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Italy lowers confirmed death toll to 38 in Genoa collapse

Aug. 16, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a highway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa that is already confirmed to have claimed at least 38 lives will certainly rise, a senior official said Thursday. "Unfortunately, the toll will increase, that's inevitable" as rescuers continued to search...

Alaska's North Slope shaken by 2 largest recorded quakes

Aug. 13, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An earthquake and an aftershock that followed Sunday were the two largest recorded temblors to rock Alaska's North Slope, according to quake experts. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook the ground at 6:58 a.m. Sunday on the northern side the Brook Range, the mountains that run west to...

5th lawsuit filed against EPA over 2015 mine waste spill

Aug. 10, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fifth lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a mine waste spill the agency inadvertently triggered in 2015, polluting rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The lawsuit was filed Aug. 3 in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by 295...

Montana creek protected as wild and scenic river

Aug. 4, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that protects Montana's East Rosebud Creek as a wild and scenic river. The designation for the Stillwater River tributary that runs through the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness is the first for a state waterway in 42 years. The Bozeman...

3 years after Colorado mine spill, victims awaiting payment

Aug. 3, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered a massive mine spill that polluted rivers in three states, the federal government still has not repaid any of the victims for the millions of dollars in economic damage they claimed. The EPA said this week it is making...

Sale could speed decommissioning of oldest nuclear plant

Jul. 31, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

FORKED RIVER, N.J. (AP) — An agreement announced Tuesday to sell the country's oldest nuclear power plant could result in the plant's being decommissioned in the next eight years, decades earlier than required by industry protocols. Exelon Generation announced that Holtec International has agreed to...

EPA seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Colorado mine spill

Jul. 27, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants a federal court to toss a lawsuit filed by Utah, New Mexico and the Navajo Nation seeking the repayment of cleanup costs for a mine spill in Colorado that polluted rivers in three states. The EPA said in a motion Wednesday that the...

Hersheypark reopens after flooding causes 1-day shutdown

Jul. 24, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Heavy rain and flash flooding made it appear a river of chocolate was running through the middle of Hersheypark. The Pennsylvania amusement park reopened Tuesday after it and ZooAmerica closed due to flooding on Monday. Three days of rain in the central and eastern part of the state...

The Latest: Suspect arrested in Oakland station killing

Jul. 24, 2018 1:46 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal stabbing attack at a California train station (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Authorities say a man suspected in the stabbing death of a teenager at an Oakland, California, train station had no weapon when he was arrested on a train a dozen miles away. Bay Area...

Kayaker's body found in Lake Michigan nearly 2 years later

Jul. 20, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in northern Michigan believe they've found the body of a kayaker who went missing nearly two years ago. Volunteers with high-tech equipment discovered a body Thursday in deep water in Lake Michigan's Platte Bay. Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel tells MLive.com "they're...