Canadian firm building Keystone XL pipeline asks for US permit to be suspended

Canadian firm building Keystone XL pipeline asks for US permit to be suspended

International Business Times

TransCanada Corp., the company behind the highly contested Keystone XL pipeline project, requested Monday to suspend its U.S. permit application, the Wall Street Journal reported. The move, hailed by opponents as a great victory, comes before an expected rejection from the Obama administration. It also comes at a time of low oil prices that have sapped…

Defense Dept. criticized for spending $43 million on natural gas station in Afghanistan

Defense Dept. criticized for spending $43 million on natural gas station in Afghanistan

Agence France-Presse The US military used $43 million of taxpayer dollars for a natural-gas filling station in northern Afghanistan that should have cost just $500,000, the government watchdog for reconstruction in the war-torn country said Monday. The huge expense highlights some of the endemic problems that have plagued US aid to Afghanistan in the wake

Anonymous denies link to list of alleged KKK members — and promises to release its own

Anonymous denies link to list of alleged KKK members — and promises to release its own

Newsweek

Updated | Online hacking group Anonymous has denied responsibility for the recent publication of a list that claims some U.S. politicians belong to the Ku Klux Klan. Last week, Anonymous said it would soon release the identities of about 1,000 members of the white supremacist organization. Anonymous is expected to release the details on Thursday, the…

Confederate flag lover throws bomb inside Walmart after online threat: ‘No messing around anymore’

Confederate flag lover throws bomb inside Walmart after online threat: ‘No messing around anymore’

Arturo Garcia A Mississippi man was arrested on Sunday morning for allegedly throwing a bomb inside a Walmart just days after threatening the retail giant and other businesses for refusing to sell Confederate battle flags. According to the Tupelo Daily Journal, 61-year-old Marshall W. Leonard will be charged with placing an explosive device after allegedly

Federal regulators accuse Volkswagen of hiding emissions ‘defeat devices’ in larger engines

Federal regulators accuse Volkswagen of hiding emissions ‘defeat devices’ in larger engines

Agence France-Presse Germany’s embattled Volkswagen on Monday denied claims by US environmental regulators that it had also included “defeat devices” to skirt emissions rules on certain larger diesel engines. “Volkswagen underlines that no programme has been installed in its V6 3 litre diesel engines” that would “inappropriately modify” the results of anti-pollution tests, a statement