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This Feb. 23, 2020 photo shows a makeshift altar honoring people, victims of a gas tanker leak that triggered fires and explosions killing 30 people in the Sector 6 neighborhood of the Villa El Salvador district, in Lima, Peru. One month after the tragedy, traumatized survivors and relatives of victims are still waiting to know who was responsible. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Grief grips Peruvian community one month after deadly fire

Feb. 27, 2020 2:58 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — One month after a gas tanker leak triggered fires and explosions that killed 30 people in the Peruvian capital, traumatized survivors and relatives of victims are still waiting to know who was responsible. They include Paola Lizeta, whose 13-year-old son, Jean Francis Álvarez, ran...

FILE - In this Sep. 21, 2018, file photo, fire investigators pause while searching the debris at a home which exploded following a gas line failure in Lawrence, Mass. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston announced Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, that Columbia Gas Columbia agreed to plead guilty to violating the Pipeline Safety Act following an investigation into the catastrophic gas explosions. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Utility to pay $53M for blasts that damaged homes, killed 1

Feb. 26, 2020 9:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A utility company will pay the largest criminal fine ever imposed for breaking a federal pipeline safety law — $53 million — and plead guilty to causing a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts that killed one person and damaged dozens of homes, federal officials said...

Authorities probe death of oil tanker captain in Venezuela

Feb. 26, 2020 3:04 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan prosecutors are investigating the death of an oil tanker captain killed after a group of masked assailants boarded the ship, officials said Wednesday. Capt. Jaime Herrera died on Feb. 24 after six men attacked the San Ramon vessel, which was anchored near the shores of...

Officials: Utility blamed for gas explosions near Boston agrees to plead guilty to breaking pipeline safety laws

Feb. 26, 2020 9:17 AM EST
BOSTON (AP) — Officials: Utility blamed for gas explosions near Boston agrees to plead guilty to breaking pipeline safety laws.
FILE - This Feb. 8, 2018, file photo shows signs that mark the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Deerfield, Va. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to wade into a long-running battle between developers of the 605-mile natural gas pipeline and environmental groups who oppose the pipeline crossing the storied Appalachian Trail. On Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, the high court will hear arguments on a critical permit needed by developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Supreme Court hears battle over Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Feb. 24, 2020 4:37 PM EST

The Supreme Court on Monday appeared ready to remove an obstacle to construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, with a majority of justices expressing skepticism about a lower court ruling that tossed out a key permit needed for the natural gas pipeline to cross under the Appalachian Trail. Justices on the court...

FILE - In this April 5, 2016 file photo, a man carries a sign before a rally opposing the Constitution Pipeline outside the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. The nearly $1 billion Constitution Pipeline project that was designed to bring natural gas from Pennsylvania's shale gas fields to metropolitan New York and New England has been abandoned after years of legal regulatory challenges made it economically unfeasible, according to a statement Monday from a spokeswoman for project partner Duke Energy said Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Costs, delays scuttle 124-mile Constitution Pipeline project

Feb. 24, 2020 2:59 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The nearly $1 billion Constitution Pipeline project, which had been designed to take natural gas from Pennsylvania's shale gas fields to metropolitan New York and New England, has been abandoned after years of legal regulatory challenges made it economically unfeasible, a spokeswoman...

A newly built power generation plant stand idle with the Popocatepetl Volcano in the background, near Huexca, Morelos state, Mexico, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Dozens of mostly indigenous communities along the 159 kilometers of pipeline have united to fight the mega-project they believe will deprive them of water for their crops, while contaminating the soil and air. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Stalled mega power project in central Mexico stirs discord

Feb. 23, 2020 6:08 PM EST

HUEXCA, Mexico (AP) — The thermo-electric plant looms over the smattering of homes and cows munching on dried corn stalks in Huexca, a tiny farm community in central Mexico where many residents view it as a sleeping monster ready to roar to life. During test runs of equipment in the still idle power plant,...

Key Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit heads to Supreme Court

Feb. 22, 2020 10:24 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When plans for the 605-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline were first unveiled in 2014, supporters of the natural gas project brimmed with enthusiasm and promises. The pipeline would bring natural gas from West Virginia to growing markets in Virginia and North Carolina, and with it, would...

Cargo ships sit at anchor on English Bay, in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Rail blockades across the country have led to an increase in the number of cargo ships waiting to load or unload according to the Port of Vancouver. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian PM Trudeau says rail blockades have to end

Feb. 21, 2020 10:44 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday indigenous barricades that are blocking rail service across Canada and hurting the economy have to come down now. Trudeau said that court injunctions must be obeyed and that the situation is unacceptable and untenable and every attempt at dialogue...

Mom helps 2 men rescue truck driver days after giving birth

Feb. 21, 2020 11:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana woman who had given birth just a few days earlier said her instincts kicked in when she stopped along a highway to help save a driver who was on fire after his tanker truck loaded with jet fuel burst into flames. Holly McNally, 35, had just left a hospital's neointensive care...