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Mercedes sketches out all-electric scenario by decade's end

Jul. 22, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG's luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz says it is stepping up its transition to electric cars, doubling the share of sales planned by 2025 and sketching out a market scenario in which new car sales would “in essence” be fully electric by the end of the...

Montana senator charged with speeding, obstructing officer

Jul. 20, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A state Senate leader stopped by a Montana Highway Patrol trooper on suspicion of speeding had threatened to call the attorney general and argued he couldn’t be arrested because he was a lawmaker on his way to legislative business. Republican Sen....

French lawmakers adopt compromise climate bill amid protests

Jul. 20, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s parliament on Tuesday approved a compromise climate bill that was intended to transform travel, housing and industry but which environmental activists said doesn't go fast or far enough to slash the country's carbon emissions. Championed by...

Ohio car dealer Moreno top GOP fundraiser in US Senate race

Jul. 16, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland car dealer Bernie Moreno outraised the rest of the crowded Republican field vying for a U.S. Senate seat in Ohio last quarter, pulling in more than all but the best known Democratic contender, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan. Moreno, a first-time...

Judge orders NFL's Richard Sherman released without bail

Jul. 15, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge ordered former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers star Richard Sherman released from jail without bail Thursday following his arrest on suspicion of trying to break in to his in-laws’ home. King County District Court Judge Fa’amomoi...

Connecticut setting up electric car charging infrastructure

Jul. 14, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

Connecticut regulators have approved a plan to spur the building of infrastructure across the state for charging electric cars and other electric vehicles. The state's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said t he nine-year program approved Wednesday creates incentives...

Parson won't end emissions tests in St. Louis suburbs

Jul. 09, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson pumped the brakes Friday on legislation that would have ended a vehicle emissions testing program in counties surrounding St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Parson cited the potential loss of $52 million in...

Volkswagen to appeal emissions ruling to US Supreme Court

Jul. 09, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Volkswagen, which is now subject to Ohio anti-tampering laws that carry the potential of hundreds of billions of dollars in damages, wants time to stop a state lawsuit seeking such damages, the automaker said in a Thursday court filing. At issue is...

Kentucky begins unveiling cleaner emission city buses

Jul. 08, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has some new cleaner emission buses on the street for Louisville's city bus service. The Transit Authority of River City has already unveiled 15 of the new buses. State leaders last fall announced $8.5 million to...

Lawmakers agree to meet again on juvenile crime issues

Jul. 07, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Connecticut lawmakers agreed Wednesday to keep working together to possibly change some state laws and policies to address a recent string of car thefts and other crimes being committed by repeat juvenile offenders. House...