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Arson suspect held after wildfire briefly threatens homes

Jun. 5, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of setting a half-dozen spot fires in San Jose on Thursday was detained as firefighters worked to corral a blaze that briefly threatened homes, authorities said. The fires were reported at around 6 p.m. in the dry Santa Teresa foothills near a water treatment plant....

W. Virginia gov. recommends 12 projects for federal funds

Jun. 2, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has recommended 12 development projects located on or nearby abandoned mine lands to get over $27 million in federal funds. The projects recommended Thursday include constructions for an ATV resort, a wildlife education center and water treatment...

Israel passes on Chinese bid for major desalination plant

May. 26, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday awarded a contract to build a new desalination plant to a local company, turning down a bid by a Hong Kong conglomerate at a time of growing U.S. pressure to avoid Chinese investments in key infrastructure. Israel's Energy and Water Ministry said it had granted the Sorek...

In this April 27, 2020, photo, Charlie Whitehouse loads hay into the back of a pickup truck in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, on the Navajo reservation. Even before the pandemic, people living in rural communities and on reservations were among the toughest groups to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Parts of Navajo water pipeline near completion amid virus

May. 23, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

CROWNPOINT, N.M. (AP) — Growing up without running water or electricity in rural New Mexico on the Eastern Agency of the Navajo Nation in the 1950s, Daniel Tso contracted tuberculosis at the age of 5 and had to spend the next five years of his childhood in a TB sanatorium in Albuquerque. Tso, who is...

More federal aid set for Mississippi after Easter tornadoes

May. 10, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says more counties have been approved for federal disaster assistance following damage by April storms. MEMA announced Saturday that individuals in six more counties — Clarke, Grenada, Jasper, Lawrence, Panola and Walthall — have...

Site work begins for Everglades water treatment project

Apr. 30, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Site work has started on a project meant to purify water in the Florida Everglades, state officials announced Thursday. The Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project recently received the required federal permit, according to a news release from Gov. Ron DeSantis. The South...

Germany: Husband, in-laws charged in woman's exorcism death

Apr. 28, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have charged four people in the death of a young woman who died in an apparent exorcism ritual almost 4 1/2 years ago. Berlin prosecutors said Tuesday that the 22-year-old woman's husband and three other defendants face a charge of causing serious bodily harm resulting in...

Deputies: Man made bomb threat to avoid work

Apr. 25, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida construction worker called in a bomb threat to a water treatment facility to get a day off work, authorities said. Richard Hamilton, 36, was arrested Thursday and charged with making a bomb threat, the Palm Beach Post reported. More than 20 people evacuated Wellington's...

More wells near Marinette have harmful chemicals

Apr. 15, 2020 7:17 AM EDT

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — State officials say additional private wells around Marinette and Peshtigo have elevated levels of harmful chemicals which may be linked to a firefighting foam manufacturer. Johnson Controls and its subsidiary, Tyco Fire Products in Marinette, have been directed to provide three...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2016, file photo, a Phoenix Wailer bird deterrent sits on the bank of the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Mont. The wailer, which emits different sounds at random times, is one of the devices used to keep birds from landing in the toxic water of the former copper mine. The Trump administration is moving to scale back criminal enforcement of a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)

Toxic pit bird watcher deemed 'essential' during pandemic

Apr. 11, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — These days, the skies above Southwest Montana are teeming with birds headed north. Which means on a windy Tuesday in April, bird protection specialist Mark Mariano has been on duty since sunrise at the Berkeley Pit, Butte’s abandoned open pit copper mine turned toxic lake. This...