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EPA offers $600,000 for monitoring after mine waste spill

DENVER (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it will provide $600,000 for three states and two Indian tribes to monitor river conditions in the aftermath of a massive spill from a Colorado mine.

State and tribal health officials...

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New federal rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden...

Bird flu forces slaughter of 39,000 turkeys at Missouri farm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwestern Missouri turkey farm where bird flu was found remains quarantined after 39,000 of its birds were destroyed last week as a precaution, agricultural officials said Wednesday.

The H5N1 strain of the...

France threatens to torpedo U.S.-Europe trade deal

PARIS (AP) — France is threatening to reject a huge free trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union, saying it’s too friendly to U.S. business and probably doomed.

Signs of trouble are dogging the creation of a...

Molson Coors profit nearly doubles on Vancouver brewery sale

DENVER (AP) — Beer maker Molson Coors Brewing said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit nearly doubled as it sold a brewery in Canada.

Molson Coors, based in Denver, sells Coors Light, Blue Moon and other beers in North and South...

First wolverine in more than a century found in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department says a wolverine has been confirmed in the state for the first time in more than a century.

Furbearer biologist Stephanie Tucker tells KFGO radio that the last verified...

High court signals it won’t stop $15 minimum wage

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say.

The justices refused to...

Sugary-drink-tax campaign to run with help from ex-NY mayor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Proponents of a sugary drinks tax in Philadelphia are going on the counterattack with help from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Bloomberg contributed an undisclosed sum to a nonprofit group starting an...

The Republic of Tea recalls green tea over salmonella fears

NOVATO, Calif. (AP) — The California-based company The Republic of Tea is recalling one of its green tea blends as a precaution over fears of possible salmonella contamination.

The company said Monday that the voluntary recall of its...

International Paper to buy 7 pulp mills from Weyerhaeuser

NEW YORK (AP) — International Paper said it is paying $2.2 billion to buy seven mills from Weyerhaeuser that make pulp used in diapers, tissues and other consumer products.

The deal is expected to close before the end of the...

Whole Foods executive: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet

NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won’t be able to get a tattoo with their cheese just yet.

The company says its “365” chain will have a minimalist...

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