- NYC-area ports stare down sizeable challenge of modernizing Updated: Nov-28-15 1:05 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - From ultra-thin laptops to drones to smartphones, the shelves of big-box retailers overflow with gadgets to help us communicate and conduct business at greater and greater speeds.
- Company honors vet, 100, for military, community service Updated: Nov-28-15 1:04 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - It's the giving season - time to give volunteer hours, time to give donations and time to give thanks.
- U.P. utility aims for as many as 400 solar panels Updated: Nov-28-15 12:57 pm
MARQUETTE, Michigan - A utility in the Upper Peninsula is clearing land to erect solar panels that can be purchased by customers to get energy from the sun.
- Hazardous chemical released from Delaware plant Updated: Nov-28-15 12:56 pm
MILFORD, Delaware - The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says an equipment problem led to the release of a hazardous chemical from a poultry processing facility.
- Hotel offers free holiday stays for those visiting sick Updated: Nov-28-15 12:56 pm
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - A Council Bluffs hotel is offering free rooms over the Thanksgiving weekend to people in town to see a family member or friend at a hospital or treatment facility.
- Southeast Ohio water district settles DuPont lawsuit over C8 Updated: Nov-28-15 12:25 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A southeast Ohio water district has settled its federal lawsuit against DuPont over allegations that the company contaminated the district's well fields with the chemical used to produce Teflon.
- Florida counties fight fracking push Updated: Nov-28-15 11:56 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Dozens of Florida cities and counties oppose a plan to give the state control over the oil and gas exploration process known as fracking.
- Canadian firm buys Grant County wind project for $200M Updated: Nov-28-15 11:54 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A Canadian energy firm is spending $200 million take over a stalled wind project in West Virginia's Grant County, and hopes to have the 49-turbine wind farm up and running by the end of next year, the company said.
- Iran unveils upgraded model for oil contracts Updated: Nov-28-15 11:46 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and said U.S. companies would be welcome to participate.
- Maine narrow gauge train whisks passengers to North Pole Updated: Nov-28-15 11:41 am
PORTLAND, Maine - For the 8th year in a row, passengers can board "The Polar Express" in Portland, Maine, and be greeted by Santa on a magical trip to "the North Pole."
- Ohio water plants push back on algae testing Updated: Nov-28-15 11:22 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Cities and counties that operate water treatment plants around Ohio are pushing back against a state proposal to require weekly tests for toxic algae in drinking water, arguing that monitoring isn't needed year round and that it would cost too much, according to an Associated Press review.
- Higher education board to address on-campus beer sales Updated: Nov-28-15 11:18 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota's governing body on higher education is mulling whether to allow beer sales on the state's six public university campuses.
- In reversal, North Dakota gets less from feds than it gives Updated: Nov-28-15 11:15 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's oil prosperity has reversed a historic trend of the state getting a greater share of federal spending than its residents paid in taxes.
- Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county's water supply Updated: Nov-28-15 11:10 am
TRIBUNE, Kansas - Only 1,200 people live in Kansas' smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for many because the water source underneath this flat, arid prairie is nearly exhausted due to decades of overuse.
- Control over access to seabed, harvest at issue in Texas Updated: Nov-28-15 11:09 am
DALLAS - A novel claim that a fleet of commercial boats on the Texas coast has exclusive rights to thousands of acres of seabed - and the lucrative oysters found there - has spawned a flurry of high-stakes lawsuits and has state officials saying the move undermines their efforts to protect wildlife.
- Nuclear crossroad: California reactors face uncertain future Updated: Nov-28-15 11:01 am
LOS ANGELES - Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. envisioned Diablo Canyon as a linchpin in the state's green energy future, with its low-carbon electricity illuminating homes to nearly midcentury.
- 8 weeks after floods: Roads getting fixed, mosquitoes dying Updated: Nov-28-15 10:58 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Thanksgiving weekend marks eight weeks since historic rainfall flooded parts of South Carolina.
- Former church buildings in Pittsburgh region find new life Updated: Nov-28-15 10:53 am
PITTSBURGH - High ceilings, tons of light, open spaces - what more could an art gallery, community center, live music venue or photo studio want?
- Pennsylvania budget fight's bottom line, as usual - taxes Updated: Nov-28-15 10:52 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania is now five months into a budget impasse with taxes the main sticking point - a scenario familiar to anyone who's tried to understand the Byzantine motives that drive elected officials in its capital city.
- AAA: Md. drivers paying $2.08 per gallon Updated: Nov-28-15 10:47 am
WASHINGTON - Motorists in Maryland are paying 4 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.
- AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices down slightly Updated: Nov-28-15 10:33 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Motorists are seeing slightly lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.
- FidoTV: Elkview native launches channel for dog lovers Updated: Nov-28-15 10:21 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Tad Walden didn't have next door neighbors.
- Company to convert landfill's methane gas into electricity Updated: Nov-28-15 10:20 am
BRISTOL, Virginia - A Virginia firm expects to begin converting methane gas from the city's landfill into electricity by year's end.
- Proposals would set age 21 as minimum for buying smokes Updated: Nov-28-15 9:50 am
BOSTON - As Boston considers raising the legal age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products in the city from 18 to 21, Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing the possibility of a making such a change on a statewide basis.
- Race to settle budget fight means resolving policy disputes Updated: Nov-28-15 9:30 am
WASHINGTON - Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules.