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Police fire tear gas at protesters in Iran's city of Isfahan

Nov. 26, 2021 21:04 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police fired tear gas and birdshot while fighting protesters with batons on Friday in a central Iranian city that has seen days of demonstrations demanding government action over a drought, online videos show. The social media videos...

Convicted ex-mayor's prison sentence reporting date delayed

Nov. 26, 2021 10:05 AM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor convicted of extorting recreational marijuana businesses will be allowed to enjoy the holidays as a free man. A federal judge on Wednesday granted former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia's request to report to prison...

TV report: Vegas-area sewage spilled into creek to Lake Mead

Nov. 20, 2021 15:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A big southern Nevada sewage pumping facility failed last year, spewing an estimated 500,000 gallons of wastewater and leaking into a creek that leads toward the Lake Mead reservoir on the Colorado River, a television station investigation found. ...

Wyoming company to pay $2M in Yellowstone oil pipeline spill

Nov. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming pipeline company agreed to a $2 million settlement for damages caused by a 2015 crude oil spill that fouled a section of the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana and contaminated a city's water supply, officials said Wednesday. The...

Financier's Northern California ranch to become public park

Nov. 17, 2021 16:59 PM EST

COVELO, Calif. (AP) — A ranch in remote Northern California once owned by the late financier Dean Witter has been sold to a nature conservancy that plans to convert into a park, providing public access to a wild and scenic stretch of the Eel River for the first time. ...

Texas hospital suspends doctor for false COVID information

Nov. 15, 2021 16:22 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has temporarily suspended a doctor for spreading false information about COVID-19 to her patients and on social media. Dr. Mary Talley Bowden, an ear, nose and throat specialist who runs a private practice in River Oaks, had been...

Fulton police investigating after man's body found in creek

Nov. 15, 2021 12:07 PM EST

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — Police in east-central Missouri are investigating after the bullet-riddled body of a man was found early Monday in a creek in Fulton. The body was found in Stinson Creek around 1 a.m. Monday, television station KOMU reported. Fulton police announced...

Train derails and spills coal into Mississippi River

Nov. 14, 2021 18:50 PM EST

MONTROSE, Iowa (AP) — A train struck a barge in southeast Iowa late Saturday night, knocking several cars off the tracks and spilling coal into the Mississippi River. BNSF railroad officials told the Burlington Hawk Eye that two coal cars landed in the river and three...

Daniel Boone National Forest waiving fees on Thursday

Nov. 10, 2021 04:03 AM EST

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — The Daniel Boone National Forest is waiving fees at its recreation sites in honor of Veterans Day. The fee waiver on Thursday applies to all forest-operated recreation sites, the agency said in a statement. “Our public lands...

EPA outlines $630M plan to curtail Tijuana sewage pollution

Nov. 09, 2021 18:18 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $630 million plan to capture and treat sewage-tainted water that routinely flows over the border from Tijuana into San Diego Bay. The Union-Tribune reported Tuesday that the plan includes...