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Al Capone’s Restored Miami Beach Mansion Begins New Chapter

By Curt Anderson MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The waterfront South Florida mansion gangster Al Capone bought as a family retreat in 1928 is being restored to its Prohibition-era opulence and beginning what the property’s new managers said Wednesday is a new chapter as a sun-splashed site for video and photo shoots. The site is [...]

Aircraft Makers Urge Ban on Lithium Battery Shipments

By Joan Lowy WASHINGTON (AP) — Aircraft makers are urging a ban on bulk lithium battery shipments on passenger planes, calling the threat of fires “an unacceptable risk,” according to an industry position paper obtained by The Associated Press. The International Coordination Council of Aerospace Industry Associations, which represents aircraft companies such as Boeing and [...]

Work Begins to Transform Studebaker Plant Into High-Tech Hub

By Margaret Fosmoe SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A casual observer couldn’t tell from the outside, but major work is underway inside the massive former Studebaker Corp. assembly plant that provides a backdrop to downtown’s southern skyline. Hardwood floorboards from nearly a century ago are being pulled up for reuse, while elsewhere in the vacant [...]

Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse Goes Online

By Karl J. Paloucek At this year’s Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Exposition (AHR Expo 2015), attendees were treated to many innovations and advancements in HVAC technologies. For manufacturers of hydronic systems components Bell & Gossett, one of its proudest reveals was the launch of its Online Little Red Schoolhouse.   The Little Red Schoolhouse in Morton [...]

Duke Pollution Could Continue Under Proposed Permits

By Michael Biesecker and Mitch Weiss RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy could legally leak pollutants from some of its coal ash dumps under new wastewater permits proposed Friday by North Carolina regulators. Just days after federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Duke over the leaks, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources [...]