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  • *Ethiopia and France see similarities with Indonesia crash. Analysis of the cockpit recorder showed its "angle of attack" data was "very, very similar" to that of the Lion Air jet that went down off Jakarta in October, killing 189 people, a person familiar with the investigation said. "If that's the case, that does raise the possibility that there is a similar occurrence...

  • *Ethiopia and France see similarities with Indonesia crash. Analysis of the cockpit recorder showed its "angle of attack" data was "very, very similar" to that of the Lion Air jet that went down off Jakarta in October, killing 189 people, a person familiar with the investigation said. "If that's the case, that does raise the possibility that there is a similar occurrence...

  • *Ethiopia and France see similarities with Indonesia crash. ADDIS ABABA/ PARIS, March 18- Investigators into the Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia have found striking similarities in a vital flight angle with an airplane that came down off Indonesia, a source said, piling pressure on the world's biggest planemaker. Analysis of the cockpit recorder showed its...

  • The new rules, announced by the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management, fits within the Trump administration's broader plan to increase energy production on federal lands by loosening environmental regulations. They include California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota opted out of amending...

  • Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) attends a meeting of the Board of Land Commissioners in the State Capitol building in Helena on August 20, 2018.

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is showing increasing signs he is getting serious about a White House bid as he visited with voters and Democratic Party officials in Iowa on Saturday.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 27- President Donald Trump is considering an executive order in the new year to declare a national emergency that would bar U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by China's Huawei and ZTE, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. It would be the latest step by the Trump administration to cut Huawei...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 27- President Donald Trump is considering an executive order in the new year to declare a national emergency that would bar U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by China's Huawei and ZTE, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. It would be the latest step by the Trump administration to cut Huawei...

  • More than half the total U.S. oil rigs are in the Permian Basin, the country's biggest shale oil formation. Drillers added 2 rigs in the Niobrara shale in Colorado and Wyoming, bringing the total there up to 30, the most since Sept. 2017, and three rigs in Williston in North Dakota and Montana, bringing the total up to 56.. Crude futures were trading around $49 a barrel...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Dec 19- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted oil major Exxon Mobil Corp a financial hardship waiver this year temporarily freeing its Montana refinery from U.S. biofuel laws, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The EPA has vastly expanded the program under President Donald Trump, but is reviewing how it handles...

  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has aggressively sought to roll back Obama-era environmental protections, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday, the latest high-profile departure from his administration. Zinke has run the Interior Department, which oversees Americas vast public lands, since early 2017.

  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving the administration at the end of the year.

  • Conoco will spend more on Alaska and Canada than before in the next year, while keeping expenses in continental United States, which includes the costly and crowded Permian Basin, largely unchanged. Conoco said it will spend $1.2 billion on Alaska from its total capital expenditure of $6.1 billion in 2019, partly a result of a recently sanctioned oil project...

  • To capitalize on the subsidy, A.J. Gallagher arranged investor partnerships to produce vast quantities of refined coal, as the fuel is known in the industry, for utilities across the nation, splitting the benefit of the lucrative government incentive now worth more than $7 per ton. Our return on investment is staggering, CFO Douglas Howell told analysts in the...

  • Dec 2- Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said on Sunday that the Western Canadian province would mandate temporary oil output cuts to deal with a pipeline bottleneck that has led to a glut of crude in storage and driven down Canadian crude prices. The discount has typically been around $15, but has widened in the past few months to trade at $40 to $50 below WTI, hitting a...

  • WASHINGTON/ VANCOUVER, Nov 30- The U.S. State Department will conduct another environmental review of TransCanada Corp's long-pending Keystone XL oil pipeline, a U.S. official said on Friday, a move that could lead to additional delays of the project. The so-called supplemental environmental impact statement was ordered by Judge Brian Morris of the U.S....

  • U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke talks to reporters before departing Kanab Airport on May 10, 2017 in Kanab, Utah. Zinke has been in the state of Utah since Sunday talking with state and local officials and touring the Bears Ears National Monument.

    Embattled Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday angrily lashed out Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, who had called on him to resign. Zinke said of the Arizona Democrat, "It's hard for him to think straight from the bottom of the bottle."

  • The Fargo Theatre is an art deco movie theatre in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. It was built in 1926. It was restored in 1999 to its historic appearance and now is a center for the arts in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Nov 9- A liberal-leaning California- based federal appeals court that has often ruled against President Donald Trump dealt him another setback this week in a major immigration case and soon could be asked to weigh in on a pipeline project he has championed. The 9th Circuit would hear any appeal by Trump's administration of the ruling late on Thursday by a...

  • *Loonie touches its weakest since July 20 at 1.3233. TORONTO, Nov 9- The Canadian dollar weakened to a nearly four-month low against the greenback on Friday as oil prices extended recent declines and a court ruling threatened to delay construction of a pipeline carrying heavy crude from Canada to the United States. The price of oil, one of Canada's major exports,...

  • Nov 9- A U.S. judge in Montana has halted construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, drawing a sharp rebuke on Friday from President Donald Trump. Court in Montana late on Thursday dealt a major setback to TransCanada Corp, whose stock dropped 2 percent in Toronto. U.S. District Court Judge Brian...