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Christmas tree buyers face reduced supplies, higher prices

Even Christmas trees aren’t immune to the pandemic-induced shortages and inflation plaguing the economy By TERENCE CHEA Associated Press December…

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Ship’s master said he spent 50 hours sleepless before crash

Federal investigators say an oil tanker hit an oil platform at night off Louisiana because its Turkish operating company didn’t…

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Coal mine fire in Russia’s Siberia kills 11, dozens trapped

Russian authorities say a fire at a coal mine in Siberia has killed 11 people and injured more than 40…

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1966 death of Doris Duke employee an accident, review finds

The city manager in Newport, Rhode Island, is standing by the city police department’s review of the 1966 death of…

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FAA proposes fines for alcohol-related incidents on planes

Federal officials are proposing more than $160,000 in fines against eight airline passengers over incidents involving alcohol ByThe Associated Press…

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Former New Orleans mayor Landrieu to manage Biden’s $1T plan

President Joe Biden has chosen a former New Orleans mayor, Mitch Landrieu, to supervise his $1 trillion infrastructure plan By…

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Scores evacuated in fire at Indonesia’s largest oil refinery

A fire at a gasoline storage at the largest oil refinery on Indonesia’s Java island near Jakarta has prompted the…

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Tesla driver’s complaint being looked into by US regulators

U.S. auto safety regulators are looking into a complaint from a Tesla driver that the company’s “Full Self-Driving” software caused…

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Japan’s Toshiba spins off energy, computer device units

Embattled Japanese technology conglomerate Toshiba is restructuring to improve its competitiveness, spinning off its energy infrastructure and computer devices businesses…

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Is it green, or forever toxic? Nuclear rift at climate talks

SOULAINES-DHUYS, France — Deep in a French forest of oaks, birches and pines, a steady stream of trucks carries a…

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