- Report: Ford to build auto plant in Mexico Updated: Feb-07-16 6:26 pm
NEW YORK - Published reports are saying that Ford plans to build a new auto plant in Mexico, with plans to rev up production there.
- Normal operations resume at New Jersey nuclear plant Updated: Feb-07-16 3:04 pm
LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK, New Jersey - Normal operations have resumed at a southern New Jersey nuclear plant that was briefly shuttered due to a faulty part on its non-nuclear side.
- Company with SC plant says new Duke plant in NC not needed Updated: Feb-07-16 2:13 pm
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - An energy company with a power plant in the South Carolina Midlands says a new Duke Energy plant near Asheville is unnecessary.
- Study to look at effects of Iowa sand mine expansion Updated: Feb-06-16 6:00 pm
GUTTENBERG, Iowa - Clayton County officials have commissioned a study to determine the environmental and aesthetic effects of a proposed expansion of a northeast Iowa silica sand mine.
- Bids sought for energy department waste trucking contracts Updated: Feb-06-16 3:51 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The U.S. Department of Energy is taking bids to replace two waste trucking contracts that are now worth half their original estimated value of $239.5 million in 2012.
- Sierra Club campaign targets southern Indiana power plant Updated: Feb-06-16 2:02 pm
ROCKPORT, Indiana - The Sierra Club is targeting a southern Indiana power plant in its campaign to close aging, coal-fired stations.
- Washington puts a price on closing oldest Colstrip units Updated: Feb-06-16 1:16 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Shutting down and cleaning up the two oldest units at the Colstrip power plant in southeast Montana would cost $130 million to $200 million, according to the Washington utility that owns most of the plant.
- 2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant Updated: Feb-06-16 11:43 am
MADRID - An explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two workers and left one survivor seriously injured, Spanish emergency services said Saturday.
- Mississippi incentives for $1.45B tire plant could top $600M Updated: Feb-05-16 8:57 pm
CLINTON, Mississippi - An Associated Press analysis finds that the package of state aid and tax abatements to attract a $1.45 billion, 2,500-job Continental AG tire plant to Hinds County is worth approximately $600 million, and probably more.
- Portland officials find air pollution at glass manufacturer Updated: Feb-05-16 2:32 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland glass manufacturer has suspended part of its operations after environmental regulators found the plant was leaking elevated levels of carcinogens.
- Bid to ship oil to Central Coast refinery by train opposed Updated: Feb-05-16 11:12 am
SAN LUIS OBISPO, California - A proposal to ship oil to a Central Coast refinery by rail has drawn vocal opposition.
- Single building permit sets annual record in Yankton County Updated: Feb-05-16 8:05 am
YANKTON, South Dakota - Yankton County issued only one building permit in January, but it was a record-setting one.
- 250 jobs being cut in Shenandoah, Eaton officials say Updated: Feb-05-16 7:10 am
SHENANDOAH, Iowa - Company officials say 250 hourly and salaried positions will be eliminated at the Eaton Vehicle Group plant in the southwestern Iowa city of Shenandoah.
- Milwaukee County to pursue Lincoln Hills alternative Updated: Feb-04-16 7:18 pm
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee County supervisors voted Thursday to declare a state of emergency at the state's troubled youth prisons and release $500,000 to seek alternative housing for offenders held at the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake facilities, which are under a sweeping state and federal investigation into allegations of abuse by staffers.
- Feds seeking settlement in coal mining lawsuits Updated: Feb-04-16 6:43 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Federal officials disclosed Thursday that they want to enter settlement talks with an environmental group that sued the government over the potential climate change impacts from burning coal mined in Western states.
- Nuclear commission OKs Vermont Yankee decommissioning plans Updated: Feb-04-16 6:09 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, despite objections voiced by state officials, is giving positive reviews to the decommissioning plans developed by the owner of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
- Rhode Island governor's medical marijuana tax draws fire Updated: Feb-04-16 5:21 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Gina Raimondo is drawing fire over a proposal to require Rhode Island growers to buy tags from the state for plants they cultivate and to reduce the number they may own by half.
- Browns say they're interested in Columbus practice facility Updated: Feb-04-16 3:39 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Cleveland Browns said Thursday that 2016 summer training camp will be at their Berea facility, as machinations continue to eventually move the camp to Columbus.
- Ex-Sen. Lugar says MOX facility vital to nuke agreement Updated: Feb-04-16 3:33 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Finishing a South Carolina plutonium reprocessing project is critical to keeping up the U.S. end of a critical nonproliferation deal with Russia, one of the federal lawmakers instrumental in the agreement said Thursday after touring the facility that's still under construction.
- The Latest: Browns say 2016 training camp will be in Berea Updated: Feb-04-16 2:47 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest on the Cleveland Browns plans to move their summer training camp to Columbus (all times local):
- Correction: Las Vegas-Pay To Park story Updated: Feb-04-16 2:41 pm
LAS VEGAS - In a story Feb. 2 about MGM Resorts International outsourcing its Las Vegas Strip parking operations to a Chicago-based firm, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of MGM Resorts executive Corey Sanders. He is chief operating officer, not chief financial officer. Also, one reference to the casino company used its former name, MGM Mirage. It is MGM Resorts International. A corrected version of the story is below:
- The Latest: Mississippi approves industrial incentives Updated: Feb-04-16 2:28 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on Mississippi's efforts to recruit a tire plant to western Hinds County and a shipyard to Gulfport (all times local):
- Salt mining still idle at NY site where workers were rescued Updated: Feb-04-16 12:59 pm
LANSING, New York - Mining operations remain suspended at a central New York salt mine nearly a month after 17 workers were rescued from an elevator stuck 900 feet underground.
- MDU Resources profits down in 2015; new refinery loses money Updated: Feb-04-16 12:33 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group Inc. has reported a decrease in profits for 2015 due to losses at its North Dakota refinery and warmer winter weather that cut natural gas and electricity sales.
- Orders to US factories fell sharply in December Updated: Feb-04-16 10:35 am
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories fell sharply in December, closing out a year in which demand for American manufactured goods retreated for the first time in six years.