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  • Oct 31- Thousands of supporters of a Native American tribe and environmental activists fighting construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota turned to social media on Monday in a bid to confuse police who they believe are using it to track the protesters. More than 4,600 people used Facebook's location tagging feature to "check in" on Monday afternoon at the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- Wells Fargo& Co has agreed to pay $50 million to settle a racketeering lawsuit accusing it of overcharging hundreds of thousands of homeowners for appraisals ordered after they defaulted on their mortgage loans. The proposed settlement, which requires court approval, was disclosed in a filing on Friday in an Oakland, California federal court.

  • BOSTON, Oct 31- Fidelity Contrafund, one of the largest investors in Wells Fargo& Co, reduced its stake in the scandal-hit bank by 5 percent in September, according to the fund's latest holdings report. Run by star portfolio manager Will Danoff, Contrafund had a $2.2 billion stake in Wells Fargo, or about 50.1 million shares, at the end of September, according to a...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Oct 30- Authorities were looking into the cause of a blaze that burned through about 400 acres near where Native American leaders are protesting against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water and sacred lands, officials said on Sunday. More than 400 protesters have been arrested since Aug. 10 in rallies that have attracted support...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Oct 30- Authorities were looking into the cause of a blaze that burned through about 400 acres near where Native American leaders are protesting against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water and sacred lands, officials said on Sunday. More than 400 protesters have been arrested since Aug. 10 in rallies that have attracted support...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Oct 30- Authorities were looking into the cause of a blaze that burned through about 400 acres near where Native American leaders are protesting against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water and sacred lands, officials said on Sunday. More than 400 protesters have been arrested since Aug. 10 in rallies that have attracted support...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Oct 29- Native American leaders vowed on Saturday to protest through the winter against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water resources and sacred lands, and are weighing lawsuits over police treatment of arrested protesters. A smaller crowd of 25 to 50 rallied on the grounds of the state capitol in Bismarck, about 30 miles to the...

  • Oct 29- Native American leaders vowed on Saturday to protest through the winter against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water resources and sacred lands and are weighing lawsuits over police treatment of arrested protesters. "We're just working through some technical details as far as where the land is, and the type of land that can be used for...

  • Oct 28- A Native American tribe and other activists opposed to a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline project in North Dakota vowed on Friday to continue their fight through direct action, legal challenges and growing celebrity support, a day after police arrested 141 of their members. Some of the protesters set fire to roadblocks and threw rocks, bottles and...

  • Oct 28- A Native American tribe and other activists opposed to a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline project in North Dakota vowed on Friday to continue their fight through direct action, legal challenges and growing celebrity support, a day after police arrested 141 of their members. "They still have miles of construction to happen and that is miles of...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 28- U.S. refiner Phillips 66 expects a permit will be granted to build a controversial oil pipeline under the Missouri River near Native American land in North Dakota, Chief Executive Officer Greg Garland said on Friday. Justice and Interior Departments along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers halted construction under the Missouri in September...

  • Oct 28- U.S. oil drillers cut rigs this week for the first time since June, ending a 17- week recovery in the rig count, even as crude prices mostly held over $50 a barrel this month, the key level analysts said should lead to more drilling. RIG-OL-USA- BHI> That ended the longest streak of not cutting oil rigs since 2011 started after crude briefly climbed over $50 a...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 28- Construction is continuing on the Dakota Access Pipeline even as a dispute with Native Americans has blocked work on a section of the project, the chief executive of Phillips 66, which owns 25 percent of the project, said on Friday. CEO Greg Garland told analysts on a conference call that construction was continuing outside the area where the U.S....

  • Oct 27- Police arrested 141 Native Americans and other protesters in North Dakota in a tense standoff that spilled into Friday morning between law enforcement and demonstrators seeking to halt construction of a disputed oil pipeline. Police in riot gear used pepper spray and armored vehicles in an effort to disperse an estimated 330 protesters and clear a...

  • Oct 27- Police arrested 117 Native Americans and other protesters in North Dakota on Thursday in a tense standoff between law enforcement and demonstrators seeking to halt construction of a disputed oil pipeline. The arrests came as police moved to clear a camp on private property in the path of the proposed $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, according to...

  • Oct 27- Sixteen Native Americans and other protesters were arrested in North Dakota on Thursday in the latest clash between police and demonstrators seeking to halt construction of a disputed oil pipeline. The arrests came as police moved to clear a camp on private property in the path of the proposed $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, according to the...

  • Authorities used pepper spray and fired bean bags at activists against a controversial North Dakota oil pipeline, NBC News reports.

  • Oct 27- Police in North Dakota began clearing a group of Native American and environmental protesters from an encampment near an oil pipeline construction site on Thursday in a move that could escalate tensions in a standoff that has lasted several months. The police moved in on the protesters camped on private property near the $3.8 billion Dakota Access...

  • Oct 27- Police in North Dakota began clearing a group of Native American and environmental protesters from an encampment near an oil pipeline construction site on Thursday in a move that could escalate tensions in a standoff that has lasted several months. The police moved in on the protesters camped on private property near the $3.8 billion Dakota Access...

  • Oct 27- The Federal Aviation Administration has banned aircraft from flying over an area in North Dakota where protesters are demonstrating against the construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline. The Temporary Flight Restriction, issued by the FAA on Wednesday, bars any aircraft other than those belonging to law enforcement from flying within a 4-...