LUKE, Md. (AP) — According to the Maryland Department of the Environment, 10,000 gallons of latex used for paper coating spilled from the Verso paper mill into the North Branch of the Potomac River during a four-hour period.
The Cumberland Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/1OWvO2J ) that the latex spilled as it was unloaded from a rail car Wednesday, and the spill was discharged through a collection system to the UPRC plant.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the deaths of walruses found in northwest Alaska.
The carcasses were photographed last week on a beach near Point Lay, the same site where 35,000 animals gathered Sept. 2.
The cause of death has not been confirmed, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a release it appear the walrus died of natural causes. It did not provide a number of carcasses that were found....
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former "Scandal" actor Columbus Short is avoiding jail time after pleading no contest to punching a man at a Los Angeles restaurant last year.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says Short entered the plea Thursday to a felony count of assault likely to cause great bodily injury. Short was sentenced to three years' probation and two months of community labor, and he must take 26 anger-management classes.
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Charges have been dropped against two of six people arrested after a disturbance aboard a Southwest Airlines flight that led to an unscheduled landing in Amarillo, Texas.
A federal criminal complaint had accused the six of interfering with a flight crew and aiding and abetting others aboard the Aug. 31 flight from San Diego to Chicago, prompting the unscheduled landing.
However, a federal magistrate in Amarillo granted a...