Coal ash neighbors: Don't raise rates as pollution lingers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The nation's largest electric company wants regulators in North Carolina to force consumers to pay nearly $200 million a year to clean up the toxic byproducts of burning coal to generate power. That doesn't sit well with neighbors of the power plants who have been living on bottled water since toxic chemicals appeared in some of their wells.

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  • Written by By EMERY P. DALESIO , AP Business Writer

Moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong to be sold at auction


NEW YORK (AP) — Moon dust that Neil Armstrong collected during the first lunar landing was displayed Thursday at a New York auction house — a symbol of America's glory days in space now valued at $2 million to $4 million.

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Co-workers of woman slain during mass shooting 'devastated'


CINCINNATI (AP) — A supervisor for an Indiana woman killed during a mass shooting at a gender reveal party in Ohio said the last thing he told her before she left work Friday for a weekend wedding was "be safe."


APNewsBreak: Irish novelist wins Ohio literary peace award

CINCINNATI (AP) — Irish novelist, journalist and essayist Colm Toibin is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding, organizers announced Thursday.

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  • Written by By DAN SEWELL , Associated Press