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Iran: 'Sabotage attack' on civilian nuclear center thwarted

Jun. 23, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have thwarted what they called a “sabotage attack” targeting a civilian nuclear facility near the country's capital, state TV reported Wednesday, as details about the incident remained scarce. The attempted attack against a...

Russian gas pipeline vexes U.S. charm offensive in Germany

Jun. 23, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The United States and Germany struggled Wednesday to resolve a major dispute over a Russian gas pipeline, even as the Biden administration seeks to improve relations with Western Europe that had been strained during Donald Trump’s presidency. U.S....

Stocks rise in early trading, keeping S&P 500 near record

Jun. 23, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

Stocks edged higher in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday as investors continue to assess rising inflation and its potential impact on the economic recovery. The modest gains put the S&P 500 just below the record high it set more than a week ago. The benchmark...

Kite-flyer critically injured when kite hits power lines

Jun. 23, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A man is in critical condition after getting shocked while flying his kite at a Bremerton park. Bremerton Battalion Chief Brad Richard said the man was flying a makeshift kite made out of steel cable and a fishing rod around 7 p.m. Sunday at the...

Human error blamed for outage, fire at top Polish power unit

Jun. 23, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish energy officials say human error was to blame for a massive outage at Europe’s largest brown coal power plant of Belchatow last month and a separate fire there just days later, according to the state PAP news agency. Poland needed snap...

Dakota Access lawsuit dismissed; future challenges possible

Jun. 23, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe challenging the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. With his ruling, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg outlined a path for a future legal challenge to an...

California oil regulators delay health, safety rules again

Jun. 22, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It's been a year and a half since California Gov. Gavin Newsom directed oil regulators to consider new health and safety measures to protect people living near oil and gas drilling sites. But those regulators missed another deadline Monday for...

Turkish businessman arrested in scheme with Utah polygamists

Jun. 22, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Turkish businessman has been arrested by the U.S. Justice Department in connection with what authorities say was a biodiesel fraud scheme operated by a Utah business that stole nearly $500 million in government funds. Sezgin Baran Korkmaz was...

Minnesota regulators fine company for Line 3 pipeline death

Jun. 22, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The employer of a man who was run over by a large forklift while working on a northern Minnesota oil pipeline project has been cited by state regulators and fined $25,000. Jorge Villafuerte III was checking a list of materials at the Enbridge Energy...

US appeals court ruling setback for St. Louis-area pipeline

Jun. 22, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday struck down the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of a natural gas pipeline that runs through parts of Missouri and Illinois. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled...