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South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

Aug. 14, 2018 5:10 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component. South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday the ban taking effect Wednesday...

Death toll from Pakistan coal mine blast climbs to 13

Aug. 14, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says rescuers have recovered the bodies of five remaining miners who were missing after a mine caved in following a methane gas explosion this week. This brings the final death toll from the tragedy to 13. Iftikhar Ahmed, a mine inspector, said on Tuesday that...

Maduro: Gas prices to spike in Venezuela to fight smugglers

Aug. 13, 2018 11:25 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro said Monday that some of the world's cheapest gasoline that Venezuelan drivers enjoy will soon be sold at world market prices to combat rampant smuggling. Maduro said he wants to stop Venezuela's subsidized fuel from crossing illegally into Colombia and...

Alaska's North Slope shaken by 2 largest recorded quakes

Aug. 13, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An earthquake and an aftershock that followed Sunday were the two largest recorded temblors to rock Alaska's North Slope, according to quake experts. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook the ground at 6:58 a.m. Sunday on the northern side the Brook Range, the mountains that run west to...

Death toll from Pakistan coal mine blast climbs to 8

Aug. 13, 2018 8:20 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says rescuers have recovered four more bodies from a coal mine that caved in after a methane gas explosion, bringing the total death toll to 8. Iftikhar Ahmed, a mine inspector, said Monday that five other workers are still missing inside the mine in the village...

Merkel and Putin to hold talks on new Baltic pipeline, Syria

Aug. 13, 2018 7:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's office says she plans weekend talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Germany on issues including the development of a contentious Baltic Sea natural gas pipeline. Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said Monday the two leaders will meet Saturday at the German...

Gas explosion in Pakistan coal mine kills 4, traps 13

Aug. 12, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan say a methane gas explosion in a coal mine has killed at least four miners and trapped 13 others. Local police official Wajeet Khan says the blast happened Sunday in the village of Sanjdi, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Quetta. He says rescuers have...

Education advocate aiming to unseat longtime Alaska rep

Aug. 12, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — When Alyse Galvin ran into resistance from some state legislators in a fight over school funding, she didn't give up. She got a loudspeaker. In 2017, the activist, along with other worried moms, helped gather hundreds of letters from Alaskans urging legislators not to cut school...

Average US price of gas rises 2 cents per gallon to $2.93

Aug. 12, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has risen 2 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.93. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says that's 53 cents a gallon higher than at this time last year. Lundberg said Sunday it appears unlikely prices...

Vermont exec would be nation's first transgender governor

Aug. 12, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former energy company executive from Vermont has a shot at becoming the nation's first transgender governor — but she says that's not the main reason she's running. Christine Hallquist says that in the run-up to Tuesday's primary, people are finally beginning to pay...