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IndyCar drivers weigh risk, reward at exacting Road America

Jun. 22, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — If someone built Road America today, it might look a lot different. The 4-mile, high-speed road course in central Wisconsin is a favorite among IndyCar drivers, earning favorable comparisons with historic tracks such as Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. But it can bite you, too. When...

California governor proposes safety steps for utilities

Jun. 21, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to throw a financial lifeline to the state's major utilities dealing with the results of disastrous wildfires -- but only if they agree to concessions including tying executive compensation to safety performance. A proposal unveiled Friday...

Retired US Army colonel convicted in Haitian bribery scheme

Jun. 21, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A retired U.S. Army colonel has been convicted by a federal jury of conspiring to bribe Haitian government officials. Federal prosecutors in Boston say 64-year-old Joseph Baptiste, of Fulton, Maryland was one of two men convicted Thursday. The other was 74-year-old Roger Richard Boncy, a dual...

Fiance of woman killed when Dallas crane fell recalls chaos

Jun. 20, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — As Kiersten Smith watched an episode of "Grey's Anatomy," her fiance prepared a lazy Sunday lunch of grilled cheese and tomato soup. Just feet away, Eric Ridenhour said they were chatting when a crane crashed into their downtown Dallas apartment complex. "I had zero vision but I could feel...

Dakota Access pipeline operator plans to double capacity

Jun. 20, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The operator of the Dakota Access pipeline is planning to nearly double its capacity. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Energy Transfer Partners plans to expand the pipeline's capacity from more than 500,000 barrels per day to as much as 1.1 million barrels. ETP told North Dakota...

I-94 in Wisconsin reopens following fiery, fatal crash

Jun. 20, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Interstate 94 has reopened in southeastern Wisconsin after a fiery, fatal crash involving two semis and several other vehicles closed lanes in both directions. The Racine County Sheriff's Office says the northbound lanes reopened early Thursday after repairs were made to the...

2 killed when semitrailers explode on I-94 in Wisconsin

Jun. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Two semitrailers exploded into flames Wednesday on an interstate in southeastern Wisconsin, killing both drivers and setting other vehicles on fire, authorities said. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said one trailer was southbound on Interstate 94 around 11 a.m. when...

The Latest: 2 dead in semitrailer explosion in Wisconsin

Jun. 19, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a fiery semitrailer crash on I-94 in Wisconsin (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Wisconsin authorities say the drivers of two semitrailers are dead after one hit a construction barrier on an interstate and caused a chain reaction that caused explosions and set fire to...

Canada reapproves contentious Pacific coast pipeline

Jun. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again approved the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. The approval Tuesday comes 10 months after the Federal Court of Appeal halted the project...

Asian markets mostly edge higher ahead of Fed meeting

Jun. 17, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Stocks in Asia mostly advanced Tuesday ahead of interest rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks. The Kospi in South Korea gained 0.5% to 2,101.43, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng picked up 0.9% to 27,471.19. The Shanghai Composite index jumped 0.2% to 2,892.53, while...