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FILE - This June 15, 2015, file photo shows in the distance, part of the Resolution Copper Mining land-swap project in Superior, Ariz. A group of Apaches who have tried for years to reverse a land swap in Arizona that will make way for one of the largest and deepest copper mines in the U.S. sued the federal government Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Apache Stronghold argues in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Arizona that the U.S. Forest Service cannot legally transfer land to international mining company Rio Tinto in exchange for eight parcels the company owns around Arizona. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Apaches object to Forest Service review of huge copper mine

Jan. 15, 2021 5:36 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service released an environmental review Friday that paves the way for the creation of one of the largest copper mines in the United States, against the wishes of a group of Apaches who have been trying for years to stop the project. The Forest Service now has 60...

FILE - In this July 22, 2015, file photo, Tribal councilman Wendsler Nosie, Sr. speaks with Apache activists in a rally to save Oak Flat, land near Superior, Ariz., sacred to Western Apache tribes, in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. A group of Apaches who have tried for years to reverse a land swap in Arizona that will make way for one of the largest and deepest copper mines in the U.S. sued the federal government Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Apache Stronghold argues in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Arizona that the U.S. Forest Service cannot legally transfer land to international mining company Rio Tinto in exchange for eight parcels the company owns around Arizona. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Judge denies Apache group seeking request to halt land swap

Jan. 14, 2021 10:07 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request from a group of Apaches who sought to keep the U.S. Forest Service from issuing an environmental review of a copper mining project until the court takes up a larger case over who legally owns land known as Oak Flat. The judge on Thursday night...

SC county cracking down on wrong recycling items in bins

Jan. 9, 2021 10:15 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One South Carolina county is checking some home recycling bins to make sure nothing that can't be recycled easily is inside. Charleston County said beginning this month, workers are looking inside random bins to see if they have items that aren't accepted by the county's recycling...

Baltimore County sued over work-release pay at facility

Jan. 7, 2021 1:15 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who was serving time in jail has filed a lawsuit against Baltimore County, saying it violated federal and state labor laws by not paying him minimum wage and overtime for working at the recycling facility. The lawsuit filed by Michael A. Scott says he and others in the county...

Major construction done at Hanford waste treatment plant

Jan. 6, 2021 4:44 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A gigantic nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Washington state that has been under construction for 18 years is largely completed and soon will be ready to start processing radioactive wastes left over from the construction of the nation's nuclear arsenal, the U.S. Department of...

Gov. Hogan announces steps to speed up Maryland vaccinations

Jan. 5, 2021 7:07 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced steps on Tuesday to speed up vaccinations against COVID-19 to “get more shots into more arms.” Hogan said 270,150 doses of the vaccine have been put directly in the hands of frontline vaccinators in the state over the last three weeks....

President Donald Trump arrives in the early morning hours, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the White House in Washington, after returning from a rally in Dalton, Ga. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump administration announces $3.7 billion for Puerto Rico

Jan. 5, 2021 5:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will award a $3.7 billion grant to help Puerto Rico rebuild water and wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and reservoirs damaged by Hurricane Maria more than three years ago. The administration has been slow to release $44...

‘Saturated with grief': Hospital chaplains had a trying 2020

Jan. 3, 2021 3:01 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In the decade she has worked as a chaplain at Tampa General Hospital, Rev. Jenny Sumner Carswell can’t remember a year more challenging than 2020. Same for Mease Dunedin Hospital chaplain Phyllis Shaughnessy, who is struck by how much things have changed, often hour-to-hour, since...

Waste district to pay $400,000 over glass disposal

Dec. 29, 2020 5:31 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Chittenden Solid Waste District has agreed to pay more than $400,000 for disposing of recyclable processed glass on its Williston property, the Vermont attorney general said Tuesday. Under the settlement agreement, CSWD admits that it received the glass for recycling, processed...

Former city employee named head of Honolulu rail project

Dec. 29, 2020 11:16 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A former city official has been named interim leader of Honolulu's rail project. The board of directors for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation on Monday named Lori Kahikina as CEO, effective Friday. She's the first woman and the first Native Hawaiian in the position, according...