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  • The White House has invited the top Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence panels to review new material relevant to their investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the election, presidential spokesman Sean Spicer says. STRIKES IN SOMALIA The White House has granted the military broader...

  • In two separate filings to a federal court in Montana, environmental groups argued that the U.S. State Department, which granted the permit needed for the pipeline to cross the Canadian border, relied on an "outdated and incomplete environmental impact statement" when making its decision earlier this month. By approving the pipeline without public input and an...

  • RUSSIA Russia mounted a campaign of "propaganda on steroids" seeking to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee says, listing several areas of concern about possible links to Republican Trump's campaign. He also says Moscow will support the U.S. president in fighting terrorism and cooperate...

  • He also says Moscow will support the U.S. president in fighting terrorism and cooperate with the Pentagon and the CIA. FAMILY PLANNING Vice President Mike Pence makes a rare journey to Capitol Hill to break a tie in a Senate vote to roll back federal funding for family planning and reproductive health. NAFTA The Trump administration is seeking mainly limited...

  • He also says Moscow will support the U.S. president in fighting terrorism and cooperate with the Pentagon and the CIA. The Trump administration is seeking mainly limited changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing an administrative draft proposal circulated in Congress by the Office of...

  • The groups told a federal court in Montana that the U.S. State Department, which granted the permit needed for the pipeline to cross the Canadian border, relied on an "outdated and incomplete environmental impact statement" when making its decision earlier this month. Russ Girling, pipeline company TransCanada Corp's chief executive officer, and Sean McGarvey,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- Six environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Thursday to challenge its decision to approve construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The groups told a federal court in Montana that the State Department, which granted the permit needed for the pipeline to cross the Canadian-U.S. border,...

  • The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee promises a thorough investigation into any direct links between Russia and Donald Trump during his successful 2016 run for the White House. Nations led by China and the European Union rally around a global plan to slow climate change after Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- A Native American tribe in Montana and a coalition of conservation groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday for lifting a moratorium on coal leases on public land without consulting tribal leaders and conducting a full environmental review. "It is alarming and unacceptable for the United States, which has a solemn obligation as...

  • The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee jointly pledge that their investigation of Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. election campaign will be bipartisan, a sharp contrast to bitter partisan disagreement surrounding a similar probe in the House of Representatives. Nations led by China and the European Union rally around a global plan to slow...

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that it would form a new committee to review royalty rates collected from oil and gas drilling, coal mining and renewable energy production on federal lands to ensure taxpayers receive their full value. In January 2016, the administration of former Democratic President Barack Obama began a...

  • The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee jointly pledged that their investigation of Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. election campaign will be bipartisan, a sharp contrast to bitter partisan disagreements surrounding a similar investigation in the House of Representatives. A Senate investigation into Russia's meddling during the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that it would form a new committee to review royalty rates collected from oil and gas drilling and coal mining on federal lands to ensure taxpayers receive their full value. In January 2016, the administration of former Democratic President Barack Obama began a multiyear review of the federal...

  • March 29- In the last four years, North Carolina has become the second largest solar market in the United States, behind only California. It has installed more solar energy than Texas, which has nearly three times the population; more than Arizona, which has twice as many sunny days; and more than New York, which has far more aggressive renewable energy targets.

  • "You know our nation can't run on pixie dust and hope, and the last eight years showed that," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said before Trump signed the executive order on a stage at the Environmental Protection Agency lined with coal miners. "These initiatives prevent things from getting worse for coal, but they won't help much," said Charles Dayton, vice president...

  • "You know our nation can't run on pixie dust and hope, and the last eight years showed that," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said before Trump signed the executive order on a stage at the Environmental Protection Agency lined with coal miners. "These initiatives prevent things from getting worse for coal, but they won't help much," said Charles Dayton, vice president...

  • Trump will sign a decree on Tuesday to reverse former President Barack Obama's 2016 ban on new federal coal leases, part of a wide-ranging executive order to sweep away green regulations his administration says have hobbled the drilling and mining industries. "When we evaluate energy, let's look at the social cost of not having a job," Trumps Interior Secretary...

  • CHICAGO, March 27- A cadre of U.S. lawmakers and food safety advocates are pressuring the federal government to join other nations blocking shipments of raw beef from Brazil in the face of a scandal in that country's meatpacking sector. The United States has already started testing all beef from Brazil for pathogens. A box of meat imported from Brazil now would be...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. shale producers are drilling at the highest rate in 18 months but have left a record number of wells unfinished in the largest oilfield in the country a sign that output may not rise as swiftly as drilling activity would indicate. Rising U.S. shale output has rattled OPEC's most influential exporter Saudi Arabia and pushed oil prices to a...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. shale producers are drilling at the highest rate in 18 months but have left a record number of wells unfinished in the largest oilfield in the country a sign that output may not rise as swiftly as drilling activity would indicate. Rising U.S. shale output has rattled OPEC's most influential exporter Saudi Arabia and pushed oil prices to a...