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  • April 20- A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. Officials in Texas and Arizona were not immediately available for comment. "My office will not allow the FDA to sit on its hands and thereby impair Texas responsibility to carry out its...

  • NEW YORK, April 20- U.S. state public pension systems unfunded liabilities increased by 17 percent in fiscal 2015 to $1.1 trillion, largely due to the failure of investment returns meeting expectations, a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts showed on Thursday. Poor investment performance was the largest contributor- $125 billion- to pension plans bearing a $157...

  • Neligh, NEBRASKA, April 19- When President Donald Trump handed TransCanada Pipeline Co. a permit for its Keystone XL pipeline last month, he said the company could now build the long-delayed and divisive project "with efficiency and with speed." But Trump and the firm will have to get through Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup first, along with about 90 other landowners...

  • CHICAGO, April 5- ABC Broadcasting has lost a last-ditch bid before South Dakotas highest court to avoid a trial in a beef producers $5.7 billion defamation case over reports about a product that critics call "pink slime." The order signed on Monday by state Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson denied ABCs petition to appeal a recent ruling letting...

  • CHICAGO, March 28- U.S. farmers in the arid Plains states have traditionally grown wheat and raised cattle. Farmers in these states, which include Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas, have more choice now in what they grow as seeds have been developed over the past decade that thrive in the dry conditions typical of the region. Kansas farmer Mick Rausch is taking...

  • The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was alerted on Friday to a small crack near a valve site on a stretch of the pipeline outside Canton, South Dakota, 25 miles southeast of Sioux Falls, Lincoln County Chief Deputy Chad Brown said by telephone. The state Department of Criminal Investigations was investigating the incident as an act of "felony vandalism," said Sara...

  • March 14- A South Dakota state judge has ordered ABC Broadcasting to face a potential $5.7 billion defamation lawsuit claiming it damaged Beef Products Inc by referring in a series of reports to a meat product it sold as "pink slime." Judge Cheryle Gering of the Union County Circuit Court in Elk Point, South Dakota, dismissed claims against anchor Diane Sawyer, but...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Anthem Inc. and other U.S. health insurers complained to the White House for more than a year that they were losing money on people who waited to sign up for Obamacare coverage until they were sick. And Anthem- the last national insurer playing big in the Obamacare market- is the loudest industry voice in meetings with policymakers who all have...

  • The number of demonstrators had dwindled from the thousands who poured into the camp starting in August to oppose the pipeline that critics say threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The 1,170- mile line, built by Energy Transfer Partners LP, will move crude from the shale oilfields of North Dakota to Illinois en route to...

  • District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan to forfeit $19.04 million and serve three years of supervised release. The sentencings came after Jason Galanis, a former Los Angeles investment banker once dubbed "Porn's New King," was sentenced to 135 months in prison by Castel on Wednesday. David Touger, a lawyer for John Galanis, said: "The court came to a very just and...

  • District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan to forfeit $19.04 million, after pleading guilty last summer to securities fraud and conspiracy charges. Both sentencings came after Jason Galanis, a former Los Angeles investment banker once dubbed "Porn's New King," was sentenced to 135 months in prison by Castel on Wednesday. David Touger, a lawyer for John Galanis,...

  • WASHINGTON/ CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 1- Native Americans and activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline project expressed alarm on Wednesday after federal lawmakers from North Dakota said the final permit had been granted for the project, a statement later contradicted by the Army, which issues such permits. Activists in North Dakota expressed anger after...

  • WASHINGTON/ CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 1- Activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline project expressed alarm on Wednesday after federal lawmakers from the state said the final permit had been granted for the project- a statement later contradicted by the Army, which issues such permits. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Wednesday it has started a review for...

  • Hundreds of United States military veterans vow to defend the Standing Rock protest camp and march through a winter blizzard to the scene of recent clashes with state police and the national guard just outside of the Lakota Sioux reservation of Standing Rock, North Dakota, December 5, 2016.

    Trump's move doesn't order construction of the pipeline, but does require expedited consideration of permit requests, NBC News reports.

  • This is a file photo of a pig embryo.

    The experiments are controversial, but not the first in part human, part-animal science, NBC News reports.

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in December turned down the request for an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to build under the Missouri River. December 2014 Energy Transfer Partners LP applies to the North Dakota Public Service Commission to build a 1,172- mile, 570,000- barrel-per-day pipeline to deliver crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale...

  • Jan 24- A powerful storm that killed at least 21 people in the southern United States over the weekend brought snow, heavy rain and gusty winds to the Northeast on Tuesday as searchers combed Georgia tornado wreckage for a missing toddler. The storm, known as a nor'easter, dumped from 6 to 8 inches of snow on New York's Catskills as well as mountains in Pennsylvania...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- A former Los Angeles investment banker once dubbed "Porn's New King" pleaded guilty on Thursday for the second time in a year to engaging in securities fraud, admitting to participating in a scheme that cheated investors and a Native American tribe. Jason Galanis, 46, entered his plea in Manhattan federal court to charges that included securities...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- TCF National Bank was on Thursday accused of "tricking consumers" into costly overdraft services in a lawsuit by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to the lawsuit, Minnesota- based TCF National Bank wrongly pushed customers into a costly overdraft protection that generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.

  • Is renewable energy the solution for South Dakota?

    Michael Brune from the Sierra Club says that renewable sources of energy will help meet energy needs without putting the water supply at risk.