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Woman reports being kidnapped while trying to use ride-share

Feb. 16, 2020 10:57 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman who thought she was getting into a ride-sharing service car was kidnapped by the driver in Boston early Sunday morning and taken on a 30-minute drive before being able to escape at a gas station near the New Hampshire border, police said. Police said a woman in her 20s, whom they did...

EPA orders hazardous waste probe at shuttered Indiana site

Feb. 16, 2020 10:08 AM EST

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a hazardous waste investigation at a sprawling former oil refinery in northwestern Indiana that was shuttered in 1973 and later was the scene of a major fire. The federal agency recently ordered Citgo Petroleum Corp. and Oxy...

Indianapolis weighs future of electric car-charging stations

Feb. 16, 2020 9:42 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The impending demise of an electric car-sharing service in Indianapolis has left city officials faced with the question of what should happen to the dozens of car-charging stations that powered those vehicles. BlueIndy will end its collaboration with the city of Indianapolis on May 21....

Oregon governor calls for breaching 4 Snake River dams

Feb. 15, 2020 5:30 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The governor of Oregon has come out in favor of removing four hydroelectric dams on the Snake River in Washington state, saying that is the best way to increase endangered salmon runs. Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, sent a letter to Washington’s Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee this week,...

FILE - This Nov. 9, 2009, file photo, shows the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington, N.M. The utility Public Service Company of New Mexico is looking to its future as it readies to end operations at the San Juan Generating Station. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

New Mexico utility looks toward future as it leaves coal

Feb. 15, 2020 11:17 AM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is approaching the wire for when it must issue a ruling on Public Service Company of New Mexico’s application to end operations at the San Juan Generating Station. PNM Vice President of Generation Tom Fallgren said he anticipates a...

Drivers still seeing lower prices at the pump

Feb. 15, 2020 10:23 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drivers in New Jersey and around the nation are again seeing lower prices at the pump amid continued low oil prices, a slight increase in East Coast inventories and demand at typical lower wintertime levels. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New...

This 2016 photo shows Joe Tamborello inside the front office of the Tamborello Service Station in Ybor City, Fla. Joe Tamborello, Sr. was born the same day his family opened their Ybor City service station. That business remained central to his life for the next 69 years, until he sold the property and retired in 2016. Tamborello died on January 31 of lymphoma. He was 73. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Past owner of Ybor’s Tamborello Service Station, dead at 73

Feb. 15, 2020 3:01 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Joe Tamborello, Sr. was born the same day his family opened their Ybor City service station. That business remained central to his life for the next 69 years, until he sold the property and retired in 2016. Mr. Tamborello died on January 31 of lymphoma. He was 73. Joe Tamborello Jr. said...

This April 11, 2015, photo provided by EcoFlight shows the White Mesa Uranium Mill near Blanding in southeastern Utah. The Trump administration is asking Congress for $1.5 billion over 10 years to build up a U.S. uranium stockpile, saying it wants to break an over-reliance on foreign uranium that undermines U.S. energy security. The White Mesa facility is one of the sites where production could be ramped up under the proposal. (Dom Smith/EcoFlight via AP)

Trump's $1.5B uranium bailout triggers rush of mining plans

Feb. 14, 2020 11:20 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's $1.5 billion proposal to prop up the country's nuclear fuel industry has emboldened at least one company to take steps toward boosting operations at dormant uranium mines around the West, including outside Grand Canyon National Park. The company, Canada-based...

Unemployment insurance available for power plant workers

Feb. 14, 2020 10:59 PM EST

PREWITT, N.M. (AP) — State labor officials say workers who are laid off as a result of a planned power plant closure in western New Mexico will be eligible for unemployment benefits. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced earlier this year it would close the coal-fired Escalante...

UN experts: North Korea enhances nukes and illicit trade

Feb. 14, 2020 8:24 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say North Korea has increased imports and exports of banned and restricted goods such as coal and petroleum products as it continues to enhance its illicit nuclear and ballistic missile programs in violation of sanctions. The experts identified new methods that the...