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Polio fears rise in New York amid possible community spread

Aug. 04, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state health officials issued a more urgent call Thursday for unvaccinated children and adults to get inoculated against polio, citing new evidence of possible “community spread” of the dangerous virus. The polio virus has now been found in seven...

Northwest heat wave: Portland mayor warns of risky weekend

Jul. 29, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, warned the Pacific Northwest could see the most dangerous part of an extended heat wave this weekend as Portland and Seattle appear to be on track to break records for extended scorching temperatures. As the Northwest nears the...

Navajos narrow list of 15 presidential hopefuls in primary

Jul. 29, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Natalia Sells has a list of qualities she wants to see in the next Navajo Nation president: Approachable. Adaptable. Inspiring. Someone who upholds traditional values but also is progressive. She'll join thousands of other tribal members on Tuesday in...

Korean firm's $22B investment will mean new US jobs, WH says

Jul. 26, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea's SK Group on Tuesday announced plans to invest $22 billion in the United States on industries including semiconductors, green energy and bioscience, which the White House said will create tens of thousands of domestic jobs while helping ease global supply chain...

Chemical's release in Charlotte so stinky it broke the law

Jul. 24, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Officials say an environmental cleanup company violated a county's “objectionable odor rule” when it accidentally released a smelly chemical that offended nostrils and caused alarm across Charlotte earlier this month. The Charlotte Observer reports that...

Detroit-area utility denies flooding claims from 2021 storm

Jul. 19, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area water utility said Tuesday that it will deny flooding claims stemming from a damaging storm last summer based on an independent review that found the flooding was caused by the amount of rainfall and not a defect in its wastewater collection and pumping system. ...

Idaho nuclear waste treatment plant making progress

Jul. 15, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Idaho designed to treat 900,000 gallons (3.4 million liters) of sodium-bearing, radioactive waste that has had numerous setbacks appears to be making progress, officials said. The U.S. Department of Energy this week...

Moderate drought in New Hampshire; some water restrictions

Jul. 15, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and some communities are asking residents to reduce water use as much of the state is in a moderate drought. More than half of Maine and parts of eastern Vermont are also in a moderate drought, and a...

Mistake leaves parts of North Carolina city with foul odor

Jul. 14, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Parts of North Carolina's largest city were overcome with a foul smell like rotten eggs on Thursday after an environmental cleanup company destroyed tanks that contained a harmless gas odorant, a natural gas company says. Piedmont Natural Gas said the cleanup...

Textile maker Milliken to close Georgia plant employing 260

Jul. 14, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

SYLVANIA, Ga. (AP) — A textile manufacturer says it plans to close a plant in eastern Georgia that employs 260 workers. Milliken & Company announced Wednesday that its operations in Screven County will be phased out and transferred to its plant in Cherokee County, South...