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US mining sites dump 50M gallons of fouled wastewater daily

Feb. 20, 2019 11:28 AM EST

RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found. That torrent is poisoning aquatic...

Players brace for moves as NHL trade deadline approaches

Feb. 20, 2019 11:00 AM EST

Thomas Vanek remembers waking up in Edmonton, Alberta, and turning on the TV in his hotel room to find out where he was heading. It was March 5, 2014, the NHL's trade deadline day, and Vanek's bags were packed. He knew he had played his final game a few days earlier for the New York Islanders after rejecting the...

Ego, publicity at stake when stars and TV critics meet

Feb. 20, 2019 10:42 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jerrod Carmichael, lamenting what he called the "terrible" state of TV comedy, asked his audience if they'd seen some of it. Staring back at the comedian was a hotel ballroom filled with journalists whose job it is to cover television. "I think they see all of it," helpfully offered...

Costume Designers Guild honors Ruth E. Carter, Glenn Close

Feb. 20, 2019 10:38 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ruth E. Carter may be receiving Oscar recognition for her costume designer work on "Black Panther," but she told a packed room at the Costume Guild Awards on Tuesday night that she has created wardrobes for other superheroes throughout her illustrious career. "After working on...

Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys 'you matter'

Feb. 20, 2019 10:21 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother's Keeper, an...

California airport worker dies when jet bridge tire explodes

Feb. 20, 2019 10:16 AM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A worker at Southern California's John Wayne Airport was killed when a tire on a jet bridge used to connect terminals to aircraft doors exploded during maintenance. Airport spokeswoman Deanne Thompson says the accident happened late Tuesday morning in a workshop. Thompson says two...

US steps up winter-warfare training as global threat shifts

Feb. 20, 2019 8:17 AM EST

MARINE MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER, Calif. (AP) — Hunkered down behind a wall of snow, two U.S. Marines melt slush to make drinking water after spending the night digging out a defensive position high in the Sierra Nevada. Their laminated targeting map is wedged into the ice just below the machine...

The Latest: Smollett gave false information in 2007 case

Feb. 20, 2019 5:35 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A California misdemeanor complaint against Jussie Smollett shows the actor was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in 2007 when a Los Angeles police officer pulled him over on suspicion of...

Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

Feb. 20, 2019 4:51 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state. The Trump administration on Tuesday said it plans to cancel or claw back $3.5 billion in federal dollars...

Samsung poised to unveil new phones in bid to revive sales

Feb. 20, 2019 3:07 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung is expected to show off its latest smartphones Wednesday, the latest effort by a phone maker to come up with new features compelling enough to end a sales slump. The new models expected in San Francisco will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Samsung's first smartphone....