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Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of ban

Nov. 26, 2021 16:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday recommended an overhaul of the nation's oil and gas leasing program to limit areas available for energy development and raise costs for oil and gas companies to drill on public land and water. The long-awaited report...

Detective: 'Tiger King' star won't talk about missing spouse

Nov. 18, 2021 18:44 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A detective in Florida investigating the disappearance of Carole Baskin's second husband said Thursday that the “Tiger King” star had three times refused requests for interviews, and that the probe was ongoing. Cpl. Moises Garcia of the...

Companies bid $192 million in 1st Gulf oil sale under Biden

Nov. 17, 2021 17:52 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy companies including Shell, BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil offered a combined $192 million for drilling rights on federal oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, as the first government lease auction under President Joe Biden laid bare the hurdles he...

Coming off climate talks, US to hold huge crude sale in Gulf

Nov. 16, 2021 19:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday will auction vast oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico estimated to hold up to 1.1 billion barrels of crude, the first such sale under President Joe Biden and a harbinger of the challenges he faces to reach climate goals...

Reeves announces 16 projects from oil spill recovery funds

Nov. 09, 2021 19:22 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday announced 16 projects that will be funded by some of the money the state received after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “One of my top priorities will always be ensuring that all funds meant for...

SpaceX returns 4 astronauts to Earth, ending 200-day flight

Nov. 09, 2021 13:43 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four astronauts returned to Earth on Monday, riding home with SpaceX to end a 200-day space station mission that began last spring. Their capsule streaked through the late night sky like a dazzling meteor before parachuting into the Gulf of...

Four astronauts are back on Earth after 200 days, parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico in their SpaceX capsule

Nov. 08, 2021 22:34 PM EST
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four astronauts are back on Earth after 200 days, parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico in their SpaceX capsule.

High wind delays SpaceX crew homecoming after 6 months aloft

Nov. 07, 2021 09:21 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — High wind off the Florida coast has prompted SpaceX to delay the return of four space station astronauts in orbit since spring. The U.S., French and Japanese astronauts were supposed to leave the International Space Station on Sunday, with...

Strong field as PGA Tour goes from seaside course to another

Nov. 02, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

PGA TOUR WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY CHAMPIONSHIP AT MAYAKOBA Site: Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Course: El Camaleon GC at Mayakoba. Yardage: 7,017. Par: 71. Prize money: $7.2 million. Winner's share: $1.296 million. ...

US to gauge climate damage from federal oil and gas sales

Oct. 29, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government regulators for the first time will analyze greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas drilling on federal lands on a national scale, as the Biden administration steps up efforts to address climate change, the Interior Department said Friday. ...