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California Gold Rush town to remove noose from city logo

Apr. 15, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The California Gold Rush town of Placerville will change its logo to remove a noose that stems from its mid-19th century reputation as “Hangtown” following lynchings of criminal suspects by mobs of miners. The City Council voted Tuesday...

Judge strikes down initial approval for stalled Montana mine

Apr. 14, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge on Wednesday struck down the government’s approval of the first phase of a long-stalled copper and silver mine that would be constructed beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness. The decision against the Rock Creek Mine near Noxon...

Mayor: Superior can't reach full potential without mine

Apr. 13, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

The mayor of a small community in Arizona's copper corridor likes to think of Superior as a town with a mine, not a mining town. Neither can be a reality if Congress passes a bill to rescind a land exchange for what would be one of the largest copper mining operations in...

5 miners die, 4 missing in coal mine collapse in Afghanistan

Apr. 13, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A makeshift coal mine collapsed Tuesday in northern Afghanistan, burying five miners and leaving four more missing, a provincial security official said. Jawed Basharat, a spokesman for the provincial police chief in northern Baghlan province...

Miners continue strike in Alabama after contract rejected

Apr. 12, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A strike is continuing at two Alabama coal mines after union members rejected a contract proposal. The United Mine Workers of America says the local that represents more than 1,100 workers at Warrior Met Coal Inc. in Tuscaloosa County rejected a...

21 Chinese coal miners trapped by underground flood

Apr. 11, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers on Sunday were trying to reach 21 coal miners who were trapped by an underground flood in China's northwest, a state news agency reported. The mine in Hutubi County in the Xinjiang region flooded at about 6:10 p.m. on Saturday, the Xinhua News...

Pakistan says bodies found of 16 miners missing since 2011

Apr. 09, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police said they found a mass grave on Friday containing the bodies of 16 coal miners who went missing in the country's northwest a decade ago and were believed abducted by militants. The miners went missing in 2011 while on their...

Mining accidents kill 10 in China amid safety crackdown

Apr. 09, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Nine workers were killed in northern China during an operation to destroy expired mining explosives, while one miner died and seven others were reportedly trapped by an explosion in a mine in the country's southwest, underscoring the country's challenges as it attempts to...

Diner fined $18K for 'willful' violation of COVID-19 rules

Apr. 07, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A Grants Pass diner was fined almost $18,000 Tuesday for what state regulators called a “willful” violation of COVID-19 rules. Oregon Occupational Safety and Health said Gold Miner Restaurant allowed indoor dining on or about Feb. 14 at...

Main opposition party against mining wins Greenland election

Apr. 07, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Greenland’s main opposition party, which is against an international mining project involving uranium and other metals on the Arctic island, has emerged as the biggest party after winning more than a third of votes in an early parliamentary election, according to initial...