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Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states

May. 20, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) — Susan Holmes' home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting them in the path of trucks hauling ash and waste from a power plant that burns the high-sulfur coal mined near this small town. For years, when Bokoshe residents were outside, the...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia won't hesitate to defend itself

May. 20, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:30 a.m. The U.S. military command that oversees the Mideast has confirmed an explosion outside the U.S. Embassy...

Wisconsin homeowner worried about looming solar development

May. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DARIEN, Wis. (AP) — A tattered American flag waved in Roger Millard's front lawn amid sprawling Walworth County farmland. For 28 years, Millard, 67, has lived in the quaint, two-story home off North Road about 3 miles northwest of the village of Darien. "I wanted to live in the country," Millard said. "I'm...

Democrats, Republicans win some, lose some in budget deal

May. 19, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and top legislative leaders reached a bipartisan budget deal Sunday in which the governor dropped his proposed gas tax increase but got to keep most of an expiring tax that helps fund health care programs, Republicans got an income tax cut for middle-class...

Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran

May. 19, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kingdom's energy sector was targeted this past week amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf. U.S. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, warned...

UAE energy minister hints at support for oil production cuts

May. 19, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' energy minister said Sunday he does not think oil producing nations should relax the production cuts currently in place. Suhail al-Mazrouei spoke to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting in Saudi Arabia of the world's major oil producers. His comments...

Vast gasoline lines form in oil-rich Venezuela

May. 19, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation's second-largest city, Maracaibo. Some drivers said they'd had to wait almost 24 hours to fuel up, and people have been grabbing catnaps on the hoods...

Bill calls for single consumer-owned utility

May. 19, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The public is weighing in on a push to replace Maine's two largest electric companies with a single, consumer-owned utility. Democratic Rep. Seth Berry's bill calls for the state to buy the two largest electric companies. Berry says low-interest revenue bonds would finance the effort....

Average US price of gas drops 3 cents per gallon to $2.93

May. 19, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell 3 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.93. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that it's the first price drop at the pump in four months. Lundberg says the price is 6 cents...

Expert predicts more Wisconsin frac sand mines may close

May. 19, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The impending bankruptcy of a major frac sand mining company is a sign of the financial woes that could cripple more Wisconsin-based mines due to a nationwide oversupply of sand, according to an industry expert. Emerge Energy Services entered into a debt restructuring deal with its...