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Biden: IBM investment to help in tech competition with China

Oct. 06, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — President Joe Biden predicted Thursday a $20 billion investment by IBM in New York's Hudson River Valley will help give the United States a technological edge against China, hailing the expansion during an appearance with two House Democrats in competitive races in next...

Vancouver City Council bans large fossil fuel facilities

Oct. 05, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The city council in Vancouver, Washington, has approved a permanent ban on new fossil fuel developments after years of temporary moratoriums. While new facilities that distribute, extract, refine or process fossil fuels have been temporarily prohibited by...

Resident sues wood products company over California wildfire

Oct. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who lost his home in a wildfire last month has sued a wood products company at the center of the blaze, accusing it of failing to address the risk of a fire starting on its property. The fire started near the Roseburg Forest Products Co....

Michigan board approves $400 million to advance EV batteries

Oct. 05, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan economic development board approved more than $400 million in state incentives Wednesday for two battery facilities estimated to cost $4 billion and bring 4,500 jobs to the state. Pending approval by state lawmakers, the incentive packages would...

Power back in Bangladesh after grid failure causes blackout

Oct. 05, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Electricity supply across Bangladesh has been restored after the South Asian country plunged into a blackout following the failure of its national power grid, officials said. The blackout, which impacted much of the country, started at 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday...

Can Biden save democracy one US factory job at a time?

Oct. 05, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is working to create a manufacturing revival — even helping to put factory jobs in Republican territory under the belief it can restore faith in U.S. democracy. The latest development came Tuesday, when chipmaker Micron announced an...

The AP Interview: Ukraine aims to restart occupied reactors

Oct. 04, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is considering restarting Europe’s largest nuclear plant to ensure its safety just weeks after fears of a radiation disaster at the Russian-occupied facility, the president of the company that operates the plant said Tuesday. The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear...

Micron to bring microchip plant to upstate New York

Oct. 04, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Micron, one of the world’s largest microchip manufacturers, announced Tuesday it would open a semiconductor plant in upstate New York, promising a long-term investment of up to $100 billion and a plant that could bring 50,000 jobs to the state. The company was...

German energy company RWE to end coal use by 2030

Oct. 04, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German energy company RWE said Tuesday that it will phase out the burning of coal by 2030, saving 280 million metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions. The decision will accelerate the closure of some of Europe's most polluting power plants and a vast...

Operator: Ukraine may restart nuclear reactors to ensure safety of occupied plant just weeks after shutdown

Oct. 04, 2022 09:33 AM EDT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Operator: Ukraine may restart nuclear reactors to ensure safety of occupied plant just weeks after shutdown.