- The Latest: Speaker Ralston defeats GOP primary challenger Updated: May-24-16 9:56 pm
ATLANTA - The Latest on Georgia's primary elections (all times local):
- House approves bill to regulate toxic chemicals Updated: May-24-16 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday easily approved a bipartisan bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products from household cleaners to clothing and furniture.
- Monsanto rejects $62B Bayer bid, but still open to talks Updated: May-24-16 6:10 pm
NEW YORK - Monsanto rejected Bayer's $62 billion takeover bid, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate."
- Markets Right Now: Stocks move solidly higher on Wall Street Updated: May-24-16 4:09 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):
- Hecla Mining to acquire Mines Management Updated: May-24-16 11:54 am
HELENA, Montana - Hecla Mining Co. has reached a nearly $30 million deal to acquire Mines Management Inc., the owner of the Montanore Mine in northwestern Montana, company officials announced Tuesday.
- 12 dead, 50 injured in jade mining landslide in Myanmar Updated: May-24-16 5:05 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A landslide in northern Myanmar's jade mining region Tuesday killed at least 12 people and injured about 50 others, witnesses and officials said.
- North Carolina man dies at Virginia packaging company Updated: May-24-16 5:03 am
GLADSTONE, Virginia - A North Carolina man has died after an incident at an industrial packaging company in Virginia.
- Novelis expecting to create over 200 jobs in upstate NY Updated: May-24-16 12:38 am
SCRIBA, New York - Novelis, Inc. says it expects to create 250 jobs over the next four years at its newly expanded aluminum plant on Lake Ontario.
- Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific Updated: May-23-16 11:48 pm
TOKYO - Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific.
- Peru declares emergency over mercury contamination Updated: May-23-16 6:42 pm
LIMA, Peru - Peru's government declared an emergency across a broad jungle region Monday because of mercury contamination caused by wildcat gold mining.
- New Mexico is first to sue EPA, mine owners over toxic spill Updated: May-23-16 6:21 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico on Monday became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from a closed Colorado gold mine, seeking tens of millions of dollars for environmental and economic damage caused by the spill.
- How would Bayer-Monsanto affect workers, farmers, investors? Updated: May-23-16 5:31 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - Bayer wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion, hooking up the German chemical and drug company with the St. Louis-based producer of seeds and weed-killers.
- Court pushes back deadline in ex-Massey Energy CEO appeal Updated: May-23-16 4:53 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A federal appeals court has extended a deadline for initial briefs on an appeal of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's conviction.
- 2015 was a corporate buyout bonanza; here comes the sequel Updated: May-23-16 4:41 pm
After 2015's blistering global buyout pace, this year is shaping up to be quite the sequel with Bayer's $62 billion attempt to buy Monsanto and create a global seed giant.
- DuPont spinoff Chemours wins almost $8M in taxpayer money Updated: May-23-16 3:13 pm
NEW CASTLE, Delaware - A state panel on Monday approved almost $8 million in taxpayer money for the Chemours Co., a financially struggling chemicals business spun off from the DuPont Co. The company has not decided whether it will stay in Delaware, however.
- White House: No invite issued to ex-POW for Hiroshima visit Updated: May-23-16 12:04 pm
TOKYO - A U.S. veterans group says an American who was held by Japan as a prisoner of war during World War II will accompany President Barack Obama on his historic visit to Hiroshima this week, but the White House said Monday that no such invitation has been issued.
- Marianna, Waynesburg, struggle as coal mining fades Updated: May-23-16 10:23 am
MARIANNA, Pennsylvania - Follow Interstate 79 to the exit nine miles north of Waynesburg, and the signs give you a choice.
- Despite confusion, NASCAR got a memorable All-Star Race Updated: May-22-16 4:48 pm
CONCORD, North Carolina - Say this about NASCAR's confusing and chaotic Sprint All-Star Race: At least it was entertaining.
- Wyoming candidates united for coal, against EPA Updated: May-22-16 2:55 pm
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming - Several Republican candidates vying to fill Wyoming's sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives are united against the Environmental Protection Agency's plans for coal.
- Scenic railroad hopes repairs complete by Aug. 1 Updated: May-22-16 9:01 am
CUMBERLAND, Maryland - Repair of a landslide that has kept Western Maryland Scenic Railroad excursions from reaching their Frostburg destination is expected to be completed by Aug. 1.
- More Tacoma yards to get contaminated soil replaced Updated: May-21-16 10:01 am
TACOMA, Washington - The Washington Department of Ecology says more Tacoma yards will get contaminated soil replaced this summer.
- Fate of primeval forest in balance as Poland plans logging Updated: May-21-16 8:36 am
WARSAW, Poland - It is the last remaining relic of an ancient forest that stretched for millennia across the lowlands of Europe and Russia, a shadowy, mossy woodland where bison and lynx roam beneath towering oak trees up to 600 years old.
- UN: Growing environmental threat from animal-to-man diseases Updated: May-20-16 8:41 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The most worrying environmental threats facing the world today range from the rise in diseases transmitted from animals to humans to the increasing accumulation of toxic chemicals in food crops as a result of drought and high temperatures, according to a U.N. report released Friday.
- Makeover coming for food nutrition labels Updated: May-20-16 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON - A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And no longer will a small bag of chips count as two or three servings.
- USA Cycling unveils high-tech pursuit bike for Rio Olympics Updated: May-20-16 11:43 am
The fastest women's pursuit team in track cycling just got a whole lot faster.