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Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66; 85 missing

Jan. 19, 2019 10:33 AM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people. More than 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing as relatives of the...

21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

Jan. 18, 2019 11:58 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said. The leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves had...

UN organizing national conference in Libya in coming weeks

Jan. 18, 2019 8:29 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is seeking to hold a conference in l.ibya in the coming weeks to agree on a national agenda to rebuild the fractured north African nation and spell out the path to elections, the U.N. envoy said Friday. Ghassan Salame said in a video briefing to the Security Council...

Cyprus: US to lift Cyprus arms embargo in security boost

Jan. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The U.S. will soon start lifting a decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus because Washington acknowledges the Mediterranean island nation's contribution to bolstering regional stability and security, the Cypriot foreign minister said Friday. Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said...

Offshore wind farm project offers compensation to fishermen

Jan. 18, 2019 10:49 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An offshore wind farm project is offering to pay more than $6 million to compensate Rhode Island commercial fishermen who will lose access to fishing grounds. Vineyard Wind is also offering to create a $23 million fund to research new fishing gear and technology to support safe...

Swiss, German students protest inaction on climate change

Jan. 18, 2019 10:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of students held rallies Friday across Germany and Switzerland to protest the lack of action against climate change. The demonstrations in dozens of cities were inspired by student Greta Thunberg , who has been staging a weekly "school strike" in Sweden. Many used the Twitter...

Appeals court denies rehearing in Tennessee coal ash case

Jan. 17, 2019 7:02 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court won't rehear a case after a panel of its judges overturned an order that would've forced the nation's largest public utility to remove a Tennessee power plant's coal ash. The full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected environmental groups'...

North Dakota leaders unveil oil tax-sharing deal with tribe

Jan. 17, 2019 6:55 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican legislative leaders unveiled a bill Thursday that aims to stop a longstanding disagreement over shared revenues on an oil-rich American Indian reservation in the state. The bill sponsored by GOP Sen. Jordan Kannianen and the party's Senate and House majority...

Enerblu delays eastern Kentucky project at least 1 year

Jan. 17, 2019 5:47 PM EST

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A proposed battery manufacturing plant on a reclaimed coal mine in eastern Kentucky has been delayed at least one year after the company discovered problems at the construction site. EnerBlu President and CEO Daniel Elliott said the company has not found a way to build its facility at...

The Latest: California storm cancels Santa Anita horse races

Jan. 17, 2019 5:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Southern California's Santa Anita Park canceled horse racing Thursday because of stormy weather. Track Superintendent Andy LaRocco says Santa Anita has taken on 3.5 inches (89 millimeters) of rain since Monday. The track in...