By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - A fleet of 20 electrical utility trucks, with cranes capable of hoisting a line worker 55 feet above the ground, commandeered the parking lot behind a Hampton Inn in the northern Virginia exurbs of Washington early Tuesday
By BRIAN SKOLOFF and NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSAssociated Press
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Campfires, fireworks and even lit cigarettes can spark wildfires. In the tinder-dry West, there is growing concern about the threat from guns.
This year, officials believe target
By STEVE LeBLANCAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts has the nation's highest rate of residents with health insurance. Visits to emergency rooms are beginning to ease. More residents are getting cancer screenings and more women are making prenatal doctors' visits
By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Pre-election polls on Mexico's presidential vote had projected that leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador would lose by a double-digit margin.
But with 99 percent of the vote
By JULIE WATSONAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Mexico's new president may dissuade some immigrants from returning home, despite promising economic opportunities there and a faltering U.S. job market.
The vast majority of the 40,000 Mexican expatriates who
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lawyers for a former BP engineer are pressing federal prosecutors to explain how their client impeded a grand jury probe by deleting text messages about the company's response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
By JOHN FLESHERAP Environmental Writer
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Federal regulators proposed a $3.7 million civil penalty Monday against the Canadian owner of a pipeline that ruptured in 2010, dumping more than 800,000 gallons of oil into a southwestern Michigan river
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A group of 30 Chinese fishermen sued ConocoPhillips in U.S. federal court on Monday, claiming their livelihoods have been greatly impacted by two oil spills last year from the company's offshore drilling operations in
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State officials say a new mobile application allows travelers to use their smartphones to obtain information about New Mexico road conditions.
The Department of Transportation says the app can help motorists learn about highway closures or
By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Negotiators from the United States and eight other Pacific Rim countries opened a round of talks Monday aimed at producing one of the most ambitious trade deals in decades amid criticism that the deliberations are shrouded in