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Tim McLaughlin

Twenty years after 9/11, one of the last U.S. Marines killed in Afghanistan comes home

Sep 11 2021

LAWRENCE, Mass. U.S. Marine Sergeant Johanny Rosario returned to her hometown in Massachusetts in a casket on Saturday, one of the last American service members killed in Afghanistan during a war set in motion exactly two decades ago by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Twenty years after 9/11, one of the last U.S. Marines killed in Afghanistan comes home

Sep 11 2021

LAWRENCE, Mass. (Reuters) -U.S. Marine Sergeant Johanny Rosario returned to her hometown in Massachusetts in a casket on Saturday, one of the last American service members killed in Afghanistan during a war set in motion exactly two decades ago by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Why Hurricane Ida crippled the New Orleans power grid

Sep 04 2021

Hurricane Ida's 150-mph winds crippled a Louisiana electric grid already vulnerable from aging transmission lines, electricity bottlenecks and $2 billion worth of damage caused by three hurricanes that hit last year.

Billionaire Kraft's paper mill causes pollution crisis in South Carolina

Aug 17 2021

BOSTON A South Carolina paper mill, whose foul smell has triggered more than 30,000 complaints, has become one of the dirtiest polluters in the United States since being acquired by an investment group led by Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots football team.

Investors balk as bankrupt St. Croix refinery needs $1 billion to be viable

Jul 15 2021

The Limetree Bay refinery, which landed in U.S. bankruptcy court on Monday, needs at least $1 billion to finish a massive overhaul to continue as a viable operation, according to bankers, lawyers and restructuring specialists involved in the case, stacking the odds against the Caribbean facility resuming operations.

Limetree Bay refinery's light bankruptcy financing raises concerns

Jul 13 2021

A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Tuesday raised concerns that Limetree Bay refinery on the Virgin Islands may not have enough money to get through the early days of its Chapter 11 restructuring.

Troubled Caribbean refinery seeks bankruptcy as lenders balk at injecting more cash

Jul 13 2021

The owners of Limetree Bay, a refinery on the U.S. Virgin Islands that was once the largest in the Western Hemisphere, filed for bankruptcy on Monday after lenders balked at putting new cash into a project dogged by environmental violations, cost overruns and regulatory troubles.

Loan tied to troubled St. Croix refinery plunges in value

Jul 01 2021

A $440 million loan tied to the now-idled Limetree Bay refinery in St. Croix has lost nearly 30 percent of its value amid a serious cash crunch that could leave a number of U.S. mutual funds holding the debt with losses.

Texas power grid faces summer having changed little from February freeze

Jun 24 2021

Texas's grid operator frightened residents last week when it said it had very little reserves to cover demand spiking as temperatures soared. This summer could produce more scary times.

Exclusive: Private equity bet on troubled Caribbean refinery blows up on retirement funds

Jun 03 2021

NEW YORK U.S. private equity firm Arclight Capital Partners LLC, which invests the retirement savings of Maine teachers, NFL football players and Mayo Clinic doctors, lost hundreds of millions of dollars betting on a troubled Caribbean oil refinery, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters.

World News

U.S. envoy urges N.Korea to end 'provocations', accept offer of talks

North Korea's recent ballistic missile tests https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nkorea-says-it-conducted-successful-missile-test-submarine-kcna-2021-10-19 were "concerning and counterproductive" for efforts to reduce tensions, and Pyongyang should instead engage in talks, the U.S. envoy for North Korea said on Sunday.