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Manchin, key Senate swing vote, boosts West Virginia's hopes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has long proclaimed itself “Almost Heaven,” a nod to a song and soaring mountaintop vistas. Now some joke the state name-checked in “Take Me Home, Country Roads”...

Spacewalking astronauts tackle more solar panel advance work

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the second time this week, a pair of astronauts floated outside Friday to get the International Space Station ready for new solar panels. NASA’s Kate ...

Democratic senators propose clean energy tax credits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two U.S. senators from states with declining manufacturing sectors are pushing to invest $8 billion through tax credits to create clean energy jobs. U.S. Sen...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump clings to his core election falsehoods

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump clung to his core election falsehoods in his first post-presidential speech, wrongly blamed wind power for the catastrophic power failures in Texas and revived a variety...

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year. ...

Taiwan president vows to push on with solar energy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government will continue to promote one green energy project after another, as alternative power production methods are a core policy, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) sai...

NASA releases Mars landing video: 'Stuff of our dreams'

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA on Monday released the first high-quality video of a spacecraft landing on Mars, a three-minute trailer showing the enormous orange and white parachute hurtling open a...

Power failure: How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis

Two days before the storm began, Houston’s chief elected official warned her constituents to prepare as they would for a major hurricane. Many took heed: Texans who could stocked up on food and water,...

Power failure: How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis

HOUSTON (AP) — Two days before the storm began, Houston’s chief elected official warned her constituents to prepare as they would for a major hurricane. Many took heed: Texans who could stocked up on ...

Walmart, SunPower fall; Twilio, Cheesecake Factory rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or made big moves Thursday: Sleep Number Corp., up $1.23 to $121.24. The bed maker reported earnings for its latest quar...

Texas blackouts fuel false claims about renewable energy

With millions of Texas residents still without power Tuesday amid frigid temperatures, conservative commentators presented a false narrative that wind turbines and solar energy were primarily to blame...

Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez seek climate emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Democrats in charge of Congress and the White House, progressive lawmakers including Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing the Biden administration t...

In thrice-demolished village, a Mideast battle of wills

KHIRBET HUMSU, West Bank (AP) — It looks like the aftermath of a tornado. There are dirt plots where there used to be makeshift homes; tent poles stacked like firewood; fencing and s...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 3 The Miami Herald on the deaths of two FBI agents while serving a warra...

Spacewalkers finishing 4 years of power upgrades for station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of NASA astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in under a week Monday to complete a four-year effort to modernize the International Space Station's power ...