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Autonomous robots prepped for cave search and rescue mission

Sep. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After practicing in a former limestone mine and an abandoned hospital outside of Pittsburgh, a fleet of robots from Carnegie Mellon University is headed to Kentucky for the final test of the ability to autonomously navigate an uncertain, underground course. ...

Ford adding 450 jobs to meet demand for new electric truck

Sep. 16, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to spend $250 million and add 450 jobs at three Michigan plants to meet demand for the new F-150 Lightning. Ford already has taken more than 150,000 reservations for the new electric version of its immensely popular F-150...

Tesla builds 1st store on tribal land, dodges state car laws

Sep. 15, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NAMBÉ, N.M. (AP) — Carmaker Tesla has opened a store and repair shop on Native American land for the first time, marking a new approach to its yearslong fight to sell cars directly to consumers and cut car dealerships out of the process. The white-walled,...

Pritzker: Illinois a 'force for good' by cutting carbon gas

Sep. 15, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed into law a pledge to eliminate the state's climate-damaging carbon emissions within a quarter-century, including money to keep clean-power nuclear plants running while shuttering coal-fired plants. ...

Canadian battery recycling firm to build plant in Alabama

Sep. 15, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

VANCE, Ala. (AP) — A Canadian company that recycles lithium-ion batteries is building a plant in west Alabama near the factory where Mercedes will build electric vehicles, officials said. Li-Cycle announced the move recently, WBRC-TV reported. ...

Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill

Sep. 15, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began the serious work of trying to implement President Joe Biden’s expansive spending plan, but getting there will require remarkable legislative nimbleness, since Biden has said the revenue to pay for it must come only from Americans who earn more than...

Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill

Sep. 14, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Tuesday began the serious work of trying to implement President Joe Biden’s expansive spending plan, but getting there will require remarkable legislative nimbleness, since Biden has said the revenue to pay for it must come only from Americans who earn...

2 nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker

Sep. 13, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois nuclear plants would be saved from closure and carbon-emitting coal plants closed during the next quarter-century as part of a clean-energy package the Senate approved Monday and which next moves to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has pushed for a carbon-free...

Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol volatile borders

Sep. 13, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

LOD, Israel (AP) — An Israeli defense contractor on Monday unveiled a remote-controlled armed robot it says can patrol battle zones, track infiltrators and open fire. The unmanned vehicle is the latest addition to the world of drone technology, which is rapidly reshaping the modern...

Saginaw hopes charging stations will bring people to town

Sep. 12, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Electric vehicles heading to northern Michigan are invited to stop and get some juice in Saginaw. The city said it has installed its first set of charging stations. "There are very few charging stations in cities north of...