By Allan Turner CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) – Richard Rodriguez has a plan. With $100,000 in backing, the veteran oil field worker dreams of launching his own well service company in North Texas’ bustling energy fields.
By Robin Gibson MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) – What is a library without the books? In the case of the former Grace Maring Branch Library on South Madison Street, it’s a piece of local history still in search of a current use.
By Mari Yamaguchi and Elaine Kurtenbach NARAHA, Japan (AP) – Two years after the triple calamities of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster ravaged Japan’s northeastern Pacific coast, debris containing asbestos, lead, PCBs – and perhaps most worrying – radioactive waste due to the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant looms as a threat for the region. [...]
By Hrvoje Hranjski MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Ninety-one percent of people living in Asia have improved access to clean water, a remarkable achievement over the last two decades in the world’s most populous region. But its richest countries and wealthiest citizens likely have better water supplies and governments better prepared for natural disasters. The assessments [...]
By Matthew Daly and Dina Cappiello WASHINGTON (AP) – The State Department raised no major objections to the Keystone XL oil pipeline and said other options to get the oil from Canada to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries are worse for climate change. The latest environmental review stops short of recommending approval of the project, but [...]