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The Latest: Iran shows seized fuel tanker matches UAE ship

Jul. 18, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between U.S and Iran (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Iran's state TV English-language channel has released video of a ship seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces accused of smuggling fuel out of the country. The Press TV report showed...

Iran's Press TV shows video of seized foreign oil ship, showing it matches missing UAE-based vessel

Jul. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Press TV shows video of seized foreign oil ship, showing it matches missing UAE-based vessel .

Montana, North Dakota push against Washington state rail law

Jul. 18, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to overrule a Washington state law that imposed new restrictions on oil trains from the Northern Plains to guard against explosive derailments. In a legal petition to the U.S. Department of...

Clerk fired after altercation with Hispanic customers

Jul. 18, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A clerk at a suburban Chicago gas station has been fired after a video was posted on social media appears to show him telling Hispanic customers to "go back to their country." The general counsel for the parent company of Bucky's Mobil gas station in Naperville says the employee who was...

Companies using Anchorage port want terminal work delayed

Jul. 18, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A group of companies using Anchorage's port want major rehabilitation work delayed while earthquake damage to critical infrastructure is being assessed, officials said. Eight companies have sent letters to city officials urging them to stop advancing work to build a new petroleum...

Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew

Jul. 18, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces seized a foreign oil tanker accused of smuggling oil, Iran's state TV reported Thursday. The vessel appears to be a United Arab Emirates-based tanker that had disappeared off trackers in Iranian territorial waters over the weekend. The...

Pakistan arrests ex-prime minister on corruption allegations

Jul. 18, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan arrested a former prime minister Thursday over alleged irregularities related to the import of natural gas from Qatar. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi served as prime minister for nearly a year after Nawaz Sharif was removed from office in July 2017 for failing to...

CORRECTS: Iran's state TV says Revolutionary Guard forces seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil

Jul. 18, 2019 6:19 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — CORRECTS: Iran's state TV says Revolutionary Guard forces seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil. (Corrects APNewsAlert to fix dateline)

Pay-per-mile tax faces vote later this year by commission

Jul. 17, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Transportation Commission is expected to vote later this year on a proposal to replace the gas tax with a pay-per-mile system. The vote will take place Dec. 17, after the commission is expected to receive a report in October from a panel that has studied the new type of...

Washington state considers taxing drivers by the mile

Jul. 17, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Transportation officials are considering replacing Washington state's gas tax to a system that would charge drivers by the mile. The News Tribune reported Wednesday that the state Transportation Commission is expected to vote in December on tax recommendations to give the state...