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  • Northeast marinas scramble to repair damage from deep freeze

    GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — The deep freeze that gripped the Northeast last winter dealt a severe blow to marinas and yacht clubs: Ice snapped pilings in half, shredded wooden docks and left behind wreckage that…

  • Nigerian cell phone provider needs fuel to prevent shut-down

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s leading cell phone provider said Sunday it urgently needs diesel to prevent shutting down services countrywide — the latest business hit by a months-long fuel crisis in Africa’s biggest oil…

  • APEC trade chiefs vow to speed up work in WTO

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Trade ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific countries have issued strong support for the World Trade Organization’s efforts to boost global trade amid a flurry of regional free trade agreements. The ministers vowed…

  • UK’s Labour Party says it won’t try to block EU referendum

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s opposition Labour Party says it won’t try to block a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the 28-nation European Union. The party’s acting leader, Harriet Harman, offered support for the…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Protests, arrests after judge acquits Ohio officer in deaths of 2 unarmed black suspects CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight as protesters took to the streets after a judge found…

  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters on Saturday complained about the…

  • China readies national carbon market to fight climate change

    BEIJING (AP) — At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing’s financial district suggest a booming market. A closer look indicates otherwise: The scrolling list rotates the same dozen…

  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters complained about the…

  • Congress’ familiar path: short-term solutions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers. When senators left town early Saturday after approving a brief extension of the nation’s highway and transit aid, they were…

  • Vermont town’s famous floating bridge reopens with fanfare

    BROOKFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A tiny Vermont town’s famous wooden floating bridge — believed to be the only one of its kind in the country — has been rebuilt and was reopened Saturday with fanfare,…

  • Pipeline that leaked wasn’t equipped with auto shut-off

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve…

  • Nigerian airlines cancel flights amid fuel crisis

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian airlines grounded flights Saturday and radio stations were silenced as a months-long fuel shortage aggravated by striking oil tanker drivers worsened in Africa’s biggest oil producer. Vehicles also were grounded.…

  • 2 people chained to Shell ship north of Seattle

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Two people have chained themselves to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell’s exploratory oil drilling plans and currently moored in Washington state. Eric Ross of the Backbone…

  • About 162,000 U-Haul vehicle trailer hitches recalled

    WASHINGTON (AP) — About 162,000 trailer hitches sold at U-Haul outlets are being recalled because of weak steel that could cause the parts to break. The recall, announced Saturday, covers two types of hitches made…

  • Man who tried to jump from moving train halts train service

    ODENTON, Md. (AP) — Amtrak officials say train service was halted for more than a half hour after a passenger attempted to jump from a moving train in Anne Arundel County. County police and Amtrak…