RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State troopers suing North Carolina for millions of dollars in back pay say the state's broken promises have forced them into tough spots: working second jobs, moving in with parents, even going on food stamps.
Mining giants responsible for a dam spill in Brazil earlier this month rejected Thursday accusations by the United Nations that "20,000 Olympic swimming pools of toxic mud" spewed into a river. The November 5 collapse of a waste-water dam at the Samarco iron ore mine owned by the world's biggest mining corporation BHP Billiton and its Brazilian partner Vale triggered a flood of muddy water that killed at least 13 and left 11 people missing, according to the latest toll. Fifty million tons of waste, including "heavy metals and other toxic chemicals," were released into the area, the experts said.
VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic energy agency is preparing to wrap up a more than a decade-long probe of alleged nuclear weapons work by Iran, but its report will stop short of delivering a judgment on whether the suspicions are valid, the agency's chief said Thursday.