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  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom. That vocal support from...

  • Schools slash heating bills with stimulus project

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Years after federal stimulus dollars funded a Maine Forest Service Project to heat with local wood products, schools and other facilities report they have slashed energy bills in half while supporting jobs in the state's struggling timber industry. However, some project...

  • APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in...

  • Michigan moves digital archive records to cloud

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Archives of Michigan is using a state-of-the-art and inexpensive option — the Internet — to store and preserve a growing collection of digital records that includes everything from 40 years' worth of election results to an index of thousands of proposed designs...

  • Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

    BEIRUT (AP) — One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to tensions from the civil war raging next door. Lebanon's...

  • Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing

    BEIJING (AP) — Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry. Automakers are looking to China's biggest auto show this year to help boost sales in this huge...

  • Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are calling Sunday for stronger sanctions against Russia Sens. Bob Corker and Chris Murphy warn that Moscow thus far has ignored efforts by the United States and European nations to persuade it to back off its...

  • GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

    BEIJING (AP) — The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million. Speaking at the Beijing auto show, Dan Ammann said the company also expects sales of its Cadillac luxury cars to double...

  • Cryptocurrency miners trek to Md. eatery

    MOUNT SAVAGE, Md. (AP) — The Iron?Rail Diner is the only business in the area that is now accepting a cryptocurrency known as a Dogecoin. The restaurant has been accepting Dogecoin since April 4 and it wasn't long before the word went viral and several cryptocurrency miners traveled to Mount...

  • Ryegress proving to be herbicide-resistant

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — LSU AgCenter scientists say Italian ryegrass found in Louisiana has developed resistance to herbicide. Daniel Stephenson said seed from fields in Tensas Parish was used to grow the plant and confirm its resistance to glyphosate. Italian ryegrass is widespread in...

  • DC business brews culture of kombucha fans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a back room of Washington's Union Kitchen, Andreas Schneider and his co-workers fill 12-ounce glass bottles with a citrus-colored beverage. A few weeks ago, the drink in the bottle was merely sweetened tea in a large plastic barrel. That was before it spent time under a...

  • Del. appliance store has local and global outreach

    LEWES, Del. (AP) — Among the myriad of modern appliances in Gary Chorman's showroom, it was a 1928 Maytag butter churn and washing machine combo that brought a customer to near tears. "My grandmother had that in her old kitchen," said Fenwick Island resident Shirley Hollie. "The fridge and...

  • Company seeks to strike state cap on jury awards

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — An office supply company is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rule that the state's cap on punitive damage awards is unconstitutional. The constitutional challenge comes after a Butte-Silver Bow district judge upheld a $52 million jury award in favor of Masters Group...

  • Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday. Art dealer Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz, who is wanted for fraud in the United States, was arrested Friday at...

  • Alaska's unemployment rate was 6.6 percent

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State labor officials say Alaska's unemployment rate in March was 6.6 percent. That's up a tenth of a percentage point from February. The national umemployment rate for March was 6.7 percent. Labor officials that the national rate continues to creep downward, and it's...



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