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Without Venezuela's oil, Haiti struggles to keep lights on

May. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — When her daughter was 4 years old, Jennifer Jean started a small catering business in Bourdon, a lower middle-class district of the Haitian capital. Starting with the occasional wedding or corporate meeting, she grew the business into a venture that earned her as much as $1,000...

Ocasio-Cortez: No 'middle ground' on fighting climate change

May. 13, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied support for the Green New Deal on Monday night, with the New York congresswoman saying there should be "no middle ground" when it comes to climate change and the Vermont senator calling for a political revolution. Sanders, who...

Cuba launches widespread rationing in face of crisis

May. 10, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government announced Friday that it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis. Commerce Minister Betsy Díaz Velázquez told the state-run Cuban News Agency that various forms of...

Man pleads guilty to obstruction in brother's fraud case

May. 9, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Idaho man has pleaded guilty to trying to influence a victim of his brother's investment scheme. U.S. District Court records say David Emerson Smith, of Pocatello, Idaho, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding. A sentencing hearing has not been...

Workers rally at Capitol amid debate over nuclear power bill

May. 1, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of nuclear power plant workers rallied at Pennsylvania's Capitol amid hearings on legislation to charge ratepayers more to subsidize nuclear power. Workers from Pennsylvania's five plants repeated warnings Wednesday that their jobs and future are endangered amid a flood of...

Solar energy threatened in state known for eco-friendly fuel

Apr. 25, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — When Todd Miller began his two-person solar installation business in a suburb of Des Moines, one of the challenges he faced was keeping up with customer orders, as tax incentives and plunging prices for the boxy roof panels created a booming demand for this form of clean energy. Four...

Republicans trump Evers' charging station plan

Apr. 22, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Republicans worked Monday to trump Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to spend $10 million on electric vehicle charging stations in the state budget, announcing their own bill to set up the stations. Republicans and Evers have been stealing each other's ideas for months in a...

Rochester leaders hail sustainable buildings as new standard

Apr. 21, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Rochester officials are hoping that new energy-efficient buildings taking shape downtown will become the standard for construction as the city continues to grow under its taxpayer-subsidized economic development plan. Officials are looking to buildings such as One Discovery Square...

Report: New Jersey nuclear plants getting subsidy are viable

Apr. 19, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A report commissioned by New Jersey regulators before they voted to grant $300 million in utility customer-financed subsidies for the state's nuclear industry found the plants are profitable. The Board of Public Utilities voted Thursday to approve subsidies for the three nuclear power...

Former biodiesel fuel plant operator sentenced for fraud

Apr. 18, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The former operator of a St. Louis-area biodiesel fuel plant has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for fraudulently receiving $532,000 in tax credits. Federal prosecutors say 62-year-old Terry Zintel of Sunset Hills, Missouri, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court....