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  • U.S. widens inquiry of Duke Energy's coal ash spill in North Carolina

    U.S. widens inquiry of Duke Energy's coal ash spill in North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Federal prosecutors have broadened their criminal investigation of state environmental regulators after a massive coal ash spill Feb. 2 that contaminated the Dan River in North Carolina, issuing 20 more subpoenas demanding...
  • North Carolina regulators order Duke Energy to contain 2nd leak

    North Carolina regulators order Duke Energy to contain 2nd leak
    DURHAM, N.C. -- State regulators in North Carolina have ordered DukeĀ  Energy to contain a newly discovered leak of coal ash from a second storm-water pipe at a storage basin on the Dan River, where an earlier ruptured pipe released a massive coal ash...
  • Paramount residents not alone in pollution fight

    Paramount residents not alone in pollution fight
    Soon after starting work at Lincoln Elementary in Paramount nearly five years ago, second-grade teacher Lisa Lappin became alarmed by the number of teachers and students sick from cancer and other illnesses. Pungent, metallic odors sometimes blanketed...
  • North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill

    North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill
    DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border. The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh issued...
  • N.C. regulators seek delay on Duke Energy accord after coal ash spill

    N.C. regulators seek delay on Duke Energy accord after coal ash spill
    RALEIGH, N.C. — State regulators in North Carolina have asked a judge to delay what environmentalists claim is a sweetheart deal with Duke Energy designed to protect the nation's largest electrical utility from heavy fines for allowing coal ash into...
  • Paging Dr. House! TV doc credited with saving man poisoned by cobalt

    Paging Dr. House! TV doc credited with saving man poisoned by cobalt
    Hugh Laurie only plays a doctor on TV, but he has a following among physicians in Germany who are crediting his fictional Dr. House with helping them diagnose a man with a life-threatening case of cobalt intoxication. The 55-year-old patient was...
  • Sharp disagreement over effects of North Carolina coal ash spill

    Sharp disagreement over effects of North Carolina coal ash spill
    EDEN, N.C. — Pete Harrison dipped his kayak paddle into a gray stain on the bank of the murky Dan River. He pulled out a sticky gob 4 inches thick. "That's pure coal ash," he said. Harrison, a lawyer with the Waterkeeper Alliance, was kayaking...
  • Arsenic levels in Dan River exceeded safe standards, N.C. says

    Arsenic levels in Dan River exceeded safe standards, N.C. says
    DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina environmental regulators acknowledged Sunday that they had erroneously reported results of early toxic tests in the Dan River after a huge coal ash spill, specifically, that arsenic was within safe levels. The North...
  • Water safety threatened by North Carolina coal ash spill, group says

    Water safety threatened by North Carolina coal ash spill, group says
    EDEN, N.C. – An environmental group Thursday challenged Duke Energy’s assurances that drinking water from the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia remained safe despite a massive spill of toxic coal ash that released a deluge of murky gray...
  • Detroit Auto Show: Ford bets big on aluminum with F-150 truck

    Detroit Auto Show: Ford bets big on aluminum with F-150 truck
    While designing the next-generation F-150 truck, Ford Motor Co. secretly substituted the steel body on some of its current pickups with an aluminum shell and delivered them to business customers. The automaker was looking to test how lightweight aluminum...
  • Despite Kobe Bryant's advice, he's an All-Star starter to voting fans

    Despite Kobe Bryant's advice, he's an All-Star starter to voting fans
    Kobe Bryant recently suggested that fans vote for younger players such as Damian Lillard for February's NBA All-Star Game. The fans aren't listening. On Thursday, the league released its latest set of returns and Bryant is the leading vote-getter in...