• Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

    An Army veteran attends a briefing for fellow veterans at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — In a story Dec. 4 about an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would not grant the easement. The Army issued the decision to not approve the easement at this time.

  • The Latest: AG Lynch: Department will still monitor protest

    Law enforcement vehicles line a road leading to a blocked bridge next to the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline protest (all times local):

  • As transit fares soar, NYC advocates push for discounts

    Samuel Santaella, 23, from the Queens borough of New York, speaks during an interview the offices of Riders Alliance, in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.  The Riders Alliance,  a commuter advocacy group, along with the anti-poverty group Community Service Society of New York, has been calling on Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio to include an estimated $200 million in the city’s preliminary budget plan this January that would help pay for discounted subway and bus rides.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    NEW YORK (AP) — For most New Yorkers, subways and buses are necessities of city living that fall right behind food, clothing and shelter. But with the price of 30-day MetroCard transit pass at $116.50, and possibly primed to rise as high as $121, they’re also on the verge of becoming unaffordable for the 1.7 million city residents living in poverty.

  • AFA hired firm to fly Argentine team without knowing plane

    This photo released by the Bolivian Soccer Federation Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, shows the doomed BAE 146 Avro RJ85 LaMia jet, registration CP-2933, parked at the Viru Viru airport in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Oct. 4, 2016. There are indications that the LaMia jet ran out of fuel, moments before crashing into the Andes near Medellin, on Monday evening. It is not known whether the lack of fuel was because they did not have enough for the flight, a leak or for some other reason. (Andres Dorado/Bolivian Soccer Federation via AP)

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s Football Association hired a company that charters flights to transport superstar Lionel Messi and the rest of the national team for a World Cup qualifying game without knowing the name of the airline or the model of the plane, an official said Friday.

  • Spaceport America chief aims to build aerospace economic hub

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The new chief executive of Spaceport America says New Mexico is well positioned to use the futuristic facility as a jumping off point to build an aerospace economic hub.

  • Job deals like Carrier’s often fall short of political hype

    President-elect Donald Trump talks with workers during a visit to the Carrier factory, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump announced a deal to save hundreds of jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana, it came with a cost to state taxpayers of about $7 million in tax breaks and grants.

  • Next test for pipeline protesters: the North Dakota winter

    In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 photo, Grandma Redfeather of the Sioux Native American tribe walks in the snow to get water at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D. "It's for my people to live and so that the next seven generations can live also," said Redfeather of why she came to the camp. "I think about my grandchildren and what it will be like for them." (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands.

  • Grief turns to anger amid reports of lack of fuel in crash

    A funeral employee walks past coffins containing the remains of the victims of the Colombian air tragedy are lined up in the parking garage of the San Vicente funeral home in Medellin, Colombia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Because of the large number of casualties, the funeral home had to place the coffins in its parking garage. Forensic authorities say they have managed to identify a majority of the victims of Monday's crash and hope to finish their work on Thursday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Authorities prepared Thursday to transport home the bodies of dozens of victims of this week’s air tragedy in Colombia as grief turned to anger amid indications the airliner ran out of fuel before slamming into the Andes. Bolivian aviation officials announced they were indefinitely suspending the charter company that operated the flight.

  • A look at British Aerospace plane that crashed in Colombia

    This is a Nov. 11, 2012 file photo taken at Birmingham Airport in central England of a BAE 146 aircraft  similar to the one which has crashed in Colombia  Tuesday Nov. 29, 2016. Colombian officials say that a chartered plane carrying a Brazilian first division soccer team has crashed near Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament. The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane,  was operated by a charter airline named LaMia.   (David Jones/PA File via AP)

    LONDON (AP) — The plane that crashed near Medellin, Colombia, is a short-haul aircraft that was used to land in hard-to-access airports and frequently flew soccer teams across South America.

  • Pipeline protest arrests strain North Dakota’s court system

    In this photo provided by Nancy Trevino, protesters against the Dakota Access oil pipeline gather at and around a hill, referred to as Turtle Island, where demonstrators claim burial sites are located, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 in Cannon Ball, N.D. The hill is across a body of water from where hundreds and times thousands of people have camped out for months to protest the construction of the four-state pipeline. (Nancy Trevino via AP)

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The hundreds of arrests during the months of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota have created an unprecedented burden for the state’s court system, which faces huge cost overruns and doesn’t have enough judges, lawyers and clerks to handle the workload.