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Missouri utility regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri utility regulators last week rejected a proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest to eastern states, delivering a significant setback to developers of one of the nation’s longest transmission lines. The decision marked the second time in a little over two years that the Missouri [...]

By | 2017-08-18T15:41:12+00:00 Monday, August 21, 2017|

Science Says: DNA test results may not change people’s health habits

NEW YORK (AP) — If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn’t you work to stay healthy? You’d quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of avoiding maladies like obesity, diabetes, heart disease or cancer, right? The scientific [...]

By | 2017-08-18T15:40:15+00:00 Monday, August 21, 2017|

Interns make century-old building ‘like original’

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A century-old building is starting to look like new on the Sheldon Jackson College campus in Sitka, Alaska, as volunteers neared the end of the Historic Restoration internship program. But it would be more accurate to say Fraser Hall is looking "like the original." Fraser Hall is the building located closest [...]

By | 2017-08-18T15:42:39+00:00 Monday, August 21, 2017|

Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

COLUMBUS (AP) — An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pa., grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a woman who crashed her [...]

By | 2017-08-18T15:40:58+00:00 Monday, August 21, 2017|

Judge blocks 176-million ton coal mine expansion in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy issued an order Monday barring Signal Peak Energy from [...]

By | 2017-08-18T15:43:42+00:00 Monday, August 21, 2017|

Mississippi holds on to state flag with Confederate symbol

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — White supremacists waved the Confederate battle flag amid violence in Virginia, prompting critics to say Mississippi should remove the symbol from its state banner. Critics said the same thing two years ago after an avowed white supremacist killed black worshippers in South Carolina, and nothing changed. The same leaders who control [...]

By | 2017-08-18T15:43:20+00:00 Monday, August 21, 2017|

Tense days for business owners without legal status in the United States

MIAMI (AP) — Maribel Resendiz and her husband came to the U.S. from Mexico, sold cool drinks to workers in the tomato fields of South Florida and eventually opened a bustling shop in a strip mall offering fruit smoothies and tacos. Now she is preparing for the possibility she’ll have to leave it all behind. [...]

By | 2017-08-18T15:43:05+00:00 Monday, August 21, 2017|

‘Robophobia’ has long plagued humans

CINCINNATI (AP) — Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one. From science fiction written by Isaac Asimov eight decades ago to “Dilbert” cartoons today, the relationship between robots and humans has long fascinated — and worried — people. There’s even a [...]

By | 2017-08-21T07:29:05+00:00 Friday, August 18, 2017|