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Baseball Star Rivera Rescues, Renovates NY Church

By Jim Fitzgerald NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) – Being retired hasn’t stopped Mariano Rivera from picking up one more save. The former New York Yankees closer has renovated a long-vacant suburban church that will be the new home of his wife’s ministry. For years, Rivera had been crediting God for his skills on the field, [...]

Dispute Over Repairs Threatens Historic Building

By Jenny Peter VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) – A 140-year-old building nestled in the heart of Main Street in Vincennes is at risk of being lost forever unless its owner and both local and state historic preservation groups can come together to save it. It’s been five months since city officials condemned the Heberd Building, 320 [...]

Environmentalists Oppose Oil Pipeline Replacement

By Steve Karnowski MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) – Environmentalists vowed to fight Enbridge Inc.’s plan to replace and sharply boost the capacity of a crude oil pipeline that runs from Canada to Wisconsin, saying the project will exacerbate climate change by carrying more tar sands oil to U.S refineries. Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge announced the $7 billion [...]

Groups Seek Investigation Into Plant’s Power Woes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) – Environmental and citizens’ groups are asking Indiana regulators to launch a formal investigation into problems and delays that have sharply limited the power output of Duke Energy’s $3.5 billion coal-gasification plant. The groups said in a motion filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission that the southwestern Indiana plant has been [...]

Vt. Loves Renewable Energy, Except When It Arrives

By Dave Gram MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Getting energy from the sun, wind and forests fits with Vermont’s sense of itself as clean, green and independent. But when it comes time to build and live with the projects that make it possible, things can get complicated. The state’s own comprehensive energy plan contemplates a future [...]