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With treaty set to expire, will there be rough waters ahead?

Mar. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The way dams and storage reservoirs on the Columbia River and its tributaries are managed could change dramatically in a short five years if negotiators from the United States and Canada don't strike a deal. At issue is the Columbia River Treaty, a transboundary agreement that has...

Admissions scandal unfolds amid cynicism about moral values

Mar. 15, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In some ways, the college-admissions bribery scheme newly revealed by federal prosecutors seemed almost inevitable. Ethics experts say Americans these days are barraged with accounts of corruption, greed and amoral behavior to the point that many likely wonder, "Why should I play by the...

Malaysia shuts 111 schools as toxic waste sickens students

Mar. 13, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Toxic waste illegally dumped into a river in southern Johor state sickened scores of students and teachers, prompting Malaysia's government to order 111 schools to close Wednesday. Education Minister Maszlee Malek earlier Wednesday told 34 schools to shut down and later said...

Ex-truck driver admits to dumping toxic waste in S. Carolina

Mar. 5, 2019 7:24 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former truck driver has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping tankers of toxic waste near South Carolina's only national park. The State reports 44-year-old Michael Greene admitted on Monday to repeatedly dumping the chemicals in 2017 in the Wateree River drainage basin, which flows...

Trump club in Virginia accused of cutting trees on riverbank

Mar. 2, 2019 12:46 PM EST

STERLING, Va. (AP) — County officials in northern Virginia are investigating whether the Trump National Golf Club illegally cut a dozen trees from the Potomac River shoreline and dumped them in the river. Officials in Loudoun County told newsoutlets Friday that removing trees from the flood plain requires...

Man convicted of manslaughter after stabbing father 71 times

Feb. 28, 2019 1:30 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who stabbed his father 71 times and dumped his body in an Alabama river has been convicted of manslaughter. News outlets report Eric Ray Jones was found guilty on Wednesday in the killing of his father Anthony Ray Jones. He had been charged with murder, but...

Water surrounds Mississippi town as rivers rise across South

Feb. 27, 2019 5:20 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Many Southern communities could face weeks of flooding, along with other disruptions, as recent rains have sent many streams over their banks. In one Mississippi Delta hamlet, the mayor says water has cut off all but one road into the town and forced some residents to flee. Runoff is...

The Latest: Tennessee mudslide work may continue for weeks

Feb. 27, 2019 5:18 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the South (all times local): 5 p.m. Workers are continuing to clear a mudslide in Tennessee, where transportation officials say part of Interstate 24 may be closed until March 15 or longer. Mud, rocks and trees slid down a hillside Saturday north of...

February rainfall breaks Tennessee River Valley records

Feb. 25, 2019 4:16 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal utility says the Tennessee River Valley on average has endured a record amount of rain for February. Tennessee Valley Authority River Forecast Center manager James Everett told reporters Monday that, on average, 11 inches (28 centimeters) of rain have fallen this month...

Future of Georgia port expansion hinges on oxygen injectors

Feb. 24, 2019 11:18 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A loud hum drones from a twisting array of machines and pipes connected to four towering metal cones that mix water from the Savannah River with oxygen filtered from the air before pumping it all back down to the river bottom at a rate of 30,000 gallons each minute. The Army Corps of...