ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Voters in this mostly agricultural corner of the Midwest have approved a proposal to build the first new U.S. oil refinery in more than 30 years.
Union County residents voted 58 percent to 42 percent Tuesday to endorse the rezoning of almost 3,300 acres of pristine farm land north of Elk Point for the oil refinery.
Barack Obama made history Tuesday night when he became the first African-American in U.S. history to clinch a major party's presidential nomination.
First Solar Inc.'s second-largest shareholder sold half his shares, a signal that the world's biggest solar company may soon fizzle.
Computer hackers in China, including those working on behalf of the Chinese government and military, have penetrated deeply into the information systems of U.S.
May 30 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading
Commission, the watchdog for commodity transactions, is
investigating U.S. crude oil trading to determine whether the surge
in prices to record levels is the result of manipulation or fraud.
The wx-press secretary was asked if he had lied at the podium. Well, yeah.
Oil reached more record highs last week. Hopefully, that gave pause to the folks who drive to their jobs at the U.S. Commerce Department, where they are enjoined to ignore the spiraling price of gas when calculating inflation.
DALLAS (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain has a "Religious Right" problem.
I can't believe this :)
• Sen. John McCain recruited the support of an evangelical minister, Pastor Rod Parsley, who describes Islam as "anti-Christ" and Mohammed as "the mouthpiece of a conspiracy of spiritual evil."
• Parsley is the pastor of the World Harvest Church of Columbus, Ohio.
A Roswell newspaper is defending a controversial cover illustration that placed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in a rifle's cross hairs.
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This week on the Toledo View...
Anita Lopez, Lucas County Auditor
Vallie Bowman-English, Clerk of Toledo Courts
Ben Konop, Lucas County Commisioner
Read the hot editorial's on the Citizens View...
THEY SHOOT BLACK MEN, DON'T THEY?
DO YOU KNOW A HATER?
And on the Anonymous View...
POLICE AND RACIAL PROFILING
INDIANS AND RACISM
With food prices soaring, it takes some gall to force Americans to pay billions of dollars to millionaire agribusinesses. Yet that's what the latest farm bill would do.
Nowhere is the opinion divide on gay marriage sharper than in the nation's religious communities. And last week's same-sex marriage ruling will do little to bring agreement on the definition of marriage, a social and religious touchstone that has torn apart families, congregations and entire dioceses.
Michigan and Florida alone can't save Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign. Interviews with those considering how to handle the two states' banished convention delegates found little interest in the former first lady's best-case scenario. Her position, part of a formidable comeback challenge, is that all the delegates be seated in accordance with their disputed primaries.
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Seems that one person's smut is another person's morning latte.
A Christian group based in San Diego found grounds for outrage over the new retro-style logo for Starbucks Coffee.
An HIV-positive man convicted of spitting into the eye and mouth of a Dallas police officer has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Willie Campbell, who the jury said used his saliva as a deadly weapon, will have to serve half his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.
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