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A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.More >>
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U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.More >>
U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.More >>
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Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (CBS5/AP) -
An Oregon company has been named in the nation's largest stewardship contract to treat 300,000 acres in Arizona has transferred hands, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
The contract for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative was transferred earlier this year to Good Earth Power AZ LLC. The company acknowledged having no experience in forest restoration in the Southwest but said it would bring on a company that does.
Pioneer Forest Products was selected in 2012, but the Montana-based company had trouble with financing and talked to the Forest Service earlier this year about transferring its 10-year contract.
Good Earth is now contracted to do restoration across four National Forests in northern Arizona.
The initiative is an effort to address Arizona wildfires by restoring about 2.4 million acres of the Coconino, Kaibab, Tonto and Apache-Sitgreaves national forests.
Good Earth announced this week in Flagstaff that Portland-based The Campbell Group will carry out the work to reduce wildfire risks on a 2.4 million-acre area along the Mogollon Rim. Good Earth plans to use the harvested trees to produce wood pellets, furniture and biodiesel fuel.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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