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Russian forces begin assault on two eastern Ukraine cities

Aug. 06, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket and shelling attacks on other Ukrainian cities, including one close to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Ukraine's military and local officials said. ...

Alabama man 'lucky to be alive' after tumble at waterfall

Aug. 06, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Zac Roden had been to Welcome Falls many times, and all of those times that he travelled the few miles from his home to visit the landmark left him confident in his abilities to traverse the slick terrain. But in June, a quick trip to show the falls to a friend left Roden...

Pipeline developer pleads no contest in pollution cases

Aug. 05, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The developer of a major pipeline system that connects the Marcellus Shale gas field in western Pennsylvania to an export terminal near Philadelphia pleaded no contest Friday to criminal charges that it systematically polluted waterways and residential water wells across...

Report: Climate change a challenge for Idaho wildlife

Aug. 02, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Climate change could make it more challenging to conserve and manage the state’s most at-risk fish, wildlife and plants, Idaho officials said. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Monday released its draft Idaho State Wildlife Action Plan that will guide...

Detroit-area utility denies flooding claims from 2021 storm

Jul. 19, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area water utility said Tuesday that it will deny flooding claims stemming from a damaging storm last summer based on an independent review that found the flooding was caused by the amount of rainfall and not a defect in its wastewater collection and pumping system. ...

Funding deal for new Penn Station reached between state, NYC

Jul. 18, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A funding agreement was reached for the multibillion-dollar redevelopment of New York’s aging Penn Station, the country's busiest rail hub. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams announced details of the deal Monday. The plan would create new...

Officials suggest pipeline company hid problems after spill

Jul. 14, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors suspect a Wyoming company of potentially concealing problems with a pipeline that broke in 2015 and spilled more than 50,000 gallons (240,000 liters) of crude into Montana’s Yellowstone River, fouling a small city’s drinking water supply, court filings...

Textile maker Milliken to close Georgia plant employing 260

Jul. 14, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

SYLVANIA, Ga. (AP) — A textile manufacturer says it plans to close a plant in eastern Georgia that employs 260 workers. Milliken & Company announced Wednesday that its operations in Screven County will be phased out and transferred to its plant in Cherokee County, South...

Scholz party mulls bids to expel German ex-leader Schroeder

Jul. 14, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Local officials with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party met Thursday to consider calls to expel former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, but reached no immediate decision. Schroeder’s longstanding ties to the Russian energy sector and refusal to distance himself...

Too close to home: Fire at firehouse in Mississippi town

Jul. 13, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

PEARL RIVER COUNTY, Miss. (AP) — A volunteer fire department in a Mississippi community lost the use of three trucks when its own station went up in flames. WLOX TV reports that the fire happened Monday night at the Nicholson Volunteer Fired Department station. Nicholson is a...