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Drug take back site offered at West Virginia Capitol Complex

Sep. 24, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Capitol Complex will offer a place for people to dispose of unused or expired medications next month as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, officials said. The new Safe Zone at the bus turnaround next to the Culture...

Body of woman found in waste disposal truck at station

Sep. 10, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The body of a woman was found among the contents of a waste disposal truck at a waste transfer station in Belmont, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said. The body of Jessica Lurvey 28, was found by Belmont police on Thursday and was...

DOJ: San Francisco trash company to pay $36M for bribery

Sep. 09, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The trash disposal companies that serve San Francisco have agreed to pay a $36 million criminal penalty for their role in a wide-ranging federal public corruption probe involving the city's former public works director. The three subsidiaries of...

Palestinian twins open cafe in converted jet in West Bank

Aug. 26, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Few Palestinians in the occupied West Bank get to board an airplane these days. The territory has no civilian airport and those who can afford a plane ticket must catch their flights in neighboring Jordan. But just outside the northern city of Nablus, a pair of...

Minnesota issues plan to treat water marred by 3M chemicals

Aug. 18, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota pollution control and natural resources officials on Wednesday released a $700 million plan to improve the drinking water for 14 Twin Cities communities whose groundwater was contaminated due to decadeslong chemical disposal by 3M Co. The...

Maine lawmakers approve landmark recycling reform bill

Jul. 06, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have passed a bill to regulate packaging materials by having private companies pay for the cost of disposing of the waste and improve state recycling programs. The bill passed both the House and Senate with bipartisan votes in...