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Appeals court tosses key permits for Atlantic Coast pipeline

Aug. 6, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday threw out two key permits for the Atlantic Coast pipeline, a ruling environmental groups said should halt construction on the 600-mile natural gas pipeline, but project developers insisted should not result in a lengthy delay. A three-judge panel of...

Greek minister resigns after criticism of wildfire response

Aug. 3, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's public order minister resigned Friday over the deadly forest fire that killed at least 88 people in a seaside area near Athens last week, after spending days defending the way authorities had handled the disaster. A government statement said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met...

Groups sue North Dakota over oil refinery near national park

Jul. 13, 2018 11:15 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Three environmental groups are suing North Dakota over an air quality permit that allows construction of an $800 million oil refinery about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. National Parks Conservation Association, the Environmental Law and Policy Center...

History of 2 Atlantic City casinos reopening Thursday

Jun. 27, 2018 10:47 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two shuttered Atlantic City casinos will reopen Thursday under new names and new ownership. The former Trump Taj Mahal will reopen as the Hard Rock, and the former Revel will reopen as the Ocean Resort Casino. Their shutdowns caused considerable concern about the future of the...

Correction: Basketball to Music Hall story

Jun. 25, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 23 about the planned restoration of a Brooklyn theater, The Associated Press erroneously reported developer Bruce Ratner's involvement in the project. His company ceased to be involved in 2017. A corrected version of the story is below: Ornate NYC theater, used for years as...