- FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities Updated: Jun-02-15 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Scores of low-flying planes circling American cities are part of a civilian air force operated by the FBI and obscured behind fictitious companies, The Associated Press has learned.
- Colorado coal mine appeals climate change court ruling Updated: Jun-02-15 3:13 pm
DENVER - A Colorado coal mine at the center of a legal fight over whether coal's impact on climate change needs to be considered before it is mined is asking to keep mining while it appeals a federal court ruling.
- 'Fun Home' director Sam Gold on working with 'no net' Updated: Jun-02-15 9:40 am
NEW YORK - Sam Gold was still in college when he did something most people only dream about: He made his Broadway acting debut. But he quickly realized he was probably on the wrong side of the stage.
- Alcoa invests in facility to meet jet engine demand Updated: Jun-02-15 8:55 am
NEW YORK - Alcoa Inc. is investing $22 million in a Michigan plant so it can meet demand for jet engines.
- Paper manufacturer invests $270M in McMinn Co. expansion Updated: Jun-02-15 4:07 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A global paper products manufacturer is investing $270 million to expand its current operations in McMinn County and create more than 100 jobs.
- Southwest Steel to expand Newport plant, add 100 jobs Updated: Jun-01-15 3:04 pm
NEWPORT, Arkansas - Southwest Steel Processing announced Monday that it plans an $18 million expansion of its plant in Newport and to add 100 jobs at the facility.
- Molycorp delays interest payment, wants to restructure debt Updated: Jun-01-15 1:15 pm
NEW YORK - Rare earth metals company Molycorp said it won't make a $32.5 million interest payment that was due Monday, but says it isn't in default on its debts.
- Chinese chemical company site opposed Updated: Jun-01-15 9:38 am
VACHERIE, Louisiana - Two environmental groups are challenging the issuance of an air operating permit to China-based company planning a methanol manufacturing facility along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish.
- Made from metal, giant paper plane will soar near airport Updated: Jun-01-15 7:25 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A giant paper airplane soon will grace a major intersection near the Lincoln Airport.
- Rainy season fertilizer ban underway in Brevard County Updated: Jun-01-15 6:05 am
MELBOURNE, Florida - The arrival of rainy season marks the beginning of a ban on fertilizer in Brevard County.
- K2 continues to vex prosecutors, legal landscape still hazy Updated: May-31-15 10:39 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - It seems no one's on the same page when it comes to K2 in Nebraska.
- Death of northern Nevada mine employee under investigation Updated: May-30-15 8:56 pm
ELKO, Nevada - The death of an employee at a northern Nevada mine is under investigation.
- Mining firm told it fails to meet money rules about cleanup Updated: May-30-15 3:41 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - A Virginia-based company that is among the largest coal miners in Wyoming's Powder River Basin has been informed it no longer meets the state's self-bonding requirements, which could mean it will have to come up with millions in three months to cover any cleanup obligations here.
- New Hampshire awarded federal grant to conserve forests Updated: May-30-15 2:44 pm
HEBRON, New Hampshire - The state of New Hampshire has won a $3.8 million federal grant to fund a major conservation deal near Cardigan Mountain.
- Deputies: Charlotte carjacking leads to SC chase Updated: May-30-15 12:10 pm
FORT MILL, South Carolina - Authorities say a Charlotte carjacking suspect trying to elude South Carolina police crashed into a tree and barricaded himself in the car for hours before surrendering.
- W.Va. woman files US lawsuit against Lumber Liquidators Updated: May-30-15 11:41 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A West Virginia woman who purchased flooring from Lumber Liquidators is suing the company, citing reports its Chinese-made laminate flooring contains high levels of the carcinogen formaldehyde.
- NC investigating at clay mine set to be filled with coal ash Updated: May-29-15 5:39 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina regulators say they are investigating a possible violation of environmental laws near an open-pit mine in Chatham County that is being prepared to hold coal ash.
- Plant's resurgence raises concern at East Lake Okoboji Updated: May-29-15 3:23 pm
OKOBOJI, Iowa - Authorities say they have few options to control the resurgence of an invasive plant that may return next year in one of Iowa's Great Lakes.
- 10 injured in ammonia gas leak at Panhandle chemical plant Updated: May-28-15 9:31 pm
BORGER, Texas - Ten people were taken to hospitals after an ammonia gas leak at a chemical plant in the Texas Panhandle.
- 1 killed in accident at surface mine in eastern Kentucky Updated: May-28-15 8:24 pm
PHELPS, Kentucky - Officials say a surface coal miner has died in an accident in eastern Kentucky.
- Huge drop in West Virginia coal production forecast Updated: May-28-15 7:49 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia University researchers predict that state coal production will drop 39 percent compared with the industry's last high point in 2008 - less-than-encouraging news for more than 1,800 coal miners who learned last week they would likely lose their jobs.
- Massive coal breaker, Pennsylvania's last, is coming down Updated: May-28-15 4:33 pm
MAHANOY CITY, Pennsylvania - When coal was king, its castle was the breaker - an imposing fortress that crushed, washed and sized billions of tons of Pennsylvania anthracite for use in factories, foundries and homes up and down the East Coast.
- Official: US Steel not idling Granite City mill as planned Updated: May-28-15 3:55 pm
GRANITE CITY, Illinois - U.S. Steel will not temporarily shut down its Granite City mill as planned but will keep one of its two blast furnaces operating and idle only 80 workers, officials said Thursday.
- Mining company reaches tentative agreement with union Updated: May-28-15 3:20 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana's largest mining company announced a tentative labor agreement with about 900 workers on Thursday, setting up a vote next week by union members bitter over recent pay raises for some executives.
- Police: Worker killed in accident at Michigan concrete plant Updated: May-28-15 1:14 pm
ZILWAUKEE, Michigan - Authorities say a worker has been killed in an accident at a Saginaw-area concrete plant.