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China's power cuts may foreshadow shortages of global goods

Sep. 27, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of Christmas after power cuts to meet official energy use targets forced Chinese factories to shut down and left some households in the dark. In the northeastern city of...

Ford to add 10,800 jobs making electric vehicles, batteries

Sep. 27, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025 — a dramatic investment in the future of EV technology that will create an estimated 10,800 jobs and shift the automaker's future...

Ford and partner company to build new battery, electric vehicle plants, add 10,800 jobs starting in 2025

Sep. 27, 2021 19:38 PM EDT
GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — Ford and partner company to build new battery, electric vehicle plants, add 10,800 jobs starting in 2025.

Gas blowout near Los Angeles leads to up to $1.8B settlement

Sep. 27, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of families sickened and forced from their Los Angeles homes after the nation’s largest-known natural gas leak have reached a settlement of up to $1.8 billion with a utility, attorneys said Monday. The settlement with Southern California...

California recycling firm to pay $34M in bottle and can scam

Sep. 27, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California recycling company will pay $34 million for a long-running fraud scheme in which the firm illegally submitted bogus weight tickets and processed out-of-state bottles and cans to get inflated refunds for used beverage containers, authorities said Monday....

Fires threatening California's sequoias continue to grow

Sep. 27, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a suspected arson wildfire that destroyed homes last week. More than 2,000...

3 Yellowstone wolves killed in first week of Montana hunt

Sep. 27, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Three gray wolves from a large pack in Yellowstone National Park that’s popular among tourists have been killed by Montana hunters, park officials said Monday. The two female pups and a female yearling from the Junction Butte pack were killed...

Hurricane Sam, small but mighty, swirls offshore in Atlantic

Sep. 27, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sam was a powerful Category 3 storm in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday but was centered well offshore and posed no threats to land, though it could generate dangerous rip currents. Sam is located about 700 miles (1,127 kilometers) east of the...

After years of futility, Spirit Lake gets new border signs

Sep. 27, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The northern border of the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in northeastern North Dakota includes a large swath of Devils Lake, the state's largest natural body of water that began to expand greatly during a wet cycle that began in the 1990s. State...

NYC to hire forecaster, beef up warnings after Ida flooding

Sep. 27, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is planning to hire a private weather forecaster, install more drainage features and issue earlier and more aggressive warnings to residents under a new plan to respond to heavy rainfall like the deadly deluge Hurricane Ida dropped on the city earlier this...