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  • W.Va.'s Manchin seeks public say on carbon rules

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is encouraging West Virginia residents to speak out on new pollution limits. The West Virginia Democrat is directing state residents to the Federal Register to voice their concerns regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed limits...

  • Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear...

  • Cleanup area extends nearly 2 miles after ND spill

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — The path of brine spilled from an underground North Dakota pipeline extends nearly 2 miles down a steep ravine, but dead vegetation is limited to about 200 yards from the source of the spill, a company official said Thursday. Miranda Jones, vice president of...

  • Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MILTON, Ga. (AP) — Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose. Police...

  • Whoops! Police say tow truck tried to snag cop car

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Whoops! Authorities said Thursday they arrested the owner of Whoops Towing as he tried to haul off an undercover police car in Oregon. Michael Alan Selmer, 35, of Falls City, who has spent much of the past decade in prison over several scams, was taken into custody after...

  • Retrial of federal agent begins in Hawaii killing

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — The attorney for a federal agent charged with murder in Hawaii told jurors Thursday that the defendant acted in line with his law-enforcement training when he shot and killed a man inside a fast-food restaurant in 2011. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy of...

  • Questions and answers about saltwater spills

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    An estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, company and tribal officials say, and federal authorities are investigating whether any of the liquid reached Lake Sakakawea, one of the nation's largest man-made lakes. Here are some...

  • Internet-controlled home, office devices could waste billions in energy

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    With “smart,” Internet-controlled devices, we can now use our phones to remotely control our stereos, televisions, thermostats, door locks, alarm systems, garage doors and even the lights throughout our homes. But a recent study from the International Energy Agency found the world’s 14...

  • 3 charged after hash oil explosion in Denver

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Denver prosecutors have charged three people suspected of causing an explosion at a warehouse while trying to extract hash oil from marijuana. The Denver District Attorney's office said Thursday that each of the three suspects face a felony charge of processing or manufacturing...

  • UAW: 'Consensus' reached with Volkswagen on union

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — United Auto Workers leaders said Thursday they have reached a "consensus" with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company's assembly plant in Tennessee. The union in February suffered...

  • Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good. The company is now using the Supreme Court's own language to force broadcasters to treat it just like a cable TV company. In...

  • University of Delaware scraps data center plans

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — University of Delaware officials said Thursday that they are pulling the plug on plans for development of a data center at the former Chrysler assembly plant site in Newark. Officials said in a statement issued by the university that an internal working group concluded that...

  • Cupcake chain Crumbs in talks, could rise again

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Will cupcake chain Crumbs get new dough and rise again? The New York company said it is in talks with "various interested parties" and could restructure its business days after closing its stores. "We're pleased to be in talks with various interested parties that are allowing...

  • Ohio company wins rights to shipwreck's gold

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A fugitive treasure hunter's company has lost its bid to stop deep-sea explorers from bringing up gold and other artifacts from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857 and has been the subject of legal fights for nearly 30 years. In a ruling Wednesday, federal...

  • California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment. U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White in...

  • Union pulls black college support after Koch gift

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event. In a letter made public Thursday, the...

  • Money market fund assets rise $5.37 billion

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose $5.37 billion to $2.58 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds rose $1.78 billion to $894.66 billion, the Washington-based mutual fund trade...

  • European banking scare sends stocks lower

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and governments bonds. Fears emerged overnight about the financial stability of Espirito Santo International, a...

  • Fed No. 2 Fischer says care needed to avert crisis

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's new No. 2 official says regulators must continue to work to end the need for the government to bail out big banks in a crisis. Stricter capital requirements, rather than breaking up the biggest banks, is the better remedy, he says. Stanley Fischer, who...

  • Kentucky coal group sues TVA over Paradise plant

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A group of landowners and a Kentucky coal industry group want a federal judge to halt plans to shut down two coal-fired units at a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant that is switching to natural gas. The Kentucky Coal Association argued in a lawsuit filed Thursday...

  • Lumber Liquidators and Cray are big market movers

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL), up $5.10 to $45.17 The airline company and its competitors reported positive quarterly passenger revenue...

  • Verizon adds 1.4M long-term wireless plans in 2Q

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon added more than 1.4 million long-term wireless subscribers in the second quarter, with strong gains in both smartphones and tablets, the company said Thursday. Verizon Communications Inc. CEO Lowell McAdam said the company's wireless profit margins remain consistent...

  • Remington to replace triggers on some rifles

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The gun manufacturer Remington Arms Co. will replace trigger mechanisms on Model 700 bolt-action hunting rifles, or provide some compensation to buyers, as part of a settlement of class-action lawsuits, the company said Thursday. Suits filed in Missouri and Washington state...

  • Helicopter to inspect Md. utility equipment

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Gas and Electric says residents and motorists in central Maryland shouldn't worry if they see a helicopter hovering near utility equipment including towers, poles and wires. The utility says that in July and August it will be using a helicopter to inspect electric...

  • Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost emails

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing....



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