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Officials urge evacuation near derailment, fearing explosion

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — Officials monitoring the smoldering, tangled wreckage of a train derailment in northeastern Ohio urgently warned hundreds…

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Gas prices dip in NJ, around nation as cold weather returns

TRENTON, N.J. — Gas prices dipped in New Jersey and around the country at large as cold weather descended on…

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New California oil well ban put on hold for voters to decide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s new law banning new oil and gas wells near homes, schools and other community sites has…

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Wild winter storm envelops US, snarling Christmas travel

MISSION, Kan. — A wild winter storm continued to envelop much of the United States on Saturday, bringing blinding blizzards,…

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Flight canceled? Experts share some advice about what to do

Thousands of travelers were stranded at airports or stuck on hold trying to rebook flights this week as a massive…

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EXPLAINER: Forest carbon credits aim to offset pollution

WASHINGTON — For years, airlines have offered passengers concerned by climate change an option: For an extra cost, cancel out…

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New majority of Biden picks confirmed to US utility’s board

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed six long-waiting nominees by President Joe Biden to the board of…

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EXPLAINER: Arctic blast sweeps US, bomb cyclone possible

NEW YORK — An arctic blast is bringing extreme cold, heavy snow and intense wind across much of the U.S.…

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Rule delay makes big EV tax credit possible early next year

WASHINGTON — People who want to buy an electric vehicle could get a bigger-than-expected tax credit come Jan. 1 because…

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Alabama closes some oystering areas, sparking complaints

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. — Alabama officials have closed some oystering grounds in Mobile Bay, prompting complaints from harvesters. The move…

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