Clean technology investors shift focus to drilling

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade ago, large investors in so-called clean technology had a straightforward goal: finance companies that would help eliminate the world’s dependence on oil, natural gas and coal. But as profits from wind, solar,…

EU, Iran to consult on Tehran’s nuke program

VIENNA (AP) — The European Union says its senior diplomat will meet Iran’s top nuclear negotiator on May 15 as a follow-up to the last round of six-power negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear program. That meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan,…

Knicks need to win on road to avoid Game 7

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have kept their season going at least another game. But their job isn’t done yet. The Celtics need to beat the Knicks in Game 6 in Boston on Friday night to force…

Israeli leader heads to China with economic agenda

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister is heading to China next week for meetings with political and business leaders. Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Thursday that he will spend two days in Shanghai promoting economic cooperation and then two…

Army major, wife make bail in NJ child abuse case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Army major and his wife accused in New Jersey of abusing their three foster children are free on $250,000 bail each. John and Carolyn Jackson of Mount Holly appeared in federal court Thursday…

Daughter voices anger at mom found after 11 years

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A woman who surfaced 11 years after disappearing and leaving behind her young children is doing OK but “had a real traumatic time,” her mother said Thursday. Brenda Heist was released from police custody…

Pot mags scrutinized in Colo.; may treat like porn

DENVER (AP) — Marijuana magazines are under scrutiny in Colorado, where lawmakers might require stores to put them behind the counter. The unusual provision to treat pot magazines like pornography faced a hurdle in the Senate Thursday. It…

‘Iron Man 3′ grabs $21.5M in China opening day

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iron Man has outgunned the entire Avengers crew in China. According to distributor Disney, Robert Downey Jr.’s solo sequel “Iron Man 3″ had a record opening in China with $21.5 million Thursday. That tops…

FDA reviewing whether anti-bacterial soap is safe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators are taking a look at the germ-killing ingredient that’s found in an estimated 75 percent of anti-bacterial liquid soaps and body washes sold in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration wants…

States take action on immigration bills

State legislatures across the nation are taking up immigration laws, and many proposals were introduced or signed in conjunction with May Day immigrants’ rights rallies. The changes create a state-by-state patchwork, but the overall effect has emboldened activists…

Burglars strike Fla. home of Heat’s Udonis Haslem

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem’s home in South Florida has been burglarized, although authorities say it’s not clear if anything was taken. According to a Broward Sheriff’s Office report released Thursday, someone broke into the…

Upper Midwest schoolchildren get rare May snow day

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Schoolchildren in Minnesota and Wisconsin are getting a rare May snow day after a storm dropped up to 16 inches of sticky snow on the Upper Midwest. Bobbi Howe’s two daughters had to stay home…

Feds: NY bus company made drivers repair vehicles

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Federal safety officials have shut down a Niagara Falls, N.Y., tour bus company that they say required drivers to maintain and repair vehicles. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that an investigation…

SEC’s new network with ESPN to debut in 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have announced a 20-year agreement to operate a SEC network that is scheduled to debut in August, 2014. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said Thursday the SEC network will produce 1,000…