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Corps sees no reason now to extend Pebble comment period

Mar. 20, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday that the agency has not received any compelling reason to extend the 90-day comment period on a draft environmental review of a major mine project in southwest Alaska. Shane McCoy is project manager for the corps' review...

Trump says Ohio workers 'better love me,' renews McCain feud

Mar. 20, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday brought his re-election campaign to Ohio — a state essential to his 2020 strategy — touring a military tank plant and telling many of its cheering workers: "You better love me. I kept this place open." Trump also used the visit to...

Pentagon to probe if Shanahan used office to help Boeing

Mar. 20, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's inspector general has formally opened an investigation into a watchdog group's allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed an ethics...

Minnesota governor sends Guard helicopter, crew to Nebraska

Mar. 20, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz has sent Minnesota Army National Guard troops to Nebraska to help with the flood disaster. Walz signed an executive order Thursday in response to Nebraska's request for helicopter support. Minnesota sent one CH-47 Chinook helicopter with 10 personnel to support flood...

Man accused of bludgeoning crew member on vessel off Florida

Mar. 20, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

A Florida man has been charged with bludgeoning to death a sleeping crew member aboard a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. Federal authorities said Wednesday that Casey Hickok was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder. According to a complaint, the captain of the "No Bitchin" vessel radioed for help...

Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival

Mar. 20, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true toughness. These animals are pipsqueaks, only about the size of a period. Under a microscope they...

National Guard to help protect California towns from fires

Mar. 20, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from devastating fires like the one that largely destroyed the city of Paradise last fall. It's pulling the troops away from President Donald Trump's border protection efforts and...

Army bill for public records on contaminant: About $300,000

Mar. 20, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army has put a price tag on releasing the results of water tests for a dangerous contaminant at military installations: nearly $300,000. In a March 12 letter, the Army told the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy group, that the military would charge the group $290,400 to...

Coast Guard helps rescue unconscious man from cruise ship

Mar. 20, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard has come to the rescue of a man who was found unconscious aboard a cruise ship off the southern New Jersey coast. The man was found early Tuesday on the pool deck of the MSC Divina. It was about 100 miles (161 kilometers) off the coast of Atlantic City at the...

Trump buddies up with Bolsonaro, the 'Trump of the Tropics'

Mar. 19, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Brazil's new far-right leader to the White House Tuesday and made clear that flattery pays. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — the "Trump of the Tropics"— ran an unabashedly pro-Trump, pro-American campaign last year, emulating Trump in tone...