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China chemical plant blast kills 47, injures hundreds more

Mar. 22, 2019 4:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 47 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously. Thursday's blast in an industrial park in the city of Yancheng, north of Shanghai, was one of China's worst...

Cradling children, migrant families cross border in waves

Mar. 21, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A mother cradled a crying toddler as she waited in line with 20 other women to shower. Dozens of fathers quietly held their children's hands in an enclosure made of chain-link fencing. While these families were held at an overcrowded Border Patrol processing center, a fresh wave of...

Benzene warning lifted near Houston-area petrochemical plant

Mar. 21, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

Residents near a petrochemical storage terminal in the Houston suburb of Deer Park were warned to shelter in place for several hours on Thursday after elevated levels of benzene were detected in the air. The warning was lifted around noon after air-quality readings improved, but health officials said air...

Flooded Iowa communities surviving with trucked-in water

Mar. 20, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As some communities along the Missouri River start to shift their focus to flood recovery after a late-winter storm, residents in two Iowa cities are stuck in crisis mode after their treatment plants shut down and left them in need of fresh water. Tanker trucks from the Iowa...

Cleanup underway after fire at Texas petrochemicals facility

Mar. 20, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Crews on Wednesday extinguished a fire that had burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility and led to concerns about air quality among some residents and environmental groups despite reassurances from officials that testing shows nothing amiss. Intercontinental...

Trump says Ohio workers 'better love me,' renews McCain feud

Mar. 20, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday brought his re-election campaign to Ohio — a state essential to his 2020 strategy — touring a military tank plant and telling many of its cheering workers: "You better love me. I kept this place open." Trump also used the visit to...

The Latest: Trump attends re-election fundraiser in Ohio

Mar. 20, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Ohio (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is attending a re-election campaign fundraiser in northeast Ohio. Trump is participating in a round-table event with supporters before delivering remarks at a reception Wednesday at...

Gunmen fire on uranium convoy in Brazil; no injuries

Mar. 20, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gunmen fired on a convoy transporting uranium fuel to a Brazilian nuclear plant as it drove past a rough neighborhood in the state of Rio de Janeiro, but the company operating the plant said the attack didn't appear to be related to the radioactive material. The state-owned...

Ford repackages investment, boosts new jobs from 850 to 900

Mar. 20, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced $900 million manufacturing investment in the Detroit area, boosting the number of jobs added from 850 to 900. Most of the new workers will build a new generation of electric vehicle at Ford's existing factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, south...

Is your kitchen-sink disposal environmentally friendly?

Mar. 20, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

If you're trying to be more eco-friendly at home, should you use your kitchen garbage disposal? It depends. "Keep in mind that when food is added to the wastewater system, it must be further treated," says Maggie Sauerhage, a spokeswoman for the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. She suggests learning about...