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  • *Republicans plan to force a vote if they win Senate. The $10 billion Keystone project to connect Canadian oil sands with U.S. refineries will top the list of Republican energy priorities if they gain control of the Senate after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

  • *1st export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade. NEW YORK/ SEOUL, Sept 30- The first U.S. export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade set sail at the weekend, according to a company source and shipping data, marking another milestone as booming shale oil output forces domestic drillers to seek new customers.

  • *1st export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade. NEW YORK/ SEOUL, Sept 30- The first U.S. export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade set sail at the weekend, according to a company source and shipping data, marking another milestone as booming shale oil output forces domestic drillers to seek new customers.

  • Marijuana industry makes political donations Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    If we don't contribute politically and get out there with the candidates, we can't help shape what happens, "said Patrick McManamon, head of Cleveland- based Cannasure Insurance Services, which offers insurance to marijuana growers and dispensaries.

  • Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    EWELL, Md.— William Smith Dize's life revolved around water. Dize died in 2012. His widow, Jennifer, is asking the Supreme Court to take her husband's case.

  • Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    EWELL, Md.— William Smith Dize's life revolved around water. Dize died in 2012. His widow, Jennifer, is asking the Supreme Court to take her husband's case.

  • US rig count unchanged at 1,931 Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. was unchanged this week, holding at 1,931.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Wyoming gained three rigs, New Mexico increased by two and Alaska, Colorado and West Virginia each gained one.

  • Correction: Movie Drones story Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— WASHINGTON— In a story Sept. 25 about the Federal Aviation Administration granting permits for drones to be used in moviemaking, The Associated Press reported erroneously that ConocoPhillips was the only company previously granted a permit for commercial drone fights.

  • Business Highlights Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US. The average in Springfield, Missouri, is already below $3, according to Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service and GasBuddy.com. The gap is 20 cents or more in seven states, including California, Kansas, South Dakota and Connecticut, according to AAA.

  • At a glance: Gasoline prices by state Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    The usual autumn decline of the price of gasoline is getting an assist from lower global oil prices. Up to 30 states could see an average price below $3 a gallon by the end of the year. Source: AAA, OPIS and Wright Express.

  • Pilot avoids beach crowd, crash-lands in ocean Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    HONOLULU— A former Alaska bush pilot safely avoided beachgoers when he crash-landed his small airplane in the ocean just off a beach on Oahu's North Shore after running out of fuel. Greg Harding, 59, considered landing the plane on either a road or the beach, but then he saw about a dozen people on shore, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

  • Before rape joke, 'Family Guy' had its critics Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK— This weekend's crossover episode of Fox's "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons" has received criticism for a scene where a character uses rape as a punchline for a joke. It's not the first time the adult-oriented humor on the animated "Family Guy" has gotten its creators in hot water.

  • Drones for moviemaking win US approval Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.

  • Nuremberg stenographer's mementos to be auctioned Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 2:13 AM ET

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The old trunk was locked when it was found by auction house workers clearing a long-vacant home in Alaska that was about to be listed for sale. Only back at the warehouse of Anchorage- based Alaska Auction Co. did they discover carbon copies of transcripts from the Nuremberg war-crimes trials.

  • FAA expected to approve drones for moviemaking Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:06 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.

  • Other companies likely to receive approval are HeliVideo Productions LLC, Aerial MOB LLC, Pictorvision Inc, RC Pro Productions Consulting LLC, Astraeus Aerial and Snaproll Media LLC.

  • Marijuana legalization effort begins in California Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A national marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to add a dose of extra excitement to the presidential election year.

  • Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska. After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night's broadcast, KTVA's Charlo Greene identified herself as the business's owner.

  • Deal inked for North Slope LNG plant Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska— The effort to truck North Slope natural gas to the Fairbanks area for home heating and electricity generation is closer to fruition.

  • Oklahoma City oil producer unveils new formation Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY— An Oklahoma City-based energy company has unveiled a new formation in south-central Oklahoma that the company's CEO said will elevate the state as an oil producer.