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  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— Authorities cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave. Native Americans who oppose the $3.8 billion pipeline established the Oceti Sakowin camp last April on federal...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 23- Mexico is increasingly confident that U.S. Trump wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, but talks cannot begin until he triggers a 90- day notice period by informing Congress. The view of some Mexican officials and business leaders that the U.S. Congress, Supreme Court and some state governors are...

  • AMES, Iowa _ Workiva Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $7.5 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 21 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Workiva expects its per-share loss to be 15 cents.

  • ARLINGTON, Va., Feb 23- Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, whom U.S. "Mad cow disease is long since gone in this country, and there is no reason why the Chinese should continue to restrict American beef," Branstad said at the U.S. Agriculture Department's annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. He has visited China at least six times, and Chinese President Xi Jinping has traveled...

  • Native Americans who oppose the $3.8 billion pipeline established the Oceti Sakowin camp last April on federal land near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to draw attention to their concerns that the project will hurt the environment and sacred sites— claims Dallas- based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners disputes. The Army Corps of...

  • Dec. 2014— Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners applies to the federal government to build the 1,200- mile Dakota Access pipeline to carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Illinois. The proposed route skirts the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's reservation and crosses under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir in North...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota:. Authorities in North Dakota say Dakota Access pipeline protesters set about 20 fires on the day their longstanding camp was scheduled for closure. A 7- year-old boy and a 17- year-old girl were taken by ambulance to a Bismarck...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in a final show of dissent. Authorities later said about 20 fires were set and two people— a 7- year-old boy and a 17- year-old girl— were taken to a...

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  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Iowa's top attorney wants an outside lawyer to defend a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public sector workers, saying in a letter released Tuesday that he wants to avoid a potential conflict of interest. Attorney General Tom Miller said he will seek outside legal counsel to represent the state in a lawsuit filed...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota. The camp has existed since August and at times has housed thousands of people who supported the concerns of Sioux nations that the $3.8 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota...

  • said Tiffanie Pieper, of San Diego, who has been in the camp most of the winter. Protesters have been at the campsite since August to fight the $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry oil from North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners began work on the last big section of the pipeline this month...

  • Feb 16- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China. Zhang, who has a doctorate from Louisiana State University, worked as a rice breeder for...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire rejected legislation Thursday targeting labor unions despite aggressive lobbying from Republican Gov. New Hampshire was targeted as the next likely state to approve the bill, following Kentucky and Missouri earlier this year. In New Hampshire, 32 of the 223 House Republicans bucked the new governor's wishes over concerns the bill...

  • CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa _ United Fire Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $12 million. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa- based company said it had net income of 46 cents per share. United Fire shares have decreased almost 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The Senate has scheduled a vote for Wednesday morning that would send the measure to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, said during a debate on the Senate floor Tuesday that the regulation, set to go into effect in December, unfairly stigmatizes the disabled and infringes on their constitutional right to bear arms.

  • December 2014— Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners applies to the federal government to build the 1,200- mile Dakota Access pipeline to carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Illinois. The proposed route skirts the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's reservation and crosses under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir in...

  • Feb 9- Wind energy has surpassed hydropower as the biggest source of renewable electricity in the United States following the sector's second-biggest quarter ever for new installations, a wind industry trade group said on Thursday. Wind installations totaled 82,183 megawatts at the end of 2016, enough to power 24 million homes, the American Wind Energy...

  • The attorneys general of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Iowa- key states for Trump in his presidential election victory- say they signed on to the legal action seeking to overturn the travel restrictions because of the potential impact of the presidential order on their states. "When someone says to me you're doing this in a state that Trump won," Pennsylvania...

  • The attorneys general of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Iowa- key states for Trump in his presidential election victory- say they signed on to the legal action seeking to overturn the travel restrictions because of the potential impact of the presidential order on their states. "When someone says to me you're doing this in a state that Trump won," Pennsylvania...