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Documents: Mining company writing own environmental report

Dec. 13, 2019 6:40 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Documents show the U.S. Forest Service allowing a Canadian company to write a key environmental report on its proposed open-pit gold mines in central Idaho after the Trump administration became involved. The documents obtained by conservation group Earthworks show British...

Landslide kills 6 Afghans in Taliban-controlled district

Dec. 12, 2019 3:42 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A landslide in a remote, Taliban-controlled district in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least six people, all of them poor villagers mining the hillside for gold, officials said Thursday. The landslide took place on Wednesday in the district of Raghistan in Badakhshan...

Court rejects Minnesota's renewal of US Steel mine permit

Dec. 9, 2019 5:06 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a decision by state regulators to renew a wastewater discharge permit for U.S. Steel's giant Minntac iron ore mine in the northeast of the state. The court sent the dispute back to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for further...

For banks, data on your spending habits could be a gold mine

Dec. 2, 2019 12:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a powerful new player watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you: the bank behind your credit or debit card. For years, Google and Facebook have been showing ads based on your online behavior. Retailers from Amazon to Walgreens also regularly suction up...

Migrants stuck in lawless limbo within sight of America

Nov. 17, 2019 5:19 PM EST

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces. Those are migrants who made it to the United States to ask for asylum, only to be taken into custody and stripped of their laces — to keep them from...

Turkey says it captured slain IS leader's sister in Syria

Nov. 4, 2019 9:09 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey captured the elder sister of the slain leader of the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria on Monday, according to a senior Turkish official, who called the arrest an intelligence "gold mine." Little is known about the sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Turkish official said the...

Turkey says it has captured the older sister of slain IS leader in Syria, calling it an intelligence "gold mine"

Nov. 4, 2019 3:43 PM EST
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey says it has captured the older sister of slain IS leader in Syria, calling it an intelligence "gold mine"

15 dead after Russian dam collapse floods dormitories

Oct. 19, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — At least 15 people are dead after a dam at a small Siberian gold mine collapsed and water flooded two workers' dormitories on Saturday. The Emergencies Ministry also said seven people were unaccounted for, Russian news reports said. The regional health ministry said 16 people were injured....