The Obama administration enters the year locked in a battle with Congress over whether to plow ahead with new economic sanctions against Iran or wait to see if last year’s breakthrough nuclear agreement holds. More »
After a state climate panel missed a deadline to deliver recommendations on reducing carbon emissions in Washington state, two Republican members on the group said Wednesday they want another year to study the economic costs of proposals. More »
Former FBI director Louis Freeh recommended that a judge rescind the award and order any lawyer who profited from the settlement to pay restitution. More »
Officials in Canada said a derailed freight train carrying crude oil and propane continued to burn Wednesday morning, while they prepared to launch aerial surveillance and more than 100 residents remained evacuated from their homes. There were no deaths or injuries. More »
Former North Dakota governor and Casselton native George Sinner wants new regulations placed upon railroads that transport crude oil from the state. More »
The Energy Department said supplies of gasoline rose by nearly 3 percent. More »
Old, unwanted phone books on Oahu are being collected to eventually recycle and generate power. More »
Lawmakers will hear from backers of a proposal to increase taxes on horizontally drilled shale wells in Ohio on Wednesday. More »
The lawsuit alleges Mikal Watts failed to file claims for at least 98 percent of the 44,000 clients he claimed to represent. More »
The use of heating oil is expected to surge.
Railroad Commissioner David J. Porter said: “Commission rules and regulations must be based on sound science and proven facts.” More »
Natural gas prices rose and coal regained some of its once-dominant share in the electricity generation business in 2013, a report says.