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  • WASHINGTON— Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where rooftop and other installations have surged 10- fold since 2011.. "Simply put, the U.S. industry cannot survive under current market conditions," a lawyer for Georgia- based Suniva Inc. wrote in a petition filed with the commission.

  • Sept 21- U.S. stock indexes slipped on Thursday as investors braced for a third interest rate hike this year and the United States ordered new sanctions against North Korea. President Donald Trump opened the door to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on Facebook and the Russia investigation:. The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel says he is pleased with Facebook's announcement that the company is going to provide Congress with thousands of ads bought by Russians and increase transparency. The top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence panels are praising...

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— President Donald Trump will nominate people from four states to serve on the nine-member board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the White House said Thursday. Trump will name Kenneth E. Allen of Kentucky and James R. Thompson III of Alabama for terms that expire in 2021. The president also will nominate A.D. Frazier of Georgia and...

  • SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, Sept 21- The X26 is in a class by itself. Yet Taser International says its capacity to stop suspects is second to none. Taser stopped selling the X26 in the United States and Canada in 2014, telling police customers its analog workhorse was approaching obsolescence.

  • Trees are toppled in a parking lot at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 20, 2017, during the passage of the Hurricane Maria.

    Hurricane Maria has weakened to a Category 3 hurricane but remains "extremely dangerous."

  • A picture shows rocks swept by strong waves onto a road in Le Carbet, on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, after it was hit by Hurricane Maria, on September 19, 2017.

    A second powerful storm in as many weeks is tearing through a string of battered Caribbean islands.

  • Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storms on record, hit several islands in the northern Caribbean before barrelling into Florida's Gulf Coast, causing further destruction. Residential flood loss from Hurricane Irma is expected to be between $25- $38 billion, Corelogic said, adding that the figure included storm surge, inland and flash flooding in...

  • The Senate intelligence committee is inviting Donald Trump's personal lawyer to testify in an open hearing next month as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election. Senate intelligence committee leaders say they canceled a scheduled interview with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer after he released a public statement.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate intelligence committee is asking President Donald Trump's lawyer to return to Capitol Hill for a public hearing next month after abruptly canceling a closed-door staff interview Tuesday morning. Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr, R- N.C., and the panel's top Democrat, Sen. "The committee expects witnesses in this...

  • A picture taken on September 19, 2017 shows the powerful winds and rains of hurricane Maria battering the city of Petit-Bourg on the French overseas Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.

    A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands.

  • BOSTON— An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak urged jurors Tuesday not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors argued the man's actions demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life. Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, is on trial for...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year plowed into the small Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday as a rare, Category 5 storm and will likely bring its roof-ripping winds, torrential rain and pounding surf later in the week to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Less than 90 minutes later, the center of the storm, described by...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, strengthened into a rare Category 5 storm, as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The center of the storm, described by the NHC as "potentially...

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, gathered strength on Monday as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. The center of the storm located about 45 miles east-southeast of Dominica as of 5...

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour winds on Monday, threatening the region with its second major storm this month. Officials from French-controlled Martinique to the U.S. Virgin Islands warned residents to prepare for the storm, now ranked by U.S....

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- A string of eastern Caribbean islands faced their second major storm of the month on Monday as Hurricane Maria barreled toward them with 120 mile-per-hour winds, heavy rains and dangerous storm surges. Officials on islands from French-controlled Martinique to the U.S. Virgin Islands warned residents to prepare for the storm,...

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- Hurricane Maria picked up strength and roared towards the Leeward Islands on Monday on a track that could whip several eastern Caribbean islands with their second major storm this month. It was located about 60 miles east of Martinique, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said at 11 a.m. ET. It was headed west-northwest at about 10 mph...

  • Maria, a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, had maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour and was located about 85 miles east of Martinique, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an 8 a.m. ET advisory. Hurricane warnings were in place for Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat, St. Lucia and the French overseas departments of Guadeloupe...

  • Sept 18- A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying Maria would strengthen rapidly into a major hurricane as it ripped into the Leeward Islands on Monday night. Hurricane conditions were expected for Guadalupe, Dominica, Martinique and St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat, and the...