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Tiny Oregon town hosts 1st wind-solar-battery 'hybrid' plant

Sep. 28, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A renewable energy plant in Oregon that combines solar power, wind power and massive batteries to store the energy generated there officially opened Wednesday as the first utility-scale plant of its kind in North America. The project, which can generate...

New Mexico braces for exodus from Medicaid insurance

Sep. 21, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is bracing for a rapid exodus of up to 100,000 people from subsidized Medicaid health care next year as the federal government phases out special pandemic-era spending and eligibility for the program, the state's top health official told lawmakers Wednesday. ...

Haiti to raise fuel prices, setting off street protests

Sep. 14, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti announced steep increases in fuel prices on Wednesday despite fears the move would crush an already frail economy, push even more people to flee the country and unleash the sort of protests that have often paralyzed the capital. The government-set...

Mass firing at UAE newspaper raises question of censorship

Sep. 13, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The story about high fuel prices was safe, editors agreed, even under the strict press laws of the United Arab Emirates. Instead, it unleashed a firestorm at Al Roeya newspaper in Dubai. Within days, top editors were interrogated. Within weeks,...

New Mexico governor embraces US law on climate, health care

Sep. 13, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The governor of New Mexico is using a visit to Washington to celebrate Democrats' flagship U.S. climate and health care bill and to advocate for addition federal wildfire relief. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she was traveling to Tuesday's...

Hungary's government tightens rules regulating abortion

Sep. 13, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's right-wing government has issued a decree which will require doctors to present women requesting an abortion with fetal vital signs, an obligation that tightens the country's relatively liberal abortion rules. The decree issued on Monday states...

Lebanon: Central Bank lifts all expensive fuel subsidies

Sep. 12, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's central bank lifted its remaining subsidies on fuel on Monday, gas station owners said, ending a year-long process of scaling back on the expensive program. The Central Bank over a year ago announced it would gradually lift fuel subsidies, to slow down the...

Conservative Muslims protest Indonesian fuel price hikes

Sep. 12, 2022 07:00 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of conservative Muslims marched in Indonesia’s capital on Monday demanding that the government revoke its decision to raise fuel prices, saying it hurts people already reeling from the economic impact of the pandemic. Authorities blocked streets...

Greek leader: EU must respond as one to Putin's 'blackmail'

Sep. 10, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The European Union should have a coordinated response to the challenge posed by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “blackmail” with the supply of natural gas, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Saturday. He said Putin’s invasion of...

Indonesian students protest against fuel price hikes

Sep. 08, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of students rallied in Indonesia's capital on Thursday to protest sharp increases in fuel prices by the government. The protesters, from several student organizations, gathered at Jakarta's National Monument, which commemorates Indonesia's...