters the chance to replace President...
Al Gore supports students’ climate change protests
Al Gore not worried about Trump’s climate rhetoric
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Lawmakers have given final approval for Delaware to give its Electoral College presidential votes to whoever wins the national popular vote, not Delaware's vote.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state Senate is set to vote on having Delaware join other states that want to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the national popular...
HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore and the Rev. William Barber II, co-chair of the national Poor People's Campaign, held a town hall in Alabama to spotlight environmental...
UNION HILL, Va. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore urged residents of a historic African-American community in Virginia on Tuesday to continue their fight against a plan to build a natural gas...
DENVER (AP) — Following Donald Trump's 2016 victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking legislation to join other states in picking the president based on the national popular vote.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening.
"I'm not sure if you've heard, but I've been on this hope kick for a while now. Even ran a couple of campaigns on it. Thank you for officially validating my hope credentials," Obama said during his remarks.
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local):
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says he thinks President Donald Trump's stance on global warming may actually advance the cause of tackling climate change.
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the winner-take-all system Massachusetts uses to assign its Electoral College presidential votes, rejecting the argument that it violates the principle of "one person, one vote."
The case is one of several spearheaded by the onetime lawyer for former Vice President Al Gore that is targeting the winner-take-all system used in 48 states, which critics ultimately hope to get before the U.S. Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers trying to oust Nancy Pelosi started rallying behind a possible contender Thursday, but the House Democratic leader gained key endorsements and said she has "overwhelming support" to become the next speaker.
Pelosi picked up backing from Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights leader, while a who's-who of Democrats — including former Vice President Al Gore and former Secretary of State John Kerry — advocated on her behalf.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Retired Judge Robert Rosenberg was front and center 18 years ago in Florida's infamous recount in the presidential contest between Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore.
Rosenberg, perhaps best remembered for eyeing ballots through a large looking glass, said in an Associated Press interview that he was brought in to lead the 2000 recount in Broward County and was determined to get it right.
"I had a job to do, and I wanted to do that job," Rosenberg said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is once again at the center of election controversy, but this year there are no hanging chads or butterfly ballots, like in 2000. And no angry mobs in suits — at least not yet.
Based on its history, New York's 1st Congressional District would seem like a risky place to campaign as a deeply conservative, unwavering supporter of President Donald Trump. For decades it was a swing district, with voters sending both Democrats and Republicans to Washington. It went for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, George W. Bush in 2004 and Al Gore in 2000.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has added former Solicitor General Theodore Olson and former White House counsel John Dean to the list of witnesses who will testify next week in the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, but the damage so far has been less than it initially appeared, former Vice President Al Gore said in an interview Monday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-led state government inched closer to a shutdown Thursday as Gov. Phil Murphy reviewed plans to shutter public offices with his Cabinet, and a standoff with lawmakers over how much to raise taxes continued to smolder.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Monday asked the countries of the Western Hemisphere to suspend Venezuela from the 35-nation Organization of American States.
Pence also urged member states to cut off Venezuelan leaders from their financial systems and to enact visa restrictions.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sandra Brown knew she had a friend in Barbara Bush from the moment she heard the story about the 2000 election, when then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush was in a virtual tie with then-Vice President Al Gore for the presidency.
"Laura Bush told me how they were all still counting the chads in Florida and the Bush family was watching," the author known for novels such as "French Silk" and "Seeing Red" said during a telephone interview this week.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Top musical acts including Common, Usher and the Dave Matthews Band are set to perform at a concert marking a new memorial to lynching victims in Montgomery, Alabama.
Others on the bill for the April 27 show at a riverside amphitheater include The Roots and Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver the commencement address this spring to graduates at the University of Maryland.
The school announced Monday that Gore will address the College Park campus May 20 during graduation ceremonies at the Xfinity Center.
In a news release university President Wallace Loh cited Gore's ability to "look over the horizon" in selecting Gore as a speaker.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Planned Parenthood official has joined the Tennessee Democratic Party as its executive director.
According to news release from the party, new executive director Jeff Teague most recently served as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee.
Teague has also served in campaign and vice presidential office roles for Al Gore.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are denouncing the Trump administration's proposal to open up new areas to offshore drilling.
The two Democrats spoke Friday in New York City at an event focused on the proposal. Cuomo also announced that the state would formally request that New York be excluded from any federal move to expand offshore drilling.
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is speaking about climate change and politics at Tufts University.
The 69-year-old Democrat is slated to appear Wednesday at the university in the Boston suburbs. The event is open to the Tufts community but will also be livestreamed online.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee will travel to Switzerland this week to participate in the World Economic Forum's Annual meeting.
Inslee's office said Monday that the governor is scheduled to speak on several panels at the meeting in Davos, including a climate change one hosted by former Vice President Al Gore.
Inslee leaves the state Tuesday, with his first panel to take place Wednesday and a press conference scheduled for Thursday. Inslee returns to Washington Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A famed New York City pub that has been a part of the Washington Heights neighborhood landscape for decades is not closing after all.
After word got out earlier this week that Coogan's would be closing because of a rent increase, supporters including "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda rallied to save the local landmark. The New York Times reports more than 15,000 people signed a petition.
EMMAUS, Pa. (AP) — Hearst Magazines plans to lay off 145 employees at the Pennsylvania publisher that owns Men's Health and Runner's World.
Hearst announced the planned layoffs at Rodale Press on Tuesday and notified borough officials and the state labor department in a letter dated Thursday.
The reductions will occur at the former Rodale headquarters and other facilities in Emmaus, and a distribution center in Upper Macungie Township will also be closed.
NEW YORK (AP) — A famed New York City pub that has been a part of the Washington Heights neighborhood landscape for more than 30 years will close amid a rent spike.
The Irish pub Coogan's opened in 1985 and has been a mainstay of the neighborhood ever since. The owners say the restaurant is closing after their landlord raised their monthly rent by $40,000.