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Germany's Greens endorse 40-year-old lawmaker for chancellor

Jun. 12, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s environmentalist Greens formally endorsed Annalena Baerbock as their candidate for chancellor Saturday, amid a slip in the party’s poll ratings fueled in large part by its own mistakes. Baerbock, 40, was officially nominated by a broad...

The Latest: Blocked from summit, protesters focus on media

Jun. 12, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Thousands of people have gathered outside the international media center for the Group of Seven summit in England during colorful protests against climate change and an...

Grants go to electric vehicle chargers in 7 Alabama counties

Jun. 12, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Money from a legal settlement will be used to provide funding to add charging stations for electric vehicles at 18 sites in seven Alabama counties. The governor's office says grants totaling $4.1 million will help fund installing of chargers at...

SCDOT: Road money drops without higher electric car fees

Jun. 12, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The woman in charge of South Carolina roads is warning lawmakers that the growth in electric vehicles will mean a drop in how much the state has to spend on roads unless they make some changes. Electric cars don't pay the gas tax because they don't...

Bear spotted in Chesterfield County yards, gardens

Jun. 12, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (AP) — A black bear was spotted wandering in a residential area in Chesterfield County southwest of Richmond. WRIC-TV reports that the bear was seen near the area known as Enon and that it damaged some yards. ...

New Mexico rules could lead to big changes in oil industry

Jun. 12, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — So how does New Mexico’s new regulations on methane emission reduction affect Lea County? Energy experts and elected officials tell the Hobbs News-Sun the damage could be drastic. The state Oil Conservation Division issued new...

North Dakota health officials warn of toxic blue-green algae

Jun. 12, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Health Department is warning residents to avoid blue-green algae that can develop in bodies of water. Hot summer weather contributes to the production of the algae that’s also known as cyanobacteria. People and animals who ingest...

Giant wooden troll takes up residence in Wyoming park

Jun. 12, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Where once there were pebbles, now sits an enormous troll. The recycled wooden sculpture, now lounging in Rendezvous Park, is the brainchild of Copenhagen artist Thomas Dambo, who has built trolls all over the world. Their whimsical construction...

DNR enrolling property owners in hunting access program

Jun. 12, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources is enrolling private property owners in some parts of the state in a program that pays them to allow controlled public hunting access on their land. Interested landowners should have at least 40 acres...

Illinois reopening Monroe County cave system

Jun. 12, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A cave system in southern Illinois closed more than a decade ago will reopen to the public this month. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced this week that Illinois Caverns in Monroe County will reopen on Wednesday. ...