- The Latest: FBI chief says encryption blocks investigations Updated: Feb-09-16 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local):
- Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year Updated: Feb-09-16 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack.
- SC sues Energy Dept over unfinished nuclear fuel project Updated: Feb-09-16 3:07 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina has again sued the federal government over an unfinished project to convert nuclear weapons components into reactor fuel, saying in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the administration has acted unconstitutionally in failing to complete the mixed-oxide facility by a Jan. 1 deadline.
- Official: New CO2 rules threaten North Dakota's 'prosperity' Updated: Feb-09-16 3:00 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's "continued prosperity" is at stake and the state's $4 billion lignite industry is in "mortal danger" due to new federal rules mandating a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants, an industry official told lawmakers Tuesday.
- Rural Williston voters deciding fate of proposed new school Updated: Feb-09-16 11:09 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - Voters in the district encompassing rural schools around Williston are deciding the fate of a proposed new facility.
- EPA plans meeting in Waterloo on contaminated factory site Updated: Feb-09-16 9:34 am
WATERLOO, Iowa - The Environmental Protection Agency has planned a meeting for next month to discuss cleanup of a former industrial site in Waterloo contaminated with chemicals and industrial solvents.
- River Bend nuclear station to undergo special inspection Updated: Feb-09-16 7:25 am
ST. FRANCISVILLE, Louisiana - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans a special inspection at Entergy's River Bend nuclear station in St. Francisville, after an unplanned reactor shutdown on Jan. 9.
- Utility reduces steep rate increase for Montana customers Updated: Feb-08-16 8:04 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A utility serving 26,000 eastern Montana customers scaled back its proposal for a steep rate hike on Monday, just a day before the matter was scheduled to go before state regulators for a public hearing.
- Tire executive: Mississippi plant will make mix of tires Updated: Feb-08-16 7:51 pm
CLINTON, Mississippi - A Continental AG tire executive said Monday that the company is likely to make a mix of heavy truck and passenger vehicle tires at the $1.45 billion factory it plans near Clinton, saying the company has been unable to satisfy demand in North America despite rapid expansion in recent years.
- REC Silicon to close temporarily Updated: Feb-08-16 6:06 pm
MOSES LAKE, Washington - The big REC Silicon factory in Moses Lake is shutting down its production for the next few months.
- Banking firm settles with state over failed Missouri plant Updated: Feb-08-16 5:07 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - An investment banker will pay $850,000 as the last settlement involving lawsuits over bonding for a failed Missouri sweetener factory, Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Monday.
- 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.