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Lebanon raises fuel prices for 2nd time in 5 days

Sep. 22, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s new government raised the price of fuel on Wednesday by 16%, the second time in five days, part of a gradual lifting of subsidies in the crisis-struck country. The new hike brings the price of fuel, in short supply, closer to black market...

Lebanon's incoming government restarts central bank audit

Sep. 17, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s incoming finance minister signed a contract on Friday with a New York-based company to conduct a forensic audit of the country’s central bank, a key demand of the international community to restore confidence in the crisis-struck Mideast nation. ...

2 nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker

Sep. 13, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois nuclear plants would be saved from closure and carbon-emitting coal plants closed during the next quarter-century as part of a clean-energy package the Senate approved Monday and which next moves to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has pushed for a carbon-free...

Illinois House OKs zero-carbon power plan, Senate is next

Sep. 12, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House on Thursday approved a wide-ranging plan to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050, with a compromise allowing two coal-fired plants to remain open until 2045 but cut their emissions by nearly half in the next 14 years. The plan...

Lebanon to start paying cash aid to poor families next month

Sep. 09, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s government said Thursday it will start paying cash assistance next month to hundreds of thousands of poor families - in U.S. dollars - as the small nation sinks deeper into its economic crisis. Some 500,000 families will start receiving $20 a...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 30, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. Aug. 27, 2021. Editorial: Voluntary mask policies at schools put parents in difficult situation We don’t need a crystal ball to credibly predict schools with voluntary mask policies will be a virus-infested mess in a few weeks....

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Aug. 24, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. August 20, 2021. Editorial: Hey Blago, please, please heed our advice. Give up the political limelight. Rod Blagojevich is looking for some heavy-duty polish to spiff up his sullied reputation. He thinks he may have found it. The...

Cortez Masto lauds infrastructure bill's clean energy boost

Aug. 23, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto told a group of battery manufacturers, conservationists and developers on Monday that the infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month will boost efforts to grow the renewable energy sector in Nevada and throughout the...

Lebanon agrees to pay World Bank loan to the poor in dollars

Aug. 23, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s government agreed Monday to pay tens of thousands of poor families cash assistance in U.S. dollars from a World Bank loan as the country’s economic crisis deepens. The decision comes as Lebanon is expected to end subsidies for fuel by the...

Lebanese hospital warns power cuts endanger its patients

Aug. 14, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A top medical center and one of Lebanon's oldest and most prestigious university hospitals warned on Saturday it may be forced to shut down in less than 48 hours due to fuel shortages, which would threaten the lives of its critically ill patients. In a...