- 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.
- Federal commission asked to review proposed uranium mine Updated: May-28-15 11:14 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A company that wants to mine uranium in western South Dakota and opponents of the plan have asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to review a federal board's mixed decision last month.
- Anti-mining protesters square off with troops in south Peru Updated: May-27-15 9:08 pm
AREQUIPA, Peru - Dozens of farmers and activists burned tires and briefly occupied a bridge in Peru's southern highlands Wednesday, defying troops sent to quell weeks of deadly protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.
- Emerald Home Furnishings plans furniture plant in New Albany Updated: May-27-15 3:04 pm
NEW ALBANY, Mississippi - Emerald Home Furnishings will open an upholstered furniture factory in New Albany, investing more than $2 million and hiring 150 workers.
- Florida entrepreneur interested in Georgetown steel mill Updated: May-27-15 3:02 pm
GEORGETOWN, South Carolina - A Florida entrepreneur who tried twice before to buy the Georgetown steel mill says he's again interested in acquiring the mill and preventing it from permanently shutting its doors this summer.
- Survivors tell of terror during deadly Mexico tornado Updated: May-27-15 10:52 am
CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico - Jose Francisco Contreras and his wife were driving to the bus he takes to his job at a factory in northern Mexico when the winds picked up and torrential rain began to fall.
- China coal production falls in first 4 months of year Updated: May-27-15 6:19 am
BEIJING - Coal production in China, the world's biggest coal-consuming nation, fell by 6 percent in the first four months of this year as the economy slows and the government makes a concerted push to reduce carbon emissions.
- China fines chemical company $12M for polluting, jails staff Updated: May-27-15 5:38 am
BEIJING - A court in eastern China fined a manufacturer of weed killer 75 million yuan ($12 million) and imprisoned employees of the company and its contractors for discharging wastewater that severely polluted streams.
- Health care industry has the highest level of median CEO pay Updated: May-26-15 8:37 pm
Here is a look at median CEO pay by industry last year, as calculated by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press.
- Steel Dynamics idles 2 Iron Range operations, cuts 200 jobs Updated: May-26-15 3:50 pm
HOYT LAKES, Minnesota - More layoffs were announced Tuesday on northern Minnesota's Iron Range, this time at Mesabi Nugget in Hoyt Lakes and Mining Resources in Chisholm.
- Truck fire, explosion at concrete company being investigated Updated: May-26-15 7:53 am
PEMBROKE, New York - Fire officials are trying to determine what sparked a series of explosions that burned vehicles at a western New York concrete company.
- Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto Updated: May-24-15 4:01 am
HONOLULU - Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.
- Uncertain future ahead for Arizona mineral museum Updated: May-23-15 4:58 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum closed its doors for a makeover in 2011, and it has remained dark ever since.
- Rumford mill to lay off about 50 workers Updated: May-23-15 3:31 pm
RUMFORD, Maine - Catalyst Paper is laying off about 50 workers at the Rumford mill.
- Mentoring program helps W.Va. students prepare for college Updated: May-23-15 11:23 am
BRADSHAW, West Virginia - Rayven Bailey and Emmilea Hatfield have their futures all mapped out after high school: get a college degree and come home to struggling McDowell County to try to make life a little less rough for the next generation.
- Murray Energy expects more than 1,800 coal mine layoffs Updated: May-22-15 6:46 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Appalachian coal mining suffered a double blow Friday, as Murray Energy announced plans to lay off more than 1,800 miners, most from West Virginia, and Alpha Natural Resources told another 439 Mountain State miners they could be out of work.
- Colorado coal mine getting court-ordered environmental study Updated: May-22-15 5:09 pm
DENVER - Federal regulators are re-doing an environmental review for a Colorado coal mine after a judge threatened to shut it down unless they took a closer look at its indirect environmental impacts, including its contribution to climate change.
- Alpha Natural Resources expects to idle W.Va. coal mine Updated: May-22-15 1:22 pm
BRISTOL, Virginia - Alpha Natural Resources expects to idle a West Virginia coal mine that employs more than 400 workers.
- Lumber company owner purchases historic Flavel home Updated: May-22-15 12:59 pm
ASTORIA, Oregon - The owner of City Lumber Company has purchased the historic Flavel home that has been left vacant for 25 years.