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In this Sept. 5, 2017 photo, David Blittersdorf, right, and Charlie Moore pose in Barre, Vt., in front of one of a dozen passenger rail cars Blittersdorf bought to try to jump-start a commuter rail system in Vermont. Moore, a long-time rail expert in the state, is working to make that happen. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
September 24, 2017 - 11:29 am
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — An energy entrepreneur wants to set up a commuter rail system to further his vision of weaning Vermont from fossil fuels and getting cars off the highways, and he has taken the first step toward moving it beyond the theoretical by buying a dozen rail cars. David Blittersdorf spent...
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In this Sept. 21, 2017, photo, a sign on a door of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. The EPA says it has recovered 517 containers of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. But the agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites the material came from, why the contaminants at issue have not been identified and whether there’s a threat to human health. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 23, 2017 - 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. The agency has not provided details about which Superfund...
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September 23, 2017 - 9:30 pm
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — The main pipeline that delivers jet fuel to New Zealand's largest airport is operational again after a rupture was repaired. That should soon end a fuel shortage that has caused about 140 flights to be cancelled and disrupted the plans of thousands of travelers...
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September 23, 2017 - 1:29 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials say two explosions that killed three workers at a West Virginia industrial site earlier this year were likely caused by unintended chemical reactions. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said the reactions were caused by "...
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This Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017, image released by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows a van dash camera showing a raccoon on a windshield. Officer Chris Frabbiele was responding to an accident scene in a van used by police to investigate crashes when the raccoon landed on it late Wednesday night. Police spokesman Lt. Howard Black says the raccoon hopped off the van after Frabbiele stopped it. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 7:19 am
RACCOON JUMPS ON MOVING COLORADO POLICE VAN, TAKES A RIDE DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise when a raccoon jumped onto the front windshield of the vehicle and stayed there until the officer pulled over. The Denver Post reports...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2016, file photo, a North Korean solder stands guard near barrels stacked up near the river bank of the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. China announced Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 it will limit oil supplies to North Korea under U.N. sanctions starting Oct. 1, 2017, stepping up pressure on Pyongyang over its pursuit of nuclear and missile technology. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
September 23, 2017 - 12:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced Saturday that it will limit energy supplies to North Korea and stop buying its textiles under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support from Pyongyang's last ally. Exports of refined petroleum to the North will be...
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Residents evacuate after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, Friday, September 22, 2017. Because of the heavy rains brought by Maria, thousands of people were evacuated from Toa Baja after the municipal government opened the gates of the Rio La Plata Dam. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
September 22, 2017 - 9:33 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear on...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, a woman is transported from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as patients are evacuated after a loss of air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Fla. After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida's nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state, Scott used his emergency powers to put in place new rules that require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators capable of providing backup power for four days. The Republican governor, who normally brags about eliminating regulations on businesses, gave nursing homes 60 days to comply. Nursing home officials say they can't. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
September 22, 2017 - 6:42 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida's nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state, Scott used his emergency powers to put in place...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2005, file photo, tourist Chris Farthing from Suffolks County, England, takes a picture of the Chaco Canyon ruins while visiting the park in Chaco Canyon, N.M. A group of archaeologists and professors is expected Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, to release a report on the potential effects of increased oil and gas development in an expansive region surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has become a flash point as environmentalists and tribal leaders look to curb drilling in the San Juan Basin. (AP Photo/Jeff Geissler, File)
September 22, 2017 - 6:04 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Archaeologists, professors and other researchers on Friday called for more protections of an expansive area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park, saying increased oil and gas development has the potential to destroy parts of the landscape that could provide a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2005, file photo, tourist Chris Farthing from Suffolks County, England, takes a picture of the Chaco Canyon ruins while visiting the park in Chaco Canyon, N.M. A group of archaeologists and professors is expected Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, to release a report on the potential effects of increased oil and gas development in an expansive region surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has become a flash point as environmentalists and tribal leaders look to curb drilling in the San Juan Basin. (AP Photo/Jeff Geissler, File)
September 22, 2017 - 6:04 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Archaeologists, professors and other researchers on Friday called for more protections of an expansive area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park, saying increased oil and gas development has the potential to destroy parts of the landscape that could provide a...
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