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NEW YORK (AP) — A clean-water advocate will make an Earth Day swim in New York City's polluted Gowanus (goh-WAH'-nuhs) Canal, a federal Superfund site. Christopher Swain is calling for an accelerated cleanup of the site in Brooklyn. Swain will be wrapped in a yellow drysuit and...
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing a plan to reduce its waste output by 90 percent by 2030. The plan includes an overhaul of the city's recycling program, incentives...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ly Nguyen and his family knew little about Philadelphia when they moved here from Vietnam more than 20 years ago, but they knew where to turn for help — the Roman Catholic Church. Their parish priest helped teach Nguyen's six children English. He provided...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky distillery worker who's accused of leading a bourbon theft ring wore shirts promoting the distillery where he worked — and also stole liquor — as he delivered purloined barrels covered by a tarp in a pickup truck, a detective said. The ring...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ly Nguyen and his family knew little about Philadelphia when they moved here from Vietnam more than 20 years ago, but they knew where to turn for help — the Roman Catholic Church. Their parish priest helped teach Nguyen's six children English. He provided...
STONY RIDGE, Ohio (AP) — The maze of steel cages where bears and black leopards roamed for more than three decades are quiet now. The growls and roars of tigers and lions no longer echo across Kenny Hetrick's backyard and into his neighbor's windows. All of his animals, save for...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As losses to poultry producers continue to climb from a deadly strain of bird flu, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a potential vaccine in response to the current outbreak. A pure "seed strain" would target the H5N2 virus — which has already...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Russell Begaye easily beat a former two-term Navajo Nation president Tuesday for the top post on the country's largest American Indian reservation, ending a tumultuous election season that was extended by nearly five months amid a heated court fight over...
NEW YORK (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said Tuesday that being named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people shows that her party's brand of political change is getting attention on both sides of the Atlantic. "People are taking note of the political...