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Debris and rubble covers the ground in the aftermath of an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

1 dead, 6 rescued after gas explosion levels Baltimore homes

Aug. 10, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday, killing a woman and trapping other people in the wreckage. At least six people were seriously injured, and firefighters were searching for more survivors. Dozens of firefighters converged on the piles of rubble. A...

State courts keep wetlands loss suits against oil companies

Aug. 10, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil companies facing lawsuits blaming them for coastal wetland loss in Louisiana lost an attempt Monday to move the suits to federal court. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a decision keeping the suits in state court, where the six coastal parishes want them...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko walks after voting at a polling station with a Belarusian national flag on the left, during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Belarusians are voting on whether to grant incumbent president Alexander Lukashenko a sixth term in office, extending his 26-years rule, following a campaign marked by unusually strong demonstrations by opposition supporters. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Belarus ministry: 1 protester dies in clashes with police

Aug. 10, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Belarusian Interior Ministry says one protester has died in clashes with police in the capital Minsk. Ministry spokesman Alexander Lastovsky said the victim was part of a crowd of people protesting results of Sunday’s presidential election. The protester intended to throw...

FILE - People walk by the New York Stock Exchange, left, Tuesday, July 21, 2020.  Wall Street is drifting in early trading on Monday, Aug. 10,  after President Donald Trump announced several stopgap moves to aid the economy.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Stocks rise on Wall Street; S&P 500 within 1% of record

Aug. 10, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Monday, nudging the S&P 500 within striking distance of its all-time high set in February. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% after wavering between small gains and losses in the early going. The benchmark index is now within 1% of its last record high. The gains came on the...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks after a cabinet meeting, in Ankara Turkey, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. The government of Greece slammed Turkey's announcement that it will be conducting energy exploration in an area of the eastern Mediterranean that Athens says overlaps its continental shelf, as tension over the rights to natural resources increased sharply in the region Monday.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)

Greece slams Turkish move on gas exploration in eastern Med

Aug. 10, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece slammed Turkey's move Monday to launch energy exploration in part of the eastern Mediterranean Athens says overlaps its own continental shelf, as regional tension spiked over rights to offshore natural resources with both countries sending warships to the area. The Greek...

Indiana utility begins delayed construction of solar farm

Aug. 10, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana utility company has begun construction on what will become its largest solar facility. Indiana & Michigan Power had said work would begin this past spring with operations starting in the fall following the state's approval of the project in March. But the company...

This photo taken and provided by Sophie Seneque, shows oil in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, Sunday Aug. 9, 2020, after it leaked from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius are working around the clock to reduce the damage done to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a ship ran aground on a coral reef. Shipping officials said an estimated 1 ton of oil from the Japanese ship’s cargo of 4 tons has escaped into the sea. Workers were trying to stop more oil from leaking, but with high winds and rough seas on Sunday there were reports of new cracks in the ship's hull. (Sophie Seneque via AP)

Race in Mauritius to empty oil tanker before it breaks up

Aug. 10, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Urgent efforts increased in Mauritius on Monday to empty a stranded Japanese ship of an estimated 2,500 tons of oil before the vessel breaks up and increases the contamination of the island's once-pristine Indian Ocean coastline. Already more than 1,000 tons of fuel has washed up on the...

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, and his counterpart from South Korea Kang Kyung-wha have put face masks on after a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)

Germany's Maas confronts Pompeo over pipeline threat

Aug. 10, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday he has personally told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of his “dismay” over a warning by three Republican senators who threatened sanctions against a German port operator for its part in a pipeline project with Russia. The U.S....

Gas prices stay stable in northern New England

Aug. 10, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices have stayed stable in northern New England during the last week, an analyst said Monday. The latest GasBuddy.com survey shows Maine gas prices were unchanged in the past week, averaging $2.20 a gallon. Prices in the state are 3.8 cents a gallon higher than a month ago, and...

Grants to help fund EV fast charging stations in Michigan

Aug. 10, 2020 7:30 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Do you have the juice to drive along Michigan streets, roads and highways? The state Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) wants to make sure operators of electric vehicles have enough places to plug in. Nearly $1.7 million in EGLE Charge Up Michigan Program grants...