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New Russian module docks with International Space Station

Nov. 26, 2021 11:27 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian cargo craft carrying a new docking module successfully hooked up with the International Space Station Friday after a two-day space journey. The new spherical module, named Prichal (Pier), docked with the orbiting outpost at 6:19 p.m. Moscow time...

Indiana's top electric provider seeks rate increase approval

Nov. 26, 2021 09:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest electric utility is seeking regulatory approval to raise its rates 1% every year until 2029 to pay for an $1.9 billion upgrade aimed at hardening its electric grid against severe weather. Plainfield-based Duke Energy Indiana filed...

Turkmenistan's president further expands his son's clout

Nov. 25, 2021 12:44 PM EST

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan’s autocratic president has put his only son in charge of the Central Asian nation's energy sector, further expanding his clout in a move seen as laying the foundations for a political dynasty. Speaking at a meeting with...

NYPD's top-ranking uniformed officer to retire next month

Nov. 25, 2021 11:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department's highest-ranking uniformed officer, Rodney Harrison, is retiring Dec. 30 after become the first person ever to rise from cadet to chief of the nation's largest police department, the department announced Thursday. During...

Glacier National Park's historical architect loves his job

Nov. 25, 2021 08:13 AM EST

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park’s Kim Hyatt loves his job. As the park’s historical architect, it has been Hyatt’s duty for the past two years to ensure that any work done on the park’s buildings and structures is done in a way that preserves...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 18, 2021. Editorial: Three days in Tallahassee we could easily have lived without The show’s over. It was brief, three days. The plot was predictable. It played to a near-empty house with as...

Boise inks deal with Amazon for airport improvements

Nov. 24, 2021 13:48 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise officials have approved a lease agreement with online retailer Amazon as part of the company’s plan to build a cargo facility at the Boise Airport. The Idaho Press reports that the Boise City Council last week unanimously approved the...

Portland Harbor dredging project doesn't win federal grant

Nov. 24, 2021 11:20 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A coalition of public and private entities that applied for a federal grant to support a major dredging project around Portland Harbor was not selected. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it would not be awarding $24...

New Russian module launched to International Space Station

Nov. 24, 2021 09:15 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rocket blasted off successfully on Wednesday to deliver a new docking module to the International Space Station. The Soyuz rocket lifted off as scheduled at 6:06 p.m. (1306 GMT) from the Russian launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, carrying...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 24, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Nov. 22, 2021. Editorial: With guns, safety always must come first Pennsylvania is one of 14 states that do not, on a statewide basis, require a permit to carry a firearm openly, but do require a permit to carry a concealed...