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1 dead, 9 hospitalized after central California hazmat spill

Jun. 13, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — One person has died after a hazardous material spill in central California, and nine others were taken to a hospital for treatment. Merced County Sheriff's Deputy Daryl Allen says the spill happened around noon Thursday in a rural area near Los Banos, about 80 miles (130...

The Latest: 3 Canadian Radarsat satellites placed in orbit

Jun. 12, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the launch of three Canadian satellites from California (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program have been deployed into orbit after they were launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The...

California's largest wildland fire started by hammer sparks

Jun. 6, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sparks from a hammer driving a metal stake into the ground ignited a 2018 blaze in Northern California that killed a firefighter and became the largest wildland fire in state history, officials said Thursday. The blaze started July 17, 2018, in Mendocino County and quickly spread,...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump cries 'treason' over campaign scrutiny

May. 20, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using "treason" rather lightly as he assails unidentified U.S. officials for investigating operatives of his campaign in 2016. There's no allegation or even suggestion that they committed this punishable-by-death crime, if any crime at all. Trump's hyperbolic...

Forest officials seek volunteers for Daniel Boone committee

May. 2, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Federal forestry officials are seeking volunteers to serve on an advisory committee that serves the Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky. Forest Supervisor Dan Olsen says they are looking for eight new members for the 15-member Daniel Boone Resource Advisory Committee....

Agroforester harvests berries, mushrooms, honey in woods

Apr. 21, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Willie Huston's house overlooks a lush landscape. His kitchen is littered with various books on plants, fungi and conservation ecology, and a milk jug full of Spencer's Coffee grounds, fluffy white mycelia and young mushrooms. Outside, a Siberian husky mix named Oli shifts between...

The Latest: Oklahoma City bombing Survivor Tree DNA lives on

Apr. 19, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on efforts to sustain a tree symbolizing hope following the Oklahoma City bombing (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism on U.S. soil....

Easter bonfires in Germany canceled over wildfire risk

Apr. 19, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in eastern Germany are canceling plans for traditional Easter bonfires because warm, dry weather has increased the risk of wildfires. Firefighters managed to control a forest fire in Koenigs Wusterhausen near Berlin early Friday, one of several in the eastern state of Brandenburg...

Maine imposes quarantine to combat beetle killing ash trees

Apr. 17, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Officials in Maine have announced a formal quarantine to slow the spread of a beetle that has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees since its discovery in North America. The emerald ash borer was first found stateside in Michigan in 2002 and has spread to dozens of states and four...