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  • Native Americans march to a burial ground sacred site that was disturbed by bulldozers during building of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), near the encampment where hundreds of people have gathered to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest of the oil pipeline, September 4, 2016 near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

    The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's attempt to halt construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline near their reservation was denied.

  • Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein

    Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka were charged Wednesday with misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

  • CANNON BALL, N.D./ WASHINGTON, Sept 7- A Native American tribe's efforts to halt construction of a crude oil pipeline in North Dakota have swelled into a movement, drawing international attention and the support of movie stars and social media, and making a major oil company blink. The 1,100 mile, $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline would carry oil from just north of...

  • ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug 26- Bumper corn and soybean crops are expected in the United States this fall but the harvests will likely fall short of records projected by the U.S. government, according to estimates released on Friday from farm advisory service Pro Farmer at the end of its annual Midwest crop tour. The tour sampled fields in South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa,...

  • *USDA raises good/excellent rating for corn crop. *Pro Farmer tour finds good yield potential in Indiana. Crop ratings typically deteriorate heading into autumn, so the improvement weighed on prices, said Jim Gerlach, president of A/C Trading in Indiana.

  • *USDA raises corn's good-excellent rating. *Crop tour finds good yield potential in Indiana. Crop ratings typically deteriorate heading into autumn, so the improvement weighed on prices, said Jim Gerlach, president of A/C Trading in Indiana.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 23- U.S. corn futures fell for a second session on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture pegged the condition of the crop above market forecasts, further fuelling expectations of bumper supplies. *Analysts had expected the USDA to report a decline in the condition of the corn crop, with soybeans seen as unchanged. *USDA said private exporters...

  • At the Chicago Board of Trade, the November soybean contract settled up 11-1/ 4 cents at $10.15-3/ 4 per bushel. September wheat ended down 11-3/ 4 cents at $4.15-1/ 4 a bushel and December corn fell 1-1/ 4 cents at $3.42-1/ 2 a bushel. The USDA also reported export inspections of U.S. soybeans in the latest week at 961,414 tonnes, above a range of trade expectations of...

  • The announcement came as Trump, a New York businessman seeking his first elected office, looks to improve his standing among voters, particularly those in swing states such as Iowa, where some recent opinion polls show Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a tight race. Republican Governors Terry Branstad of Iowa, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Jack...

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump named 64 agriculture policy advisors on Tuesday, a lengthy list that includes the governors of Iowa and five other farm states and a former federal agriculture secretary. The announcement came as Trump, a New York businessman seeking his first elected office, looks to improve his standing among voters, including...

  • Aug 12- JetBlue Airways Corp said 22 passengers and two crew members were injured when its flight from Boston to Sacramento, California ran into heavy turbulence on Thursday. The airline said it had sent a team to assist the injured and a replacement flight had been sent to Rapid City to fly passengers to Sacramento. In May, eight passengers were injured when a...

  • Scouts on the Wheat Quality Council's three-day tour of North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota found that timely moisture and early planting benefited spring wheat in many areas, while a lack of rain stunted prospects in others. Last year's record crop benefited from good subsoil reserves, said Terry Weckerly, a scout on the tour who farms near Hurdsfield,...

  • SYDNEY, July 27- U.S. wheat edged higher on Wednesday, rebounding from losses of more than 3 percent in the previous session, drawing support a widely watched U.S. crop tour that pegged yields below five-year average levels. *The most active wheat futures Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.1 percent to $4.15-1/ 2 a bushel, having closed down 3.3 percent on Tuesday.

  • Jason Galanis, 46, of Los Angeles, admitted to securities fraud, investment adviser fraud, and two conspiracy charges at a hearing before U.S. The case is one of two pending against Jason Galanis, who was nicknamed "Porn's New King" by Forbes magazine in 2004 after buying the nation's largest processor of credit card payments for internet pornography.

  • NEW YORK, July 20- A 73- year-old Californian charged with running a scheme with three of his sons to manipulate the stock price of reinsurer Gerova Financial Group Ltd and then dump the shares at inflated prices pleaded guilty to fraud on Wednesday, U.S. prosecutors said. John Galanis, of Oceanside, California, admitted to securities fraud and conspiracy charges...

  • *Corn, soybeans as USDA keeps rating steady. LONDON, July 19- Chicago corn and soybean futures were lower on Tuesday after a weekly report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicated crops remain in very good condition. "Corn and soybeans are in correction mode as the USDA crop report is showing no deterioration in the condition of both crops," said Kaname...

  • *Soybeans, corn fall as USDA keeps rating steady. Chicago Board of Trade most-active corn contract fell 1 percent to $3.59-3/ 4 a bushel by 0311 GMT, having gained 1.4 percent in the previous session. "Corn and soybeans are in correction mode as the USDA crop report is showing no deterioration in the condition of both crops," said Kaname Gokon at brokerage Okato Shoji...

  • SYDNEY, July 19- U.S. corn futures fell nearly 1 percent on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture pegged the condition of the U.S. crop at above market expectations, though concerns over unfavourible weather provided a floor to losses. *USDA rated 76 percent of the corn crop as good to excellent, unchanged from a week earlier. *USDA rated 71 percent of the...

  • CHICAGO, July 18- U.S. corn futures firmed on Monday as forecasts for scorching heat this week in the Midwest, where the crop is pollinating, fueled concerns about yield prospects, traders said. At the Chicago Board of Trade, most-active December corn settled up 5 cents at $3.63-1/ 4 per bushel. November soybeans ended up 9 cents at $10.66-1/ 4 a bushel and September...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- The chairman of the U.S. Senate committee that oversees auto safety issues wrote Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Thursday, asking the automaker to brief the committee on a fatal May 7 crash involving its Autopilot software. Senator John Thune, a South Dakota Republican who heads the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and...