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Chinese company to reopen Kentucky paper mill

Aug. 16, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Chinese company says it will buy a shuttered western Kentucky paper mill and reopen it by the end of this year. Global Win Wickliffe LLC signed a purchase agreement Thursday for the former Verso Corp. mill in Ballard County. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's office said in a news release...

US factory output rose solid 0.3 percent in July

Aug. 15, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output rose a solid 0.3 percent last month, led by increased production of cars, electronics, and appliances. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that overall industrial production — which includes output at mines and utilities as well as factories —...

Coal mine supervisors facing fraud charges plead not guilty

Aug. 10, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Eight former supervisors and safety officers at a Kentucky coal company have pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges they rigged dust monitoring in underground mines. The eight officials at Armstrong Coal were arraigned this week in Owensboro and Bowling Green. An indictment...

US wildlife boss departs after stirring fears on species law

Aug. 9, 2018 9:37 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is stepping down after a 14-month tenure in which the agency proposed broad changes to rules governing protections for thousands of species and pushed for more hunting and fishing on federal lands, officials said Thursday. Greg Sheehan...

Company disputes complaint over refinery by national park

Aug. 9, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company planning an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota is asking state regulators to dismiss a complaint filed by environmental groups over the site. Meridian Energy Group made its request to the Public Service Commission on Wednesday,...

Crocs to outsource manufacturing of clogs, other footwear

Aug. 9, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

NIWOT, Colo. (AP) — Colorado-based footwear company Crocs Inc. is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by year's end and replacing its chief financial officer. The company announced the outsourcing of additional manufacturing and the closure of a distribution facility in Mexico...

Ford celebrates production of 10 million Mustang sports cars

Aug. 8, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

FLAT ROCK, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. marked production of the 10 millionth Mustang with celebrations Wednesday at the automaker's headquarters and at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant where the iconic sports car is made. A parade of Mustangs from 1964 to the present day rolled into the parking lot at the...

Huge Los Angeles gas leak leads to $120 million settlement

Aug. 8, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California utility reached a nearly $120 million settlement over a massive blowout at a natural gas storage field that became the nation's largest known release of climate-changing methane and forced thousands to flee their Los Angeles homes almost three years ago, officials...

Israel hits Gaza after Palestinian rockets target Israel

Aug. 8, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel struck targets in the Gaza Strip after dozens of rockets were launched Wednesday from the coastal territory ruled by the Islamic militant Hamas group, the Israeli military said. The exchange came amid continued attempts by Egypt to broker a broad cease-fire deal between Israel and...

Concern in Arkansas town highlights trade fears in US states

Aug. 8, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — A Chinese company's announcement two years ago that it would spend more than $1 billion and hire hundreds of workers for a paper mill on the outskirts of this rural college town was seen as a much-needed shot in the arm for the region's economy. A web video promoting Arkadelphia...