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Guatemala sets curfew in province after protests

Oct. 24, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew Sunday and banned pubic gatherings in the northern coastal province of Izabal, following two days of protests against a mining project. Thousands of police confronted...

Critics question utility's bitcoin-mining data center

Oct. 24, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's largest utility has set up a data center at the site of one of its coal-fired power plants that it is using to mine the Internet for bitcoins. Ameren Corp. officials say the data center could also help stabilize demand for electricity that...

Glass recycler reaches deal with Oregon to curb pollution

Oct. 24, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A glass recycling plant in northeast Portland has consented to either shut down or install pollution control technology, according to an agreement announced between the plant’s operators and the state of Oregon. The Oregon Department of...

Maine asks fall decorators not to use invasive plants

Oct. 24, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine forestry officials are asking residents who want to decorate for the fall to be on the lookout for common invasive plants. The plants are sometimes used in wreaths and garlands and other decorations, according to the Maine Department of...

New Ice Mountain owner adjusts water withdrawal plan

Oct. 23, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

EVART, Mich. (AP) — The new owner of a bottled water operation in western Michigan said it won't use a state permit that would allow it to significantly boost water withdrawals. The previous owner of the Ice Mountain plant had received state approval to pump 400 gallons...

New Indiana archives building proposed at former prison site

Oct. 22, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials have proposed building a $35 million state archives facility on Indianapolis' near-east side, after a yearslong search for a new site to house the state's vast collection of historical records. The 50,000-square-foot (4,645-square...

Big tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western water

Oct. 22, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Conflicts over water are as old as history itself, but the massive Google data centers on the edge of this Oregon town on the Columbia River represent an emerging 21st century concern. Now a critical part of modern computing, data centers help...

Pa. Rep. Kelly faces ethics scrutiny over stock purchase

Oct. 22, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional ethics watchdog has concluded there is “substantial reason to believe” that the wife of Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly used nonpublic information gained through her husband's position in Congress to earn thousands of dollars through a well-timed stock...

Alabama group plans mixed-use 'village' in Mississippi city

Oct. 22, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama business is developing a new residential and commercial area in Mississippi's capital city. The Village at Livingston will be near the Jackson Medical Mall in the northwestern part of the city. The project is at the...

Polish miners protest top EU court's order to shut mine

Oct. 22, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some 2,000 Polish coal miners on Friday staged a noisy protest in Luxembourg against a decision by the European Union's top court to shut down a major brown coal mine in Poland and to fine the country for flouting the ruling. Clad in yellow vests...