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3 injured in fire that destroyed Nebraska fertilizer plant

May. 24, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A lightning strike at a Nebraska fertilizer plant set off a large fire that injured three truck drivers sleeping in the parking lot and destroyed the unoccupied factory, officials said Friday. The fire was reported about 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cooperative Producers Inc. dry...

The Latest: Fire marshal says lightning caused massive fire

May. 24, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on a fire that destroyed a central Nebraska fertilizer plan (all times local): 5 p.m. The Nebraska Fire Marshal's office has determined a lightning strike caused the fire that destroyed a fertilizer plant and injured three people. The office said in a news release Friday...

EPA taking 1st big steps to clean up leaking Colorado mines

May. 23, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take the first major steps this summer to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines at a Superfund site in southwestern Colorado, officials said Thursday. The work includes dredging contaminated sediment from streams and ponds,...

The Latest: Runaway barges cause 'minimal' damage to dam

May. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8 p.m. Army engineers say two runaway barges did "minimal" damage when they struck an Arkansas River dam. The barges, filled with 1,500 tons of fertilizer, swept down the flood-swollen river...

Judge questions secrecy in Chemours lawsuit against DuPont

May. 23, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has ordered the unsealing of a complaint filed by chemical manufacturer Chemours against the DuPont Co., which spun off Chemours in 2015, and chastised attorneys for the secrecy surrounding the dispute. Attorneys for Chemours filed the complaint under seal on May...

Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

May. 23, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from Washington. Tensions have soared in the Mideast recently as the White House earlier this month sent an...

Aging voters in Greece keep traditional campaigning alive

May. 23, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

KARPENISI, Greece (AP) — In the mountainous Evrytania region of Greece, fir trees cover the hills, deer and wolves roam the lush landscape and waterfalls add to the dramatic scenery, earning it the nickname "Little Switzerland." Harder to find, however, are young people. The area — a winding,...

Supreme leader criticizes Iran's politicians amid US tension

May. 22, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader publicly chastised the country's moderate president and foreign minister Wednesday, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they had negotiated with world powers. The extraordinary comments by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the first time he's...

Interior boss: No monument changes planned, but up to Trump

May. 22, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Wednesday he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments that were recommended by his predecessor, but that it's ultimately up to President Donald Trump. The comments at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee meeting are the latest...

Ohio power company fulfills Louisiana wetlands agreement

May. 22, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — An Ohio-based multinational power company has completed an agreement to pay for potential pollution by reforesting wetlands for a national wildlife refuge in Louisiana. American Electric Power, The Conservation Fund and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday that the final...