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Al Gross, right, an independent in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, holds a document during a debate with Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Sullivan participated remotely, as the Senate prepares to vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee in Washington. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media via AP, Pool)

Sullivan, Gross clash in broadcast Alaska Senate debate

Oct. 24, 2020 3:49 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The major candidates in Alaska's U.S. Senate race attacked each other's integrity and clashed on issues of health care and the Supreme Court in a high-profile broadcast debate less than two weeks before the Nov. 3 election. Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and Democratic-supported...

FILE-In this Thursday, April 3, 1997 file photo, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Ga., is is seen. A mining company said Tuesday it plans to dig for minerals without a federal permit at the edge of the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp, a big step for a once-embattled project that's now benefitting from the Trump administration's rollback of environmental rules. (Stuart Tannehill/Florida Times-Union via AP, File)

Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee

Oct. 21, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A mining company said Tuesday that it plans to dig for minerals without a federal permit at the edge of the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp, a big step for a once-embattled project that's now benefiting from the Trump administration's rollback of environmental rules. For...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016, file photo, heavy equipment is seen at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline were being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. Native American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the flow of oil while the legal battle over the line's future plays out. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Tribes make new move to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline

Oct. 20, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the flow of oil while the legal battle over the line’s future plays out. The Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes succeeded on their first attempt, only to have an appeals...

Dredge scarcity could make rebuilding coast slower, costly

Oct. 17, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Just as Louisiana begins an ambitious slate of projects to rebuild its crumbling coastline, the essential ingredients — sea sand and river silt — will be harder to come by. That’s not because these materials are rare; the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River are...

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mo., speaks during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee oversight hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

Engineers' report bolsters proposed Mississippi pump project

Oct. 16, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday published a draft of a new environmental impact statement that supports a proposal for massive pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of the rural Mississippi Delta — a reversal of a previous federal report that said the project would...

Workers allegedly dumping some border wall waste into Mexico

Oct. 11, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating allegations that workers have illegally dumped waste from border wall construction into Mexico, where the metal is being sold on the black market. Crews on the Arizona side of the border have demolished the metal barriers filled with...

Water levels, visitors take toll on Presque Isle State Park

Oct. 10, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — It was a spring and summer overflowing with change at Presque Isle State Park. Record-high Lake Erie water levels inundated portions of the peninsula, heavily eroded beaches and areas near vital infrastructure, led to the toppling of cottonwood trees and altered how some animal species...

Alaska tribal groups sue federal government over Ambler road

Oct. 8, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tribal consortium and five tribal governments in Alaska have filed a lawsuit against the federal government to stop a road project that would carve through wilderness in northwest Alaska to support mining in a mineral-rich area. The Tanana Chiefs Conference representing 42 tribes...

A woman wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus, walks near the social distancing signs at a park in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Seoul region remains virus hot spot for S Korea

Oct. 7, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has 69 new confirmed coronavirus cases, most of them in the Seoul region area where health workers are struggling to track transmissions tied to hospitals, churches, schools and an army unit. The figures released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2020, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during a news conference in Kenosha, Wis. Wisconsin health officials and Gov. Evers announced Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, that they've opened a field hospital at the state fairgrounds near Milwaukee as a surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to overwhelm hospitals. Wisconsin has become a hot spot for the disease over the last month, ranking third nationwide this week in daily new cases per capita. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Wisconsin activates field hospital as COVID keeps surging

Oct. 7, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials announced Wednesday that a field hospital will open next week at the state fairgrounds near Milwaukee as a surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to overwhelm hospitals. Wisconsin has become a hot spot for the disease over the last month, ranking third nationwide...