Grassley threatens Trump EPA nominees over biofuels mandate

A Republican senator says he may seek to block President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency unless the administration backs off a proposed reduction in the volume of biofuels blended into gasoline and diesel.


Minnesota judge allows 'necessity defense' in pipeline case

A Minnesota judge has taken the unusual step of allowing four protesters to use a "necessity defense," enabling them to present evidence that the threat of climate change from Canadian tar sands crude justified their attempt to shut down two Enbridge Energy pipelines last year.


The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending October 15, 2017: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. NBA 2K18, 2K 5. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 6. iSchedule, HotSchedules 7. kirakira+, Kentaro Yama 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. LIMBO, Playdead 10.

Dems slam Arctic drilling plan as 'polar payout' to Big Oil

Democrats and environmental groups are denouncing a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying it would defile a crown jewel of U.S. wilderness to promote oil exports to China and other nations.

Is Phillips 66 a Buy?

The oil refiner is on the cusp of a completing its major projects, which should drive cash flow much higher.


The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending October 15, 2017: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Baby Driver 2. War for the Planet of the Apes 3. The House (2017) 4.Wonder Woman (2017) 5.

The top 10 audiobooks on best-sellers for week ending October 13: Fiction 1. Origin by Dan Brown, narrated by Paul Michael (Random House Audio) 2. It by Stephen King, narrated by Steven Weber (Simon & Schuster Audio) 3. The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Lyndsay Faye, narrated by Simon Vance (HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books) 4. Hell House by Richard Matheson, narrated by Ray Porter (Blackstone Audio, Inc.) 5. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, narrated by Kate Rudd (Listening Library) 6.