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FILE- This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in recent years, driven by falling prices for panels, thanks in part to cheap imports. That has made solar power more competitive with electricity generated from coal and natural gas. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)
January 23, 2018 - 1:39 am
DALLAS (AP) — Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs on imported solar panels. Businesses that install solar-power systems are benefiting from a glut of cheaper...
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Flanked by Bishop David Martinez and Father Bruco Cadore, Pope Francis speaks to indigenous groups in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Standing with thousands of indigenous Peruvians, Francis declared the Amazon the "heart of the church" and called for a three-fold defense of its life, land and cultures. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 19, 2018 - 6:26 pm
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — From deep in the scorching Amazon rainforest, Pope Francis demanded Friday that corporations stop their relentless extraction of timber, gas and gold from God's "holy ground," and called on governments to recognize the indigenous peoples living there as the primary...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An order of nuns brought their fight to stop a natural gas pipeline project on their rural Pennsylvania property to a federal appeals court Friday. The Adorers of the Blood of Christ argue that construction of a pipeline through their cornfield in Lancaster County represents a...
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A photo taken by a robotic probe provided by the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, shows a part of what is believed to be the handle of the fuel rods container and melted fuel in small lumps scattered on a structure below the Fukushima reactor core. The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says a long telescopic pipe carrying a camera has captured images of some melted fuel inside one of the three reactors, a crucial information for the decades-long cleanup. (International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 10:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday that a long telescopic probe successfully captured images of what is most likely melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors, providing limited but crucial information for its cleanup. Tokyo Electric Power Co...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, photo provided by China's Ministry of Transport, firefighting boats work to put on a blaze on the oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea off the eastern coast of China. A Chinese official said Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, that the explosion and sinking of an Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea was without precedent, creating enormous difficulties for rescue and recovery efforts. (Ministry of Transport via AP, File)
January 19, 2018 - 7:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — The deadly explosion and sinking of an Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea was without precedent and created enormous difficulties for rescue and recovery efforts, a Chinese official said Friday. The sinking of the Sanchi after a Jan. 6 high seas collision with a grain freighter...
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January 16, 2018 - 10:15 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Tom Vilsack, Colorado State University (THE CONVERSATION) Since the turn of the year, Congress and the Trump administration have been haggling over legislative priorities for 2018. Many...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal airport, in Morristown, N.J. Trump often brags that he’s done more in his first year in office than any other president. That’s a spectacular stretch. But while he’s fallen short on many measures and has a strikingly thin legislative record, Trump has followed through on dozens of his campaign promises, overhauling the country’s tax code, changing the country’s posture abroad and upending the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 15, 2018 - 12:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump often brags that he's done more in his first year in office than any other president. That's a spectacular stretch. But while he's fallen short on many measures and has a strikingly thin legislative record, Trump has followed through on dozens of his...
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January 13, 2018 - 12:09 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A case before federal regulators involving an Idaho-based company's proposal to build a lithium-ion battery storage facility could have far-reaching ramifications for emerging battery-storage technologies. Franklin Energy is seeking to build the $200 million facility in Twin...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal airport, in Morristown, N.J. Trump often brags that he’s done more in his first year in office than any other president. That’s a spectacular stretch. But while he’s fallen short on many measures and has a strikingly thin legislative record, Trump has followed through on dozens of his campaign promises, overhauling the country’s tax code, changing the country’s posture abroad and upending the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 13, 2018 - 8:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump often brags that he's done more in his first year in office than any other president. That's a spectacular stretch. But while he's fallen short on many measures and has a strikingly thin legislative record, Trump has followed through on dozens of his...
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A supporters of opposition presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla shatters a window during clashes with military police near presidential house in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Following a disputed election marred by irregularities, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the victor and will be inaugurated on Jan. 27. The opposition does not recognize Hernandez's victory and is protesting against the result. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
January 13, 2018 - 7:00 am
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