Metals and minerals industry

In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, rescue workers prepare to rescue more than 900 miners from the Sibanye-Stillwater's Beatrix mine near Welkom, South Africa. The miners were brought to the surface Friday Feb. 2 2018 after a power failure, caused by a severe storm Wednesday had prevented lifts from bringing the night shift to the surface. (AP Photo)
February 02, 2018 - 5:13 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least 900 miners who were trapped in a South African gold mine for more than 24 hours after a power outage have been safely evacuated. The Sibanye-Stillwater company, which manages the Beatrix mine in Free State province, said Friday that the miners will have medical tests...
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January 31, 2018 - 2:41 am
DENVER (AP) — Crumbling mine tunnels awash with polluted waters perforate the Colorado mountains, and scientists may one day send robots creeping through the pitch-black passages to study the mysterious currents that sometimes burst to the surface with devastating effects. One such disaster...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 file photo, laborers work at a steel market in Yichang in central China's Hubei province. The head of an American business group said Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 that Chinese officials have warned "there will be retaliation" if President Donald Trump launches trade remedies in disputes over technology, steel and other issues. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 1:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — The head of an American business group said Tuesday that Chinese officials warned him "there will be retaliation" if President Donald Trump launches trade remedies in disputes over technology, steel and other issues. The officials gave no details of what might trigger a response or...
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January 23, 2018 - 2:57 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina dams that once produced electricity for a factory employing 1,000 workers has generated more than $225 million in revenues since the plant was closed and the hydroelectric power sold to commercial customers. Alcoa last year sold to Maryland-based Cube Yadkin...
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Frances McDormand and the cast of "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" accept the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)
January 22, 2018 - 3:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a still undetermined awards race and an industry undergoing tectonic shifts with the Me Too and Time's Up movements, awards shows have become canaries in the coal mine. After the Golden Globes, it was clear that the entertainment business was not shying away from its...
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Ashaninka David Barbosa addresses a meeting by Amazonian indigenous in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, one day before Pope Francis arrives to Peru's Amazon. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
January 19, 2018 - 12:08 am
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — After lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Pope Francis Friday in a visit to the world's largest rainforest that native leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem. Francis is...
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Flower petals surround an image of Pope Francis that reads in Spanish "Welcome to Peru Pope Francis," placed by Shamans performing a welcome ritual for the pontiff one day before he arrives to Peru, on Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
January 17, 2018 - 1:35 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Latin America (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Peru's indigenous leaders have sent a letter to Pope Francis urging him to press for the cleanup of polluted rivers and recognition of ancestral land rights during his visit to the Amazon. Three...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017 photo, demonstrators sustain afloat the Mapuche nation's flag during a protest against the arrests of several Mapuches, in Santiago, Chile. Pope Francis will meet with indigenous groups during his Chile, Peru visit beginning Jan. 15, 2018. The Chilean stop is more delicate as the visit comes as some radical Mapuche groups have been staging violent protests, occupying and burning farms, churches and lumber trucks to demand the return of their land. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)
January 13, 2018 - 2:06 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru. On the...
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January 12, 2018 - 12:27 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Environment Ministry has appealed a court decision annulling a 1.7-million-euro ($2.06 million) fine it had slapped on mining firm Eldorado Gold. In a statement Friday, the ministry said the Athens court ruling did not dispute the findings of an environmental...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007 file photo, Robert "Bob" Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., arrives at a news conference at the entrance to the Crandall Canyon Mine, in northwest of Huntington, Utah. In the early days of the Trump administration, Murray, the head of one of America’s largest coal companies sent a four-page “action plan” to the White House calling for rollbacks of key environmental and mine safety regulations he claimed would help revive the struggling mining industry. A review by The Associated Press of that March 1, 2017, plan shows Murray, an early Trump campaign supporter, has gotten about half the items on his wish list. Still others, such as eliminating federal tax credits for wind turbines and solar panels, failed to win approval in Congress. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 10, 2018 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the Trump administration, the head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and mine safety regulations. "We have listed our suggested actions in order of...
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