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  • Cost of shutting down Wolf Creek could top $1B

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Shutting down the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant could cost as much $1 billion when it reaches the end of its useful life about 30 years from now, according to a new report. The cost is recalculated every three years, allowing the Kansas Corporation Commission to ensure...

  • US gas prices fall, extending summer decline

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped another 9 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.37, bringing the decline to 34 cents over the last 13 weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that falling crude oil prices...

  • Report: High rates of Ala. residents on disability

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has the second-highest rate of residents receiving disability payments from the government. Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/1DqF4G5 ) that only West Virginia has a higher percentage of its residents getting similar assistance. In Alabama, more than 237,000 people...

  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8...

  • Regional chamber may form in Acadiana

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — A movement is underway to create a regional approach to economic development in Acadiana. Jason El Koubi, president the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, said plans are underway to create a "super" chamber of commerce for the Acadiana region. The Daily World reported...

  • Developers moving north in Terrebonne

    GRAY, La. (AP) — Development in Terrebonne Parish is heading to higher ground. "Everything is moving north these days," said developer Henry Richard, whose Northpark subdivision in Gray is now on the market. The Courier reported (http://bit.ly/1maUSY5) that Northpark, just south of U.S....

  • Chinese town protests over trash incinerator

    BEIJING (AP) — Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval. People "illegally gathered" on Saturday to protest in Boluo County in Guangdong, according to...

  • Columbus needs a new tourism bus

    COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The tourism agency for Columbus and Lowndes County is looking for a new bus. Mechanical issues with the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's 1984 Leyland Motors Olympian double-decker led bureau board members last month to ask executive director Nancy...

  • Big firms' pro bono work knows no borders

    BALTIMORE (AP) — It's a big world, and it takes a big firm to help people negotiate the international legal system. And for many large U.S. firms, expanding their pro bono efforts to the global community has become just another aspect of the practice. At Miles & Stockbridge P.C., international...

  • Alabama company gets contract in Corinth

    CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama company has been awarded a $1.9 million contract for major sewer system upgrades in Corinth. The Daily Corinthian reports (http://bit.ly/1u3nBkd ) REV Construction Inc. of Tuscaloosa submitted the low bid of $1,907,485. The other bidder on the contract was...

  • Gang robs security guard outside Berlin Apple shop

    BERLIN (AP) — Police are hunting for a gang that robbed a security guard as he was picking up cash from Germany's biggest Apple's store. Berlin police spokesman Rene Rodemann says three masked men threatened the guard with a firearm Saturday and forced him to hand over a cash container before...

  • Spanish judge indicts 9 persons for cyber fraud

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge charged nine people with fraud Sunday for allegedly participating in the theft of $45 million after a massive hacking of a bank's card payments system. Judge Eloy Velasco of Spain's National Court said the suspects include seven Romanians and two Spaniards, who...

  • SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship is rocketing toward the International Space Station. The company launched its unmanned Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida, early Sunday aboard a Falcon rocket. It's carrying more than 5,000 pounds of station supplies for NASA, including a...

  • Report: 144 die in Louisiana workplace accidents

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A new federal report says 144 people died in work-related accidents in Louisiana in 2013. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1DjbGBw) the data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows the total was down two deaths...

  • G-20 says close to goal of $2 trillion in growth

    SYDNEY (AP) — Finance chiefs from the 20 largest economies said on Sunday they are close to reaching their goal of boosting world GDP by more than $2 trillion over the next five years, and will focus on infrastructure investment to help reach the target. Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey, who...



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