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Former banker pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering

Jun. 25, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former banker has pleaded guilty to bank fraud and money laundering for approving a series of bank loans to a man whose applications did not include private loans the banker knew about. Stephen Phillip Casher, 46, pleaded guilty Wednesday after two days of testimony at his trial in...

Report: Montana coal production down amid declining demand

Jun. 17, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal production in Montana has decreased by more than 3 million tons in the last year, a result attributed to more affordable alternatives such as renewable resources, a federal energy report said. U.S. Energy Information Administration found that coal mines produced 32.8 million...

Elderly residents wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus wait at a bus stop with a map of Beijing near a neighborhood under lockdown in Beijing Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Chinese authorities locked down a third neighborhood in Beijing on Tuesday as they rushed to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 100 people in a country that appeared to have largely contained the virus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: New Zealand PM assigns military leader to border

Jun. 16, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has assigned a top military leader to oversee the nation’s border quarantine measures after what she described as an “unacceptable failure” by health officials in allowing two women who had recently returned from...

FILE - In this March 11, 2018, file photo, Cecil Roberts, president of United Mine Workers of America, speaks at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Waynesburg, Pa. United Mine Workers and the United Steelworkers unions asked a court Tuesday, June 16, 2020 to force the federal government to take unspecified measures to protect them from the coronavirus. The petition asked the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia for an expedited order against the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.    (Antonella Crescimbeni/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)

Coal union seeks order protecting miners from coronavirus

Jun. 16, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A union representing U.S. coal miners asked a court Tuesday to force the federal government to take unspecified measures to protect them from the coronavirus. The petition asked the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia for an expedited order against the U.S....

Rare air: Coal miner recovers from double lung transplant

Jun. 14, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

LOUISA, Ky. (AP) — It’s a job that nearly killed him. It’s a job that he witnessed kill others. It’s a job he loved. But coal mining was more than a job for Martin County native Randy Brown. It was — and is — an identity. “I love being a coal miner,” Brown...

A health worker leaves after collecting samples from a family for coronavirus testing at a neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, June 8, 2020. The number of new coronavirus infections in Pakistan continued to spiral upward, as the nation of 220 million people surpassed 100,000 cases as of Sunday with more than 2,000 deaths. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The Latest: Pakistan sees more than 100 virus deaths in day

Jun. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan recorded more than 100 deaths in a single day from COVID-19 for the first time since keeping statistics in mid-March, when the country first imposed a lock down that has never been total. As of Tuesday, Pakistan recorded 108,316 coronavirus infections, with 4,646 new cases...

Judge: Company can seek repossession of Wyoming coal shovels

Jun. 8, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A bankruptcy court judge is allowing an international equipment company to try to repossess two building-sized shovels crucial to the operation of two Wyoming coal mines. Komatsu Mining Corp. may begin the process of foreclosing on the shovels at Eagle Specialty Materials' Eagle Butte...

Passengers wearing face masks arrive on the first day of new rules that people arriving in Britain from overseas will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days to help stop the spread of coronavirus, at Heathrow Airport in London, Monday, June 8, 2020. The British government has said that anyone caught not complying with the quarantine will face a fine. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Aviation, tourism groups protest UK's 14-day quarantine

Jun. 8, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain began imposing a 14-day quarantine Monday on travelers coming into the country, months after other European countries imposed similar measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. The quarantine was roundly criticized by the aviation and tourism industries, with many questioning...

FILE - This Dec. 22, 2018, file photo shows a pump jack over an oil well along Interstate 25 near Dacono, Colo. Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Trump's fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges

May. 28, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands. Judges have ruled...

School children wearing masks get their hands sanitized and temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

May. 26, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports biggest jump in virus cases for 7th straight...