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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002 file photo shows a tugboat maneuvering through waiting freighters on the Columbia River near the Port of Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia River that would be the nation's largest have poured big money into a local port commissioner race that may shape the project's future. Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris Greene, who has expressed support for the oil terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, according to filings with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. (AP Photo/Don Ryan,File)
October 19, 2017 - 8:09 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal that would be the largest in the nation have poured big money into a port commissioner race in Washington state that may shape the project's future. Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris...
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A gazebo is blown over the Mississippi Gulf Coast welcome sign near the intersection of Hewes Avenue and U.S. 90 in Gulfport, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, after Hurricane Nate made landfall on the Gulf Coast. (Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
October 09, 2017 - 12:51 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Nate slogged its way up the northeastern U.S. on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression less than two days after it roared ashore in Mississippi and Louisiana as a hurricane. Nate spared the region the kind of catastrophic...
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October 09, 2017 - 12:07 pm
The latest on tropical storms Nate and Ophelia (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Nate caused relatively little damage in Alabama, but it could still take days to deal with the storm's worst effects. On Dauphin Island, Mayor Jeff Collier said workers were using heavy equipment Monday to remove as much...
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October 06, 2017 - 2:42 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It probably will take until next spring for the Army Corps of Engineers to finish court-ordered additional environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, agency attorneys said in court documents filed Friday. The Corps had anticipated completing the task by the end of...
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October 05, 2017 - 4:09 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Pipeline company TransCanada said Thursday it's cancelling a plan to build a pipeline that would ship 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Western Canada to the Atlantic coast in a decision that exposed deep divisions across Canada. TransCanada Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016, file photo, Dave Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, stands outside a federal appeals court in Washington where judges heard his tribe's challenge to the Dakota Access pipeline. Archambault, the American Indian leader who spearheaded opposition to the four-state Dakota Access pipeline has been ousted as Standing Rock Sioux chairman. Archambault conceded defeat in a statement Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko, File)
September 28, 2017 - 1:55 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Native American official who has been the face and voice of the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been voted out of office. Unofficial results from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's general election Wednesday showed that Dave Archambault received only 37...
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Downed power lines and debris are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Governor Ricardo Rossello and Resident Commissioner Jennifer Gonzalez, the island’s representative in Congress, have said they intend to seek more than a billion in federal assistance and they have praised the response to the disaster by President Donald Trump, who plans to visit Puerto Rico next week, as well as FEMA Administrator Brock Long. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 27, 2017 - 8:28 am
MONTEBELLO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Relatives helped Maribel Valentin Espino find shelter when Hurricane Maria roared through her community in northern Puerto Rico. Neighbors formed volunteer brigades to cut fallen trees and clear twisty mountain roads after the storm had passed. Now, friends and a...
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres holds a press conference at the U.N. Aleppo Elementary school in Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers welcomed U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the isolated territory Wednesday by demanding he work to lift the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the strip and save it from a humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
August 30, 2017 - 12:03 pm
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday urged Israel to ease its blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and called for large-scale foreign aid, saying the situation in the isolated territory is "one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises" he has seen. Speaking at a...
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Taboo, center, and Native American musicians raise their fists in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline as they arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
August 29, 2017 - 4:21 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — American Indian tribes hoping to persuade a federal judge to turn off the Dakota Access oil pipeline maintain in last-minute court filings that the project's developer has overstated the potential impacts of a shutdown. Standing Rock Sioux attorney Jan Hasselman and Cheyenne...
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August 29, 2017 - 3:43 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — American Indian tribes hoping to persuade a federal judge to turn off the Dakota Access pipeline maintain in last-minute court filings that the project's developer overstated potential impacts of a shutdown. Federal Judge James Boasberg is deciding whether to shut down the $3...
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