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The Latest: Trump denies asking about investigations on call

Nov. 13, 2019 5:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump (all times local): 5 p.m. President Donald Trump is denying he asked a U.S. ambassador about “investigations” in Ukraine a day after his call with that country’s president. The existence of the call...

Editorials from around New York

Nov. 13, 2019 2:59 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Tax Increases to Come Wall Street Journal Nov. 12 The Democratic candidates for President are promising a smorgasbord of new taxes, but why wait until 2021? Last week Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen and Virginia Congressman Don...

NY governor threatens to prevent gas company from operating

Nov. 13, 2019 7:30 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening to revoke a utility's certificate to offer natural gas service in downstate New York. Democrat Cuomo sent a letter to National Grid on Tuesday giving the company 14 days to respond. State utility regulators this fall took aim at National Grid for denying...

PG&E agrees to extend deadline for wildfire damage claims

Nov. 4, 2019 8:10 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to extend by two months the deadline to file claims against the company for damages suffered from a series of wildfires in California. Lawyers for the victims asked to extend the original Oct. 21 deadline, arguing that tens of thousands of people...

Oregon natural gas prices to go up

Nov. 1, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Many Oregon users of natural gas will see an increase in their bills starting in November. The Statesman Journal reports the Oregon Public Utility Commission has approved rate hikes for the state's three gas utilities, only the third time in the last ten years. The increase in the...

Rhode Island releases report on winter natural gas outage

Oct. 30, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island public utilities regulators say a natural gas outage that affected more than 7,000 customers last winter was caused by low pressure in a pipeline. The 74-page Division of Public Utilities and Carriers report released Wednesday blamed the low pressure on high demand for gas...

Coal giant Murray Energy seeks bankruptcy protection

Oct. 29, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A major U.S. coal mining company is seeking bankruptcy protection, despite a flurry of regulatory breaks that its CEO pushed for — and received — from the Trump administration. Ohio-based Murray Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, joining a...

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...

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...

Mysterious fire burned in soil at California gas facility

Oct. 15, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California utility is trying to find the source of a small ground fire at its large natural gas storage facility. A Southern California Gas Co. spokesman said the fire extinguished Tuesday did not appear to come from natural gas stored deep underground at Aliso Canyon outside Los...