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Japan to send own force, won't join US coalition for Mideast

Oct. 18, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Friday it has decided not to join a U.S. coalition to protect commercial vessels in the Middle East but is preparing to send its own force to ensure the safe shipment of oil to Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that Japan will keep cooperating closely...

Thunberg calls for climate action in oil-rich Alberta

Oct. 18, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg stayed away from any direct criticism of Alberta's oil sands and did not comment on Canada's election as she took her message to the oil-rich Canadian province on Friday. "We cannot allow this crisis to continue to be a partisan, political...

Diplomat said to have questioned optics of Hunter Biden job

Oct. 18, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent told impeachment investigators this week that he had raised concerns in 2015 about Hunter Biden, the son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, working with a Ukrainian gas company. Kent told lawmakers investigating President Donald Trump's...

Carlyle Group pulls out of South Texas oil terminal project

Oct. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Washington, D.C.-based multinational investment group behind a $1 billion crude oil export terminal project near Corpus Christi is withdrawing from the endeavor. The Carlyle Group announced its withdrawal in a terse statement issued Friday. Carlyle had joined with The Berry...

Trump taps Perry deputy to replace him at Energy Department

Oct. 18, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday selected Dan Brouillette, deputy to departing Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to lead the Energy Department, calling him a "total professional" with unparalleled experience. Trump acted quickly, just a day after Perry told the president that he would leave by...

$1.5 million settlement in gas price-fixing lawsuit

Oct. 18, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A $1.5 million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit that alleged that motorists overpaid for gas in northwestern Vermont over a decade. The lawsuit filed in 2015 accused R.L. Vallee, S.B. Collins, Wesco and Champlain Oil of conspiring to set higher gas prices for...

Pipeline developer launches website on proposed expansion

Oct. 18, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Wyoming company is seeking permits and landowner permission to expand its pipeline network to carry crude from that state and North Dakota to a hub in Oklahoma. The Bismarck Tribune reports Casper-based Bridger Pipeline LLC launched a website this week with information for...

Remains of Massachusetts airman killed in WWII identified

Oct. 18, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The remains of a Massachusetts airman killed during World War II have been identified. The Pentagon's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Joseph E. Finneran were accounted for Aug. 9. The 22-year-old from the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of...

US envoy says Giuliani was given role on Ukraine policy

Oct. 17, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the European Union told House impeachment investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump instructed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy and that he was "disappointed" by the directive. Gordon Sondland spoke to...

Energy Secretary Perry says he is resigning by year's end

Oct. 17, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will leave his job by the end of the year, saying that under President Donald Trump the nation is nearing energy independence. Perry's long-rumored departure comes as he is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president's...