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Iran sends US list of names for its proposed prisoner swap

Oct. 21, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign ministry said Monday it has sent the United States a list of names it is demanding in a proposed prisoner swap, opening a potential new channel with Washington amid recent growing tensions. Iran did not detail the names it relayed, but Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad...

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...

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...

Pipeline protestors block trains at Port of Vancouver

Oct. 17, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Environmental activists staged a protest at the Port of Vancouver, blocking train tracks with the goal of disrupting the transport of pipe bound for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project in Canada. The Columbian reports that the group Portland Rising Tide began posting...

AP Explains: A look at Canada's election

Oct. 17, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a tough re-election battle against his Conservative Party rival, Andrew Scheer, in Canadian elections on Monday. Here's a guide to the election: ___ WHAT'S AT STAKE Trudeau's championing of diversity and gender equality and his refugee-friendly...

Alaska to look at oil spill plan requirements

Oct. 16, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Thirty years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the state of Alaska is looking at whether to change its requirements for oil spill prevention and response plans. Some say Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration has failed to adequately explain the need for any changes and fear the process...

Latest: California oil fire health warning lifted

Oct. 16, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

CROCKETT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on oil facility fire in Northern California (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Authorities have lifted shelter-in-place orders for some 12,000 people in Northern California after containment of a fire at a fuel storage facility that sent up a huge cloud of smoke. Contra Costa...

Russia's Putin seeks to enhance ties to US-allied UAE

Oct. 15, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, as part of a Mideast tour aimed at strengthening ties between Moscow and this longtime U.S. ally amid tensions in the wider Persian Gulf. Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed Al...

Images show damage after mysterious Iran oil tanker attack

Oct. 14, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — New images have emerged of an Iranian oil tanker that Tehran says came under missile attack off Saudi Arabia's coast in the Red Sea. Video broadcast by the Saudi-owned satellite news channel Al Arabiya show what appears to be an oil slick behind the Sabiti. Meanwhile,...

Iran offers warning after mysterious tanker attack

Oct. 13, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president warned Sunday it would be "a big mistake" to think his country won't respond to threats after a mysterious attack on one of its oil tankers. Hassan Rouhani's remarks came as Pakistan's prime minister was visiting Iran in an effort to ease tensions between Tehran and...