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  • Wildfire reaches Turkey power plant, prompts evacuations

    MUGLA, Turkey (AP) — A coal-fueled power plant in southwest Turkey and nearby residential areas were being evacuated Wednesday evening as flames from a wildfire reached the plant, a mayor and local reporters said as sirens from the plant could be heard blaring.
  • Rescuers race to prevent more deaths from European floods

    BERLIN (AP) — In one flooded German town, the ground collapsed under family homes. In another, floodwaters swept through an assisted living center, killing 12.
  • Ford partners with U-M on robotics research, new building

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Digit marches on two legs across the floor of the University of Michigan’s Ford Motor Co. Robotics Building, while Mini-Cheetah — staccato-like — does the same on four and the yellow-legged Cassie steps deliberately side-to-side.
  • Indonesian divers find parts of crashed plane's black box

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Divers found parts of the cockpit voice recorder on Friday as more personnel joined the search for wreckage and victims from an Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea with 62 people on board.
  • South Korean tanker was boarded by armed Iran Guard forces

    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - Armed Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops stormed a South Korean tanker and forced the ship to change course and travel to Iran, the vessel's owner said Tuesday, the latest maritime seizure by Tehran amid heightened tensions with the West over its nuclear program.
  • 'External source' causes oil tanker blast off Saudi Arabia

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - An oil tanker off Saudi Arabia's port city of Jiddah suffered an explosion early Monday after being hit by “an external source,” a shipping company said, suggesting another vessel has come under attack off the kingdom amid its yearslong war in Yemen.
  • US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was "unquestionably sponsored by Iran."
  • Ottawa fines two cargo ships for speeding in right whale protection zone

    The federal government is fining two cargo ships for allegedly breaking new speed limits introduced in an attempt to prevent endangered right whales from being struck by boats.
  • Australia company seeks exploratory drilling OK in Alaska

    JUNEAU, Alaska - An Australia mining company is seeking permission to start exploratory drilling for the rare element vanadium in southeast Alaska.
  • Pipeline spill spoils geothermal project announcement for oil company

    CALGARY - A junior oil company is announcing government funding for an environmentally friendly geothermal power project at the same time that it is cleaning up a spill of oil and water from a pipeline in northern Alberta.

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