However, the justices refuse to make a sweeping decision that would cover other self-replicating technologies like DNA molecules and nanotechnologies.
New England's electric grid operator has agreed to cut nearly $3 million in spending and end a pension plan for new employees in a multi--state settlement with officials who said spending was excessive.
The Jan. 16 blaze, the first wind turbine fire in Maine, burned out a gear box at the Kibby Wind farm.
Anthony Chiasson, who grew up in Portland and served as a school trustee, also must pay a $5 million fine.
The new energy-efficient, high-tech engines are emblematic of the improving financial health of Amtrak, which is generating record revenues.
They seek city approval to sell goods and hold more events in the fast-developing area.