ANCHORAGE, Alaska | US lawmaker opposes drilling permit work during shutdown

ANCHORAGE, Alaska —January 16, 2019— The oil and gas industry should not be spared the pain of the partial government shutdown, according to the chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. Rep. Raul Grijalvaon Tuesday sent a letter to Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt objecting to the department changing plans to allow employees to … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | US lawmaker opposes drilling permit work during shutdown

VALLEY FORGE, Pa | John Bogle, Vanguard founder, dies at 89

VALLEY FORGE, Pa—January 16, 2019— Vanguard Group founder and investing pioneer John C. Bogle has died at age 89, according to the company. Bogle simplified investing for the masses by introducing the first index mutual fund for individual investors in 1976. Vanguard also shook up the industry by ending the company’s reliance on outside brokers … Continue reading VALLEY FORGE, Pa | John Bogle, Vanguard founder, dies at 89

NEW YORK | Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long?

NEW YORK —January 16, 2019— Sears will live on — at least for now. Its chairman and biggest shareholder, Eddie Lampert, won tentative approval for a $5 billion plan to keep the ailing, 132-year-old department-store chain in business, fending off demands from creditors that it throw in the towel, according to a person familiar with … Continue reading NEW YORK | Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long?

WASHINGTON | Democrats hit Trump EPA nominee on coal lobbying, rollbacks

WASHINGTON—January 16, 2019— President Donald Trump‘s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change “a huge issue” but not the “greatest crisis” and drew fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing over the regulatory rollbacks he’s made in six months as the agency’s acting administrator. Republicans on the GOP-majority Senate Environment … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats hit Trump EPA nominee on coal lobbying, rollbacks

DETROIT | Trustee: Engler set to resign as Michigan State’s president

DETROIT —January 16, 2019— Former Gov. John Engler will resign as interim president of Michigan State University amid public backlash over his comments about women and girls sexually assaulted by now-imprisoned campus sports doctor Larry Nassar, a member of the school’s Board of Trustees said Wednesday. Joel Ferguson told The Associated Press that board members … Continue reading DETROIT | Trustee: Engler set to resign as Michigan State’s president

SAN FRANCISCO | Wrecks seen as wildfire areas brace for big California storm

SAN FRANCISCO —January 16, 2019— Days of rain and snow across California have snarled rush-hour commutes and triggered deadly wrecks on slick roads even before the most intense storm hits Wednesday, with wildfire-ravished communities bracing for dangerous mudslides and mountain residents facing a “potentially life-threatening” blizzard. A series of storms dropped rain up and down … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Wrecks seen as wildfire areas brace for big California storm

NEW ORLEANS | American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

NEW ORLEANS —January 16, 2019— A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness. Marzieh Hashemi, who worked for the network’s English-language service, was … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US