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Wyoming governor: Carbon capture technology can help coal

Jan. 25, 2020 10:20 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Climate change is a man-made problem, but the solution doesn't have to come at the expense of fossil fuels, said Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon. Gordon, who spoke Friday at the Wyoming Press Association's banquet in Casper, said developing carbon capture technology could be the solution....

Michigan health system: Ex-worker stole, shared patient data

Jan. 25, 2020 1:29 PM EST

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan hospital system said Saturday that a now-fired employee accessed and shared what was supposed to be protected personal and health information of more than 1,000 patients with someone affiliated with a personal injury lawyer. Beaumont Health said it has...

Search warrant: Man cut oxygen to Minneapolis-area hospital

Jan. 25, 2020 12:13 PM EST

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — A man scaled a fence at a Minneapolis-area hospital last month and shut off oxygen to the entire facility, according to a search warrant affidavit filed in Hennepin County. No charges have been filed in the Dec. 27 incident at North Memorial Hospital, and the search warrant...

University of Missouri tracks student attendance with phones

Jan. 25, 2020 11:06 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is tracking all new students on campus this semester through a cellphone app to learn whether they're attending class. It's a test expansion of a program the university has used for four years to track class attendance of freshmen student athletes and...

Startup may ask for loan to revamp former GM plant in Ohio

Jan. 25, 2020 10:32 AM EST

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A startup company that wants to build electric trucks at a former General Motors assembly plant in Ohio is considering asking for a federal loan to get production up and running. Lordstown Motors Corp. said it was in the process of learning more about the loan program “as an...

Law enforcement applauds cell phone ban for motorists

Jan. 25, 2020 10:26 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Indiana say a bill to prohibit drivers from using their cell phones in any way while driving would make the state's roadways a lot safer than they are. The ban that was authored by State Rep. Holli Sullivan of Evansville cleared the Roads and...

United States Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin speaks at Chatham at House in London, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.  Mnuchin is visiting Britain Saturday for high level discussions on trade following his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

US Treasury chief says trade deal possible with UK in a year

Jan. 25, 2020 9:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested Saturday that Britain and America would be able to conclude a trade deal this year, despite lingering disagreements on a digital services tax and whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to build aspects of a new high-speed mobile network....

West Virginia students explore real-world uses of drones

Jan. 25, 2020 9:00 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirty gifted education students from across Cabell County put their heads together, with the buzzing of drones just inches above them, to solve real-world problems the morning of Jan. 21 at the Robert C. Byrd Institute in Huntington. Classrooms at Martha Elementary School in...

Miami recommits to reducing emissions by 2050

Jan. 25, 2020 3:01 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — With sea level rise already lapping at its door, the city of Miami made its first significant commitment to address the root cause of climate change, not just the symptoms. The city government plans to go carbon neutral by 2050, a pledge that will change everything from what city employees...

California OKs highly questioned LA County voting system

Jan. 24, 2020 9:40 PM EST

California’s secretary of state on Friday approved Los Angeles County’s new publicly owned computerized voting system — a first of its kind for the nation — but is requiring modifications to address serious security and technical problems identified in testing. Secretary of State Alex...