TransCanada wants pause in US review of Upland Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company behind the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has asked the U.S. State Department to pause its review of another pipeline that would carry oil from northwest North Dakota into Canada.


Natural gas built Qatar, now may protect it in Gulf dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Natural gas built the high-rises of Qatar's capital, put the Al-Jazeera satellite news network on the air and a fleet of passengers jets for its state carrier in the sky. Now, it may be what protects Qatar as it is in the center of the worst diplomatic crisis to strike the Gulf in decades.

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  • Written by By JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

50 years after Loving, 1 in 6 new couples are racially mixed


WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans.

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  • Written by By JESSE J. HOLLAND , Associated Press

Sessions to testify as Republicans prod Trump on tapes


WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing to face former Senate colleagues over his role in the controversy around ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, part of an escalating investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.

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  • Written by By HOPE YEN , Associated Press