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Minnesota Pipe Line seeks to expand capacity

Minnesota Pipe Line seeks to expand capacity

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Pipe Line Co. announced plans Thursday to nearly double the capacity of a crude oil pipeline that carries oil from Canada and North Dakota to the two refineries in the Twin Cities that produce most of Minnesota's and much of Wisconsin's transportation fuels.

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Tech Q&A: New security measures added to Google Wallet

Q: If a thief stole a smartphone that makes retail store payments, could he or she make store purchases with no questions asked? (The phone uses the Google Wallet software and a Near-Field Communication, or NFC, radio link.) And is Google pushing Wallet to Android operating system devices wi…

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‘Tiny’ power plants might be the future of nuclear energy

‘Tiny’ power plants might be the future of nuclear energy

Small, underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

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Task force seeks answers to earthquake increase

WICHITA, Kan. — Supporters of the oil and gas industry are urging a three-member, governor-appointed task force to avoid jumping to conclusions in its study of whether man-made activity is causing a rise in earthquakes across south-central Kansas.

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Documents detail another delayed GM recall

Documents detail another delayed GM recall

DETROIT — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.

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Documents detail another delayed GM recall

Documents detail another delayed GM recall

General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions in spite of steering problems causing more than 30,000 warranty repair claims.

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Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved

Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved

FILE -- In this Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 file photo, a part of Arak heavy water nuclear facilities is seen, near the central city of Arak, 150 miles (250 kilometers) southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iranian state television reported on Saturday, April, 19, 2014 that Vice President Ali A…

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Iranian vice president announces redesign of nuclear reactor to limit plutonium production

Iranian vice president announces redesign of nuclear reactor to limit plutonium production

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country’s vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession in negotiations with world powers over Iran’s contested nuclear program.

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Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved

Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2011 file photo, Iran's heavy water nuclear facility is backdropped by mountains near the central city of Arak, Iran. Iranian state television reported on Saturday, April, 19, 2014 that Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi has said a dispute between world powers and the co…

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Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

ROME — Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.

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NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Robonaut, the first out-of-this-world humanoid, is finally getting its space legs.

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NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

Each of Robonaut’s legs has seven joints. Instead of feet, there are grippers which hold lights, cameras and sensors.

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Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

In this April 16, 2014 photo, the Waianae mountains serve as a backdrop to a field of corn on Pioneer Hi-Bred International land in Waialua, Hawaii. The nation’s leading corn seed companies have farms in Hawaii, but their fields have become a flash point in a spreading debate over genetic en…

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Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

In this April 16, 2014 photo, a tassel of corn grows in a field on Pioneer Hi-Bred International land in Waialua, Hawaii. The nation’s leading corn seed companies have farms in Hawaii, but their fields have become a flash point in a spreading debate over genetic engineering in agriculture. (…

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Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

In this April 16, 2014 photo, the Waianae mountains serve as a backdrop to a field of corn on Pioneer Hi-Bred International land in Waialua, Hawaii. The nation’s leading corn seed companies all have farms in Hawaii, but their fields have become a flash point in a spreading debate over geneti…

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Hawaii debates merits of genetically modified corn

Hawaii debates merits of genetically modified corn

WAIALUA, Hawaii — You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

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Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

Kauai and Hawaii counties have moved in the past several months to regulate genetically modified organisms and the pesticides the farms use.

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National energy boom blurs political battle lines

National energy boom blurs political battle lines

FILE - This March 25, 2014 file photo shows heat from machinery distorts the air as a worker watches over a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. gas well near Mead, Colo. The energy boom is scrambling national politics. Democrats are split between environmentalists and business …

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National energy boom blurs political battle lines

National energy boom blurs political battle lines

FILE - This March 11, 2013 file photo shows a sign reading "Stop the Transcanada Pipeline" in a field near Bradshaw, Neb. The US is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decisio…

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National energy boom blurs political battle lines

National energy boom blurs political battle lines

FILE - This March 25, 2014 file photo shows a machine mixing sand and water, left, before it is pumped underground during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. well pad near Mead, Colo. The energy boom is scrambling national politics. Democrats are split between environmentalis…

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