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Renewable energy efforts stymied by transmission roadblocks

 

EDITOR'S NOTE _ Part a yearlong effort by The Associated Press and the Associated Press Media Editors, examining the state of America's infrastructure.

MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) — Mike McKeown opens the back door of his Missouri farm house and is met with a chilly gust. "Stupid wind," he mutters.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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IOM: Over 1 million refugees, migrants enter Europe in 2015

 

GENEVA (AP) — More than 1 million refugees and "irregular migrants" have entered Europe in this record-breaking year, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday, a symbolic milestone driven by war, poverty and persecution in the Middle East and Africa.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Study: Some cardiac arrest victims ignore warning symptoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning signs hours, days, even a few weeks before they collapse.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Extreme weather poses increasing threat to US power grid

EDITOR'S NOTE _ Part a yearlong effort by The Associated Press and the Associated Press Media Editors, examining the state of America's infrastructure.

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — When Hurricane Katrina's punishing storm surge plowed ashore, it swamped seven of Coast Electric Power Association's substations, vital to powering thousands of Mississippi homes and businesses. The facilities have long since been repaired, but a decade after the storm they remain at the same elevation, and just as vulnerable to catastrophic hurricanes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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X-ray vision? New technology making it a reality for $300

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — X-ray vision, a comic book fantasy for decades, is becoming a reality in a lab at MIT.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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SpaceX launches rocket 6 months after accident, then lands

SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring toward orbit Monday night with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in an even more astounding feat, it landed the 15-story leftover booster back on Earth safely.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Suspect in Vegas crash said she was stressed living in car

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It wasn't long ago that the woman arrested in the deadly Las Vegas Strip sidewalk crash seemed to be doing well for herself.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Prosecutor says no indictment in Sandra Bland jail death

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A grand jury decided that neither sheriff's officials nor jailers committed a crime in the treatment of a black woman who died in a Texas county jail last summer, but has not yet determined whether the state trooper who arrested her should face charges, a prosecutor said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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