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APNewsBreak: US eyes military bases for coal, gas exports

Oct. 15, 2018 9:32 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmental opposition to fossil fuel...

The Latest: Utilities slowly come back in storm-hit Florida

Oct. 13, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11 a.m. Power and cellphone service is starting to be restored in parts of Florida's storm-battered Panhandle. State emergency management officials reported Saturday that nearly 264,000 customers remain without...

Safety group wants Hyundai and Kia to recall 2.9M vehicles

Oct. 12, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A nonprofit auto safety group is demanding that Hyundai and Kia recall 2.9 million cars and SUVs in the U.S. due to consumer complaints that they can catch fire. The Center For Auto Safety said Friday that there have been more than 220 complaints to the U.S. government since 2010 about fires...

Tyndall Air Force Base sustains 'catastrophic' damage

Oct. 12, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Tyndall Air Force Base suffered catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle, ripping roofs off airplane hangars, tossing vehicles around a parking lot and leaving a fighter jet that had been on display flipped over on the ground. The...

Feds: Over-pressurized lines caused deadly gas explosions

Oct. 11, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Over-pressurized natural gas lines were the source of deadly explosions and fires that rocked communities north of Boston last month, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The five-page, preliminary report found that utility workers contracted by Columbia Gas had failed to...

Newark airport getting new $2.7 billion terminal

Oct. 10, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Liberty International Airport's smallest and most antiquated terminal is getting a major upgrade, one of several multibillion-dollar projects that will transform air travel in the New York City area over the next decade. Officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday at the...

Homeland Security issues another Texas border wall waiver

Oct. 10, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security has issued another waiver of environmental laws to build new border barriers in South Texas, this time for roughly 17 miles (27 kilometers) cutting through the National Butterfly Center and other sensitive areas. DHS posted a waiver Wednesday that lists...

Whitefish Energy gets US contracts after Puerto Rico ouster

Oct. 9, 2018 7:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after losing a $300 million no-bid contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid, Whitefish Energy Holdings has quietly been seeking and winning U.S. government contracts. Founded in 2015 in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's tiny Montana hometown, Whitefish had...

Initiative seeks to repeal California's gasoline tax hike

Oct. 8, 2018 1:14 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — California voters will soon decide whether to drive out a gasoline tax increase passed to fund transportation projects across the state. Proposition 6 seeks to repeal last year's decision by the Democratic-led Legislature to raise fuel taxes and vehicle fees to pay for roughly $5...

Collapsed northern Arizona highway under repair

Oct. 5, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

CAMERON, Ariz. (AP) — Crews are repairing a collapsed major northern Arizona highway that tourists use to reach the Grand Canyon's North Rim, Lake Powell and southern Utah. A 30-foot (9-meter) section of U.S. 89 caved in late Wednesday from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa. One person who crossed the...