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MN utility commission: CO2 pipelines should be regulated

May. 20, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota utility regulators have decided pipelines that carry carbon dioxide are hazardous and therefore subject to state approval. The decision by the Public Utilities Commission Thursday affects two multibillion-dollar CO2 pipelines proposed to cross...

German parliament OKs 3 months of cheaper public transport

May. 20, 2022 06:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s parliament gave final clearance Friday to a plan that will allow people to use local transport across the country for just 9 euros ($9.50) per month this summer, a plan that has drawn praise but also plenty of criticism. The government also plans a three-month cut in...

Hawaii bill promotes zero-emission travel between islands

May. 19, 2022 21:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers this year passed legislation creating a working group to develop ways to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions on transportation between the islands. Sen. Chris Lee said at a news conference on Thursday that Hawaii has some of the highest...

Court: Some rail rate talks allowed in price-fixing suits

May. 18, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that details of some of the conversations between the nation's four largest railroads about their rates can now be included in lawsuits challenging billions of dollars they charged their customers, but the mixed ruling will also exclude some...

Somali lawmakers elect president voted out 5 years ago

May. 15, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A former Somali president voted out of power in 2017 has been returned to the nation's top office after defeating the incumbent leader in a protracted contest decided by legislators in a third round of voting late Sunday. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who served...

Pilots at United will vote on contract after tentative deal

May. 13, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines and its pilots' union said Friday they reached tentative agreement on the outline of a new contract, a notable deal while labor tension has increased in the airline industry. The leader of the United chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association, Michael...

Lawsuit: NYC companies violated school bus idling laws

May. 12, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three companies that operate more than 600 school buses in New York City are being sued by the state attorney general's office on allegations they repeatedly violated bus idling laws and polluted the city's air since 2019. Attorney General Letitia James announced...

Police: 4 killed in Somalia blast ahead of presidential vote

May. 11, 2022 06:30 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali police say at least four people have been killed by a suicide explosion that targeted a checkpoint near the airport in the capital, Mogadishu. “I saw four people dead at the scene. Two of them were government soldiers who died immediately after...

Republican congressional candidate fined for gun at airport

May. 09, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Details are emerging about a Wisconsin congressional candidate who was found with a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at an Iowa airport last year. Republican Derrick Van Orden is running to fill the seat being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind. Van Orden...

Alaska lawmakers confirm Dunleavy Cabinet picks

May. 04, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature on Wednesday confirmed without opposition three Cabinet members appointed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. House and Senate lawmakers meeting in joint session confirmed Paula Vrana as commissioner of the Department of Administration; Julie Sande...