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Duluth pursuing study of toxic chemical after refinery blast

Jul. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — City leaders in Duluth, Minnesota, are taking steps to ensure that residents will be safe following the upcoming reconstruction of a refinery that exploded in neighboring Superior, Wisconsin. The Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior was rocked last April by a huge blast and fire. The...

Pipe spills oilfield wastewater in Missouri River tributary

Jul. 15, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department says an estimated 21,000 gallons of oilfield wastewater has spilled from a pipeline near Williston and some of it entered an unnamed tributary to the Missouri River. State environmental scientist Bill Suess (sees) says the pipeline operator, Polar...

EU works to save unraveling nuclear agreement with Iran

Jul. 15, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations threw their diplomatic weight behind the unraveling Iran nuclear deal on Monday, trying to rescue the pact from collapsing under U.S. pressure. The 28 EU foreign ministers insisted that recent Iranian actions surpassing uranium enrichment thresholds set by the 2015...

Oklahoma AG calls company 'kingpin' in state's opioid crisis

Jul. 15, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson was a "kingpin" company that helped fuel the most devastating public health crisis in Oklahoma history, the state attorney general argued Monday during the close of his case against the opioid drug manufacturer. Attorneys for the state...

Average Rhode Island gas price up 6 cents per gallon

Jul. 15, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has soared 6 cents in the past week. AAA Northeast reported Monday that self-serve, regular is now selling for an average of $2.75 per gallon. That's 4 cents per gallon lower than the national average and 14 cents lower than...

AAA: Michigan gas prices rise 9 cents to $2.94 per gallon

Jul. 15, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about 9 cents from a week ago to about $2.94 per gallon as demand grows amid the summer travel season. The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday that despite the increase the average price for self-serve regular unleaded...

Gas prices rise a bit in northern New England

Jul. 15, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices continue to rise in northern New England, though they remain lower than the national average. The latest GasBuddy survey shows the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.64 in New Hampshire, $2.70 in Vermont and $2.71 in Maine. Those all represent increases compared to a...

Troy business becomes a global leader in hemp extraction

Jul. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nick Tennant spent eight months hunched over his dining room table learning how to assemble steel parts into a machine he saw as the future of the marijuana industry. The first trial run produced exactly what the young entrepreneur wanted: lustrous gold CBD oil. It's been seven years, and...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship

Jul. 15, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to "go back" to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. He suggests that the...

Chevron ordered to halt oil spill into California canyon

Jul. 14, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators say Chevron has not done enough to stop a massive oil spill that dumped about 800,000 gallons of crude oil and water into a Kern County canyon, and they want the company to take further action to halt the flow. The seep out of the ground where Chevron injects...