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Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Presidential Permit

From the Washington Associated Press: The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump would discuss the pipeline later Friday…

Cold Case Homicide Suspect Arrested In South Dakota

A man who has been working in Ipswich and wanted for murder in a cold case out of Colorado is in custody tonight. The Edmunds County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Julian Pena Morales was arrested yesterday after receiving a tip…

House GOP Leaders Postpone Health Care Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders have postponed a vote on their health care bill in a setback for President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan. Prospects for the Republicans' showcase health care bill had looked grimmer by the minute…

FCC: Over 12,000 911 Calls Failed During AT&T Outage

NEW YORK (AP) - An investigation by the U.S. federal telecom regulator says about 12,600 callers couldn't reach 911 directly from their cellphones during a five-hour AT&T outage on March 8. A Federal Communications Commission official said Thursday that the…

4 Dead In London Terror Incident, Including Attacker

LONDON (AP) - The head of counterterrorism at London's Metropolitan Police, says four people have died in the terror incident in London, including an attacker and a police officer. Mark Rowley says some 20 people have been wounded and Parliament…

Trump Feels 'Somewhat' Vindicated After Nunes Intel Briefing

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he feels "somewhat" vindicated by statements by the House Intelligence chairman on the legal and incidental surveillance of the president and Trump transition officials. Trump says in response to a question during a…

Dakota Access Pipeline Vandalism Highlights Sabotage Risks

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Environmental activists who tried to disrupt some oil pipeline operations in four states to protest the Dakota Access pipeline say they aren't responsible for any recent attacks on that pipeline. Authorities in South Dakota and Iowa…

Police Treating UK Parliament Attack As Terrorist Incident

LONDON (AP) - London police say they are treating a gun and knife incident at Britain's Parliament "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise." The Metropolitan Police says in a statement that the incident is ongoing. It is urging…

Environment Activists Deny Attacking Dakota Access Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Environmental activists who tried to disrupt some oil pipeline operations in four states to protest the Dakota Access pipeline say they aren't responsible for any recent attacks on that pipeline. Dakota Access developer Energy Transfer Partners…

Airlines Expect 4 Percent Rise In Passengers This Spring

DALLAS (AP) - Coming off another highly profitable year in 2016, U.S. airlines expect traffic this spring to increase 4 percent over last year, and they are adding seats to handle the crush. The trade group Airlines for America forecast…

Health Group: Up To 250,000 Iowans At Risk Under GOP Bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A hospital association estimates a Republican-backed plan to replace the Affordable Care Act could leave up to 250,000 Iowans without health insurance. Others speculate the change could destabilize the entire Medicaid system that serves poor…

FBI Director Comey Knocks Down Trump's Wiretap Claim

WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director James Comey says the FBI and Justice Department have no information to substantiate President Donald Trump's claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him before the election. Comey says no individual can order surveillance of…

Justice Faults Police Response In 2015 Minneapolis Protests

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A federal review of an 18-day standoff outside a Minneapolis police precinct following the fatal shooting of a black man in 2015 has found problems with the city's coordination and communication. The Justice Department's review Monday came…

Judge Combines 4 Tribal Suits Over Dakota Access Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A judge has combined lawsuits filed by four Sioux tribes against the Dakota Access pipeline. The move by U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., streamlines the drawn-out legal battle over the $3.8 billion project…

Pierre Mayor Opposes Trump Call To End Rural Air Subsidies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The mayor of South Dakota's capital city says President Donald Trump's call to eliminate subsidized air service to rural communities would be a mistake. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill told The Associated Press that she appreciates efficient…

Tribes Opposing Oil Pipeline Turn To Federal Appeals Court

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Tribes suing to stop the Dakota Access pipeline are asking a federal appeals court to head off the imminent flow of oil. The move comes after U.S. District Judge James Boasberg rejected a similar request Tuesday…

Trump Seeks Elimination Of Great Lakes Restoration Funding

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - President Donald Trump wants to eliminate federal support of a program that addresses the Great Lakes' most pressing environmental threats. Trump's 2018 budget released Thursday would remove all funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative,…

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