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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...

Iowa sues to shut down national puppy-laundering ring

Mar. 19, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Attorney General's Office is suing to shut down what it describes as a national puppy-laundering ring that sells dogs from illegal breeding operations at inflated prices while pretending the animals are rescues. The lawsuit filed Monday seeks an injunction to dissolve...

Midwest flooding forces evacuations, closing of road, river

Mar. 15, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Flooding in the central U.S. on Friday swamped small towns, forced some residents along waterways to evacuate, threatened to temporarily close a nuclear power plant and shut down stretches of a major river and an interstate highway, foreshadowing a difficult spring flooding season. The...

Rising river expected to prompt Nebraska nuke plant shutdown

Mar. 15, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

BROWNVILLE, Neb. (AP) — A nuclear power plant along the swollen Missouri River in southeast Nebraska will likely be shut down early Saturday as the river continues to rise following heavy rain earlier this week, a plant spokesman said Friday. The Cooper Nuclear Station uses water from the river to generate...

Ohio governor doesn't think GM will revive assembly plant

Mar. 13, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine isn't optimistic that General Motors will bring a line of new vehicles to the sprawling Ohio assembly plant the automaker shut down last week, possibly for good. GM indicated it has been in talks with one or more other companies about taking over the site for another...

Fight over nuclear plants arrives at Pennsylvania Capitol

Mar. 11, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation designed to pump hundreds of millions of ratepayer dollars into Three Mile Island and Pennsylvania's other nuclear power plants was introduced Monday and could usher in heated debate over whether the plants deserve what critics call a bailout. The debate in Pennsylvania's...

The Cruze cruises: GM assembly plant closing, maybe for good

Mar. 6, 2019 4:54 PM EST

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The last compact car rolled off the line Wednesday at General Motors' massive assembly plant in Ohio as the automaker began moving toward its future while workers wondered about theirs. GM is eliminating all 1,700 hourly positions, perhaps for good, at the factory near Youngstown,...

The Latest: Last car comes off line at GM assembly plant

Mar. 6, 2019 3:39 PM EST

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the idling of a GM plant in Ohio (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The last Chevrolet Cruze has rolled off the assembly line at a General Motors plant in Ohio where 1,700 hourly positions are being eliminated, perhaps for good. The factory near Youngstown is the first of...

A look at General Motor's Lordstown assembly plant

Mar. 6, 2019 7:29 AM EST

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Some facts and figures about northeast Ohio's Lordstown assembly plant, which General Motors is idling Wednesday after the final U.S.-made Chevrolet Cruze sedan rolls off the assembly line, eliminating the jobs of nearly 1,700 hourly workers: — The plant opened in April 1966....

UAW sues General Motors to stop plant closings in 3 states

Feb. 26, 2019 2:21 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The United Auto Workers has sued General Motors from closing three plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland, claiming the union's current contract forbids the company from idling them, according to the suit filed Tuesday. GM announced plans in November to end production at U.S. plants...