- Donald Trump to speak at North Dakota oil expo in Bismarck Updated: May-04-16 11:27 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been tabbed as the keynote speaker for the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference that will be held later this month in Bismarck, an oil industry group said Wednesday.
- Government wants regional group out of nuke fuel lawsuit Updated: May-04-16 11:19 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The federal government says an economic development group shouldn't be allowed into South Carolina's lawsuit against the U.S. Energy Department.
- Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town Updated: May-04-16 10:58 am
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta - A wildfire forced the evacuation of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, destroying 80 percent of the homes in one neighborhood and extensively damaging property in a number of others, officials said Wednesday, warning that it could get worse in the coming hours.
- Trolleys to return to Lincoln with $2 million federal grant Updated: May-04-16 10:19 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Lincoln will soon see trolleys again after a more than 70-year absence.
- Pioneering ethanol plant shuts down in South Dakota Updated: May-04-16 8:52 am
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - One of the first ethanol plants in the country has been shut down.
- County wants more details on oil refinery proposed near park Updated: May-04-16 8:30 am
MEDORA, North Dakota - Billings County leaders want more information before deciding whether to approve a proposed oil refinery about 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota.
- Syrian state media say rebel shelling kills 3 in Aleppo Updated: May-04-16 7:58 am
DAMASCUS, Syria - Three people were killed on Wednesday in renewed shelling by Syrian rebels of government-held areas in the deeply contested northern city of Aleppo, state media and opposition activists said.
- Low oil prices, freight rates hit Maersk group's profits Updated: May-04-16 7:18 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Low oil prices and freight rates weighed on profits at Danish shipping and energy group A.P. Moller-Maersk, though not as sharply as analysts had feared.
- Royal Dutch Shell first quarter earnings down 58 percent Updated: May-04-16 6:47 am
LONDON - Oil company Royal Dutch Shell said first-quarter earnings plunged 58 percent as depressed crude prices create "hugely challenging times" for the energy industry.
- Dalrymple to issue budget directive; agencies brace for cuts Updated: May-04-16 6:42 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Gov. Jack Dalrymple is scheduled to issue his budget guidelines, and agency heads are bracing for potential reductions.
- Officials to decide on nuclear reactor site in eastern Idaho Updated: May-04-16 2:41 am
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Officials say a Utah energy cooperative is narrowing down its selections for a site to build a nuclear reactor in eastern Idaho.
- Hawaii legislature passing dozens of bills in final week Updated: May-03-16 11:46 pm
HONOLULU - After years of dealing with sweltering classrooms where classroom teachers spritzed their students with water to keep them cool, the Hawaii Legislature has approved $100 million to cool 1,000 classrooms throughout the state.
- The Latest: Sanders gets delegate boost; challenge remains Updated: May-03-16 10:47 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in Indiana head to the polls for the state primary (all times Eastern):
- Dynegy to shut down 3 generating plants in southern Illinois Updated: May-03-16 10:07 pm
CHICAGO - Dynegy Inc. has announced it will close three of its coal-powered generating plants in southern Illinois that combined generate about 1,834 megawatts of electricity.
- Court files show bid to tar slain Honduran activist Caceres Updated: May-03-16 8:36 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands.
- Corporate earnings keep falling, but there are signs of life Updated: May-03-16 7:16 pm
NEW YORK - Are we there yet? It's another weak quarter on Wall Street, but there are some signs corporate America will come out of its recent funk.
- Brazil attorney general seeks probes of ex-president Silva Updated: May-03-16 6:57 pm
SAO PAULO - Brazil's Supreme Court said Tuesday that the attorney general has asked it to authorize investigations of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over alleged involvement in corruption at state oil company Petrobras.
- US EPA says Montana city now meeting air pollution standards Updated: May-03-16 6:54 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reversing a 2013 finding that Montana's largest city was out of compliance with air pollution standards, saying that the closure of a coal-burning power plant has eased the problem.
- Clinton campaign blasts Blankenship for appearing near event Updated: May-03-16 6:21 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Hillary Clinton is linking Donald Trump to a convicted coal executive who attended a protest at her West Virginia campaign stop.
- Rio city council commission formed to probe Olympic projects Updated: May-03-16 5:47 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's city council set up a commission on Tuesday to investigate whether the city's Olympic projects were tarnished by corruption.
- Pitney Bowes and Marathon Oil fall; Pfizer and CVS climb Updated: May-03-16 4:33 pm
NEW YORK - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market:
- Colorado's battle over regulating fracking shifts to ballot Updated: May-03-16 2:14 pm
DENVER - Colorado's battle over who should regulate fracking - and how much - now shifts to the November election after the state Supreme Court overturned attempts by local governments to impose their own rules.
- Once a Clinton stronghold, Appalachia now Trump country Updated: May-03-16 2:11 pm
ASHLAND, Kentucky - When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Local boy-turned-country music star Billy Ray Cyrus performed a special version of his hit, "Achy Breaky Heart" before nearly 20,000 supporters at a riverfront re-election rally.
- ERCOT expects plenty of electricity for hot Texas summer Updated: May-03-16 11:10 am
AUSTIN, Texas - The grid operator for Texas says electric users should have sufficient supply into the summer.
- Pennsylvania highway damaged by gas blast still being fixed Updated: May-03-16 9:59 am
GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania - A rural highway damaged when a natural gas pipeline exploded into a fireball in western Pennsylvania will remain closed for repairs for at least a few more days.