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Key Democrat wants answers from EPA on Minnesota mine plan

Jan. 17, 2019 4:19 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum wants to know why the federal Environmental Protection Agency opted against filing formal comments with Minnesota regulators when the state was considering whether to issue a key water pollution permit for the PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern...

From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting US economy

Jan. 16, 2019 1:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delta Air Lines can't get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren't being paid. Some Americans who are trying to start small businesses face delays in obtaining the required tax identification number from the IRS. As the partial...

Some in GOP split with White House on Russia sanctions

Jan. 15, 2019 7:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against...

Trade war's wounded: Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes

Jan. 13, 2019 4:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump's import taxes — a move that threatens a handful of its 26 U.S. jobs. In California's San Joaquin Valley, the CEO of a...

Trade war's wounded: Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes

Jan. 13, 2019 2:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump's import taxes — a move that threatens a handful of its 26 U.S. jobs. In California's San Joaquin Valley, the CEO of a...

Switzerland says 6 citizens killed in Swedish minibus crash

Jan. 13, 2019 9:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland said six of its citizens were killed in a road crash of a minibus and a truck in northern Sweden early Saturday. The Foreign Ministry in Bern said Sunday that a Swiss consular official was sent to the region to help the victims' families, but gave no further details on the deaths....

Mining truck crashes into minibus in Sweden; 6 reported dead

Jan. 12, 2019 9:07 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A mining company truck has crashed into a minibus in northern Sweden, and Swedish media are reporting that six people have died and one person is injured in the crash. The Swedish mining company Kaunis Iron said one of its trucks crashed head-on with another vehicle north of the village of...

Treasury chief to brief House on Russia sanctions decision

Jan. 9, 2019 10:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) will brief House members on his department's decision to ease sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The classified briefing Thursday for all members of the House was confirmed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's...

House Democrats demand briefing on Russia sanctions decision

Jan. 8, 2019 6:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of seven House committees are calling on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to explain why the United States is easing sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. It's one of the first moves of the new Democratic House to scrutinize President Donald...

The Latest: Amid talks, Trump stands by border wall demand

Jan. 6, 2019 8:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 8:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is standing by his demands for funding for a border wall as another round of shutdown talks fails to break an impasse. Newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up the pressure on Trump...