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Settlement reached over 2020 police clash with protesters

Jul. 24, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Civil rights groups in North Carolina have reached a settlement with the city of Charlotte and its police department in a lawsuit filed last year after officers surrounded and gassed demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd. The terms of...

Cannabis industry in New Mexico faces big challenge of water

Jul. 24, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

MADRID, N.M. (AP) — Where some see desert, Cid and Medina Isbell see opportunity. Standing on a plot on their 30-acre property just north of Madrid, they envision a greenhouse full of cannabis plants where brush, sunflowers and cactuses now grow. ...

Some property owners plan to fight proposed Va. gas pipeline

Jul. 24, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some people in central Virginia are preparing to fight a plan to put a natural gas pipeline through their properties that would serve a yet-to-be-built power plant in Charles City County. While Charles City County has approved the plant, property...

Groups urge state to protect last wild Atlantic salmon in US

Jul. 24, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the U.S., but a new push to protect the fish at the state level is unlikely to land them on the endangered list. Atlantic salmon once teemed in U.S. rivers, but now return from the sea...

China's Tencent ordered to end exclusive music contracts

Jul. 23, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Internet giant Tencent was ordered by regulators to end exclusive contracts with music copyright holders, adding to increased enforcement of anti-monopoly and other rules as Beijing tightens control over booming online industries. Tencent controls more...

California could cut off water from thousands of farmers

Jul. 23, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are planning to stop thousands of farmers from taking water out of the state's major rivers and streams because of a worsening drought. The Sacramento Bee reported that the State Water Resources Control Board will vote on...

Federal court lifts CDC rules for Florida-based cruise ships

Jul. 23, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Pandemic restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships are no longer in place under a ruling Friday by a federal appeals court, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seek to fight a Florida lawsuit challenging the regulations. A three-judge...

Regulators plan to fine pipeline operators for safety issues

Jul. 23, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal regulators say they plan to fine the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline $93,200 over pipeline safety violations. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration say the violations pertain to physical aspects of the pipeline...

Louisiana senator resigns to lead gambling regulatory board

Jul. 23, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A longtime state lawmaker from the Lake Charles area resigned Friday from the Senate to take the helm of Louisiana's gambling regulatory board. Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Republican Ronnie Johns, of Sulphur, as chairman of the Gaming Control...

CEO calls FirstEnergy's conduct 'wrong and unacceptable'

Jul. 23, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp.'s conduct in secretly funding a $60 million bribery scheme to win a $1 billion bailout for two nuclear power plants it once owned was “wrong and unacceptable,” company CEO and President Steven Strah said during an earnings call Friday. ...