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Minnesota to do state review of proposed copper-nickel mine

Nov. 22, 2019 1:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials say they will do a state environmental impact statement for a proposed copper-nickel mine upstream of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The Department of Natural Resources announced the move Friday, saying a credible and neutral assessment of the proposed...

SRP to pay $21 M to settle claims over Arizona mine closure

Nov. 21, 2019 8:01 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Salt River Project has agreed to pay $21 million to settle claims from Peabody Energy over the closure of the Kayenta coal mine. The mine closed in August after sending its last coal shipment to the Navajo Generating Station near Page. The power plant shut down Monday after a 45-year run....

EPA ends safety rules put in place after deadly Texas blast

Nov. 21, 2019 2:40 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is scaling back chemical plant safety measures that were put in place after a Texas fertilizer plant explosion in 2013 that killed 15 people. The changes announced Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency include ending a requirement that plants provide...

Sheriff: Worker shot, wounded 2 at N Carolina plant

Nov. 21, 2019 10:50 AM EST

TAR HEEL, N.C. (AP) — A gunman was captured after opening fire in a North Carolina hog processing plant early Thursday, seriously wounding two co-workers, a sheriff said. Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker told WRAL-TV that the suspect is in custody after attacking the two employees in a stairwell at The...

Earthquake shakes Thailand, Laos, sways Bangkok high-rises

Nov. 21, 2019 4:47 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A strong earthquake shook a border area between northern Thailand and Laos early Thursday, swaying high-rises in Bangkok and Vietnam’s capital. Residents of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand’s biggest city, felt prolonged shaking but saw no major damage. Chiang Mai resident...

Ex-operator of Pima County assisted living homes is indicted

Nov. 21, 2019 12:18 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The former operator of several assisted living facilities in southern Arizona has been indicted on 14 counts of theft and one count of fraud. State prosecutors say a Pima County grand jury indicted Jerone Davis, who operated Rancho Verde Care Homes. Davis is accused of entering into...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claim about Apple plant

Nov. 20, 2019 9:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to take credit Wednesday for opening a plant that’s been in business for years. He also tried to blame House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for closing Congress, but she didn’t. TRUMP: “Today I opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas that...

Lawmakers request environmental review of factory closure

Nov. 20, 2019 6:28 PM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have asked environmental officials to monitor the pending closure of the Energizer factory for any pollution. The Bennington Banner reports Democratic Sen. Brian Campion wants to avoid the toxic chemical contamination that was found when two former factories in...

Away from Washington, Trump praises Apple’s Texas expansion

Nov. 20, 2019 6:14 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump got away from the impeachment inquiry in Washington on Wednesday and celebrated tech behemoth Apple keeping its Mac Pro computer manufacturing plant in the Texas state capital. Trump’s visit follows Apple’s announcement in September that it would...

Worker killed in industrial accident in southwest Wichita

Nov. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a 35-year-old man died after an accident at a construction equipment plant in southwest Wichita. Police spokesman Keven Wheeler says the man was injured early Wednesday when he was working on machinery at Case New Holland Construction. KAKE-TV reports the man was...