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Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK

Aug. 07, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats drove their election-year economic package toward Senate approval early Sunday, debating a measure with less ambition than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but that touches deep-rooted party dreams of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical...

TVA moving forward with plans for smaller nuclear reactors

Aug. 07, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly four decades after the Tennessee Valley Authority abandoned construction of more than half of the nuclear plants it once planned to build, the federal utility is moving forward again with plans to pursue the next generation of nuclear power. The...

Woman creates construction jobs to battle gender gap

Aug. 07, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

CARRBORO, N.C. (AP) — Nora El-Khouri Spencer sometimes tells people that she started her nonprofit Hope Renovations because she got mad. She had picked up construction and home renovation as a hobby while working a corporate job at Lowe’s and after an expensive contractor...

Trump ally takes on Walker protégé in Wis. governor's race

Aug. 05, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican hopes to reclaim a crucial governor’s seat in swing-state Wisconsin this year long appeared to rest on Rebecca Kleefisch, a former TV news anchor who spent eight years as former Gov. Scott Walker’s heir apparent and vowed to continue his sharply conservative...

Pipeline developer pleads no contest in pollution cases

Aug. 05, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The developer of a major pipeline system that connects the Marcellus Shale gas field in western Pennsylvania to an export terminal near Philadelphia pleaded no contest Friday to criminal charges that it systematically polluted waterways and residential water wells across...

Farmers' group: Talks with Dutch govt delivered 'too little'

Aug. 05, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The leader of the Netherlands' top agricultural lobby group said that a first round of talks Friday with a delegation led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte about the government’s nitrogen emissions reduction goals delivered “at the moment, too little" for thousands of...

Efforts fail to save historic Alaska theater from demolition

Aug. 04, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Demolition is scheduled to begin this week on a once-opulent downtown Anchorage movie theater designed by the architect of Hollywood’s famed Pantages Theater. Anchorage entrepreneur Austin “Cap” Lathrop opened the 4th Avenue Theatre, with nearly...

Surprise Senate vote would overturn Biden environmental rule

Aug. 04, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise victory for Republicans, the Senate on Thursday voted to overturn a Biden administration rule requiring rigorous environmental review of major infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and oil wells — an outcome aided by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of...

Plans detailed for NYC bus terminal's $10 billion makeover

Aug. 04, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's iconic bus terminal, often held up as a forlorn reminder of the seedier elements of the city's past, could be transformed into a state-of-the-art facility by 2031 under plans detailed Thursday. It could cost as much as $10 billion to overhaul the...

Ex-Texas mayor, developer sentenced to prison for corruption

Aug. 04, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas-area mayor and a developer were sentenced Thursday to six years each in federal prison for bribery and tax fraud in a public corruption case that could have formed the plot of a movie. From May 2013 to April 2015, developer Mark Jordan plied...