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Arizona wildfire destroys 12 homes; 200 people evacuated

Apr. 09, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

DUDLEYVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — A small community in south-central Arizona remained under an evacuation notice Friday after crews and air tankers stopped the growth of a wildfire that burned at least 12 homes, officials said. The fire burned through thick vegetation at the...

Ameren seeks utility rate increases to raise $309M a year

Apr. 09, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Energy utility Ameren is seeking to raise customer rates to cover billions of dollars recently invested in electric grid upgrades and new wind generation facilities. The company said in a filing last week to state regulators that it wants to boost...

Police: Worker dies after touching live wire

Apr. 07, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man was killed Wednesday when he touched a live power line while doing repairs at a Florida home, authorities said. Jose Antonio Blanco, 45, was using a hydraulic lift when he accidentally came into contact with the live TECO wire, Tampa police told...

EXPLAINER: Can Biden add energy jobs? Hope mixes with doubt

Apr. 07, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Good-paying jobs — many of them. That′s the seductive idea around which President Joe Biden is proposing a vast transformation of the energy sector, with the promise of making it far more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. As Biden...

Part of Appalachian Trail still closed for power line work

Apr. 04, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

PEARISBURG, Va. (AP) — A portion of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia remains closed as repairs continue on a power line that went down during an ice storm. The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that the power line went down in February. The line goes...

Analysis: Bumpy road ahead for Biden's infrastructure plan

Apr. 01, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

Infrastructure was a road to nowhere for former presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama. But Joe Biden believes he can use it to drive America to the future after a dozen years of false starts. The trip is unlikely to be smooth. Biden's $2.3 trillion...

Biden faces steep challenges to reach renewable energy goals

Mar. 04, 2021 12:11 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to change the way the U.S. uses energy by expanding renewables, but he will need to navigate a host of challenges — including the coronavirus pandemic and restoring hundreds of thousands of lost jobs — to get it done. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Mar. 02, 2021 13:50 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Biden didn’t...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Feb. 24, 2021 07:53 AM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Feb. 19 The Greenwood Commonwealth on road and bridge maintenance in the state: Once the several-inch-thick coat of ice melts from the highways and roads of...

More than 50,000 without power in Oregon

Feb. 20, 2021 12:18 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 50,000 customers remained without power Saturday, more than a week after an ice storm ravaged the electrical grid in greater Portland, Oregon. Portland General Electric had hoped to have power back to all but 15,000 customers by Friday...