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No. 2 gas-producing state moves to curb air pollution


Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds

AUSTIN, Texas — Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call- centre agents while adding more lustre to a Southwestern city that has already become a bustling tech hub.

Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

RICHMOND, Va. — A permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, was thrown out Thursday by a federal appeals court that harshly criticized regulators for approving the proposal.
Boy Scouts' money struggles: Is bankruptcy an option?

Boy Scouts' money struggles: Is bankruptcy an option?

NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts of America deflected questions about a report suggesting it is considering seeking bankruptcy protection, though the head of the organization said it is exploring "all options" as it tries to stay afloat while facing sexual

Lease sale in Alaska petroleum reserve draws modest interest

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A federal sale of oil leases in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska has again drawn a modest response. The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday received 16 bids on 16 tracts covering 272 square miles (705 sq.

The Latest: Airbnb bashes New Orleans' proposed restrictions

NEW ORLEANS — The Latest on a proposal to ban short-term rentals of non-owner-occupied houses in New Orleans (all times local): 4:30 p.m.

Panama Canal consortium ordered to repay $847M in advances

PANAMA CITY — An international arbitration panel has ruled the Spanish-led consortium that built the expansion of the Panama Canal must repay $847 million in advances it received during the construction project.

Starbucks to expand delivery in US, China

NEW YORK — Starbucks is expanding delivery to more stores in the U.S. and China as it tries to accelerate growth in those two markets. The company says it will offer delivery from 2,000 U.S. stores by next summer through a partnership with Uber Eats.
UN climate talks inch forward, appear headed for overtime

UN climate talks inch forward, appear headed for overtime

KATOWICE, Poland — Agreement on the fine print of the Paris climate accord drew closer Thursday, three years after countries sealed the landmark deal on curbing global warming, but negotiators remained divided on some of the thorniest issues and appe
As probe closes in, Trump distances himself from Cohen

As probe closes in, Trump distances himself from Cohen

WASHINGTON — Abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors, President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he did not violate campaign finance laws and that the liability for hush-money payments to two women alleging affairs with him rests with his