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  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Jury orders death for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; 'Now he will go away' A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his...
  • Deal reached between Michigan, Enbridge over 2010 oil spill

    A company responsible for one of the largest inland oil spills in U.S. history will restore or create 300 acres of wetlands as part of a sweeping agreement with the state to improve the Kalamazoo River watershed in southwestern Michigan. A settlement...
  • Gov. Inslee signs oil train safety bill

    Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Thursday a measure that attempts to improve the safety of oil transportation as a sharp increase in trains carrying volatile crude oil poses new safety and environmental risks in the state. A compromise reached on the last...
  • New rules for oil tank cars don't offer enough fire protection, experts say

    New rules for oil tank cars don't offer enough fire protection, experts say
    When a train hauling volatile crude oil derailed near Galena in March, witnesses said it took about only an hour for tank cars to explode, sending giant fireballs hundreds of feet into the sky. Authorities said the tank cars survived the derailment...
  • 5th Circuit: 3 Mexican states cannot sue BP over 2010 spill

    A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit against BP and other companies by three Mexican states over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a 2013 district court ruling. The courts...
  • Coal ash contamination upsets residents near North Carolina plants

    Coal ash contamination upsets residents near North Carolina plants
    As a boy, Ron Thomas often watched murky water pour from a pipe into the Yadkin River behind his family's farmhouse, dumped from coal ash storage ponds at Duke Energy's Buck electricity plant. Now 80, Thomas worries that he and his wife, Joann, 72, have...
  • New rules on oil trains draw flak from firefighters, too

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers and environmental and industry groups criticized the federal government's new safety measures for oil trains when they were announced this month. Now another group has expressed disappointment in the new rules: Emergency responders....
  • Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions

    Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions
    The U.S. oil industry has filed a court challenge to new rules aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic accidents involving crude moved by rail, following a string of fiery derailments in the recent years. The American Petroleum Institute petition...
  • Appeals court opens door to some BP settlement appeals

    A federal appeals court has opened the door for BP to appeal some claims related to a settlement reached after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ordered a lower court judge to change a procedure...
  • Reactor at NY nuclear plant could be offline for weeks

    A reactor at a nuclear power plant in the New York City suburbs may be offline for weeks because a transformer that failed over the weekend, sparking a fire and oil leak, must be replaced, officials said Monday. The transformer at Indian Point Unit 3...
  • Governor says nuclear plant fire produced Hudson oil slick

    Part of a New York nuclear power plant remained offline Sunday after a transformer fire created another problem: thousands of gallons of oil leaking into the Hudson River, officials said. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said emergency crews were out on the...