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 Fouled Waters Reveal Lasting Legacy of U.S. Mining Industry

Fouled Waters Reveal Lasting Legacy of U.S. Mining Industry

By Matthew Brown | Feb 20
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated.

New Zealand Plans New Tax for Giants Like Google, Facebook

New Zealand Plans New Tax for Giants Like Google, Facebook

By Nick Perry | Feb 19
New Zealand's government plans a new tax targeting online giants like Google and Facebook that earn plenty of money in the country but pay little tax.

Airlines to Give Customers 'Nonbinary' Choice Under Gender

Airlines to Give Customers 'Nonbinary' Choice Under Gender

By David Koenig | Feb 19
Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female.

Amazon Dumped New York, but Cities Still Wooing the Company

Amazon Dumped New York, but Cities Still Wooing the Company

By Mike Catalini | Feb 17
Amazon's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant.

Olympic Volunteers: One-Time Chance, or Exploitation?

Olympic Volunteers: One-Time Chance, or Exploitation?

By Stephen Wade | Feb 17
The billion-dollar Olympics are awash with cash. But volunteers work for free. That's the case next year at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, where about 80,000 volunteers will be needed.

Trump-Dominated Board to Close Coal Plant, Despite His Plea

Trump-Dominated Board to Close Coal Plant, Despite His Plea

By Adam Beam | Feb 17
A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and handing the coal industry a defeat in its backyard.

Gone in A New York Minute: How the Amazon Deal Fell Apart

Gone in A New York Minute: How the Amazon Deal Fell Apart

Feb 16
What they didn't expect was the protests, the hostile public hearings and the disparaging tweets that would come in the next three months, eventually leading to Amazon's dramatic Valentine's Day breakup with New York.

Amazon's Stormy Week Will Blow Over, but the Debris May Stay

Amazon's Stormy Week Will Blow Over, but the Debris May Stay

By Rachel Lerman and Mae Anderson | Feb 16
It's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its abrupt pullout from a massive New York City development, extortion claims related to intimate photos taken by its founder Jeff Bezos and increasing antitrust scrutiny in Europe.

AP Interview: Philippine Journalist Sees Threat to Democracy

AP Interview: Philippine Journalist Sees Threat to Democracy

By Kiko Rosario and Vicente Gonzales | Feb 16
The head of a Philippine online news site who was arrested on a libel complaint accused President Rodrigo Duterte's administration of acting like a dictatorship and using the law as a weapon to muzzle dissent.

Trump's New Trade Decision: Impose Tariffs on Imported Cars?

Trump's New Trade Decision: Impose Tariffs on Imported Cars?

By Tom Krisher and Paul Wiseman | Feb 15
By Sunday, Trump's Commerce Department is expected to issue an opinion on whether auto imports endanger U.S. national security enough to justify such import taxes. Trump would then have 90 days to decide whether to impose them.

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