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The Latest: Santa's protest sign says 'reindeer can't swim'

Sep. 20, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 2:55 p.m. People in northern Europe took part in world-wide protests of government inaction on climate change, including thousands who marched and chanted in the rain through Denmark's capital A...

Ethiopia: Egypt's Nile dam proposal is against 'sovereignty'

Sep. 20, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's foreign ministry in a sharply worded statement Friday dismissed Egypt's latest proposal on a massive Nile River dam project as "against the sovereignty of Ethiopia." The statement came shortly after Egypt said a new round of talks over the filling and operation of...

Lime to close down app-based car-rental service in Seattle

Sep. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Lime will shut down its app-based car-rental service in Seattle by the end of the year to focus on electric mobility, calling the endeavor a "great learning experience" in an email to users. The Seattle Times reports the company will start reducing the number of green and white Fiat cars in...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team distortions on fuel economy rules

Sep. 19, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his team are distorting the facts in explaining the administration's decision to stop California from setting its own emission standards for cars and trucks. The move announced this week revokes California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than...

Three Mile Island nuclear power plant's shutdown is imminent

Sep. 19, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The final shutdown of Three Mile Island, where 1979's terrifying partial meltdown became a landmark event in the life cycle of nuclear power in the United States, is imminent. Exelon Corp. officials said the plant will stop producing electricity around noon Friday, following through...

Dominion planning large wind farm off Virginia coast

Sep. 19, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy announced plans Thursday to seek approval to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast. The company told The Associated Press ahead of a public announcement that the project would include about 220 wind...

Settlement means no rate increase for Oklahoma utility

Sep. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has reached an agreement with the state's largest electrical utility that avoids a rate increase for its 800,000 customers in the state. The three-member commission said Thursday the agreement settles a $77.6 million rate increase request filed by...

Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier parks allow e-bikes

Sep. 19, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Park Service officials say motorized electric bicycles are now allowed in Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier national parks, along with Wyoming's National Elk Refuge. The joint announcement Thursday follows an order signed late last month by Interior Secretary David...

Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty in Fukushima disaster

Sep. 19, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court ruled Thursday that three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant because ensuring absolute safety at nuclear plants was not a government requirement at that time....

Second scooter rental company to leave Providence

Sep. 19, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Another electric scooter-sharing company will no longer be offering its service in Providence. A Lime spokesman says the city didn't issue them enough scooter permits for the program to be financially sustainable. Providence has doubled the number of available scooter slots from 300...