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Paul Salata, creator of Mr. Irrelevant Award, dies at 94

Oct. 16, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

Paul Salata, who created the Mr. Irrelevant Award that honors the last selection of the NFL draft after playing football at Southern California and in the NFL and Canadian Football League, died Saturday. He was 94. He died of natural causes at home in Newport Beach,...

Minnesota woman killed in North Dakota construction accident

Oct. 16, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A road construction worker was killed in the eastern North Dakota community of Cooperstown when she was struck by a dump truck. The Highway Patrol said the truck was backing up to pour asphalt on the roadway when it hit the 50-year-old woman from...

Interstate widening in Baton Rouge will involve tree removal

Oct. 16, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's transportation department is promising that two new trees will be planted for each one that is cut down to widen Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge. Construction on a new College Drive exit ramp near the I-10/I-12 split will begin by the...

Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists

Oct. 16, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency. One mining operation in central New York came up with a novel solution that has alarmed environmentalists. It uses its own power...

Climate activists resume weeklong protest at Capitol

Oct. 15, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Indigenous groups and other environmental activists marched to the Capitol Friday as they continued a weeklong protest demanding that Congress and the Biden administration stop new fossil fuel projects and act with greater urgency on climate change. ...

Court: Town must turn over emails to gas pipeline builder

Oct. 15, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

A judge on Friday ordered the release of emails between officials in a Philadelphia suburb and the developer of a natural gas pipeline that was charged with environmental crimes related to construction of the multi-billion-dollar project. Officials in Middletown Township...

High court rejects gas company's pipeline stay request

Oct. 15, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts has rejected a Supreme Court stay request from the St. Louis-based natural gas company Spire Inc. to allow it to keep operating a pipeline through Illinois and Missouri. Roberts did not comment Friday in refusing to...

Protesters arrested after occupying Interior Dept. lobby

Oct. 15, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters held a sit-in Thursday at the Interior Department building in downtown Washington and clashed with police as they challenged fossil fuel projects and called for the declaration of a climate emergency. Multiple arrests were reported. An...

Aging equipment, spills test ties between oil, California

Oct. 15, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hoping to recover a lost anchor chain, a work boat dragged a grappling hook along the seabed near an oil platform off the Southern California coast. But it hooked something else -- a pipeline carrying crude oil from the towering rig to shore. Once...

Svechnikov, Hurricanes beat Islanders 6-3 to open season

Oct. 14, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour felt good about the way his new-look roster played together on the opening night of the season. The familiar faces from three straight playoff appearances — led by Andrei Svechnikov — were pretty sharp, too. ...