• FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish.

  • AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, on Tuesday unveiled a plan to undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015 .

  • Massive NM wind energy project has backers, detractors

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed wind energy project in eastern New Mexico has a large group of backers but also faces a substantial number of opponents, including staff at the state’s utility regulation commission.

  • Some Massachusetts towns going to pot, after all

    BOSTON (AP) — They may not be mad about reefer, but a growing number of Massachusetts communities are leaving their borders open to commercial marijuana businesses, bucking a wave of bans and moratoriums that followed voter approval of legal recreational pot.

  • Correction: Keystone pipeline leaks 210K gallons of oil

    AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — In a Nov. 16 story about the Keystone pipeline oil spill, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that it was smaller than 17 other leaks of oil or petroleum products in the U.S. since 2010. It was smaller than 16 and the same size as one other.

  • The Latest: Business leaders, activists pack oil-gas meeting

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a proposed ordinance that would govern oil and gas development across a large New Mexico county (all times local):

  • Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

    DETROIT (AP) — After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.

  • New Mexico county weighs rules for oil and gas drilling

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Frustrated tribal leaders won a temporary victory early Friday at a marathon meeting on a much-disputed energy development proposal for a large swath of land bordering New Mexico’s largest metropolitan area and numerous Native American communities.

  • Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls

    NEW YORK (AP) — Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls.

  • Toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it

    MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned.