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Pandemic driving children back to work, jeopardizing gains

JOTOLCHEN, Mexico (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the future of a generation of the world’s children, depriving them of schooling and sending...

‘A little bit concerned’: Trump looks to boost Iowa support

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to shore up support from constituencies that not so long ago he thought...

UK sheep farmer jailed for contaminated baby food plot

LONDON (AP) — A sheep farmer was sentenced to 14 years in prison Monday for his plot to use baby food laced with metal...

US medical supply chains failed, and COVID deaths followed

Nurse Sandra Oldfield’s patient didn’t have the usual symptoms of COVID-19 — yet. But then he tested positive for the virus, and it was...

5 takeaways: AP/FRONTLINE investigate medical supply chains

From the very moment the coronavirus pandemic reached America’s shores, the country was unprepared. Health care facilities didn’t have the masks and equipment needed...

Officials: Carbon capture project would be largest in world

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the U.S. Southwest would undergo a $1.4 billion overhaul as part of...

Trump pushes mining with order, but effects are uncertain

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to fast-track mining projects and could offer grants and loans to help companies pay for...

Former coal CEO Robert Murray files for black lung benefits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former coal CEO Robert E. Murray, who has fought federal regulations on the industry, has filed an application with the...

Judge tosses case over chemical plant fire during Harvey

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge on Thursday dismissed the criminal case against a chemical manufacturer and one of its former employees over a fire...

Biden, Trump snipe from road and rails after debate chaos

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden kept up their debate-stage sniping from the road and the rails, fighting for working-class...

Biden, Trump snipe from road and rails after debate chaos

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden kept up their debate-stage sniping from the road and the rails on Wednesday, fighting...

Mexico says drug cartels prey on mining companies

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico launched a special government guard force for mining operations Monday, admitting that drug cartels have preyed on the companies,...

Hundreds of anti-coal campaigners protest at German mine

LUETZERATH, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of anti-coal activists staged protesters in and around a mine in western Germany on Saturday, demonstrating against the continued...

Executive leaves mine project amid recorded comment fallout

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The man helping lead efforts to develop a copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major salmon fishery...

Wave of massacres signals new chapter in Colombia’s conflict

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Jose Manuel Mancilla was taking a break from his job at a local gold mine. So on Sunday he gathered...

Close call with storm renews debate over Houston barrier

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Houston, a Gulf Coast city that barely rises above sea level, has long worried about a worst-case weather scenario —...

Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A solidly blue state for the past half century, Minnesota became an unquestioned presidential battleground on Friday as President Donald...

Mexico sees fentanyl seizures up 465%, denies making drug

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say seizures of the synthetic opioid fentanyl so far this year are 465% higher than in 2019, rising...

US companies seeking tariff relief faced red tape, delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies seeking relief from President Donald Trump’s taxes on imported steel and aluminum ran into long delays and cumbersome paperwork, a...

Lego to ditch plastic bags for paper ones in its boxed sets

NEW YORK (AP) — Lego said Tuesday that it will stop using plastic bags inside its boxed sets and replace them with paper ones....

Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states' Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from...

Trump’s fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect...

Smoke chokes West Coast as wildfire deaths keep climbing

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire smoke that posed a health hazard to millions choked the West Coast on Saturday as firefighters battled deadly blazes...

More than 50 killed at collapsed gold mine in eastern Congo

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — More than 50 people are dead after landslides caused the collapse of three artisanal gold mines near the city of...

Rio Tinto CEO to leave over destruction of Indigenous sites

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques will leave the Anglo-Australian mining giant by March over the destruction of Australian Indigenous...

Amnesty Report: Businesses supporting Myanmar abuses

__ (AP) — The overwhelming control of Myanmar’s economy by the military through some of its biggest companies means its foreign and domestic business...

Scarcity of key material squeezes medical mask manufacturing

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Rachel Spray is still grieving the loss of her fellow nurse who died after being exposed to the novel coronavirus...

Zimbabwe group tries to stop Chinese coal mine in game park

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An environmental group in Zimbabwe has applied to the country’s High Court to stop a Chinese firm from mining coal...

Judge mostly OKs regulators’ handling of mine water permit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge ruled the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency did not deviate from most of its procedures when it issued...

Quarantine a small price to pay for Australian in Venice

VENICE (AP) — Roderick MacKay had to get government approval to leave Australia, spent two weeks in preventive coronavirus quarantine in Rome and will...

US wildlife agency seeks to carve out areas from protections

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Trump administration proposal released Friday would allow the government to deny habitat protections for endangered animals and plants in...

Wyoming lauds US carbon capture study; utility skeptical

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) —...

EU unveils plan to secure raw materials, cut dependency

BRUSSELS (AP) — Worried...

UN atomic watchdog: N Korea still enriching uranium

BERLIN (AP) — There...

Australia’s economy takes sharpest dive since the 1930s

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —...

Oil companies accused of wanting to dump plastics in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) —...

Belarus strike leader jailed; opposition activist detained

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) —...

‘A time to pick up:’ Hurricane-hurt Louisiana begins cleanup

CAMERON PARISH, La. (AP)...

The Latest: Reported tornado in Arkansas spins off Laura

The Latest on Laura: ...

The Latest: China nears full re-opening of schools

BEIJING — China began...

Laura thrashes Louisiana, nearby states face tornado threats

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)...

Chlorine plant fire has residents sheltering after hurricane

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)...

Rio Tinto CEO loses $3.5M over destroyed Indigenous sites

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —...

Corps: Alaska mine would have adverse impacts on salmon site

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (AP) —...

Report: Trump administration to block proposed Alaska mine

The Trump administration plans...

Environmental groups challenge Ohio gas storage permits

CLEVELAND (AP) — Environmental...

Firefighters extinguish large blaze at Dallas-area factory

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP)...

Firefighters contain large blaze at Dallas-area factory

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP)...

After brief trade truce, US slaps levy on Canadian aluminum

WASHINGTON (AP) — After...

The Latest: Confirmed coronavirus cases reach 20 million

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The...

Water company to pay $5 M for hazardous waste violations

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Trump Jr. expresses opposition to Alaska mine project

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —...

UN experts: North Korea flouts sanctions on nukes, missiles

UNITED NATIONS (AP) —...

Mine developer sees review as positive for Alaska project

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —...

Prosecutors: Company, CEO tried to export chemicals to China

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) —...

States try again to block coal sales that Trump revived

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

Mail could be delayed as new postal boss pushes cost-cutting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mail...

Trump reins in major environmental law to speed big projects

ATLANTA (AP) — President...

South Korean firm quits petrochemical plant effort in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — The...

Dutch police arrest farmers protesting emission cuts

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP)...

Review: ‘Conspiracy’ tells of gold rush and Gilded Age greed

“A Most Wicked Conspiracy:...

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 162 people

HPAKANT, Myanmar (AP) —...

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BP sells petrochemicals arm to Ineos for $5 billion

LONDON (AP) — Oil...

Speedway loses partnerships after ‘Bubba rope’ post

PINE HALL, N.C. (AP)...

Mongolian People’s Party retains strong parliament majority

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) —...

Braidy Industries hires new CEO to oversee mill project

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) —...

Mongolians vote amid economic woes, anti-coronavirus success

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) —...

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