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Ship's master said he spent 50 hours sleepless before crash

Nov. 27, 2021 08:38 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil tanker hit an offshore oil platform at night off Louisiana because its Turkish operating company didn’t give the ship’s master time to recover from days of sleepless travel, federal investigators have found. The master, or person in charge...

Haiti prime minister appoints new Cabinet amid turmoil

Nov. 24, 2021 19:11 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Prime Minister Ariel Henry swore in his new Cabinet on Wednesday, more than four months after he assumed leadership of Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. The appointments come as Haiti struggles with a rise in...

Rhode Island rethinks plan to cut transportation pollution

Nov. 23, 2021 12:32 PM EST

Rhode Island officials plan to lean on federal funding and come up with a new way to cut emissions from the transportation sector, following the demise of a multistate compact aimed at dramatically reducing transportation pollution. Terrence Gray, acting director of the...

Journalists released after arrest at B.C. pipeline dispute

Nov. 22, 2021 21:37 PM EST

PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia (AP) — A photojournalist and a documentary filmmaker have been released by a Canadian judge, three days after being arrested while covering police enforcement of an injunction against pipeline protests in northern British Columbia. Amber...

US announces more sanctions over Russian gas pipeline

Nov. 22, 2021 17:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department sought Monday to keep up pressure on Russia over that country's U.S.-opposed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, sanctioning what the U.S. said was a Russia-linked company and ship working on the project. The U.S. has unsuccessfully tried to...

Officials investigate California oil sheen near earlier leak

Nov. 21, 2021 17:59 PM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An oil sheen spotted in the ocean near last month’s crude pipeline leak off Southern California was likely residual oil from the earlier spill, an official said Sunday. The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday dispatched aircraft and boats to...

Coast Guard taps 2nd ship as party of interest in oil spill

Nov. 19, 2021 18:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard investigators on Friday said they have identified a second ship suspected of dragging its anchor near an underwater pipeline that later leaked crude oil into the waters off the Southern California coast. The Coast Guard said in a...

Biden praises Canada, Mexico as leaders discuss strains

Nov. 18, 2021 22:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reviving three-way North American summitry after a five-year break, President Joe Biden on Thursday joined with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to declare their nations can work together and prove “democracies can deliver” even as they sort out differences on key...

Wyoming company to pay $2M in Yellowstone oil pipeline spill

Nov. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming pipeline company agreed to a $2 million settlement for damages caused by a 2015 crude oil spill that fouled a section of the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana and contaminated a city's water supply, officials said Wednesday. The...

EXPLAINER: Europe lacks natural gas. Is it Russia's fault?

Nov. 17, 2021 02:15 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe is short of natural gas — dangerously short. A cold winter could mean a severe crunch, and utility bills are headed higher, burdening ordinary people and weighing on the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Russian...