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Family owned textile machine plant closing after 50 years

Jul. 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A family owned plant in Orangeburg County that makes machines for textile mills is closing after nearly 50 years. Mayer Industries Inc. CEO George Fischer says the company is consolidating its work making braiding machines at plants in Germany. Fischer told The Times and Democrat of...

Critics: Duke Energy needs to expedite coal power retirement

Jul. 21, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest electric utility needs to move faster to retire its aging network of coal-fired power plants and replace them with cleaner, more renewable power sources, environmentalist said. Duke Energy Indiana officials said they hope to retire all nine of the utility's coal-fired...

Death toll rises to 15 in Chinese gas plant explosion

Jul. 20, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in central China said Sunday the death toll in a gas plant explosion has risen to 15 with another 15 seriously injured. Three people who were previously missing have been found dead, said local authorities. About 270 firefighters and rescue workers have completed three rounds of...

Deschutes County blocks pot facility over partners' arrests

Jul. 20, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Deschutes County has decided to block a proposed marijuana growing and processing facility after learning that two of the people involved in the plans were recently arrested. The Bulletin newspaper of Bend reports that a neighbor of the facility in Alfalfa, east of Bend, challenged it...

New Mexico utility seeks feedback on closure of coal plant

Jul. 20, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In what's expected to be a long, contentious process, a few dozen people gathered recently in Albuquerque for the first public meeting hosted by Public Service Co. of New Mexico on the planned shutdown of its coal-fired power plant. PNM, the state's largest electric utility, is...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Dems on an incendiary week

Jul. 20, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. The episode roiled the capital and excited Trump's North Carolina...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Harris both wrong about auto sector

Jul. 19, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Renaissance or ruin? Americans are being presented with two starkly different accounts of the state of the auto industry, one from President Donald Trump and the other from California Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic presidential candidate. Neither is accurate. Trump claims to be a one-man...

Poultry plant operating again after chemical fire, explosion

Jul. 19, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — A chicken processing facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore is up and running again after a fire there caused explosions that could be heard for miles. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that the fire on Wednesday at the Perdue facility drew more than 25 emergency vehicles. The Accomac...

Ohio governor backs $1B rescue for state's 2 nuclear plants

Jul. 19, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor hopes state lawmakers can agree on a bill that would hand over roughly $1 billion to the state's two nuclear plants. Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that he'll sign the proposal if lawmakers can get it passed. The financial rescue for the nuclear plants cleared the Ohio...

Police: 1 in custody after shot fired at Foster Farms plant

Jul. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A man opened fired a handgun Thursday morning at a corndog manufacturing plant in Corvallis before surrendering to police. Police said they arrested 22-year-old Adrian Nickerson on suspicion of firing a single shot in a woman's restroom within a Foster Farms processing plant....