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After Sandy, lower Manhattan limps back to life

NEW YORK (AP) — The hum of massive mobile generators, boilers and pumps emerges blocks from Manhattan’s Financial District and turns into a steady din south of Wall Street — …


2 workers shoulder blame for 2010 BP oil disaster

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The manslaughter charges brought against two relatively low-ranking BP rig workers in the deadly Gulf of Mexico disaster may be as far as federal prosecutors are …


Correction: Gulf Rig Fire story

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico, The Associated Press erroneously described the Bureau of Safety and Environmental …


Coast Guard: Body found near burned Gulf oil rig

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body in the waters near the site …


Coast Guard ends search for 2 after oil rig fire

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard on Saturday evening called off its search for two workers missing after a fire broke out on an oil platform in the Gulf …


Coast Guard searches for 2 after oil platform fire

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two oil workers remained lost at sea Saturday, a day after a torch being used to cut an oil pipe ignited a blaze that severely burned …


EPA turns down states’ request for ethanol waiver

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday denied requests from several governors to waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol. A renewable fuels law requires that 13.2 billion gallons …


Gulf rig fire leaves 4 workers critical, 2 missing

VENICE, La. (AP) — An explosion and fire ripped through a Gulf oil platform Friday as workers used a cutting torch, sending four people to a hospital with critical burns …


Gulf rig fire leaves 4 hurt, 2 missing; no leak

VENICE, La. (AP) — An explosion and fire ripped through a Gulf oil platform Friday as workers used a cutting torch, sending four people to a hospital with burns and …


Fire out at Gulf oil rig; 4 hurt, 2 may be missing

VENICE, La. (AP) — An oil rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana sent four people to hospital Friday and two others were believed to be missing, Coast Guard officials …


Defense lawyers say BP rig workers are scapegoats

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While BP has resolved a sweeping criminal probe of its role in the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, two company employees charged …


BP agrees to pay $4.5B; 3 employees charged

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A day of reckoning arrived for BP on Thursday as the oil giant agreed to plead guilty to a raft of charges in the deadly Gulf …


Calif. panel rejects quake study near nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Citing harm to marine life, California coastal regulators on Wednesday soundly rejected a utility’s plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by …


Experts: Analysis of Indiana blast could take time

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators looking for the cause of a deadly Indianapolis house explosion got more support for their theory that natural gas was a factor Wednesday when an attorney …


Coastal panel mulls quake study near nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California coastal regulators were set to weigh in Wednesday on a utility’s contentious plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting …


CA coastal panel mulls quake study near nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California coastal regulators were set to weigh in Wednesday on a utility’s contentious plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting …


Gas rationing, shortage fray nerves in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A gasoline shortage caused by Superstorm Sandy forced 1970s-era rationing on New Yorkers Friday, adding a fuel-gauge obsession to their frayed nerves and dwindling patience. “I …


US trade panel finds harm from China solar panels

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal trade panel found China responsible Wednesday for harming the U.S. solar panel industry, clearing the final hurdle for U.S. attempts to impose steep tariffs on …


Good news for coast: Nor’easter to weaken

NEW YORK (AP) — Weather experts had good news for beleaguered northeast coastal residents Tuesday: A new storm that threatened to complicate Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts on Wednesday now looks …


Pa.: One last Romney foray for Obama to defend

BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) — Rip Scott regrets his 2008 presidential vote for Barack Obama. The 60-year-old real estate company owner is going home to his Republican Party this year. …


Gas stations scramble in Sandy’s aftermath

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s plenty of gasoline in the Northeast — just not at gas stations. In parts of New York and New Jersey, drivers lined up Thursday for …


As blackouts linger, Northeasterners try to adjust

NEW YORK (AP) — Homes grew chilly without heat. Food spoiled in refrigerators. Televisions remained silent. And people everywhere scurried for a spot to charge their cellphones. Two full days …


New York struggles back 2 days after killer storm

NEW YORK (AP) — Flights resumed, but slowly. The New York Stock Exchange got back to business, but on generator power. And with the subways still down, great numbers of …


Sandy prompts harrowing NYC hospital evacuation

NEW YORK (AP) — Evoking harrowing memories of Hurricane Katrina, 300 patients were evacuated floor by floor from a premier hospital that lost generator power at the height of superstorm …


Nuclear plants shut down units as storm hits coast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Parts of two nuclear power plants were shut down late Monday and early Tuesday, while another plant — the nation’s oldest — was put on alert after …


Nuclear plant shuts down unit as storm hits coast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Part of a nuclear power plant was shut down late Monday while another plant — the nation’s oldest — was put on alert after waters from superstorm …


Extra inspectors to nuclear plants as storm nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Additional inspectors are being sent to nuclear power plants in five states as Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says its headquarters and …


Wine and fracking don’t mix, say vineyard owners

The hillside vineyards of New York’s Finger Lakes region make money producing fine Rieslings and inviting tourists to sip white wine by the water’s edge. Now winery owners are worried …


4th bankruptcy in Perry’s tech fund adds to losses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A fourth Texas high-tech startup that received taxpayer money through Gov. Rick Perry’s signature economic development fund has filed for bankruptcy, pushing the total losses in …


US may soon become world’s top oil producer

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer. Driven by high prices and …