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Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker headquarters

Jun. 22, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon was placed Friday in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of an art protest against the opioid crisis. Artist Domenic Esposito and art gallery owner Fernando Alvarez...

Lawsuit challenges federal leases for planned Minnesota mine

Jun. 21, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nine Minnesota businesses that rely on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area sued the Interior Department and its Bureau of Land Management on Thursday, challenging their decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely. The...

The Latest: Minnesota mining company will fight lawsuit

Jun. 21, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit challenging mineral rights leases for a planned Minnesota mine (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A company that wants to build a copper-nickel mine near the northeastern Minnesota town of Ely says it will fight a lawsuit that seeks to revoke its federal mineral rights...

Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security

Jun. 21, 2018 12:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security. The Trump administration has turned to a little-used weapon in trade...

Sweden starts construction on fossil fuel-free steel plant

Jun. 20, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Sweden has started construction on a factory that will test whether it's feasible to make steel without burning fossil fuels. Utility firm Vattenfall said Tuesday it has teamed up with steel company SSAB and mining firm LKAB to build the 1.4-billion Swedish krona ($158 million) pilot plant....

The Latest: AMA calls for an end to border separations

Jun. 20, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 12:01 a.m. The largest U.S. doctors' group, the American Medical Association, is urging the Trump administration to end promptly the practice of separating children from their migrating families at the southern border. The AMA's...

NOT REAL NEWS: Erupting Hawaii volcano not raining gemstones

Jun. 19, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is not causing crystals to rain from the sky despite reports of residents finding little green gems in the area. "Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Is Literally Raining Gemstones Now, And We Want Some," said a headline on sciencealert.com, with...

Geraldine McCaughrean wins Carnegie children's book prize

Jun. 18, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British writer Geraldine McCaughrean on Monday won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named the winner for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She also won the prize, chosen by children's librarians, in 1988. In...

Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom

Jun. 18, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making Pennsylvania the...

2 activists killed in Gambia in protests against sand mining

Jun. 18, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambian police say two environmental activists were killed during protests against a sand mining company as they clashed with paramilitary forces. The Inspector General of Police said in a statement that clashes erupted early Monday between Gambian forces and activists in the town of...