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Technology has growing role in corralling US West wildfires

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become...

Evacuation order lifted after chemical leak at Texas plant

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LA PORTE, Texas — An evacuation order has been lifted in an industrial area of a Houston-area city following a chemical release earlier in...

GM issues 2nd Bolt recall; faulty batteries can cause fires

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DETROIT — General Motors is recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts for a second time to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric...

GM issues 2nd Bolt recall; faulty batteries can cause fires

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DETROIT — General Motors is recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts for a second time to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric...

GM issues 2nd Bolt recall; faulty batteries can cause fires

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DETROIT — General Motors is recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts for a second time to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric...

Interior secretary visits new public lands HQ in Colorado

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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is paying her first visit Friday to the new Colorado headquarters of her department's Bureau of Land Management after its...

Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

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BLY, Ore. — The nation's largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work...

Merkel: No way back on German plan to end nuclear power use

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BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her decision to end Germany's use of nuclear power next year, but acknowledged that it will...

Mercedes sketches out all-electric scenario by decade’s end

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FRANKFURT, Germany — Daimler AG's luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz says it is stepping up its transition to electric cars, doubling the planned share of...

Jurors deliberate in trial of suspended Ga. insurance chief

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ATLANTA — Jurors must now sort out who they believe after the prosecution and defense told two very different stories about suspended Georgia Insurance...