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21 killed in bus accident at China's largest silver mine

Feb. 23, 2019 9:39 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A total of 21 people have been killed and 29 injured in a bus accident blamed on faulty brakes at China's largest silver mine in the country's north, the Emergency Management Ministry said Sunday. Meanwhile, five fishermen were missing after their boat collided with a cargo ship almost...

Innovations allow NHL to stage outdoor games almost anywhere

Feb. 23, 2019 11:24 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dan Craig sleeps maybe four hours a night leading up to outdoor games. He only goes out to dinner because he can check the status of the ice on his phone. "Your mind's always going," said Craig, the NHL's vice president of facilities operations. After staging outdoor games in a deep...

MLB players oppose closing of unionized cap plant in NY

Feb. 21, 2019 3:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players' union is urging the sport's exclusive cap supplier to keep open its plant in Derby, New York, and not move production to a nonunionized facility in Florida. New Era Cap Co. said in November it was planning to shut the site in March and reached a closing agreement with...

North Dakota's 1st medical marijuana dispensary set to open

Feb. 21, 2019 2:39 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open next week, the culmination of a nearly two-year effort by the state Health Department to establish a distribution system for the drug. New York City-based Acreage Holdings plans to open The Botanist in Fargo on Feb. 28,...

Correction: EPA-PolyMet Mine story

Feb. 21, 2019 2:11 PM EST

In a story Feb. 19 about a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over a proposed copper-nickel mine in Minnesota, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the group filing the lawsuit. It is Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, not Protecting Employees Who Protect Our...

Funeral held for youngest victim of factory shooting

Feb. 20, 2019 10:00 PM EST

SHERIDAN, Ill. (AP) — A small funeral home was packed with hundreds of mourners for a 21-year-old college student who was killed on the first day of his internship when a worker opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing facility. Trevor Wehner was among five people killed in the Friday shooting at the...

Artist probes Russia's toxic legacy through family history

Feb. 20, 2019 7:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Pavel Otdelnov recalls how as a child he saw his mother boil his parents' bedding every day. His father worked in the factories of Dzerzhinsk, the center of Soviet chemical manufacturing, and the chlorine and phosgene that yellowed the sheets seeped through protective gear into his skin. "Dad...

Michigan Gov. Whitmer blocks immigrant detention plan

Feb. 19, 2019 10:11 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blocked the sale of a former state prison that was proposed as the site of a privately operated federal immigration detention center, drawing praise from immigrant rights activists and criticism Tuesday from a Republican lawmaker whose district stood...

Lawmakers tour Florida migrant teen camp, want policy shift

Feb. 19, 2019 6:16 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Congressional Democrats from Florida and Texas on Tuesday toured a migrant camp, where they said children are being held for too long in a place that has a "prison-like" feeling. The lawmakers held a news conference after visiting a facility in Homestead, Florida. They pledged to...

Honda to shut plant in Brexit-shaken Britain

Feb. 19, 2019 10:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it struggles with the uncertainty associated with leaving the European Union next month. The company announced the decision, which will imperil 3,500 jobs and possibly...