By KEVIN BEGOSAssociated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Energy companies, environmental groups, and even Hollywood stars are watching to see what decisions President Barack Obama makes about regulating or promoting natural gas drilling.
The stakes are huge. Business leaders don't want government
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Despite days of dire forecasts and explicit warnings, hundreds of thousands of people in New York and New Jersey ignored mandatory evacuation orders as Superstorm Sandy closed in. Now, after scores of deaths and harrowing escapes, emergency
By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Sorry to see 100-watt bulbs disappear from stores because they were energy hogs? You can now get LED bulbs that roughly match the 100-watters for size and brightness, but use far less energy.
Until recently, your only alternative was a
By FRANK JORDANSAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - Swedish furniture giant Ikea will release a report this week addressing claims it benefited from forced labor in communist East Germany, the company and victims groups said Monday.
The report by independent auditors Ernst & Young looks into
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A teacher pleaded not guilty Thursday to lying on his customs form when he was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a bulletproof vest and with checked bags containing knives, a smoke grenade and other weapons.
The one-count indictment against Yongda Huang Harris
By EMERY P. DALESIOAssociated Press
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - At a new Coast Guard training facility here, rescue swimmers jump from a 12-foot tower into a wave pool as large fans blow 70 mph wind at them. A lighting system produces a night sky and speakers pump out the sound of thunder,
By BRUCE SCHREINERAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Hundreds of people will remain forced from their homes indefinitely as a massive effort continued Friday to move derailed train cars filled with hazardous materials away from a car holding chemicals that continued to burn for a third day
By BRUCE SCHREINER and DYLAN LOVANAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The blaze that authorities initially said would end in a couple of hours instead spewed flames and smoke from a derailed tanker car for a second day Thursday with no end in sight, as crews scrambled to prevent it from
By GEOFF MULVIHILL and MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - In its tear of destruction, the megastorm Sandy left parts of New Jersey's beloved shore in tatters, sweeping away beaches, homes, boardwalks and amusement parks.
The devastation left the state a blank
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Thursday:
1. NYC'S SUBWAYS GET BACK ON TRACK
Limited subway service will resume Thursday morning, but not in lower Manhattan where the power remains out, officials say.