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Obama blocks new Arctic drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales, walruses and other wildlife and exacerbate global warming.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Oklahoma residents hit by quakes sue 27 energy firms

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Residents of a town hit by Oklahoma's strongest earthquake have filed a class-action lawsuit against dozens of energy companies, accusing them of triggering destructive temblors by injecting wastewater from oil and natural gas production underground.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


UN climate talks end with pleas for Trump to join fight

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - The first U.N. climate conference after the landmark Paris Agreement closed Friday with delegates appealing to Donald Trump to join the battle against global warming and inviting him to see its impacts in Pacific islands.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


University stops wrestlers from competing after lewd social texts

NEW YORK (AP) - Some Columbia University wrestlers will be suspended from the team for as long as the rest of the school year over lewd and racially insensitive text messages, but some teammates can keep competing, including in a state championship this weekend, the university announced on Friday.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Indiana sheriff, mayor, other officials charged with bribery

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a northwestern Indiana sheriff, his top deputy and a mayor, accusing them of collecting bribes in return for contracts for towing and other services, a prosecutor announced Friday.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America

LIMA, Peru (AP) - An expected U.S. economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region's leaders to look halfway around the world, to China, for help weathering the possible financial headwinds.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Lennon’s Beatles breakup letter sold at auction for $30,000

BOSTON (AP) - An angry letter from John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney written shortly after the Beatles' breakup has been sold at auction for nearly $30,000.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Why Trump won’t privatize Social Security

In the past week or so, I've heard from dozens of fearful readers asking about Donald Trump's plans to privatize Social Security. I'm going to suggest that people relax. President-elect Trump and his cohorts may have plans to privatize the Social Security system, but I highly doubt those plans will ever see the light of day.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Rule bans bars, many restaurants from creating marijuana-use areas

DENVER (AP) - Bars and many restaurants in Denver won't be able to offer on-site marijuana consumption because of a new state rule announced Friday that prohibits liquor-license holders from applying for the permit.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Oregon cities setting rules after opting in to legal pot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Some 30 counties and cities in Oregon approved some type of marijuana businesses in last week's election, and officials in those communities now must establish rules for every step in the production and supply chain.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Daily fantasy sports rival firms merging

BOSTON (AP) - Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Denver allows pot in bars, eateries

DENVER (AP) - Denver has approved a first-in-the-nation law allowing people to use marijuana at bars, restaurants and other public spaces such as art galleries or yoga studios.

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


After complaints, Trump-branded apartment towers being renamed

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump's name is being stripped off three luxury apartment buildings after hundreds of tenants signed a petition saying they were embarrassed to live in a place associated with the Republican president-elect.

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


Five students stabbed in locker room; teen detained

OREM, Utah (AP) - As a group of boys at a Utah high school changed Tuesday morning into gym clothes for physical education class, a straight-A student pulled out a knife in the locker room and stabbed five of his classmates, sending the injured running for their lives and covered in blood, police said.

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


House GOP nominates Ryan as speaker, with Trump’s support

WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker Paul Ryan unanimously won his GOP colleagues' votes on Tuesday for another term at the helm of the House. He told fellow Republicans he had President-elect Donald Trump's support, and heralded "the dawn of a new, unified Republican government."

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


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Koch political network to spend $300M to $400M over two years

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - The conservative Koch network plans to spend between $300 million and $400 million to influence politics and public policy over the next ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Deal reached to close down Santa Monica’s airport

SANTA MONICA (AP) - A Southern California city and the federal government on Saturday said they reached a deal to close Santa Monica's airport, ending ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


$7 billion legal pot economy?

SACRAMENTO AP) - The future of California's legal marijuana industry is being shaped in a warren of cubicles tucked inside a retired basketball arena, where ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


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