Tillerson takes tough line on Moscow

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 00:00
Exxon chief faces tough route to Secretary of State

WASHINGTON — Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday, abandoning much of the president-elect’s emphasis on improving ties between the Cold War foes. Instead, Rex...

Fact check: Exxon Mobil lobbying at odds with claim

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 08:23

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's choice as secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, denied Wednesday that he had pressed the U.S. to avoid sanctioning Russia over foreign-policy disputes. The record, though, is not so clear.

US cancels final energy leases in area sacred to tribes

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 08:56
Area near Glacier National Park sacred to Blackfoot

BILLINGS, Mont. - U.S. officials on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the final two oil and gas leases in a wilderness area bordering Glacier National Park that’s sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of Montana and Canada, more than three decades after the tribes said the leases were illegally sold.

Airport shooting suspect gets public defender

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:01
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Iraq war veteran held in the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale's airport was appointed a federal public defender on Monday after telling a judge that he has no job and only $5 or $10 in the bank.

Several Trump cabinet picks' ethics reviews are incomplete

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 00:00

WASHINGTON — Several of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet choices have not completed a full review to avoid conflicts of interest, the government’s ethics office says, even as Republican senators move quickly to hold at least nine confirmation hearings next week.

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Alleged airport gunman had several run-ins with Anchorage police

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 16:56

The alleged Florida airport gunman had several run-ins with Alaska law enforcement over the last year.

Alleged airport gunman charged, US seeks death penalty

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 00:17

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida was charged Saturday and could face the death penalty if convicted.

US veteran arrested in airport shooting; 5 dead, 8 wounded

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 19:04
Gunman ID'd as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, who served in Iraq with the National Guard

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — An Army veteran who complained that the government was controlling his mind drew a gun from his checked luggage on arrival at the Fort Lauderdale airport and opened fire in the baggage claim area Friday, killing five people and wounding eight, authorities said.

SeaWorld: Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, has died

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 08:36

ORLANDO, Fla. - Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010 and was profiled in a documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity at SeaWorld parks, has died.

FAA, airline investigating how worker got left in cargo hold

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 00:03
In 2015, an Alaska Airlines plane made an emergency landing after pilots, passengers heard someone banging on the cargo hold
Federal authorities and airline officials are investigating the odd flight of baggage handler who wound up in the cargo hold of a plane for more than 300 miles. The Federal Aviation Administration said it hoped to talk to the man on Tuesday.


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