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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, a sign at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is posted near Richland, Wash. Two companies that do work at the former nuclear weapons production plant will pay fines of nearly $58 million for improperly billing the federal government for thousands of hours of work that were not performed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Hanford contractors agree to pay $58 million fine for fraud

Sep. 23, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two companies that do work at a former nuclear weapons production plant will pay fines of nearly $58 million for improperly billing the federal government for thousands of hours of work that were not performed. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday afternoon announced the settlement...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2020, file photo, a firefighter battles the Creek Fire as it threatens homes in the Cascadel Woods neighborhood of Madera County, Calif. This year's fires have taxed the human, mechanical and financial resources of the nation's wildfire fighting forces to a degree that few past blazes did. And half of the fire season is yet to come. (AP Photo/Noah Berger,File)

'Nothing left in the bucket': Wildfire resources run thin

Sep. 17, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break. Silvera, a 43-year-old battalion chief with Cal Fire,...

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City won't waste John Oliver's donation, on 1 condition

Sep. 6, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city won't waste an opportunity to get a sizeable donation from comedian John Oliver about a weeks-long joke pertaining to the name of a sewage plant in the area. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said on WTNH-TV that he would accept Oliver’s challenge to name the...

FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, the Dave Johnston coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. Wyoming's governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a utility that owns the plants and wants to shift away from the fossil fuel in favor of wind and solar energy. Supporters say carbon capture would save coal by pumping carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas emitted by power plants — underground instead of into the atmosphere. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Wyoming lauds US carbon capture study; utility skeptical

Sep. 3, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a utility that owns the plants and wants to shift away from the...

Andrew Wheeler, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, front, speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in San Diego. The U.S. government announced work has begun to stop a decades-old problem of millions of gallons of sewage from Tijuana, Mexico, flowing into the United States and polluting the waves where Southern California meets the border. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Work starts to stop sewage flows into California from Mexico

Sep. 2, 2020 9:40 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Work has begun to stop a decades-old problem of millions of gallons of sewage from Tijuana, Mexico, flowing into the United States and polluting San Diego County beaches, the Trump administration's top environmental protection official said Wednesday. For more than 40 years, wastewater...

Company fined $790,000 for unsafe practices at Kimball plant

Sep. 1, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Massachusetts-based hazardous waste company has agreed to pay a $790,000 fine to settle a lawsuit claiming that it violated environmental laws at its incinerator in the Nebraska Panhandle. In a lawsuit settled on Monday, Nebraska and federal regulators accused Clean Harbors...

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John Oliver: Name sewage plant for me, I'll give to charity

Aug. 31, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

Comedian John Oliver upped the stakes in a tongue-in-cheek spat with a Connecticut city, offering to donate $55,000 to charity if officials follow through on a joke to name its sewage treatment plant after him. Mayor Mark Boughton said last week that Danbury was going to rename the facility the John Oliver...

Firefighters, police and others work at the site of a collapsed sidewalk at the Heathrow Woods subdivision in Lake Mary, Fla., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. A county worker was killed and three firefighters were injured during the rescue attempt. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

1 killed, 3 firefighters injured after sidewalk collapses

Aug. 28, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A county worker was killed and three firefighters were injured after a sidewalk in a Florida suburb collapsed on Friday, officials said. A county environmental service department employee was working on a water main leak beneath the sidewalk in Lake Mary when it collapsed, officials...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019 file photo, John Oliver performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Danbury, Conn., Mayor Mark Boughton announced a tongue-in-cheek move posted on his Facebook page on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, to rename Danbury's local sewage treatment plant after Oliver following the comedian's expletive-filled rant about the city. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

City naming sewage plant after John Oliver

Aug. 23, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town's officials are showing comedian John Oliver what they think about his expletive-filled rant about their city — they're naming the local sewage treatment plant after him. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton announced the tongue-in-cheek move in a video posted on his...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2017, file photo, electrical power flow and conditions are monitored at the California Independent System Operator (California ISO) grid control center in Folsom, Calif. A heat wave baking California in triple-digit temperatures continued to strain the electrical system Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. But Saturday afternoon, the California ISO, which manages the power grid, said that it did not need to order power outages because the grid was able to handle consumer demand. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Power back in California after brief rolling blackouts

Aug. 16, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s utilities on Saturday night are bringing back power to thousands of customers across the state after a brief outage, according to the authority that operates the power grid. The California Independent System Operator (California ISO) said in a statement that the...