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Pipeline Protest Clash Causes Injuries, Arrests

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Six police officers suffered minor injuries and one protester was taken to a hospital after a clash between law enforcement and opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline in southern North Dakota. The Morton County Sheriff's Office…

Trump Pays $25 Million To Settle Trump University Cases

SAN DIEGO (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump has paid $25 million to settle three lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University, signaling that a judge's approval of a settlement agreement remains on track for March 30. Plaintiff attorney Jason Forge says…

North Dakota Landowners Sue Over Dakota Access Easements

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A group of about two dozen North Dakota landowners is suing the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline for alleged deceit and fraud in acquiring land easements. The Morton County landowners are seeking more…

George H.W. Bush In ICU, Wife Also Hospitalized

HOUSTON (AP) - George H.W. Bush's spokesman says doctors are happy with how a procedure went to help clear the former president's airway following his hospitalization for respiratory issues. Family spokesman Jim McGrath tells The Associated Press that doctors were…

USDA Announces Stricter Animal Welfare Rules For Eggs, Meat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Organic meat and egg producers will have to abide by stricter animal welfare standards under a new rule announced by the Agriculture Department. The rule announced Wednesday is a victory for animal rights groups two days before…

Obama Cuts Short Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening. Manning is…

Children Abducted From Wisconsin May Be in Black Hills Area

Averie Brown           Dalton Brown          Cathy Brown Rapid City, S.D. -Two children abducted from Wisconsin are believed to be in the Black Hills area and the Black Hills Fugitive Task Force would like assistance from the public in locating the children…

Dakota Access Company Seeks To Block Pipeline Study

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri…

National Parks Set Visitation Record For Third Consecutive Year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought collateral headaches stemming from overcrowded…

Majority Of Superior Shipyard Workers Test Positive For Lead

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - Health officials say more than 200 workers tested for lead exposure at a Superior shipyard had elevated levels of lead in their blood. Wisconsin and Minnesota health departments began a joint investigation last spring after workers…

Obama Celebrates World Series Champion Chicago Cubs

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is celebrating the World Series champion Chicago Cubs before he leaves office. On what usually is a sleepy federal holiday at the White House, Cubs players filed into the White House East Room on…

Filings: Pipeline Opponents Allegedly Threatened Officials

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Police allege in court filings that opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline allegedly made threats against officers and public officials in North Dakota last year, prompting additional security for the state's governor. The allegations come…

Obama's EPA Moves To Preserve Gas Mileage Requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to preserve strict fuel-economy standards put in place by the Obama administration, making it difficult for the Trump administration to undo them. The EPA said in late November that it completed…

Officials: Bridge Damaged In Pipeline Protests Is Sound

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)-- North Dakota transportation officials say tests of a bridge damaged during protests of the Dakota Access pipeline show the span is structurally sound. The Backwater Bridge north of Cannon Ball has been the site of several clashes…

Obama Scrapping 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Policy For Cubans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is ending the "wet foot, dry foot" policy that granted residency to Cubans who arrived in the United States without visas. That's according to a senior administration official, who said the policy change was…

Facebook Launches Journalism Project

NEW YORK (AP) - A growing number of people get their news from Facebook. And now, Facebook is trying to find a way to streamline the delivery of news stories to users of the social networking site. The site is…

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