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US mayors want federal help to improve old water pipes

Oct. 12, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — U.S. mayors say more help is needed from the federal government to replacing old, failing water pipes. Members of the United States Conference of Mayors' Water Council are meeting Friday in Flint, Michigan, which continues to recover from a water crisis. Mayor David Berger of Lima,...

The Latest: 3 near Greece-Turkey border fatally stabbed

Oct. 10, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration: (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Greek police say three females found dead by a river on the border with Turkey and believed to be migrants had been stabbed in the neck. Police said a farmer found the victims Wednesday on the Greek side...

The Latest: Man to be freed in Bulgarian journalist probe

Oct. 9, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

RUSE, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of a female journalist in Bulgaria (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A senior Bulgarian police officer says authorities will release a man taken into custody and he won't be charged in connection with the slaying of a journalist who highlighted suspected...

Blind Missouri man safe thanks to sharp-nosed dog

Oct. 8, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) — A missing blind man is safe, thanks to the nose of a 3-year-old black lab mix who sniffed him out. Ruby was part of a weekend search team looking for the man in Hillsboro, Missouri, 40 miles southwest of St. Louis. The man, who has epilepsy in addition to blindness, was reported...

At least 10 decapitated goats found in an Atlanta-area river

Oct. 4, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An environmental advocacy organization says nearly a dozen decapitated goats have been found in Atlanta's major river. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper tells news outlets the carcasses were discovered Wednesday. Riverkeeper Jason Ulseth says he found them while patrolling the area in an effort to...

Toxic site near MetLife Stadium gets $332M cleanup plan

Oct. 2, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — A polluted creek near MetLife Stadium and the Meadowlands sports complex that has some of the highest recorded mercury levels of any freshwater ecosystem in the country is moving ahead with a $332 million cleanup plan, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. Officials...

Duke says its data show no harm from flooded coal ash dump

Sep. 24, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

Duke Energy said Monday that results from water samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River. The data Duke released were from a sample collected over the weekend after a dam breached Friday at the reservoir for the L.V. Sutton Power...

Train derails in NW Iowa, dumping sand, railcars into river

Sep. 23, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

ALTON, Iowa (AP) — No injuries have been reported after a train derailed in northwest Iowa and 20 cars carrying soybean oil and sand fell into the flooded Floyd River. The Des Moines Register reports the bridge beneath the Union Pacific train collapsed as part of the derailment Sunday morning. Officials...

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

Sep. 22, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters. Forecasters predicted the water will continue to rise through the weekend at the L.V. Sutton Power...

Flooding: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

Sep. 21, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said the utility doesn't believe the breach at the L.V....