OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha-based company has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine levied by federal regulators citing spill protection violations at production facilities in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Ag Processing Inc. didn't have adequate Clean Water Act protections at several vegetable oil and biodiesel production facilities.
SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to issue an injunction to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that wants to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to stop a Texas company from releasing the plans online, arguing it violated export regulations.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota man has been charged with aiding the suicide of his wife, who was reportedly suffering from unexplained pain. Sixty-one-year-old Thomas Houck of Eden Prairie was charged Monday. The criminal complaint says he called 911 last week to report his wife had "euthanized herself." The complaint says he later admitted he held a plastic bag over her head and turned on a nitrogen tank as she died.
FAIRMONT, Minn. (AP) - A southern Minnesota teenager will serve jail time for taking part in an assault that left a high school football teammate unconscious last fall. Nineteen-year-old Dalton Nagel of Blue Earth was sentenced Monday to 15 days in jail, with credit for four days he already spent in jail. Nagel earlier pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aiding and abetting third-degree assault in the attack on the 16-year-old teammate at a house party in October.
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