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More than 40M Fire Extinguishers Recalled*

More than 40M Fire Extinguishers Recalled*

 

DETROIT (AP) — More than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work in an emergency.

One death has been linked to problems with the extinguishers made by Kidde, according to a recent notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

In 2014, extinguishers failed to function as they should for emergency personnel responding to a fiery car wreck.

The recall covers 134 models of push-button and plastic-handle extinguishers in the U.S. and

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Ohio City Refuses to Give Up Fight Against Gas Pipeline

Ohio City Refuses to Give Up Fight Against Gas Pipeline

By Mark Gillispie

Green Mayor Gerard Neugebauer speaks in front of wetlands where a proposed pipeline would run through in Green, Ohio. Officials in Green in southern Summit County are waging a battle on different legal fronts against a partnership that has federal approval to begin construction on the $2 billion NEXUS pipeline. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

CLEVELAND (AP) — As a partnership between companies based in Canada and Detroit begins the first steps in building a $2 billion natural

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Wisconsin Food Company Investing in Solar Electricity

Wisconsin Food Company Investing in Solar Electricity

The new Organic Valley office building in Cashton, Wis., is equipped with solar panels which contribute to the buildings exclusively green power supply. Organic Valley is planning a major investment in solar electricity that could substantially increase Wisconsin’s solar capacity and reduce electric bills for rural consumers. (Peter Thomson/La Crosse Tribune via AP)

LA FARGE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin food company is planning to invest in solar electricity aimed at increasing the state’s solar capacity and reducing electric

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US Homebuilder Sentiment Rise in November

US Homebuilder Sentiment Rise in November

By Alex Veiga

Photo, a forklift is parked in front of one of the houses under construction in a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo releases its November index of builder sentiment. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic this month, reflecting a recent rebound in sales of newly built homes.

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday rose two points

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Fake Air Wall Vent Makes Ideal Hideaway Wall Safe

Fake Air Wall Vent Makes Ideal Hideaway Wall Safe

Tjernlund’s easy-to-install Air Vent Wall Safe combines quick access and security.

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — Instead of safeguarding small valuables in a conventional and obvious portable safe or in-wall mounted safe, homeowners can “hide them in plain sight” thanks to an affordable, easy-to-install Air Vent Wall Safe recently introduced by Tjernlund Products. Model WS1 Safe looks like a typical return air vent, but actually is a camouflaged hideaway space inside the wall measuring 4.5” high x 13.5” wide

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Pasternack Waveguide-to-Coax Adapters Operate in 1.7 GHz to 110 GHz Range

Pasternack Waveguide-to-Coax Adapters Operate in 1.7 GHz to 110 GHz Range

Pasternack’s Waveguide-to-Coax adapters are offered in a wide selection of sizes, flanges, connectors and materials.

IRVINE, Calif. — Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has released a new line of waveguide to coax adapters that cover a frequency range of 1.7 GHz to 110 GHz in 21 waveguide bands. Typical applications include instrumentation, test benches, high efficiency RF/Microwave transmission, SATCOM, MILCOM, radar and telecom.

Pasternack’s series of waveguide to coax adapters is made up

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Litetronics’ New LED Strip Fixtures Offer Up to 145 Lumens/Watt, 10-Year Warranty

Litetronics’ New LED Strip Fixtures Offer Up to 145 Lumens/Watt, 10-Year Warranty

Litetronics’ 4’ and 8’ LED Strip Fixtures offer a maintenance-free solution along with a 10-year warranty.

BEDFORD PARK, IL — Litetronics proudly announces the introduction of its new 4’ and 8’ LED Strip Fixtures for quickly and effectively upgrading the appearance and efficiency of fluorescent strip lighting. Offering 130-145 lumens per watt (LPW), Litetronics’ versatile new strip fixtures provide an easy and powerful way to upgrade from fluorescent lighting to cost saving LED technology. Litetronics’ LED Strip Fixtures additionally

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You Can Shower With the New Kindle — You Just Can’t Read

You Can Shower With the New Kindle — You Just Can’t Read

By Anick Jesdanun

Coffee is spilled onto a new Kindle Oasis E-reader, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. Amazon’s top-of-the-line e-reader is now waterproof. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s top-of-the-line e-reader is now waterproof — an excellent feature for a $250-and-up investment.

But don’t go scuba diving just yet. Your Kindle Oasis might not survive.

Huh? How is that waterproof then? And what about the optional cover?

The Fine Print on Waterproof

The new Oasis

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You Can Stymie the iPhone X Face ID

You Can Stymie the iPhone X Face ID

By Anick Jesdanun

The new iPhone X is displayed in the showroom after the new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is offering a nifty way to unlock its new iPhone X … just stare at it. Face ID, Apple’s name for its facial-recognition technology, replaces the fingerprint sensor found on other models. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is offering a nifty way

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Face to Face With Nest’s Smartest Home Security Camera

Face to Face With Nest’s Smartest Home Security Camera

By Michael Liedtke

Nest’s newest home security camera is supposed to be so smart that it can recognize anyone entering its sight line after it has been introduced to someone. That skill comes from facial recognition technology made by sister company Google. As The Associated Press discovered, the Nest Cam IQ has an uncanny knack for recognizing people, even when they’re disguised. (AP Photo/Ryan Nakashima)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nest’s new home security camera is supposed to be so

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In Brief

In Brief

Study Says New Gas Plant Most Cost-Effective UP Power Option

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A study of alternatives for generating more electricity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula shows that establishing a transmission link with Canada or drawing more power from the Lower Peninsula would cost more than they’re worth.

Gov. Rick Snyder requested a feasibility analysis of connecting the eastern U.P. to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, or to an existing transmission line near Gaylord.

The study was led by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, which oversees the

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In Brief

In Brief

Michigan  Bridge to be Rebuilt After Damage From Truck

BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) _ Officials say a bridge over an interstate in southeastern Michigan will be rebuilt after being struck by a truck hauling construction equipment.

The truck hit a sign on the bridge over eastbound Interstate 96 on Wednesday in Livingston County’s Brighton Township and bent several beams underneath the overpass. No injuries were reported, but the crash snarled traffic during the evening commute.

Video aired by WXYZ-TV shows the truck’s cargo hitting the

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In Brief

In Brief

Minnesota Secures Another $8 Million for Facilities Project

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has secured another $8 million toward its athletics facilities project thanks to a new sponsorship agreement with TCF Bank.

The bank secured naming rights for the Golden Gophers football stadium in 2005, a 26-year deal worth $35 million for the university. New athletic director Mark Coyle helped spearhead an amendment to that agreement to allow TCF to contribute new money to the Athlete’s Village, a sprawling practice and workout facility currently

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