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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...

Missouri lawmaker wants $5M for flood-related construction

Apr. 9, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top Senate budgeter wants to set aside $5 million for any needed road and bridge repairs related to flooding. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Hegeman on Tuesday proposed putting the money in next year's budget. The next fiscal year begins in July. Flooding...

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...

Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

Mar. 26, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House failed Tuesday to override President Donald Trump's first veto, salvaging his effort to steer billions of extra dollars to erecting border barriers and delivering a victory to the White House in a constitutional and political clash that's raged for months....

Pentagon lists possible project cuts to pay for wall

Mar. 18, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress on Monday that might be slashed to pay for President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Democrats expressed hope that by knowing which local projects could be targeted, lawmakers would be likelier to...

Judge tosses Ohio's lawsuit against gas pipeline developer

Mar. 15, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has tossed out a lawsuit Ohio filed against the developers of a $4.2 billion natural gas pipeline that stretches from West Virginia to Michigan. The lawsuit sought to force the builders of the Rover Pipeline to pay fines for what Ohio regulators said were numerous water...