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Perry would bring oil ties to cabinet post

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for energy secretary, has close ties to the Texas oil industry and corporate roles in two petroleum companies pushing for government approval of the proposed 1,200-mile crude oil pipeline that has stoked mass protests in North Dakota.

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


From ‘oops’ to DOE chief; Rick Perry is pick for Energy

WASHINGTON (AP) - He ran for president twice, but Rick Perry may be best known for two made-for-TV moments: uttering "oops" when he forgot the Energy Department was one of the agencies he pledged to eliminate and being a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars."

December 13, 2016 | | Nation


Government to require cars be able to talk to each other

WASHINGTON (AP) - All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure under a rule the Transportation Department proposed Tuesday. Officials say the technology holds the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths and transform driving.

December 13, 2016 | | Nation


Vermont gas station goes solar

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Pump & Pantry looked unremarkable - a gas station, grocery and deli along the main road through the rural Vermont town of Williamstown.

December 13, 2016 | | Nation


Dow nears 20,000 as energy firms & tech stocks climb

NEW YORK (AP) - Major U.S. stock indexes set records again Tuesday as energy companies continued to climb following international deals that will cut oil production. Big-name technology companies like Apple and IBM also traded higher as the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 19,900 for the first time.

December 13, 2016 | | Nation


Oklahoma to require restroom signs in anti-abortion effort

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma plans to force hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants and public schools to post signs inside public restrooms directing pregnant women where to receive services as part of an effort to reduce abortions in the state.

December 13, 2016 | | Nation


Judge says electors must vote for state- wide winner

DENVER (AP) - A federal judge dealt a severe setback Monday to a longshot plan to deny Donald Trump the presidency through the Electoral College, refusing to suspend a Colorado law requiring the state's nine electors to vote for the presidential candidate who won the state in November.

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Recount efforts end: Trump wins in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

NEW YORK (AP) - Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the winner in contests that helped put him over the top in the Electoral College stakes.

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Recount efforts end: Trump wins in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

NEW YORK (AP) - Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the winner in contests that helped put him over the top in the Electoral College stakes.

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Trump selects Tillerson for State

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump has selected Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to lead the State Department, dismissing concerns about the businessman's close ties with Russia, two people close to Trump's transition said Monday night.

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Tax case could change online shopping

DENVER (AP) - Buying things online could get pricier after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a case Monday that could ultimately lead to states collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes lost to increasingly popular internet retailers.

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Dad who received video of lifeless son headed to trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man accused of not calling 911 when the mother of his toddler son sent him videos of the boy's lifeless body during hours' worth of angry text messages is headed to trial on child endangerment charges.

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


GOP candidate for Virginia governor giving away AR-15

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - A Republican candidate for Virginia governor is giving away an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle as part of his campaign.

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


On the ground! Police help man stage proposal to girlfriend

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Police in one Alabama city said they helped stage a man's arrest so that he could really just kneel down and propose to his terrified girlfriend.

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Hawaii’s last sugar mill closing

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The only remaining sugar mill in Hawaii is ending its final harvest.

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


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Combative Trump pledges to rise to challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was ready ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


Russia may decriminalize domestic violence cases

MOSCOW (AP) - In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


Bogus bongs or bogus lawsuits? Pipe maker sues over Roor fakes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - In the rarefied world of high-end bong makers, Roor glass water pipes have long been smoked to impress. The status symbols ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


FUTURE OF ‘OBAMACARE

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's first executive order targets the sweeping "Obamacare" law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


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