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  • Groups want details on Trump’s approval of Keystone pipeline

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump’s approval of the project. Environmentalists who sued to stop the 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) pipeline said the documents could bolster their case […]
  • ‘Black Panther’ scores highest Monday ever with $40.2M

    NEW YORK (AP) — With a massive $40.2 million in ticket sales Monday, “Black Panther” has notched the biggest Monday ever at the box office and pushed its four-day total to $242 million. The Walt Disney Co. again raised their box-office estimates for the Marvel sensation on Tuesday. The film’s updated Monday performance narrowly tops […]
  • Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville must vacate its 2013 men’s basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel’s decision to uphold sanctions against the men’s program in the sex scandal case. The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories including the championship, and return some $600,000 in conference revenue from the 2012-15 NCAA Tournaments. The decision […]
  • The Latest: Trial halted in Minnesota case over 3M chemicals

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota’s $5 billion lawsuit against 3M Co. over the manufacturer’s disposal of chemicals that contaminated groundwater (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Jury selection has been halted in Minnesota’s $5 billion case against 3M Co., on the day the trial was expected to start. Minnesota sued 3M in 2010, alleging […]
  • New rebellion against wind energy stalls or stops projects

    GLENVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Wind turbines have become as commonplace in parts of the rural Midwest as tree-sheltered farmhouses, gray-metal grain bins and deeply furrowed fields. The slowly spinning blades are a sign of investment in a region that often has few growth opportunities to brag about. But when a developer sought to put up […]
  • Stars, educators lead effort for kids to see ‘Black Panther’

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For years, Zavier Thompson has followed of Marvel superhero movies. But the 16-year-old student in Albuquerque has always wanted to see a popular film with a black superhero and black themes. Thanks to an Albuquerque educator, the aspiring hip-hop and spoken word artist finally got his wish Thursday when he was […]
  • Google plans to expand data center in Oklahoma

    PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — Google is planning to open another four-story data center in Oklahoma, bringing the company’s total investment in the state to at least $2.5 billion. The Tulsa World reports the company recently announced its plans for the $600 million data center. The plans call for expanding Google’s campus at the MidAmerica Industrial […]
  • Democrats on House panel urge Equifax to extend protections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers on a House investigative panel are asking Equifax Inc. to provide its free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for at least three years. Equifax has offered up to one year of complementary protections after the massive data breach last year that compromised personal information for about 145 million Americans. […]
  • Malta’s only airport reopens after 2-hour closure for fire

    VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Authorities at Malta’s only airport say a fire in a fish tank pump room forced the airport to close for two hours while half-a- dozen incoming flights were diverted to Sicily. No one was injured in the fire on Tuesday, which began in a room that holds pumps for a decorative […]
  • Hundreds of KFC outlets in UK closed amid chicken shortage

    LONDON (AP) — Chicken is still as scarce as hen’s teeth at KFC’s British outlets. KFC says about 470 of the fried chicken chain’s 900 U.K. restaurants remained closed Tuesday because of a chicken shortage. The company says the disruption started last week, when it changed its delivery provider to DHL. Open branches are operating […]