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  • *Antarctica surprises after expansion in recent years. OSLO, Dec 5- Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising global temperatures, climate scientists say. Against a trend of global warming and a steady retreat of ice at earth's northern tip, ice floating on the...

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter to serve as Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary. *Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, ran for 2012 Republican presidential nomination in...

  • SANTA FE, N.M.— New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts. Employers across the state have shed thousands of jobs since October 2015,...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 477 rigs sought oil and 119 explored for natural gas this week. Louisiana declined by four, Colorado and North Dakota each fell by two and Utah lost one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota for either the interior or energy secretary positions in his Cabinet, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Trump is also considering Joe Manchin, another conservative Democratic senator who represents the coal state of West Virginia, and Gary Cohn, president and chief operating officer of Goldman...

  • Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota for either the interior or energy secretary positions in his Cabinet, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Trump is also considering Joe Manchin, another conservative Democratic senator who represents the coal state of West Virginia, and Gary Cohn, president and chief operating officer of Goldman...

  • Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota for either the interior or energy secretary positions in his Cabinet, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Along with Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Heitkamp negotiated a deal in Congress last December to lift the decades-old ban on crude oil exports in exchange for a multiyear...

  • BOSTON— Changing marijuana laws aren't necessarily making weed more welcome in the workplace. For now, many employers appear to be sticking with their drug testing and personal conduct policies, even in states where recreational marijuana use is now permitted. Voters in California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada voted Nov. 8 to approve the use of recreational...

  • *OPEC could agree first output cut in nearly a decade. *Asia, no. 1 oil user region, already imports non- OPEC oil. As they gather, tanker shipments to Asia from non- OPEC sources like Alaska, Azerbaijan, and the North Sea are growing, according to shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon.

  • *OPEC could agree first output cut in nearly a decade. *Asia, no. 1 oil user region, already imports non- OPEC oil. As they gather, tanker shipments to Asia from non- OPEC sources like Alaska, Azerbaijan, and the North Sea are growing, according to shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— In a story Nov. 21 about a lawsuit filed by an environmental group over gas shipments in Alaska, The Associated Press, relying on information in the lawsuit, reported erroneously that liquefied natural gas is highly volatile. An environmental group is suing the Federal Railroad Administration for failing to disclose the approval process for...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said 474 rigs sought oil and 118 explored for natural gas this week. Pennsylvania gained four rigs, Texas three and Colorado two. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • The controversy over drilling for oil in the Atlantic Ocean has been reignited by the election of Donald Trump, and environmentalists and coastal businesses say it could be the first major fault line that divides them from the new president. The Obama administration has moved to restrict access to offshore oil drilling leases in the Atlantic, as well as off...

  • Nov 21- President-elect Donald Trump, working to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on Jan. 20, was scheduled to hold talks in New York on Monday with former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is being considered for Cabinet posts including defense, energy and veterans affairs. Trump met with aides and contenders for top U.S. posts over the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President-elect Donald Trump held talks on Saturday with 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a meeting between famous foes fueling speculation that Romney could be in line to be the new U.S. secretary of state. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President-elect Donald Trump held talks on Saturday with 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a meeting between famous foes fueling speculation that Romney could be in line to be the new U.S. secretary of state. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President-elect Donald Trump held talks on Saturday with 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a meeting between famous foes fueling speculation that Romney could be in line to be the new U.S. secretary of state. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired...

  • President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet have emerged, including former CIA chief and retired General David Petraeus as a potential defense secretary, according to a Wall Street Journal report. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn to be national...

  • President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet have emerged, including former CIA chief and retired General David Petraeus as a potential defense secretary, according to a Wall Street Journal report. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn to be national...

  • President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet have emerged, including former CIA chief and retired General David Petraeus as a potential defense secretary, according to a Wall Street Journal report. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn to be national...