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Judge: No site permit needed for refinery near national park

May. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge has ruled that regulators properly refrained from getting involved in a dispute over the location of an $800 million oil refinery planned near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, sparing developers from a potentially lengthy delay in construction. The Public Service...

South Dakota governor, Oglala Sioux in protests standoff

May. 7, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Oglala Sioux and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem are each waiting for the other side to make a move to resolve a disagreement over anti-protest legislation that led to the tribe banning the governor from one of the largest reservations in the country. The legislation aims to prevent...

Philippine police summon owner of quake collapsed building

Apr. 24, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police investigators have summoned the owner of a four-story supermarket that collapsed in a powerful earthquake and is feared to have trapped dozens of people, officials said Wednesday. Chuzon Supermarket owner Samuel Chu on Tuesday appeared at a police station in...

Mayor wants to ban new glass skyscrapers to cut emissions

Apr. 22, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to introduce a bill banning new construction of glass skyscrapers as part of his efforts to reduce citywide greenhouse emissions by 30%. In announcing his Green New Deal on Monday, the democratic mayor said all-glass facade skyscrapers are...

New Mexico panel surprises Facebook with $39M utility bill

Apr. 18, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction for its data center — a move the social media giant says it was not expecting. The Public Regulation Commission's on...

Judge orders detention of former Peruvian president

Apr. 10, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian judge on Wednesday ordered the 10-day detention of former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski as part of a money laundering probe into his consulting work for the company at the heart of Latin America's biggest graft scandal. Special police agents gathered outside Kuczynski's...

The Latest: Trump visits his California golf club

Apr. 6, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the border (all times local): 11:25 p.m. President Donald Trump has made a dramatic appearance at his privately owned golf club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Trump landed in Marine One, making an unannounced visit to his Trump National Golf...

The Latest: Enbridge criticizes Michigan pipeline opinion

Mar. 28, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan officials halting work toward a Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Canadian pipeline company Enbridge says it's "surprised and disappointed" by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's finding that a law authorizing construction of...

Michigan governor halts Great Lakes pipeline tunnel project

Mar. 28, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A law that Michigan's Republican-led Legislature hurriedly passed during a lame-duck session in December authorizing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel linking lakes Huron and Michigan is unconstitutional, the state's Democratic attorney general said...

Air Force says it needs $4.9 billion in disaster relief

Mar. 27, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force said on Wednesday that it needs $4.9 billion in extra funding over the next three years to rebuild and repair two key bases heavily damaged by natural disasters. "We desperately need the supplemental funding," Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said, citing hurricane damage...