State Rep. Bob Hagan has introduced a bill that would add a severance tax on oil, natural gas and condensate extracted from horizontal drilling.
FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) — On an October afternoon in 2009, a Dallas man arrived at a highway checkpoint about an hour north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Inside the gas tank of his pickup truck, agents found 99 pounds
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors have secured new indictments against a former BP engineer and a former BP executive charged separately with obstructing investigations of the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s blunt-spoken governor doesn’t mince words when opponents dare to cross him but he’s saved some of his harshest criticism for newspapers, once telling schoolchildren he isn’t a fan of papers and another time
A man currently facing the death penalty for a home-invasion murder in Warren was found guilty Wednesday during a federal trial in Akron in an unrelated case for selling an assault rifle to an undercover federal agent who set up a fake storefront in Warren.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry called the Afghan president twice in the past 24 hours to ease Hamid Karzai’s anger over the way the Taliban announced the opening of their political office in Qatar.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s governing coalition failed to end a political crisis triggered by the closure of state broadcaster ERT, but said talks would continue Thursday to try and avoid a snap election.
Conservative Prime Minister Antonis
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke declined Wednesday to address speculation that he will step down as chairman of the Federal Reserve in January when his term ends, saying he wanted to keep the attention on Fed policy.
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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings and city officials have announced a $650 million plan for a new arena for the NHL team in Detroit’s downtown entertainment and sports district.
Plans for the 18,000-seat arena were announced
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling that blocked transfers of Yellowstone National Park bison as part of a government-sponsored conservation initiative.
Wednesday’s ruling could revive stalled efforts to return the
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Federal Reserve could scale back its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases later this year if the economy continues to improve.
Bernanke says the reductions would occur in “measured steps”
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman and her two daughters have been charged in the neglect-related death of their 32-year-old son and brother… More »
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for binding and blindfolding two of his children in a Wal-Mart parking lot in eastern Kansas.
6News Lawrence (http://bit.ly/11ZU2Rg ) reports that
WASHINGTON (AP) — A comparison of the Federal Reserve’s statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting on April 30-May 1:
May: The Fed “continues to see downside risks to the economic outlook.”
A Liberty man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal drug dealing charges after Boardman police and federal agents found him twice in a two-week span with hundreds of thousands of dollars and drugs in his car and a rented motel room.
A new executive director has been named to Beatitude House.
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie surprised some schoolchildren when he told them his favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys.
His pronouncement Tuesday at a school in central New Jersey drew shouts, gasps and
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve offered a hint Wednesday that it’s moving closer to slowing its bond-buying program, which is intended to keep long-term interest rates at record lows.
The Fed said it will maintain the pace
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are pushing to eliminate money for high-speed rail and a popular grant program for transportation projects.
The belt-tightening comes as the GOP-led House works on $44 billion measure covering transportation and housing programs.