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  • US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

    Updated: 22 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...

  • California governor to meet with Mexican president

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    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...

  • Comic-book convention organizers clash over name

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Organizers of two of the biggest comic-book conventions in the country are clashing over their names. A lawyer for San Diego Comic-Con has issued a cease-and-desist letter to organizers of Utah's Salt Lake Comic Con demanding them to drop "Comic Con" from the...

  • Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors. Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards said a cable on one of the Skyhawk ride's carriages disconnected late Saturday. One...

  • Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58. That's the largest drop this year. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday the decrease came despite a rise in...

  • 'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures-released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in...

  • Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia. A federal indictment unsealed...

  • NYC's aging bus terminal to get patchwork fixes

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — At the nation's busiest bus station, winding lines of riders wait amid cracked floors, crumbling ceiling tiles and a wheezing air-conditioning system helped along by old-fashioned floor fans. Dark corridors of Manhattan's aging Port Authority Bus Terminal are...

  • No booze for DC folks? New Hampshire may fix law

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is assuring residents of the nation's capital that they can purchase alcohol in the state despite a law that suggests otherwise. But cigarettes? Maybe not. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission recently clarified that Washington residents can buy...

  • Colorado Springs-area shooting centers gaining in popularity

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Ryan and Brenda are the reason that two indoor shooting ranges are under construction in the Pikes Peak region, and an outdoor range will open next month - demographically speaking, that is. Ryan, who asked that the couple's last name not be used, remembers a news story a few years...

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