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Dozens of barrels fill an outside storage area at Seattle Barrel and Cooperage Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Seattle. The century-old Seattle barrel company has been indicted along with its third-generation owner in what prosecutors describe as a long-running pollution conspiracy. The 36-count indictment, made public in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Wednesday, says the company used a hidden drain to pump caustic wastewater directly into the King County sewer system. That's despite telling officials that the company reused all its wastewater and didn't discharge any. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Feds: Seattle barrel company used hidden drain to pollute

Dec. 18, 2019 6:19 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A century-old Seattle barrel company has been indicted along with its third-generation owner in what prosecutors describe as a long-running pollution conspiracy. The 36-count indictment made public Wednesday said Seattle Barrel and Cooperage used a hidden drain to pump caustic wastewater...

The U.S. Capitol in Washington is shrouded in mist, Friday night, Dec. 13, 2019.  This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House passes $1.4T government spending bill amid impeachment

Dec. 17, 2019 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday to pass a $1.4 trillion government spending package, handing President Donald Trump a victory on his U.S.-Mexico border fence while giving Democrats spending increases across a swath of domestic programs. The hard-fought legislation also funds...

Dart Container Corp., employyes depart the factory to authorities who stand outside the business after a shooting, in Conyers, Ga. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. At approximately 7 a.m. today an individual entered our manufacturing facility and shot one of our employees, according to Dart Container Corp. spokeswoman Margo Burrage. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal and Constitution via AP)/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

1 shot dead at plant near Atlanta; suspect caught in Alabama

Dec. 13, 2019 2:28 PM EST

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A contract worker was arrested at an Alabama bus station Friday, hours after officials say he shot and killed a fellow worker in a suburban Atlanta factory. Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett described the shooting as “workplace violence," but couldn't say for sure whether...

This undated product image provided by Ten Thousand Villages shows gift wrap made from saris that are recycled by artisans in Bangladesh. The company says sales have been growing steadily since the wraps were introduced in 2013; so far this year, sales are up 20% over 2018. (Ten Thousand Villages via AP)

On the Money: Making gift wrap sustainable

Nov. 27, 2019 10:06 AM EST

Growing unease about waste has some Americans rethinking wrapping paper. Gift wrap is still a huge business. U.S. sales of wrapping paper climbed 4% to $8.14 billion last year, according to a recent report by Sundale Research. But sales of reusable gift bags rose faster, the company said. Sundale said it’s...