SILVERTON, Colorado (AP) — It will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an abandoned mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers and has likely reached Lake Powell, experts said Thursday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service will restrict public access to a heavily traveled section of downtown Philadelphia for more than 30 hours before Pope Francis lands in the city next month — time officials said the agency needs to build security fencing and set up metal detectors.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Aug. 12 about an inmate's murder in a California prison riot, The Associated Press, relying on a news story from 1986, reported erroneously the name of a prison guard who survived an earlier riot in San Quentin Prison in 1971. His name was Ken McCray, not Frank McCray.
ZEBULON, N.C. (AP) — The medications produced at a GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical plant are safe despite the decision to close the factory after the discovery of the bacteria that causes potentially fatal Legionnaires' disease, the company said Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Correction has bought the drugs needed to resume lethal injections, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he expects to be asked soon to schedule the state's first execution in 10 years.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's highest court on Thursday ordered the state's death row emptied out, ruling that a 2012 law abolishing capital punishment for any future crimes must be applied to the 11 men facing execution for offenses committed before it took effect.
SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott was appointed Thursday to monitor a suburban school district in which public school families, mostly black or Hispanic, claim they're being shortchanged by the school board, which is dominated by Orthodox Jews who don't use the public schools.