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US seeking to boost LNG exports to Japan, rest of Asia

Oct. 22, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A top U.S. energy official said Monday that Asia is the center of growth in energy demand and offers a great opportunity to expand American liquefied natural gas exports. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette told reporters in Tokyo that the U.S. is working with Japan and others to...

Idaho, environmental group settle mine pollution lawsuit

Oct. 19, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An environmental group and Idaho officials have reached a tentative settlement over toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho near one of the world's top ski destinations. The Idaho Conservation League in federal court documents made public Thursday agreed...

China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

Oct. 19, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz Friday to shore up confidence in its sagging stock market. Growth in the quarter that ended in September slipped to 6.5 percent over a year earlier from the previous quarter's 6.7...

Russia to build two-reactor nuclear plant in Uzbekistan

Oct. 19, 2018 7:55 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and the president of Uzbekistan have agreed that Russia will build the ex-Soviet republic's first nuclear power plant. During Putin's visit to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent on Friday, he and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev ordered the start of preliminary work at...

South Carolina lawmakers to Trump: Save nuclear fuel project

Oct. 18, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state's congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to reconsider his administration's plan to shut down a half-built nuclear fuel facility in their state. A federal appeals court last week allowed the Energy Department to...

Turkmenistan opens $3.4 billion chemical plant

Oct. 17, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

KIYANLY, Turkmenistan (AP) — The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has opened a chemical plant that cost $3.4 billion to build, its latest effort to diversity its gas-dependent economy. Turkmenistan is home to one of the world's largest natural gas deposits, and the new plant on the shores of the...

New deal keeps open facility that detains immigrant families

Oct. 17, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has quietly reached a new agreement to keep open a 2,400-bed detention facility used to detain immigrant mothers and children, in a lucrative arrangement for a private prison company and the tiny South Texas town where it's located. U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US

Oct. 17, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. Tesla, based on Palo Alto, California, announced plans for the...

Smithfield meat plant worker accused of urinating at station

Oct. 16, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia meat-processing company says more than 50,000 pounds (23,000 kilograms) of product have been discarded after an employee was accused of urinating while working on a production line. In a statement Tuesday, Smithfield Foods Inc. spokeswoman Lisa Martin told news outlets...

US industrial production climbed 0.3 percent in September

Oct. 16, 2018 9:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industry expanded again in September despite the impact of Hurricane Florence. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that industrial production, which includes output at factories, mines and utilities, rose 0.3 percent last month. It was the fourth straight increase. The Fed said that...