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Duke Energy division planning $180M Indiana solar farm

Apr. 10, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A division of Duke Energy that develops renewable energy projects plans to build a $180 million solar farm in western Indiana that would produce enough electricity to power 35,000 homes. The Hoosier Jack Solar farm proposed by Duke Energy...

Maine scallop divers soon to get out of water for the year

Apr. 10, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's scallop divers are entering their final few weeks of the season. The state's scallop fishery includes divers who plunge into frigid waters to collect the valuable seafood. Diver scallops are beloved in the culinary world. ...

The Latest: Romania passes 1 million confirmed virus cases

Apr. 10, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania passed one million confirmed COVID-19 infections since its first recorded case in February last year. The bleak milestone comes as hospital intensive care units (ICU) in the country — which has a population of more than 19 million — are...

After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

Apr. 10, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again. Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, overwhelmingly voted against joining the Retail,...

United Arab Emirates names 2 new astronauts, including woman

Apr. 10, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates named the next two astronauts in its space program Saturday, including the country's first female astronaut. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai who also serves as the autocratically...

John Naisbitt, author of bestseller 'Megatrends,' dies at 92

Apr. 10, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The American author John Naisbitt, whose 1982 bestselling book “Megatrends” was published in dozens of countries, has died at 92, the Austrian news agency APA has reported. Naisbitt died in his home at Lake Woerthersee on Thursday, a friend of the...

Reforms follow deadly year in New York nursing homes

Apr. 10, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After a deadly year in New York's nursing homes, state lawmakers have passed legislation intended to hold facility operators more accountable for neglect and potentially force them to spend more on patient care. Rules passed in recent days as part of...

Startup cards can help build credit even in tough times

Apr. 10, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

While major credit card issuers tightened lending standards and slashed credit limits amid COVID-19, some financial technology startups took a different tack. In 2020, young companies like Grow Credit, TomoCredit and Chime launched or expanded credit cards that are...

Utah to lift statewide mask order under new law

Apr. 10, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will become the latest state to lift its mask mandate on Saturday, the deadline set by a new state law, but the capital city and many businesses will continue requiring masks amid concern about communities still vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Apartment of Russian investigative journalist raided

Apr. 10, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities took a prominent investigative journalist in for questioning after searching his apartment, and the news website he works for said the actions were likely connected to a story about one of President Vladimir Putin’s closest associates. ...