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Residents wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus line up for COVID-19 test outside the Worker's Stadium in Beijing on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Test sites have sprung up through the Chinese capital as test have become a daily normal after the latest outbreak of the coronavirus, (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: SKorea weighs listing churches as 'high risk'

Jun. 30, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as “high risk” venues for the spread of COVID-19 following a slew of transmissions tied to church gatherings. South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun...

This June 2020 photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Enbridge who provided the photos to the state of Michigan, last week said an anchor support on the east leg of the pipeline, right, had shifted.  A Michigan regulatory panel refused Tuesday, June 30, 2020, to grant quick permission to run a new oil pipeline beneath a channel that connects two of the Great Lakes, deciding instead to conduct a full review. Enbridge filed an application in April with the Michigan Public Service Commission to relocate a segment of its Line 5 that extends beneath the Straits of Mackinac, which links Lakes Huron and Michigan. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP)

Regulators deny quick approval of new Great Lakes pipeline

Jun. 30, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

Traverse City, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan regulatory panel on Tuesday refused to grant quick permission to run a new oil pipeline beneath a channel that connects two of the Great Lakes, deciding instead to conduct a full review. The state Public Service Commission's decision involved a proposed replacement...

FILE - In this May 22, 2020 file photo, volunteers look for survivors of a Pakistan International Airlines plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan. The European Union’s aviation safety agency said Tuesday, June 30, 2020 that Pakistan’s national airline will not be allowed to fly into Europe for at least six months after the country’s aviation minister revealed that nearly a third of Pakistani pilots had cheated on their pilot’s exams. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

EU bans Pakistan airline from flying to Europe for 6 months

Jun. 30, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The European Union's aviation safety agency said Tuesday that Pakistan’s national airline will not be allowed to fly into Europe for at least six months after the country’s aviation minister revealed last week that nearly a third of Pakistani pilots had cheated on their...

Indiana regulators deny utilities' bid for virus relief

Jun. 29, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana regulators denied Monday a request from utilities to charge ratepayers for revenue the companies expect to lose because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission voted unanimously to deny the request by utilities, who had said they needed to recover...

FILE - This May 22, 2020 photo shows the Federal Reserve building in Washington.  The Federal Reserve and four other bank regulatory agencies announced on Thursday, June 25,  that they have finalized a rule that will ease restrictions curtailing the ability of banks to make investments in such areas as hedge funds. The announcement of the easing of regulations know as the “Volcker Rule” gave an immediate boost to bank stocks because the rule change could free up billions of dollars in capital in the banking industry.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Federal banking agencies ease Volcker Rule restrictions

Jun. 25, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve and four other regulatory agencies announced on Thursday that they have finalized a rule that will ease restrictions curtailing the ability of banks to make investments in such areas as hedge funds. The announcement of the easing of regulations know as the...

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, left, applauds prior to delivering a speech during his visit to a public hospital in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Friday, June 19, 2020.  Lopez Obrador is desperate to restart Mexico's struggling economy after being cooped up under social distancing measures due to the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Mexican president's dislike of oversight sparks resignations

Jun. 19, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s campaign against external oversight agencies reached a new level Friday with the resignation of the head of the federal anti-discrimination comission and the president's vow to abolish dozens of such offices. López...

Compact fast reactor proposed at east Idaho nuclear site

Jun. 18, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A California company wants to build and operate a compact fast nuclear reactor in Idaho. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that it has accepted a license application submitted by Oklo Inc., to build a 1.5-megawatt reactor at the U.S. Department of Energy’s...

Deal reached in dispute over sale of Pilgrim nuclear plant

Jun. 17, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has agreed to drop its legal challenges to the sale of a shuttered nuclear plant as part of a deal that requires the new owner to keep a financial reserve to cover unexpected costs as it cleans up the site. State officials on Wednesday announced a settlement with Holtec...

Company's bid to build dams on tribal land a step closer

Jun. 3, 2020 1:22 AM EDT

TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Federal regulators have accepted a Phoenix-based company's application for a preliminary permit to look further into building hydro-powered dams on tribal land. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission confirmed the acceptance in a letter Tuesday to Pumped Hydro Storage LLC, opening...

This photo provided by Maxar Technologies shows Edenville Dam in Beaverton, Mich., Thursday, May 21, 2020, after it was damaged. (Maxar Technologies via AP)

Congress demands answers on Michigan's Edenville Dam failure

Jun. 1, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — A U.S. House committee is investigating the failure of a Michigan dam, giving the state two weeks to respond to a series of detailed questions about inspections and oversight. The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a similar letter to a federal agency that had oversight of the...