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Google self-driving spinoff Waymo to put factory in Michigan

Jan. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world's first plant "100 percent" dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles. The company plans to spend about $13.6 million to...

Montana lawmaker wants state to buy beleaguered power plant

Jan. 22, 2019 12:24 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings legislator's proposal that Montana buy Colstrip power plant drew criticism from business and environmental groups alike at a Monday hearing in Helena. Business lobbyists cautioned against state government buying private companies, while environmentalists warned against...

El Paso Electric eyes new $143M generator, more solar power

Jan. 22, 2019 11:58 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — El Paso Electric plans to add a $143 million power generator and introduce more solar power by 2023, the utility recently announced. The company said the planned power generator will be located at its Northeast El Paso power plant and comes after studies that showed the electric...

All 5 Arkansas medical marijuana plans under construction

Jan. 21, 2019 1:37 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — All five of Arkansas medical marijuana cultivation facilities are now under construction. Delta Medical Cannabis Co. in Newport became the final facility to begin work, breaking ground on Tuesday. The other four facilities are Natural State Wellness Enterprises, also in Newport,...

Iowa manufacturing plant closing, eliminating 40 jobs

Jan. 20, 2019 4:44 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City manufacturing plant is closing and roughly forty jobs will be eliminated. The Sioux City Journal reports that Prince Hydraulics employees were told Friday that the Sioux City plant would close and the work will move to other locations. Shannon Stucker with the...

Kenyan police say attack on Chinese facilities is repelled

Jan. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police say gunmen opened fire on Chinese construction facilities in an eastern area, days after Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Nairobi. National police chief Joseph Boinnet says security forces fought off the attackers at Shimbirey near Garissa...

3 possible sites for Wyoming's experimental coal plant

Jan. 20, 2019 1:20 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon is looking at at least three potential sites for the experimental coal-generating plant he wants to build in the state. The Gillette News Record reports that the Gordon told the Wyoming Press Association Convention Friday that the Integrated Test Center near...

Woman pleads guilty to fraud at Missouri ammunition plant

Jan. 19, 2019 10:56 AM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman who worked for a subcontractor at the Lake City Ammunition Plant in Independence admitted stealing about $160,000 in equipment. Brooke Brooks pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to theft of government property. Brooks ordered equipment and supplies at the...

Indiana panel adopts rule making invasive plants illegal

Jan. 19, 2019 10:04 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana conservationists are toasting a state commission's decision to make dozens of invasive plant species illegal in the state. The Natural Resources Commission adopted a rule Tuesday that will prohibit and restrict the introduction, sale, distribution and transport of invasive...

20 years later, Libby's asbestos fight goes on

Jan. 19, 2019 2:05 AM EST

LIBBY, Mont. (AP) — The bleak world of asbestos science is tinged with subtle hues of gray and white, barely perceptible shadows that don't strike the untrained eye as anything abnormal. But for those whose lives and careers are defined by the hundreds of people sick and dying in this tiny mountain...