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Lawmakers asked to approve $3 million for old mine cleanup

Jan. 22, 2021 12:30 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State environmental officials on Friday asked lawmakers to approve just over $3 million to deal with toxic discharge and a collapsing tunnel at an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality made the request to the Legislature’s...

Cars drive on an unlit street during a blackout in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021. Speculation has gripped social media in Iran that Bitcoin is to blame for a series of recent power blackouts across the country. The government launched a major crackdown on Bitcoin processing centers which use immense amounts of electricity and are a huge burden on the power grid. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

Jan. 22, 2021 1:04 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's capital and major cities plunged into darkness in recent weeks as rolling outages left millions without electricity for hours. Traffic lights died. Offices went dark. Online classes stopped. With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic and...

Smoke rises from the Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine maker that is manufacturing the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine for the coronavirus, in Pune, India, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

5 killed in blaze at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 21, 2021 8:35 PM EST

PUNE, India (AP) — At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said. The company said the blaze would not affect production of the COVID-19 vaccine. Murlidhar...

Proposed pharmaceutical plant for Petersburg plans 180 jobs

Jan. 21, 2021 4:08 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A non-profit organization announced Thursday that it is planning a new pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Petersburg that’s expected to create more than 180 new jobs and make drugs for treatment of COVID-19 and other diseases. State officials announced Thursday that Civica...

A woman pulls her empty oxygen tank to the line of people waiting outside a shop that refills them in the Villa El Salvador shantytown of Lima, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The store is limited to refilling 20 tanks a day. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Search for oxygen tank refills routine for Peruvians

Jan. 21, 2021 2:54 PM EST

VILLA EL SALVADOR, Peru (AP) — In the middle of what was once a sandy desert, on the outskirts of Peru’s capital, a new routine has emerged for many of the residents of the densely populated city of Villa El Salvador. With the lives of friends or relatives at stake because of the new coronavirus,...

Koch Foods announces $16M expansion, 135 new jobs in Alabama

Jan. 21, 2021 2:26 PM EST

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — One of the largest poultry processors in the U.S. is investing nearly $16 million to expand a processing plant in Alabama, an investment officials say will bring 135 jobs over the next three years. The funds will go towards the production line of the Koch Foods processing plant in...

Virus outbreaks shut down 2 Alaska seafood processing plants

Jan. 21, 2021 9:57 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — COVID-19 outbreaks have shut down operations at two of Alaska’s largest seafood processing plants in the Aleutian Islands. The plants owned separately by Trident Seafoods Corp. and UniSea Inc. are halting work as the lucrative crab and pollock seasons begin, Anchorage Daily...

A Sri Lankan airport worker stands next to a thermal scanner inside a terminal at the Katunayake International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Sri Lanka's tourism minister said that the airports in the country will be reopened for tourists according to health guidelines from Jan.21. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka reopens tourism after 10-month closing

Jan. 20, 2021 11:56 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka is welcoming tourists again after keeping the doors closed to visitors for nearly 10 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The government’s action Thursday is seen as an effort to revive the island nation’s tourism industry, which has been badly hit by the...

Electric aviation company moves headquarters to Everett

Jan. 20, 2021 5:42 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An aviation startup has announced it is consolidating its operations at a new facility in Washington state, the company said. The local startup MagniX announced Tuesday it has moved its headquarters and 50-person workforce from Redmond to Everett, The Seattle Times reported. The...

People recieve their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination inside Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury, England, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Salisbury Cathedral opened its doors for the second time as a venue for the Sarum South Primary Care Network COVID-19 Local Vaccination Service. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Delay in Pfizer vaccine shipments frustrate Europe, Canada

Jan. 20, 2021 2:42 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustration is mounting from Europe to North America over reduced shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine while the U.S. pharmaceutical company increases production capacity at its Belgian plant. Governments say it is costing critical time during the early stages of the rollout to...