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Correction: Trump-Perry story

Oct. 20, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about Energy Secretary Rick Perry, The Associated Press reported erroneously the title of John Bolton, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump. A corrected version of the story is below: Impeachment inquiry puts spotlight on Perry, who shunned it...

Corps: No more Dakota Access Pipeline study needed

Oct. 19, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for the Army Corps of Engineers is asking a judge to sign off on the Corps' conclusion that the Dakota Access oil pipeline doesn't harm American Indian tribes. The Corps wants U.S. District Judge James Boasberg to rule in favor of its August 2018 finding that no more...

Gas prices tick up in New Jersey, across nation

Oct. 19, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have ticked up in New Jersey following a drop in gasoline supplies in the northeastern United States while demand remains robust. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded was $2.55 in New Jersey last week, up a penny from the previous week but...

Unlikely alliance fighting pipeline in Texas Hill Country

Oct. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — One of the longest proposed new natural gas pipelines in the U.S. is set to run through Heath Frantzen's property in the Texas Hill Country, where more than 600 white-tailed and trophy axis deer graze on a hunting ranch his family has owned for three generations. Fearing...

Japan to send own force, won't join US coalition for Mideast

Oct. 18, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Friday it has decided not to join a U.S. coalition to protect commercial vessels in the Middle East but is preparing to send its own force to ensure the safe shipment of oil to Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that Japan will keep cooperating closely...

Thunberg calls for climate action in oil-rich Alberta

Oct. 18, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg stayed away from any direct criticism of Alberta's oil sands and did not comment on Canada's election as she took her message to the oil-rich Canadian province on Friday. "We cannot allow this crisis to continue to be a partisan, political...

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...

Carlyle Group pulls out of South Texas oil terminal project

Oct. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Washington, D.C.-based multinational investment group behind a $1 billion crude oil export terminal project near Corpus Christi is withdrawing from the endeavor. The Carlyle Group announced its withdrawal in a terse statement issued Friday. Carlyle had joined with The Berry...

Trump taps Perry deputy to replace him at Energy Department

Oct. 18, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday selected Dan Brouillette, deputy to departing Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to lead the Energy Department, calling him a "total professional" with unparalleled experience. Trump acted quickly, just a day after Perry told the president that he would leave by...

$1.5 million settlement in gas price-fixing lawsuit

Oct. 18, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A $1.5 million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit that alleged that motorists overpaid for gas in northwestern Vermont over a decade. The lawsuit filed in 2015 accused R.L. Vallee, S.B. Collins, Wesco and Champlain Oil of conspiring to set higher gas prices for...