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Driven by power outages and savings, towns look to microgrid

George M. Walsh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:32am

An upstate New York town that repeatedly found itself without power for days during a string of storms is planning a dramatic step by pulling its municipal buildings entirely off the electric grid.

Crane that collapsed, killing 1, is removed from NYC street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:10am

A construction crane has been removed from the New York City street where it collapsed, killing a pedestrian.

Costs of closing, cleaning toxic coal ash pits grows clearer

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 7:51am

Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia-North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.

Pilot after emergency: Somali airport security is 'zero'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 7:41am

The Serb pilot who landed a jetliner in Somalia with a large hole on its fuselage says he has never doubted that it was caused by a bomb and describes the security at Mogadishu Airport as "zero."

The Latest: NATO chief strongly condemns N. Korea rocket

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 5:41am

The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):

AP FACT CHECK: Skewed GOP claims on taxes, health insurance

Josh Boak and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 1:40am

Viewers of the latest Republican presidential debate didn't get a straight story from the candidates on U.S. taxes vs. the world, the state of the health insurance marketplace under "Obamacare" or what might happen if that law is taken away.

AP FACT CHECK: Skewed GOP claims on taxes, health insurance

Josh Boak and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:00pm

Viewers of the latest Republican presidential debate didn't get a straight story from the candidates on U.S. taxes vs. the world, the state of the health insurance marketplace under "Obamacare" or what might happen if that law is taken away.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says timeline will stay in real time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:56pm

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Saturday the social media website's stream of tweets will stay live and in real time, disputing a media report that a change was in the works.

New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:32pm

New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy.

New York real estate developer John Tishman dies at age 90

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 4:20pm

A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center in Florida among other high-profile developments has died. John Tishman was 90.

Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:29pm

Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade.

Cause of deadly NYC crane collapse is under investigation

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:31pm

Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of them seriously.

The Latest: Attackers torch refugee center in Prague

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 1:20pm

The Latest on the flow of thousands of would-be refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):

Italy demands answers as student's body flown in from Cairo

Frances D'Emilio and Maram Mazen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:50am

Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student researching Egyptian labor movements and other social issues in Cairo.

Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:20pm

An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at risk.

Budget bill considered in New Mexico Legislature

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 4:40pm

New Mexico's Republican-led House of Representatives voted to approve a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.

Lake Village pairs with US agency to boost health, economy

Emily Walkenhorst-Gazette, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 12:10pm

Lake Village will partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year to plan expansions to the city's community garden and trails, the agency announced last week.

Decision on contentious Snowbird expansion again delayed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:31am

A Utah County board is again waiting to make a decision on a Snowbird ski resort expansion into American Fork Canyon following a contentious meeting about whether the project could stir up old mine waste.

Ex-'Survivor' contestant charged with possessing child porn

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:20am

Michigan authorities have charged a former "Survivor" contestant with possessing child pornography and running Ponzi scheme.