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Cal Fire air tankers help stop the spread of a brush fire in Larkfield Calif, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)

California braces for power shutoffs and warm, windy weekend

Sep. 25, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters and officials at California's largest utility company braced for hot, dry and windy weather in northern and central areas of the state this weekend that may fan the flames of several major wildfires or ignite new ones. Pacific Gas & Electric warned Friday it may cut...

Investigators gather near the shooting scene in which a man was killed by sheriff's deputies after he shot and wounded a deputy in Paso Robles, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The suspect has been identified as a convicted felon and white supremacist gang member. Officials say the man opened fire on deputies while hiding behind bushes after he ran from his vehicle in Paso Robles.  (Laura Dickinson/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)

Police: California white supremacist was making illegal guns

Sep. 25, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A white supremacist gang member was likely trying to get to a rifle in his car — or another of the eight firearms inside — when he died firing a handgun in a shootout with central California sheriff’s deputies, authorities said Friday. Charles Michael...

Virginia couple finds freedom living in converted school bus

Sep. 12, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

MCGAHEYSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Spinning in a circle, arms outstretched, your fingertips may easily brush against each corner of the Waldrops’ kitchen. The long and narrow living room is barely wider, but the driver’s seat up front at least offers additional seating. Living in a retired bus comes...

South Dakota teachers use 3D printers to aid responders

Sep. 7, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — 3D printers are cranking out all kind of plastic items these days — auto parts, jewelry, tools, to name a few. In Watertown, they’ve even created a few heroes. Brooks Jacobsen at Lake Area Technical College and Mark Iverson at the Watertown Middle School teach 3D...

Sparks fly as William Huston practices cutting through beveled pipe at Western Welding Academy in Gillette, Wyo., Wednesday Aug. 26, 2020. Since it opened up 11 months ago just outside Gillette, the academy had 15 students graduate. It now has about three dozen students, 85% of whom are from other states like Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina and Florida. (Mike Moore/Gillette News Record via AP)

Wyoming welding academy already draws students from all over

Sep. 5, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Western Welding Academy looks less like a learning institution and more like a real-world job site, and that’s the goal, said Tyler Sasse, owner and founder of the school. “We run this whole place just like a job site,” he said. “We look at every applicant...

A child salutes for a photo near statues of Chinese military honor guards at the military museum in Beijing on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Seventy-five years after Japan's surrender in World War II, and 30 years after its economic bubble popped, the emergence of a 21st century Asian power is shaking up the status quo. As Japan did, China is butting heads with the established Western powers, which increasingly see its growing economic and military prowess as a threat. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Analysis: China's rise takes the world into uncharted waters

Sep. 4, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Twice in the 20th century, Japan challenged the West, first in a military-led attempt to become an imperial power and then as an industrial powerhouse. Now it is China’s turn to take the global stage. Seventy-five years after Japan’s surrender in World War II, and 30 years...

FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, the Dave Johnston coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. Wyoming's governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a utility that owns the plants and wants to shift away from the fossil fuel in favor of wind and solar energy. Supporters say carbon capture would save coal by pumping carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas emitted by power plants — underground instead of into the atmosphere. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Wyoming lauds US carbon capture study; utility skeptical

Sep. 3, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a utility that owns the plants and wants to shift away from the...

Hazmat situation at Orlando Utility Company sickens workers

Sep. 2, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three people doing maintenance work at an Orlando Utility Company power plant were taken to a hospital Wednesday morning after they came in contact with sulfur dioxide, officials said. Crews were called to the Stanton Energy Center around 10 a.m. Wednesday, Tim Trudell, a spokesman for...

SC utility, Westinghouse agree to sell nuclear equipment

Aug. 31, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's state-owned utility has reached a settlement with the now bankrupt company hired to build two nuclear plants that were never completed to sell leftover equipment and supplies, three years after construction was halted. The agreement between Santee Cooper and...

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Computer pioneer Arnold Spielberg, Steven's dad, dies at 103

Aug. 26, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Spielberg, father of filmmaker Steven Spielberg and an innovating engineer whose work helped make the personal computer possible, has died at 103. Spielberg died of natural causes while surrounded by his family in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to a statement from his four...