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Nuke or no nuke? California officials ponder nuclear future

Aug. 12, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Legislature has less than three weeks to determine if it will take an extraordinary step and attempt to extend the life of California's last operating nuclear plant, a decision that would be made amid looming questions over the cost and who would pay and...

Panthers propose to pay $82M over failed practice facility

Aug. 11, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper’s real estate company has proposed to pay more than $82 million to creditors over an abandoned practice facility project in Rock Hill under a new plan proposed Thursday. The plan would require approval from courts and...

Firefighters subdue deadly blaze at key oil facility in Cuba

Aug. 10, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A deadly fire that consumed at least half of a large oil storage facility in western Cuba and threatened to bring more power failures to the island’s already fragile electricity system was largely controlled Wednesday after nearly five days, authorities said. Flames...

Alabama cabinet maker to create 415 jobs with $17M expansion

Aug. 10, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A family-owned Alabama cabinet company plans to invest nearly $17 million in an expansion project that will create 415 jobs over five years. Ashland-based Wellborn Cabinet Inc. will build a 250,000-square-foot facility in Oxford to begin production of a new...

South Africa to charge 14 miners with the rapes of 8 women

Aug. 10, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African prosecutors have charged seven self-employed miners with the rapes of eight women nearly two weeks ago in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg. Seven more men are to be charged with the rapes on Thursday, officials said. The rapes of...

Ohio high court upholds project to build Lake Erie wind farm

Aug. 10, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A company can proceed with plans to build what will be the first freshwater offshore wind-powered electric-generation facility in North America, in Lake Erie off the coast of Cleveland, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. At issue is the 2020 approval by...

Federal court denies tribe a review of uranium license

Aug. 09, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied the Oglala Sioux Tribe's request for a review of a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission decision to grant a license for a potential uranium mine in southwestern South Dakota despite the tribe not being individually consulted on the...

Billions pour into bioplastics as markets begin ramping up

Aug. 09, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a world increasingly troubled by the persistent harm that plastic — manufactured in petrochemical plants — has had on the environment, companies are investing billions of dollars to ramp up production of plastics made from natural, renewable materials that can be safely...

Oil facility fire jeopardizes Cuba's frail electric system

Aug. 08, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A deadly fire that began at a large oil storage facility in western Cuba spread on Monday, threatening to plunge the island into a deeper energy crisis as it forced officials to shut down a key thermoelectric plant. Flames around dawn enveloped a third tank that...

Electric vehicle battery-related plant announced in Kentucky

Aug. 08, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lotte Aluminium Materials USA plans an aluminum foil manufacturing operation to serve the electric vehicle battery industry in Kentucky and is expected to create 122 full-time jobs. The company is investing $238.7 million in the plant in Hardin County, Gov....