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Agency says mining near Okefenokee poses 'substantial risks'

Jul 19, 2019

The federal agency that manages the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp says a private company's plan to mine minerals near the swamp edge could pose "substantial risks" to the environment

US judge denies bail for ex-Peruvian president Toledo

Jul 19, 2019

A U.S. judge has denied bail for former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo after prosecutors argued he was a flight risk and pointed out officials found a suitcase with $40,000 in cash during his arrest

Judge weighs new Motel 6 settlement in immigration lawsuit

Jul 19, 2019

A revised settlement for Motel 6 guests who say the national chain invaded their privacy by giving their information to immigration authorities is returning to court for a judge's review. The Friday afternoon hearing is Motel 6 was sued in January 2018,

Giant Hawaii telescope to focus on big unknowns of universe

Jul 19, 2019

Scientists are expected to explore fundamental questions about the universe when they use a giant new telescope planned for the summit of Hawaii's tallest mountain

The Latest: New mid-engine Corvette starts under $60,000

Jul 19, 2019

New mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette to start under $60,000, 7% more than the outgoing front-engine version

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Jul 19, 2019

President Donald Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the drone came within threatening distance of the ship

Boeing to take a $4.9 billion charge over grounded jet

Jul 18, 2019

The grounding of its 737 Max plane will cause Boeing to take a $4.9 billion charge and will cut $5.6 billion from the company's pre-tax income

About 10,000 au pairs to get paid in class-action settlement

Jul 18, 2019

About 10,000 live-in childcare workers from around the world will be paid an average of $3,500 each under a class-action settlement that alleged exploitation of the mostly young women who perform the jobs

A community ponders role of drugmakers in opioid struggle

Jul 18, 2019

Newly released prescription opioid statistics underscore how widespread pill use has been in towns and small cities of America's Appalachian region

Rapper YG's home searched after deputy-involved shooting

Jul 18, 2019

Authorities say they searched the Los Angeles home of rapper YG in connection with a deputy-involved shooting in Compton earlier this month