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AP Explains: Iran gas price protests quickly turn violent

Nov. 18, 2019 5:53 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protests over gasoline prices have swept across some 100 cities and towns in Iran, turning violent faster than widespread economic protests in 2017 and rallies over the country’s disputed 2009 presidential election. The scale of the unrest that began on Friday...

Ford Mustang SUV starts a blitz of new electric vehicles

Nov. 18, 2019 1:35 AM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford is unveiling its first all-electric SUV, marking the start of an avalanche of battery-powered vehicles coming from mainstream and luxury automakers during the next two years that industry analysts say will boost electric vehicle sales. The “Mustang Mach E,” which...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Nov. 18, 2019 12:50 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___...

New Mexico utility embarks on energy planning mission

Nov. 17, 2019 11:15 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric utility is reaching out to vendors and energy companies around the world for ideas as it works toward going emissions-free. The Public Service Company of New Mexico announced Friday it’s seeking information on the types of resources and...

Alaska tax change group sues over ballot initiative wording

Nov. 17, 2019 11:13 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A group seeking changes to Alaska’s oil tax credit system has filed a lawsuit against state officials over language describing its initiative. KTVA-TV reported Sunday that Vote Yes for Alaska’s Fair Share filed a complaint in Anchorage Superior Court Nov. 14 against...

Iran’s top leader warns ‘thugs’ as protests reach 100 cities

Nov. 17, 2019 10:45 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a...

Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters

Nov. 17, 2019 8:09 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police breached a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters early Monday after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons. Anti-government protesters have barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University for days. Police...

Los Angeles residents seek review of oil drilling facility

Nov. 17, 2019 7:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles residents living near an oil drilling facility are calling for a review and urging new requirements for operating the site. The Los Angeles Times reports a legal settlement nearly two decades ago between the city and Breitburn Energy was meant to protect the neighborhood on...

Belarus leader dismisses democracy even as vote takes place

Nov. 17, 2019 2:00 PM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian president has brushed off concerns that Sunday’s parliament election, from which many opposition figures have been excluded, would be regarded as neither free nor fair. After casting his ballot in a polling station in the capital of Minsk,...

Colstrip owner pushes closure past Christmas

Nov. 17, 2019 1:57 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The owner of two Colstrip Power Plant units earlier slated for December closure will continue to operate into January. The Billings Gazette reports that Talen Energy reported this past week that post-shutdown work will likely delay job cuts into mid-2020. The company says postponing...