UN extends aid deliveries to Syria across borders for 1 year

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has approved the delivery of humanitarian aid across borders and conflict lines in Syria for another year in a resolution aimed at reaching thousands in need in rebel-held areas without government approval.

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Energy Dept. offers $2B loan to La. carbon-storage project

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department said Wednesday it is offering a conditional, $2 billion loan guarantee to capture and store carbon dioxide at a planned Louisiana methanol plant, the latest element of President Barack Obama's strategy to slow global warming.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Volcano eruption in Aleutian Islands sparks aviation alert

 

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Alaska Volcano Observatory issued its highest alert level for aviation Tuesday after a volcano erupted in the Aleutian Islands that reportedly sent ash thousands of feet into the air. The alert was downgraded hours later.

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