• New Mexico land official sued over water policy

    LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Two southeastern New Mexico companies are suing Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn over a policy that governs how much water oil and gas producers can pump from a regional aquifer for their operations.

  • Candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham unveils economic agenda

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A prominent Democratic candidate for New Mexico governor says she would push if elected to increase the statewide minimum wage, lift a cap on film-industry subsidies and ramp up renewable energy requirements for electric utilities.

  • Correction: Kansas-Leaking Gas story

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — In a story Oct. 14 about leaking gas wells, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Kansas Gas Service owns the nearby Yaggy gas storage field. Kansas Gas Service owned the facility at the time of the 2001 Hutchinson explosions, but the company no longer owns it.

  • The Latest: US military downplays fighting in Iraq’s Kirkuk

    KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on Iraq, where federal forces have moved into the disputed northern city of Kirkuk as Kurdish forces have pulled out (all times local):

  • 1 missing, after oil rig explodes on Louisiana lake

    KENNER, La. (AP) — Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others.

  • In Harvey-hit county, some in GOP newly confront the climate

    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year’s worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her.

  • Ford offers repairs to address Explorer exhaust gas concerns

    DETROIT (AP) — AP is retransmitting this story from Oct. 13 on Ford offering to inspect and repair Explorer SUVs to remove a quotation that did not meet AP’s news policies on the use of anonymous content.

  • Tech stocks lead US indexes higher; hospitals, insurers sink

    NEW YORK (AP) — A strong forecast from PC and printer maker HP is helping technology companies higher Friday morning as U.S. stock indexes climb. Retailers are also up after the Commerce Department said Americans shopped more in September. Health insurers and hospital operators are skidding after President Donald Trump said he will stop government payments to insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Oil-rich South Sudan faces fuel shortage as ‘people suffer’

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — “In September there was no fuel anywhere,” Samson Kamuya says.

  • Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental impact on an American Indian tribe.