US allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants in pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. nuclear plants will be allowed to keep workers on longer shifts to deal with staffing problems in the coronavirus pandemic, raising worries among watchdogs and some families liv...

West Virginia governor's coal companies to pay $5M in fines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's coal companies have agreed to pay more than $5 million for thousands of mine safety violations, federal prosecutors said Wednesday...

Survey: US manufacturing slides in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — American manufacturing slide in March, dragged down by economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purcha...

Plan for ethane 'cracker' plant in US takes a step forward

CLEVELAND (AP) — A partnership of two Asia-based companies proposing to build an ethane “cracker” plant along the Ohio River announced Wednesday it had reached economic development agreements that wou...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 25, the 85th day of 2020. There are 281 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 2...

Oil industry cites virus in seeking broad pollution waivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it’s reviewing a request from the oil and gas industry to ease enforcement of hazardous air and water pollution and other regula...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘IT MAKES YOUR HEART WARM’ People are banding together to sew face masks fo...

Iconic plant's end spells doom for struggling coal industry

DRAKESBORO, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to stop it from happening. The top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, did too. Despite their best efforts to make good on ...

Blast in southwest Pakistan coalmine kills 7, injures 3

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Seven Pakistani miners were killed and three injured in a explosion Friday inside a coalmine in southwest Pakistan, a local mining official said. Rescue worke...

AP VoteCast: Arizona primary marked by coronavirus concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Arizona cast their ballots in Tuesday’s Democratic primary during a pandemic that has stunted travel, closed schools, forced millions of workers to stay home and canceled c...

AP VoteCast: Florida primary marked by coronavirus concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Florida cast their ballots in Tuesday’s Democratic primary during a pandemic that has stunted travel, closed schools, forced millions of workers to stay home and canceled c...

AP VoteCast: Illinois primary marked by virus concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Illinois cast their ballots in Tuesday’s Democratic primary during a pandemic that has stunted travel, closed schools, forced millions of workers to stay home and canceled ...

For environmentalists, a 'monumental' legislative session

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Environmental advocates notched one win after another this legislative session as the new Democratic majority passed their top-priority legislation, including measures long oppose...

AP VoteCast: Michigan voters say health care is top issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Michigan’s Democratic primary ranked health care as the most important issue facing the country, well above climate change, the economy, race relations, foreign policy and ...

AP VoteCast: Mississippi voters say health care is top issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Mississippi’s Democratic primary ranked health care as the most important issue facing the country, well above climate change, the economy, race relations, foreign policy a...