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  • Sempra Energy gets FAA approval to test drones for San Diego utility

    The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared San Diego company Sempra Energy to begin testing drones for possible use in inspecting electric and gas lines in remote or hard to reach areas. Sempra's San Diego Gas & Electric is the first utility the...
  • Researchers link fish lesions to 2010 oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

    Researchers link fish lesions to 2010 oil spill in Gulf of Mexico
    TAMPA — A team of local researchers has found strong evidence that skin lesions discovered on fish in the northern Gulf of Mexico were related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Scientists from the University of South Florida, the Florida...
  • Regulatory vacuum exposed after 'peeping drone' incident

    SEATTLE Joe Vaughn took his camera-equipped drone and went to town, hovering it near a topless Lisa Pleiss. Pleiss was alarmed. The police were called. And now Vaughn is worried not only about a $10,000 fine but also the future of his business. He's...
  • U.S., EU impose new sanctions on Russia, Putin calls them a 'dead end'

    U.S., EU impose new sanctions on Russia, Putin calls them a 'dead end'
    President Barack Obama imposed the biggest package of U.S. economic sanctions yet on Russia on Wednesday, hitting Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft and other energy, financial and defense firms, with what he called significant but targeted penalties....
  • Shale could give U.S. enough oil to meet demands

    Shale could give U.S. enough oil to meet demands
    Four years into the shale revolution, the U.S. is on track to pass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer of crude oil, most analysts agree. When that happens and by how much, though, has produced disparate estimates that depend on...
  • New cars keep drivers at a distance

    New cars keep drivers at a distance
    Q: I started driving via Model A Ford. Each successive car has provided less and less "road feel" to the point that I wonder who is driving, me or the car. What new cars have the best connection to the road? — O.B., Bristol, Conn. A: With...
  • U.S. sanctions set to slow Rosneft's dollar debt, not oil deals

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama aimed a direct blow at Russia's economic heart on Wednesday with sanctions on Rosneft, the flagship oil giant that generates more than 4 percent of the world's crude and over 8 percent of the country's GDP. But...
  • Natural gas boom's future may be in China

    WASHINGTON China is expected to double its demand for natural gas in the next five years, making it an irresistible market for Western companies attempting to export America's energy bonanza and to exploit China's own vast reserves. Chinese cities are...
  • Tasting the decadent dessert flavors at "The Cow"

    It's officially summer, a time when we all relax more and enjoy an evening drive or -- for some -- a nice walk. One very popular destination of those walks and drives, and a local institution, is the subject of my column this week. I'd be remiss if I...
  • GM compensation fund could pay millions to victims, families

    Families of those killed in crashes involving General Motors Co.'s defective ignition switches will be offered at least $1 million if they can prove the defect caused the crash. GM victim compensation director Kenneth Feinberg, who also led the...
  • Study finds oil from BP spill impedes fish's swimming

    MIAMI In a lab on Virginia Key, a group of baby fish are being put through their paces on a tiny fish treadmill. The inch-long mahi-mahi, being used as part of a study to assess damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that spread crude across...
  • Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015

     Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015
    Aiming to boost tourism and elevate its status as a design center, Chicago next year will mount a global exhibition of cutting-edge architecture that will strive to duplicate the cachet and commercial success of a cultural spectacle in Venice, Italy....