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Box Elder tax increment program for biofuels company is on hold

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Box Elder County made ready to help a biofuels company’s expansion plans. But four years...

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Hotel to open in downtown Stillwater

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STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — When it came time for developer Corey Burstad to find a partner for his $13.5 million hotel project in downtown Stillwater, he knew a standard chain wouldn’t cut it. The space — the former Joseph Wolf Brewery block on South Main Street — was too historic and too unusual, he...


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Texas man continues family tradition crafting leather goods

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DENTON, Texas (AP) — It’s silent in the small studio on the corner of Bell and Oak streets in downtown Denton, except for the scraping of metal on stone. In the same spot where his grandfather hand-tooled saddles for four decades, Clint Wilkinson, 35, silently counts each stroke of a knife across...


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Tyler summer camp teaches students to pilot, program drones

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TYLER, Texas (AP) — Up, up and away! One Tyler Junior College summer camp is teaching students to fly. Drones, that is. The faces of seven little campers are set in stone as they concentrate. Their tablet’s Bluetooth connects to a small drone and the whir of propellers tells them they are ready to...


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Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

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GENEVA (AP) — For video game addicts, it might soon be “game over.” In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the World Health Organization said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition. The statement confirmed the fears of many...


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Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

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BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into manipulation of emissions controls. The move follows a search last week of Stadler’s private residence, ordered by Munich prosecutors investigating the...


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Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s environment minister says the country will likely miss its target of cutting carbon emissions by 2020, an embarrassment for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change. Minister Svenja Schulze said Monday the goal of cutting carbon emissions by 40...


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AAA: Michigan gas prices rise 2 cents to $3.03 per gallon

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about two cents in the past week to about $3.03 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club said early Monday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 70 cents more than at the same point...


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New York state to lead new offshore wind research effort

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will lead a new offshore wind research and development effort. The new group will be known as the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium. Officials say the group will be funded with an $18.5 million grant from the federal Department of Energy....


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Apple aims to solve problems locating 911 calls for help

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is trying to drag the U.S.‘s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple’s promise, the next iPhone operating system coming out in September will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the...


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OPEC is said to debate output hike of 300,000 to 600,000 barrels per day

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. OPEC members are discussing a compromise agreement that would see an oil production increase of between 300,000 and 600,000 barrels a day over the next few months, according to people briefed on the talks. While Iran said on Sunday it’s opposed to any increase to current quotas,...


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