National Business

UW offering scholarships for laid off coal workers

The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science has created a new scholarship fund for displaced coal workers after hundreds of Wyoming coal miners were laid off in recent months
Updated one month ago
Crews work to contain sheen after Oregon train derailment

Crews work to contain sheen after Oregon train derailment

Environmental crews worked Saturday to contain a sheen of oil that appeared in the Columbia River after a Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire, but officials said there was no immediate indication of harm to wildlife
Updated one month ago
Crowdfunded beer pipeline to protect medieval city of Bruges

Crowdfunded beer pipeline to protect medieval city of Bruges

The idea may have seemed mad, but after all, the beer is called the Madman of Bruges _ or Brugse Zot in Dutch
Updated one month ago
Tale of Trump and partner in Azerbaijan real estate project

Tale of Trump and partner in Azerbaijan real estate project

Donald Trump has failed to detect problems with some business partners _ including ex-cons, a man fleeing bankruptcy fraud charges and the scion of a family suspected by U.S. diplomats of Iranian money laundering.
Updated one month ago
The Latest: 14 cars on oil train derailed, 4 caught fire

The Latest: 14 cars on oil train derailed, 4 caught fire

Oregon's Transportation Department now says it was 14 oil tank cars that derailed in the scenic Columbia River Gorge, and four that caught fire
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Floods, strikes, security: French tourism faces challenges

Floods, strikes, security: French tourism faces challenges

The weather is awful, striking workers are causing disruptions and security fears following extremist attacks last year still linger in people's minds
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Scanners that could catch weapons can't be used at Rikers

Scanners that could catch weapons can't be used at Rikers

Sophisticated body scanners that could put a dent in the widespread smuggling of scalpels and razors at New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail have sat unused because of a state law barring devices that emit low doses of radiation
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Trump OK'd partner with alleged Iran laundering family ties

Trump OK'd partner with alleged Iran laundering family ties

Trump has failed to detect problems with his partners _ including ex-cons, a man fleeing bankruptcy fraud charges and the scion of a family suspected by U.S. diplomats of Iranian money laundering
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Ex-Texas official: Trump U probe dropped due to politics

Ex-Texas official: Trump U probe dropped due to politics

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has moved to muzzle a former state regulator who says he was ordered in 2010 to drop a fraud investigation into Trump University for political reasons
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A look at conflict of interest rules for federal judges

Nothing in federal law or codes of judicial conduct requires a judge to withdraw from a case because of his race, ethnicity, gender
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