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UN: Rising air pollution in world’s cities killing millions

GENEVA (AP) — Almost everyone in large cities in poor and middle-income countries faces excessively high air pollution, a growing problem that is killing more than 3 million people prematurely each year and “wreaking havoc on human health,” the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency says more than four out of five city dwellers worldwide live in ...

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Solar plane on global trip headed to Oklahoma from Arizona

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane that landed in Arizona last week after a daylong flight from California is headed to Oklahoma next on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey. Project officials said Wednesday that the Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 is scheduled to take off from Phoenix Goodyear Airport at 3 a.m. PDT Thursday with a destination of ...

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White House defends aide, fires back at House GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House locked horns on Thursday with a House committee chairman over whether a senior aide should testify before Congress about his role in crafting President Barack Obama’s public relations campaign in favor of the Iran nuclear deal. White House spokesman Josh Earnest did not rule out the possibility that deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes ...

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Oakland University conference focuses on energy efficiency

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — A conference at Oakland University in Rochester will explore use of combined heat and power to boost energy efficiency by reducing waste. “Combined heat and power” is also known as cogeneration. Such systems produce electricity and useful thermal energy in one package. Backers say they avoid losses that happen when heat and power are generated separately. ...

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US producer prices rise in April for first time in 3 months

producers, gas, manufacturers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices charged by U.S. manufacturers, farmers and other producers rose for the first time since January, lifted by higher costs for gas, steel and medicines. The Labor Department said Friday that the producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, increased 0.2 percent in April. That followed small declines in February and March. ...

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UNM, Miners’ Colfax in pact to fight mining-related illness

Miners' Colfax, lung disease

RATON, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Miners’ Colfax Medical Center are stepping up efforts to fight mining-related respiratory diseases. Both recently announced that a $1.5 million gift will fund an endowed chair in Mining-Related Lung Disease to be held by pulmonologist Akshay Sood. Sood has been working with the Raton hospital for years ...

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Oklahoma lawmakers to consider $141 million in new revenue

Oklahoma State Capitol

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders in the Oklahoma Legislature are moving quickly now to pass revenue increases before unveiling a formal budget plan that would close an estimated $1.3 billion shortfall. Lawmakers on Thursday took some of their biggest steps yet toward plugging the revenue gap for the fiscal year beginning in July, advancing roughly $274 million in proposed revenue ...

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