Energy and utilities regulation

Miss District of Columbia USA Kara McCullough reacts as she is crowned the new Miss USA by former Miss USA Deshauna Barber during the Miss USA contest Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 14, 2017 - 10:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles. Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old chemist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday during the event that took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. She will go on...
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Miss California USA India Williams, left, and Miss Tennessee USA Allee-Sutton Hethcoat embrace after making the top 10 during the Miss USA contest Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 14, 2017 - 9:56 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2017 edition of the Miss USA pageant taking place in Las Vegas (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The list has been narrowed down to three. The finalists for the Miss USA contest in Las Vegas include the women representing Minnesota, the District of Columbia and New...
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May 10, 2017 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprising win for environmentalists and Democrats and a blow to the fossil-fuel industry, the Senate on Wednesday failed in a bid to reverse an Obama-era regulation restricting harmful methane emissions that escape from oil and gas wells on federal land. The vote was 51-49...
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FILE - Int his April 1, 2017, file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks before Vice President Mike Pence in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Republicans from energy-producing states are under pressure as the Senate considers whether to overturn an Obama-era regulation that would restrict harmful methane emissions escaping from oil and gas wells on public land. Portman said May 8, he will support the repeal effort after weeks of public silence, saying he got assurances from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that he will take steps to reduce methane waste. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 09, 2017 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans from energy-producing states are under pressure as the Senate weighs whether to overturn an Obama-era regulation to restrict harmful methane emissions escaping from oil and gas wells on public land. A coalition of groups with ties to the fossil-fuel industry and the...
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FILE - Int his April 1, 2017, file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks before Vice President Mike Pence in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Republicans from energy-producing states are under pressure as the Senate considers whether to overturn an Obama-era regulation that would restrict harmful methane emissions escaping from oil and gas wells on public land. Portman said May 8, he will support the repeal effort after weeks of public silence, saying he got assurances from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that he will take steps to reduce methane waste. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 09, 2017 - 3:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans from energy-producing states are under pressure as the Senate weighs whether to overturn an Obama-era regulation to restrict harmful methane emissions escaping from oil and gas wells on public land. A coalition of groups with ties to the fossil-fuel industry and the...
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In this April 26, 2017, photo, a gas attendant waits by a pump at a gas station in Pyongyang, North Korea. Gas sales have been restricted in the North Korean capital for about a week with no official explanation, raising concerns over when the the situation will return to normal. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge)
April 27, 2017 - 12:38 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don't get better soon — and driving rumors that China is to blame. The shortage, which...
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