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Toyota testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars

Oct. 25, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota said Monday it is testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars as it works toward using the technology in commercial products. Such engines burn hydrogen as fuel instead of gasoline, much like rockets. The Japanese automaker said testing the...

Business economists less optimistic about next year's growth

Oct. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's business economists are slightly less optimistic about growth prospects over the next year, noting a number of threats ranging from higher-than-expected inflation to lingering disruptions from COVID-19 and snarled supply chains. The...

Guatemala sets curfew in province after protests

Oct. 24, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew Sunday and banned pubic gatherings in the northern coastal province of Izabal, following two days of protests against a mining project. Thousands of police confronted...

Critics question utility's bitcoin-mining data center

Oct. 24, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's largest utility has set up a data center at the site of one of its coal-fired power plants that it is using to mine the Internet for bitcoins. Ameren Corp. officials say the data center could also help stabilize demand for electricity that...

Leader of charter school to quit following hedge fund losses

Oct. 24, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The founder of a St. Paul charter school that lost $4.3 million in a hedge fund investment is quitting as superintendent and chief financial officer, the Hmong College Prep Academy board said in a posting on its website. The board said it plans to...

Twitter suspends Indiana Rep. Jim Banks' official account

Oct. 24, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Twitter suspended an Indiana congressman’s official account after removing a post about a transgender Biden administration official over a violation of the social media company’s rules. Twitter's action Saturday came after Republican Rep. Jim...

Glass recycler reaches deal with Oregon to curb pollution

Oct. 24, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A glass recycling plant in northeast Portland has consented to either shut down or install pollution control technology, according to an agreement announced between the plant’s operators and the state of Oregon. The Oregon Department of...

Maine asks fall decorators not to use invasive plants

Oct. 24, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine forestry officials are asking residents who want to decorate for the fall to be on the lookout for common invasive plants. The plants are sometimes used in wreaths and garlands and other decorations, according to the Maine Department of...

Emirati prosecutors investigating Dubai's Union Properties

Oct. 24, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirati prosecutors said Sunday they launched a major investigation into Dubai-based real estate developer Union Properties, saying they would probe allegations the long-troubled firm committed fraud and other offenses while trying to claw its way out of...

Sauce marries the tastes of Louisiana and Buffalo, New York

Oct. 24, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Randy Mast couldn’t find the chicken wing sauce his wife craved, he decided to make his own. This was in the late 1970s, before Buffalo wings were a thing. And his wife was really missing the sauce that doused the...