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Kim orders South's buildings at resort in North be destroyed

Oct. 22, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the destruction of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul won't defy international sanctions and resume South Korean tours at the site. Pyongyang's official...

Minnesota Court of Appeals weighs challenges to PolyMet mine

Oct. 22, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Wednesday on challenges by environmentalists and the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa to the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. The groups want to overturn decisions by the Department of Natural Resources to grant the project a...

Southwest tribes oppose spent nuclear fuel storage plans

Oct. 22, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Native American leaders from New Mexico are opposing plans that call for storing in the desert Southwest tons of spent nuclear fuel from power plants around the U.S. The All Pueblo Council of Governors in a resolution adopted late last week affirmed its commitment to protecting...

Tech company expanding in Arkansas and hiring 1,200 workers

Oct. 22, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Virginia-based technology company announced Tuesday that it is expanding its central Arkansas facility to create a center to work with Medicaid programs in 30 states and is hiring 1,200 new workers. DXC Technology announced the expansion of its facility in Conway, about 25 miles...

Louisiana farmers could soon start growing industrial hemp

Oct. 22, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's farmers could start growing industrial hemp by the spring if federal and state agriculture agencies keep their regulatory work on track, Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said. Strain outlined to state lawmakers Monday the regulations his department has drafted for...

Coal-reliant Poland welcomes plan for first nuclear plant

Oct. 22, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government has welcomed plans by a top businessman to build what would be the nation's first nuclear power plant and help reduce dependence on coal. The Energy Ministry commented Tuesday on a memorandum of understanding that Poland's firm Synthos SA signed this week with GE...

Vermont nuclear plant demolition to be ahead of schedule

Oct. 21, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

VERNON, Vt. (AP) — Organizers for the ongoing demolition of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant say the project is about six months ahead of schedule. NorthStar CEO Scott State announced his company will easily complete the project ahead of the 2030 deadline while remaining on budget. The Battleboro...

After decades in development, Honda's jets quietly evolving

Oct. 21, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Nearly four years after delivering its first jet, Honda is facing decisions as the company better known for cars and lawnmowers considers whether to sink billions more into its decades-in-the-making aircraft division. Honda Aircraft CEO Michimasa Fujino said in an interview that a...

Drones could put Delmarva Peninsula on cutting edge

Oct. 20, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — With elevations at sea level and open fields stretching from small towns to shoreline, the Delmarva Peninsula is defined by its paced population and rural environment. Elements like these keep much of the region laid-back, quiet and unimpeded. For one rising industry, that could prove...

Iowa puppy mill operator found guilty of animal neglect

Oct. 19, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

NORTHWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The owner of a northern Iowa dog breeding operation has been found been guilty of animal neglect. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 66-year-old Barbara Kavars, of Manly, was found guilty Friday of 14 counts of misdemeanor animal neglect in connection with the operation of a...