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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne celebrates after a run during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Brady vs Rodgers, possibly Mahomes vs. Allen in title games

Jan. 17, 2021 10:22 PM EST

Tom Brady will take on Aaron Rodgers in a matchup of quarterback legends in the NFC title game. The AFC championship could feature two of the top young QBs if Patrick Mahomes is healthy enough to start for Kansas City against Buffalo's Josh Allen. An enticing final four in the NFL was set up Sunday when Brady's...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2008, file photo Vice presidential candidate Joe Biden, D-Del., left, and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., right, wave during a rally at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Biden's long political evolution leads to his biggest test

Jan. 17, 2021 5:47 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has navigated a half-century in American politics by relentlessly positioning himself at the core of the Democratic Party. Wherever that power center shifted, there Biden has been, whether as the young senator who opposed court-ordered busing in school...

Col. Robert Hilliard, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, speaks during a press conference Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, organized by the Environmental Protection Agency at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District facility in Vicksburg, Miss. (Tim Reeves/The Vicksburg Post via AP)

Analysis: Mississippi pump fight unresolved as Trump departs

Jan. 17, 2021 5:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Farmers and environmentalists have been arguing for decades over proposals for a massive federal flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta. The fight is continuing into a new presidential administration. Four conservation groups are suing the Environmental Protection...

Parking area for Ferrisburgh wildlife area to be closed

Jan. 17, 2021 4:23 PM EST

FERRISBURGH, Vt. (AP) — The parking area and the entrance road to the Little Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area in Ferrisburgh is going to be closed from January through March. The closure is because the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department will be conducting habitat improvement projects with logging...

A survey in New Orleans on electric vehicle charging places

Jan. 17, 2021 1:32 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The City of New Orleans and Entergy New Orleans are asking people where they’d like to see charging stations for electric vehicles. They’re looking for responses from both city residents and business owners and — to help find locations useful for travelers —...

Stacks of logs in the San Francisco Peaks of the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona await cutting and splitting into firewood on June 8, 2020. Tall stacks of logs left over from a forest thinning project in mountains overlooking Flagstaff are being processed into thousands of cords of free firewood to provide a winter heat source for northern Arizonans, including residents of the Navajo and Hopi reservations. (AP Photo/Paul Davenport)

Thinning project provides firewood for northern Arizonans

Jan. 17, 2021 11:39 AM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Tall stacks of logs left over from a forest thinning project in mountains overlooking Flagstaff are being processed into thousands of cords of free firewood to provide a winter heat source for northern Arizonans, including residents of the Navajo and Hopi reservations. ...

Environmental groups wants closer look at glamping resort

Jan. 17, 2021 10:10 AM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Eight environmental groups have submitted a petition to the Gallatin County Planning Board and Director requesting a more robust evaluation of a controversial development in Montana's Gallatin Gateway. The groups are asking the board and director to formally determine whether the...

Cabot Creamery seeks state permission for energy project

Jan. 17, 2021 8:30 AM EST

CABOT, Vt. (AP) — The Cabot Creamery is seeking state approval to build a biogas generator at its facility in Cabot that will generate renewable energy from a byproduct of its manufacturing process. The creamery is asking the Public Utilities Commission for permission to install and operate a bio-digester...

Germany: Buried barrel may be linked to far-left group

Jan. 17, 2021 4:55 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say forestry workers have unearthed a barrel containing material that may be related to the far-left Red Army Faction group. The plastic barrel was found Friday during tree-pruning work in the Seevetal area, near Hamburg, the state criminal police office in Lower Saxony...

FILE- This June 2, 2009 file photo shows  the U.S. Steel plant on Zug Island.  Great Lakes Works, the century-plus old blast furnaces that made the steel that built America, is mostly idle now, but the mill — despite social media rumors — has a little life left in it yet. In 2020, U.S. Steel said it would indefinitely idle major operations at the factories, sending notices to 1,545 employees. Now, there are about 500 workers left and just a small slice of what it was at its peak. In the late 1940s, more than 16,000 men reportedly worked there. (Patrica Beck/Detroit Free Press via AP)

Zug Island mill still operates with fraction of workforce

Jan. 17, 2021 1:01 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Great Lakes Works, the century-plus old blast furnaces that made the steel that built America, is mostly idle now, but the mill — despite social media rumors — has a little life left in it yet. But steel making in metro Detroit — and America — probably...