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Youngkin wants Virginia out of carbon-reduction initiative

Dec. 08, 2021 19:27 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday that he would seek to use his executive powers to withdraw the commonwealth from a multistate carbon cap-and-trade program he said has overburdened ratepayers and businesses. Environmental...

Michigan House OKs incentives to land major business deals

Dec. 08, 2021 19:19 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would create new economic development funds to help the state land major business expansions, including possible electric vehicle and battery plants, under fast-tracked bills that received initial approval Wednesday. Lawmakers did not say how much...

Man lynched in Pakistan buried in native Sri Lanka

Dec. 08, 2021 10:36 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The body of a Sri Lankan factory manager who was tortured and set on fire by a mob in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy was buried in his native village with state honors on Wednesday. Buddhist clergy performed religious rites at the home of Priyantha Kumara...

Body of Sri Lankan lynching victim arrives from Pakistan

Dec. 06, 2021 19:42 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The charred body of a factory manager who was lynched by a mob in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy was brought back to Sri Lanka on Monday. Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara was assaulted by a mob of hundreds of people before being dragged into the...

Toyota to build $1.3B battery plant near Greensboro, NC

Dec. 06, 2021 19:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Toyota announced on Monday that it plans to build a $1.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant near Greensboro, North Carolina, that will employ at least 1,750 people and help meet the auto giant's growing goals of electric vehicle sales this decade. Company...

Pakistan PM reassures president over Sri Lankan's lynching

Dec. 05, 2021 06:46 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister told Sri Lanka's president that more than 100 people have been detained in the lynching of a Sri Lankan factory manager and suspects will be “prosecuted with the full severity of the law.” Imran Khan said in an overnight...

1 miner missing, 1 hurt in coal mine accident in Poland

Dec. 05, 2021 05:29 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Coal mining authorities said Sunday that one miner is missing and one has been rescued with injuries after an earth tremor and a cave-in at a mine in southern Poland. A spokesman for Poland’s Mining Group, Tomasz Glogowski, said that the search...

Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant

Dec. 04, 2021 20:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Monitors say even the most recent pushback of completion dates for two new nuclear reactors in Georgia isn't enough to account for all the delays and increased costs they see coming. Testimony filed Wednesday with the Georgia Public...

Kentucky coal miner killed in accident at underground mine

Dec. 04, 2021 14:01 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky coal miner died Saturday in an accident at an underground mine, authorities said. Lester Daugherty Jr., 48, suffered critical injuries while performing maintenance at a 16,000-foot deep River View mine in Waverly, the Kentucky Energy and...

Berea is first college in U.S. to finish hydropower project

Dec. 04, 2021 10:43 AM EST

BEREA, Ky. (AP) — There are a lot of firsts at a new hydroelectric generating station on the Kentucky River in Estill County. It’s the first hydroelectric project in the nation completed by a college, for example. Berea College owns the project...