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Florida to install charging stations for electric vehicles

Jul. 10, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More than two dozen charging stations will be installed along Florida’s busiest roads, paid for by the state’s share of a U.S. government settlement with Volkswagen after the German automaker violated the country’s car emissions standards. During a Friday news...

Body of deputy sheriff recovered from Missouri River

Jul. 10, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The body of a deputy sheriff who drowned while trying to save his young son has been recovered from the Missouri River near Fort Pierre. Volunteers helping search for the body of 37-year-old Lee Weber discovered it Thursday afternoon. KGFX reports Weber's body was covered with an...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Dem climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Jun. 30, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and...

The Citroen e-C4 all electric hatchback is display during a media presentation in Paris, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. PSA Group's Citroen Brand is showing off a new version of its C4 compact hatchback, a model that will be key to the company's sales prospects as it faces a highly competitive European car market that faces severe headwinds from the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Citroen unveils new hatchback as virus pushes event online

Jun. 30, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — PSA Group unveiled one of its most important new models Tuesday with 20 people physically present and 2,600 watching online - a marketing configuration that the coronavirus seems likely to accelerate across the industry now that next year's Geneva auto show was cancelled. The...

Wyoming man gets 25 years for robberies, carjackings

Jun. 29, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming man has been sentenced to 25 years in the Montana State Prison for a series of robberies and carjackings committed in Billings on one night in September 2018. Ryan Glenn McElmury, 42, of Cody, Wyoming was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison with 15 years suspended after...

IS militant jailed in UK for inciting violence in Germany

Jun. 26, 2020 6:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An Islamic State militant who encouraged mass murder in Germany has been sentenced to at least nine years in prison in Britain. Fatah Abdullah, 35, had been charged under Britain’s terrorism laws with encouraging another person to plow a car into crowds, attack people with a meat...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, trucks travel along a loading dock at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. The California Air Resources Board is scheduled to vote Thursday, June 25, 2020, on new first-in-the-nation rules to require a certain percentage of work truck sales each year must be electric vehicles. When the rule is fully implemented by 2035, the board estimates it will result in at least 20% of all delivery vans and work trucks on the road will be electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

California approves 1st-in-US electric truck sales rule

Jun. 25, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators approved new rules on Thursday that would force automakers to sell more electric work trucks and delivery vans, a first-of-its-kind rule aimed at helping the nation’s most populous state clean up its worst-in-the-nation air quality. The rules require a...

Bosch pays WVa $550,000 for role in emissions scandal

Jun. 24, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has received a $550,000 payment from a German firm related to a car emissions-rigging scandal, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Wednesday. Morrisey announced the payment from auto parts and technology company Bosch. German automaker Volkswagen...

FILE - In this June 22, 2020, file photo, Bubba Wallace takes a selfie of himself and of other drivers who had pushed his car to the front in the pits at Talladega Superspeedway before the NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Talladega Ala., Monday June 22, 2020. The noose found hanging in Wallace's garage stall at Talladega had been there since at least last October, federal authorities said Tuesday, June 23, in announcing there will be no charges filed in an incident that rocked NASCAR and its only fulltime Black driver. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Rope found hanging in Wallace's garage was coincidence

Jun. 24, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

NASCAR went to Talladega Superspeedway on heightened alert after Bubba Wallace, its only Black driver, took on an active role in a push for racial equality. Wallace had successfully called for the ban of the Confederate flag and received threats. Fans paraded past the main entrance of the Alabama track displaying...

Nevada to consider mandate on more electric car offerings

Jun. 22, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will consider adopting new regulations to require a larger percentage of cars sold in the state be electric, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday. Sisolak's "Clean Cars Nevada" initiative would mandate that 6-8% of vehicles automobile dealers offer for sale be electric by...