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US air quality is slipping after years of improvement

Jun. 18, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

After decades of improvement, America's air may not be getting any cleaner. Over the last two years the nation had more polluted air days than just a few years earlier, federal data shows. While it remains unclear whether this is the beginning of a trend, health experts say it's troubling to see air quality...

Correction: Steel Plant-Pollution story

Jun. 18, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

In a story June 17 about a fire at U.S. Steel's Pennsylvania coke plant, The Associated Press reported erroneously the impact of the mishap on the neighborhood's air quality. The company said air monitoring equipment indicated that sulfur dioxide levels did not exceed emissions limits around the plant through...

The Latest: US Steel restores pollution controls at plant

Jun. 17, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a fire at U.S. Steel coke plant (all times local): 10:30 p.m. U.S. Steel says it has resumed normal operations at its coke plant outside Pittsburgh after fire knocked out an air pollution control system. The company said in a statement late Monday that it has completed...

Lockheed Martin announces $142M expansion of Arkansas plant

Jun. 17, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lockheed Martin said Monday that will spend $142 million and hire 326 new workers over the next few years as it expands its southern Arkansas facility. The Maryland-based company announced the expansion of its plant in Camden, about 85 miles (140 kilometers) southwest of Little...

Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law

Jun. 15, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is building the stage for another possible fight over abortion in Alabama: a large women's clinic that's under construction despite the state's passage of a near-total ban on abortions. Located beside an interstate highway in downtown Birmingham, the...

Correction: River-Fish Kill story

Jun. 14, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — In a story June 13 about a waste water spill in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the company responsible for the spill. The company is Tyson Foods, not Tyson Farms. A corrected version of the story is below: Tyson Foods spill spreads E. coli, kills fish in...

US industrial production rose in May, but factories struggle

Jun. 14, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production improved in May, but manufacturers showed weakness despite eking out a slight gain. The Federal Reserve said Friday that industrial output, which includes factories, utilities and mines, rose 0.4% in May, after tumbling 0.4% in April. Manufacturing output...

Man's deportation reversed in rebuke of government practices

Jun. 14, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal court ruled Thursday that a Mexican man who was arrested during an immigration sting at a Los Angeles manufacturing plant should not be deported, a rebuke that may influence how immigration authorities target factories and offices. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents...

US considers more options for detaining transgender migrants

Jun. 13, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

MILAN, N.M. (AP) — Behind a thick metal door and down a sterile hallway at a privately-run detention center in rural New Mexico, voices echo from the confines of a small outdoor recreation yard. It's a three-on-three volleyball match. The players, all clad in different colored jumpsuits, are transgender...

Utility will remove coal ash from pits near Tennessee river

Jun. 13, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility on Thursday agreed to dig up and remove about 12 million cubic yards (9.2 million cubic meters) of coal ash from unlined pits at a Tennessee coal-burning power plant. Prompted by two environmental groups, the state sued the Tennessee Valley...