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Police bust biggest Dutch cocaine lab, arrest 17 suspects

Aug. 11, 2020 6:26 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have dismantled what they describe as the biggest cocaine laboratory ever discovered in the Netherlands — hidden at a former horse riding school — and arrested a total of 17 people from Colombia, Turkey and the Netherlands. Police said in a statement...

Indiana utility begins delayed construction of solar farm

Aug. 10, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana utility company has begun construction on what will become its largest solar facility. Indiana & Michigan Power had said work would begin this past spring with operations starting in the fall following the state's approval of the project in March. But the company...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, that if he's elected, his administration would stop a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region. The mine would be built near headwaters of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery about 200 miles southwest of Anchorage. Conservation and local tribal groups say they fear the mine will devastate the fishery.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Biden vows to block Alaska mine project if elected

Aug. 9, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Sunday that if he’s elected, his administration would stop a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. “It is no place for a mine,” the former vice president said in a statement to news...

Vitrolite specialist Tim Dunn talks about working with vitrolite, a form of pigmented structural glass made only in West Virginia, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston, WVa. Dunn is redoing the walls of two restrooms with the material. (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

World's sole Vitrolite installer at work in WV's Statehouse

Aug. 9, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Vitrolite, a form of pigmented structural glass made only in West Virginia, had a sensational run while it lasted. Its production began in 1908 in Vienna, Wood County, in a factory operated by the Meyercord-Carter Co. Six years later, the company reorganized as the Vitrolite Co....

Potential Kodak deal paused until 'allegations are cleared'

Aug. 8, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A government agency said a potential deal to have Eastman Kodak help make generic drugs is being paused until allegations of insider trading at the once mighty photography company are cleared. “Recent allegations of wrongdoing raise serious concerns,” said the U.S....

Popular "Yellowstone" series to be filmed in Montana

Aug. 8, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The popular “Yellowstone” series featuring Kevin Costner announced Friday it plans to move its production to the Missoula Valley and surrounding locations later this month. KPAX reports the series was formerly shot in Utah and will be filmed solely in Montana for the...

Wieland Copper to lay off 120 in Stokes County

Aug. 8, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

PINE HALL, N.C. (AP) — Wieland Copper Products has announced it’s laying off 120 employees in Stokes County. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the company announced the layoffs will be in the company’s Pine Hall operations. Wieland is based in Ulm, Germany. It is one of the...

Memphis-based Radians sees face mask demand skyrocket

Aug. 8, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In an era of urgent need, Radians CEO Mike Tutor is glad to have much of the company’s protective gear made close to home. Radians is leaning on its North Carolina manufacturing facility to churn out more gaiter face coverings for COVID-19-driven demand. The company’s...

FILE - People pass the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, July 30, 2020.  Wall Street is stalling on Friday, Aug. 7 as a whirlwind of worries about rising U.S-China tensions and whether Congress can deliver more aid for the economy threaten to halt its big run.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

S&P 500 ekes out 6th straight gain following jobs report

Aug. 7, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s big rally let off the accelerator on Friday, despite a better-than-expected report on the U.S. job market, amid worries about worsening U.S.-China tensions and whether Washington can deliver more aid for the economy. The S&P 500 inched up 2.12 points, or 0.1%, to...

Big Nevada gold mine expansion on hold in face of opposition

Aug. 7, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Facing fierce opposition from conservationists and tribal leaders on multiple fronts, Nevada’s largest mining company has suspended its proposed expansion of what would become one of the biggest gold mines in the world. Lawyers for the U.S. government and one of the groups seeking...