Firefighters fear the toxic chemicals in their gear could be contributing to cancer cases
BOSTON (AP) — Firefighters around the country are concerned that gear laced with PFAS, a group of toxic industrial compounds, could be one reason for cancer among their ranks. The chemical, which has been associated with health problems including several types of cancer, is used in turnout gear to repel water and other substances when fighting a fire. ...
‘Yellowstone’ actor charged with disability payment fraud
Officials say “Yellowstone” actor Q’Orianka Kilcher has been charged with illegally collecting nearly $97,000 in disability benefits while working on the TV show
US Postal Service to boost purchases of electric vehicles
The U.S. Postal Service plans to further increase the number of electric-powered vehicles it is buying to replace its aging fleet of delivery trucks.
At Least 5 Die After Storm Causes Montana Highway Pileup
Authorities say at least five people have died after a pileup Friday evening on Interstate 90 in Montana.
Russian Airstrike Hits Base in Western Ukraine, Kills 35
Waves of Russian missiles pounded a military training base in western Ukraine.
Volunteers Extend Help to Thousands of Refugees From Ukraine
Since Russia launched attacks on Ukraine, 368,000 people have fled the country, according to the UN refugee agency.
Russians Hold Anti-War Rallies Amid Ominous Threats by Putin
Russians in cities spanning from Moscow to Siberia have taken to the streets again to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Montana Producers Prepare for Recreational Marijuana Jan. 1
Marijuana producers in Montana are getting ready for legalization of recreational marijuana starting Saturday.
Unhappy with Prices, Ranchers Look to Build Own Meat Plants
Frustrated with persistently low prices, ranchers and others in the beef industry are moving to reverse a long trend of consolidation and planning to open new slaughterhouses.
Hurricane Ida Strikes Louisiana; New Orleans Hunkers Down
Hurricane Ida has blasted ashore along the Louisiana coast as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., rushing toward New Orleans and one of the nation’s most important industrial corridors.
US Says Drone Kills IS Bombers Targeting Kabul Airport
U.S. officials say a drone strike has blown up a vehicle carrying “multiple suicide bombers” from Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate before they could attack the ongoing military evacuation at Kabul’s international airport.
Rescuers Racing in Haiti as Storm Threatens to Follow Quake
The death toll from a powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti has climbed sharply, with at least 724 dead and a minimum of 2,800 injured.