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Lockheed teams with Israel's Rafael on laser defense

Dec. 05, 2022 11:34 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp. and Israeli defense contractor Rafael on Monday said they will team up to develop a high-energy laser system to defend against aerial attacks. The system will be based on “ Iron Beam,” a laser missile-defense system...

Georgia Power steadfast as decision nears in $2.9B rate case

Nov. 29, 2022 14:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power Co.'s message to regulators Tuesday was clear: Despite attacks that its proposed 12% rate hike is padded with profit, unneeded spending and consumer harm, the utility still wants $2.9 billion more over the next three years. Georgia Power Chief...

Tennessee woman restores dozens of antique sewing machines

Nov. 27, 2022 08:36 AM EST

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sew Old Antique and Vintage Sewing Machine Repair is run out of Maggie West’s home in Maryville. In West’s basement, her workspace houses a welded worktable, a collection of tools and supplies. Scents of shellac, nicotine, old homes, coal dust and other smells from...

Shells hit near nuclear plant; Blackouts roll across Ukraine

Nov. 20, 2022 15:56 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Powerful explosions from shelling shook Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia region, the site of Europe's largest nuclear power plant, the global nuclear watchdog said Sunday, calling for “urgent measures to help prevent a nuclear accident” in the Russian-occupied facility. ...

A 'barbed wire curtain' rises in Europe amid war in Ukraine

Nov. 17, 2022 08:49 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The long border between Finland and Russia runs through thick forests and is marked only by wooden posts with low fences meant to stop stray cattle. Soon, a stronger, higher fence will be erected on parts of the frontier. Earlier this month, Polish soldiers...

US offshore wind energy industry faces blowback from locals

Nov. 15, 2022 14:12 PM EST

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — It's just one cable meant to bring electricity from an offshore wind farm to a former coal-burning power plant in southern New Jersey, but it symbolizes a big challenge facing the renewable energy industry. The cable has been fought over for nearly three...

Electric air taxi company Archer plans $118M Georgia factory

Nov. 14, 2022 19:13 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A California company seeking to build small electric aircraft says it will invest $118 million to construct a plant near Atlanta, eventually hiring up to 1,000 people. Archer Aviation, based in Santa Clara, California, said Monday that it would seek to build its...

Computer chip ban signals new era as Biden and Xi meet

Nov. 12, 2022 00:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration's move to block exports of advanced computer chips to China is signaling a new phase in relations between the globe's two largest economies — one in which trade matters less than an increasingly heated competition to be the world’s leading...