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North Dakota: Refinery Near National Park Could Win Permit

By Blake Nicholson | Dec 11
A proposed oil refinery close to the picturesque Theodore Roosevelt National Park has met federal and state air pollution rules but must undergo a period of public comment before a permit can be issued.

Will Misconduct Scandals Make Men Wary of Women at Work?

Will Misconduct Scandals Make Men Wary of Women at Work?

By Jennifer Peltz | Dec 11
Some women, and men, worry the same climate that's emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues.

Trump Warns That Wells Fargo Penalties 'Will Not Be Dropped'

Trump Warns That Wells Fargo Penalties 'Will Not Be Dropped'

Dec 9
President Donald Trump says government fines and penalties against Wells Fargo "will not be dropped" and is warning that they could be "substantially increased."

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Curious Case for Shrinking Monuments

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Curious Case for Shrinking Monuments

By Calvin Woodward and Brady McCombs | Dec 7
President Donald Trump made a curious case for stripping federal protections from vast stretches of two of America's national monument lands.

AP Exclusive: Top Gossip Editor Accused of Sexual Misconduct

AP Exclusive: Top Gossip Editor Accused of Sexual Misconduct

By Jake Pearson and Jeff Horwitz | Dec 6
The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees' sex lives and forced women to watch porn, former employees told The AP.

Russell Simmons Steps Down from Companies Amid Allegation

Russell Simmons Steps Down from Companies Amid Allegation

By Mark Kennedy | Nov 30
Russell Simmons has stepped away from his companies following a second allegation of sexual misconduct, though the Def Jam founder again denied ever being violent.

Court Fight Could Be Brewing Over Who Leads Consumer Agency

Court Fight Could Be Brewing Over Who Leads Consumer Agency

By Bernard Condon | Nov 27
A court fight could be brewing over President Donald Trump's move to name an interim head of a consumer protection agency despite the departing director appointing a deputy to temporarily fill that spot.

German Police Retrieve 100 Stolen John Lennon Items

German Police Retrieve 100 Stolen John Lennon Items

By Kirsten Greishaber | Nov 25
German police recovered around 100 items that belonged to late Beatles star John Lennon that were stolen from his widow in New York.

Consumer Watchdog Head Names A Successor, And Trump Does Too

Consumer Watchdog Head Names A Successor, And Trump Does Too

By Ken Sweet | Nov 25
The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau resigned Friday and named his own successor, leading to an open conflict with President Donald Trump - who announced a different person as acting head of the agency later in the day.

Police Warn People Not to Eat Spoiled, Trash-Picked Turkeys

Police Warn People Not to Eat Spoiled, Trash-Picked Turkeys

Nov 22
A Maine police department is warning residents to steer clear of black market Butterballs.

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