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Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant

Dec. 04, 2021 20:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Monitors say even the most recent pushback of completion dates for two new nuclear reactors in Georgia isn't enough to account for all the delays and increased costs they see coming. Testimony filed Wednesday with the Georgia Public...

Kentucky coal miner killed in accident at underground mine

Dec. 04, 2021 14:01 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky coal miner died Saturday in an accident at an underground mine, authorities said. Lester Daugherty Jr., 48, suffered critical injuries while performing maintenance at a 16,000-foot deep River View mine in Waverly, the Kentucky Energy and...

Berea is first college in U.S. to finish hydropower project

Dec. 04, 2021 10:43 AM EST

BEREA, Ky. (AP) — There are a lot of firsts at a new hydroelectric generating station on the Kentucky River in Estill County. It’s the first hydroelectric project in the nation completed by a college, for example. Berea College owns the project...

Police: Pakistan detains scores in lynching of Sri Lankan

Dec. 04, 2021 04:45 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Police arrested 13 suspects and detained dozens of others in the lynching of a Sri Lankan employee at a sports equipment factory in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday. A mob of hundreds of enraged Muslims descended on the factory in the...

Pakistan police: Mob kills Sri Lankan over alleged blasphemy

Dec. 03, 2021 15:12 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Muslim mob descended on a sports equipment factory in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Friday, killing a Sri Lankan man and burning his body publicly over allegations of blasphemy, police said. Armagan Gondal, a police chief in the...

Permitting process for medical marijuana underway in SD

Dec. 03, 2021 11:18 AM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Health is beginning to issue medical marijuana cards, but officials say it could be months before dispensaries will have anything to sell. Municipalities across the state are also receiving applications for permits from...

$70 million glove plant could be coming to central Georgia

Dec. 03, 2021 08:22 AM EST

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A $70 million plant that would produce personal protective equipment and create nearly 300 jobs could be coming to central Georgia. The Sandersville City Council is expected to consider a deal Monday for a facility that would manufacture...

BP agrees to $500K penalty, soot limits at Indiana refinery

Dec. 02, 2021 17:30 PM EST

Oil giant BP agreed Thursday to pay a $512,450 penalty and reduce soot emissions from its Whiting refinery in Indiana under an agreement with regulators and activists who accused the company of violating an earlier deal. The U.S. District Court...

Mexico threatens legal action on US electric vehicle subsidy

Dec. 02, 2021 15:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government threatened legal action Thursday over provisions of U.S. President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act that would give subsidies of up to $12,500 for purchases of union-made, American-made electric vehicles. Tatiana Clouthier,...

LG&E agrees to $750K civil penalty in air pollution case

Dec. 02, 2021 04:05 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Gas & Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $750,000 civil penalty and permanently limit emissions from its Mill Creek Station coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, the U.S. Justice Department said. A proposed agreement was filed Wednesday...