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  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. This fossil fuel...

  • 5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the...

  • California governor to meet with Mexican president

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders. The governor's office announced Sunday...

  • Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved. The case is at the heart of Jesse Trentadue's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago,...

  • Man dies after lightning hits California beach

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said. Witnesses said they saw a glare of light and heard a tremendous boom as lightning struck the...

  • US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LUENEN, Germany (AP) — One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Now the coal comes the other way. The 750-megawatt Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Luenen GmbH & Co. power...

  • Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn. homes, no deaths

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said. Spokeswoman Gina Breeding with the office of emergency...

  • Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SACO, Maine (AP) — The state medical examiner plans to conduct autopsies on the bodies of five family members found shot to death in an apartment in southern Maine. Three children ages 4, 7 and 12 were among the victims discovered Sunday afternoon when a maintenance worker was asked...

  • Man dies after lightning strike affects 14

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said. The man was taken from Venice Beach and...

  • Police interview 2 in deadly Philly carjacking

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say they are questioning two men concerning the carjacking and crash that left three children dead last week. Capt. James Clark tells The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1ux8gcs ) the two men were being interviewed Sunday by homicide...

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