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FILE - This Nov. 18, 2020, file photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety shows a metal monolith in the ground in a remote area of red rock in Utah. The mysterious silver monolith that was placed in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it was spotted by wildlife biologists performing a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep, federal officials and witnesses said. The Bureau of Land Management said it had received credible reports that the three-sided stainless steel structure was removed on Nov. 27.  (Utah Department of Public Safety via AP, File)

Disappearance of Utah monolith won't prompt major probe

Nov. 30, 2020 1:10 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police won't be opening a major investigation into the disappearance of a mysterious silver-colored monolith that generated international attention and a mess when curious visitors made their way to the site of the discovery in the Utah desert. The sheriff in San Juan County says the...

Auto parts maker plans expansion in Tennessee with 260 jobs

Nov. 30, 2020 5:01 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish auto parts manufacturer is investing $94.7 million in an expansion of its Tennessee operations that is expected to create 260 new jobs over five years. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development says the project that will expand two plants marks...

Wyoming coal firm to eliminate retired health care benefits

Nov. 29, 2020 5:23 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's leading coal company plans to eliminate a health care benefit program for retired miners as a cost-saving measure. Peabody Energy Corp. announced plans to discontinue coverage of medical expenses for workers enrolled in Medicare and stop providing life insurance to retirees,...

Plan to boost big Swiss firms' liability fails in referendum

Nov. 29, 2020 1:02 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A proposal that could have stiffened penalties against companies based in Switzerland if they violate human rights or harm the environment abroad failed in a Swiss referendum on Sunday. The initiative titled “Responsible companies — to protect people and the environment”...

Rancher Mike Wilcox surveys the debris left at the site of the Keystone-Wallace Copper Mill, where he worked briefly in the 1970s on Nov. 12, 2020. Wilcox fears a copper mine's plans to pump diluted sulfuric acid into the shallow aquifer that supplies his well will drive him out of business.  (Zak Podmore/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Ranchers, landowners worry about copper mine's plan

Nov. 29, 2020 11:43 AM EST

LISBON VALLEY, Utah (AP) — When Mike Wilcox was a young man in the mid-1970s, he took a job at the Keystone-Wallace copper mine and mill near his home in Lisbon Valley, Utah. Some days, Wilcox went down in the open pit and dug a series of deep holes that were each loaded with 100 pounds of explosives....

Missouri woman found dead after being reported missing

Nov. 28, 2020 11:49 AM EST

ST. PETERS, MO. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a suburban St. Louis woman whose body was found one day after she was reported missing has been declared a homicide. The discovery of 22-year-old Amethyst Killian’s personal belongings led to the discovery of her body around noon Friday, just a...

Georgia Power: Closing plant's ash ponds to take 15 years

Nov. 28, 2020 11:44 AM EST

COOSA, Ga. (AP) — The dewatering and closure of remaining coal ash ponds at a Georgia Power Co. plant in northwest Georgia will take 15 years to complete. That's what the unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. told local leaders earlier this month during a virtual tour of the dewatering process at Plant...

FILE - In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. A proposed gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska would cause

Trump administration denies planned mine near Alaska fishery

Nov. 25, 2020 7:14 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaka (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday effectively killed a contentious proposed mine in Alaska, a gold and copper prospect once envisioned to be nearly as deep as the Grand Canyon and could produce enough waste to fill an NFL stadium nearly 3,900 times — all near the...

Trump administration denies permit for controversial gold and copper mine in southwest Alaska

Nov. 25, 2020 1:12 PM EST
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Trump administration denies permit for controversial gold and copper mine in southwest Alaska.

UK-based company plans to bring 1,000 jobs to West Virginia

Nov. 24, 2020 10:30 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A UK technology company plans to build a new facility in West Virginia that officials said Monday is expected to create 1,000 new manufacturing and technology jobs. DST Innovations, a company based in Wales, is partnering with Blue Rock Manufacturing for the new facility to develop...