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Biden seeks to boost fuel economy to thwart Trump rollback

Aug. 05, 2021 05:53 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Biden administration wants automakers to raise gas mileage and cut tailpipe pollution between now and model year 2026, and it has won a voluntary commitment from the industry that electric vehicles comprise up to half of U.S. sales by the end of the decade. ...

Fire that reached Turkey power plant contained, others burn

Aug. 05, 2021 04:57 AM EDT

MUGLA, Turkey (AP) — A wildfire that reached the compound of a coal-fueled power plant in southwest Turkey and forced nearby residents to flee in boats and cars was contained on Thursday after raging for some 11 hours, officials and media reports said. Strong winds...

WVa regulators OK rate increase for AEP subsidiaries

Aug. 05, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia utility regulators have approved a rate increase request for two American Electric Power subsidiaries. The request granted Wednesday by the state Public Service Commission will allow Appalachian Power Co. and Wheeling Power Co. to...

Mexico to call out national guard to protect gas trucks

Aug. 05, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Wednesday he will call on the National Guard to protect gas delivery trucks after drivers and crews went on strike to protest government price controls. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he will not back down and...

British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast

Aug. 04, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The hijackers who captured a vessel off the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman left the ship Wednesday, the British navy reported, as radio traffic appeared to reveal a crew member onboard saying Iranian gunmen had stormed the asphalt tanker. ...

North Dakota regulators order company to remove wind turbine

Aug. 04, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State regulators on Wednesday ordered the operator of a wind farm to move one of its turbines from a summer house that belongs to a family in central North Dakota. The North Dakota Public Service Commission voted 3-0 to require that Minnesota Power...

Wildfire reaches Turkey power plant, prompts evacuations

Aug. 04, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

MUGLA, Turkey (AP) — A coal-fueled power plant in southwest Turkey and nearby residential areas were being evacuated Wednesday evening as flames from a wildfire reached the plant, a mayor and local reporters said as sirens from the plant could be heard blaring. Milas...

GM posts $2.8B profit, but cautious tone sinks share price

Aug. 04, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors posted a healthy $2.8 billion second-quarter profit Wednesday, but its cautious outlook for the rest of the year spooked investors. The Detroit automaker made the strong profit despite a global shortage of computer chips that have forced...

Hundreds rally for striking coal miners in Alabama

Aug. 04, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of union members from multiple states rallied Wednesday for Alabama miners who have been on strike against Warrior Met Coal Inc. since early April seeking contract improvements. With many in the crowd holding signs decrying unfair labor...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 04, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Wolf should have negotiated with the GOP on election reform The good news for Pennsylvania voters is that Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican leaders may yet begin negotiations on an election reform...