Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline route in win for Trump

Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline route in win for TrumpLINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators voted on Monday to approve TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline route through the state, lifting the last big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project that U.S. President Donald Trump wants built. The 3-2 decision by the Nebraska Public Service Commission helps clear the way for the proposed 1,179-mile (1,897-km) pipeline linking Canada's Alberta oil sands to U.S. refineries, but is likely to be challenged in court by the project's opponents who say it poses an environmental risk. Trump, a Republican, has made Keystone XL’s success a plank in his effort to boost the U.S. energy industry.



Former New York state official sued over alleged sex harassment

Former New York state official sued over alleged sex harassmentLisa Cater, a former Department of Motor Vehicles employee, filed suit in Manhattan's federal court against William Hoyt, a former regional head of the state's economic development agency, as well as Cuomo, the agency and New York state. The lawsuit, filed on Saturday, contends that the Cuomo administration ignored repeated complaints by her against Hoyt, a married former state assemblyman.



Zarrab trial in U.S. is a 'clear plot against Turkey', government says

Zarrab trial in U.S. is a 'clear plot against Turkey', government saysA U.S. court case against a wealthy Turkish gold trader is a "clear plot against Turkey" that lacks any legal basis, Ankara's government spokesman said on Monday, ratcheting up rhetoric ahead of a trial that has strained diplomatic relations. Bekir Bozdag also told a news conference that the U.S. case was aimed at harming economic relations between Turkey, Iran and Russia. "The Zarrab case is a clear plot against Turkey, a political case and lacking any legal basis," Bozdag told a news conference following a cabinet meeting.



Factbox: Six facts about murderous cult leader Charles Manson

Factbox: Six facts about murderous cult leader Charles Manson* While in prison in Washington state in the early 1960s, Manson befriended Alvin "Creepy" Karpis, who had been allied with the deadly Barker bank robbery gang in the 1930s. * Hoping to boost his music career, Manson became friends with Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson and producer Terry Melcher. * Before the killings, the Beach Boys recorded a song Manson wrote titled "Never Learn Not to Love." Later, Guns N' Roses recorded his "Look at Your Game Girl" and Marilyn Manson, whose stage name was partly inspired by the killer, used lyrics from Manson's "Mechanical Man" in his song "My Monkey." Trent Reznor, front man for the band Nine Inch Nails, lived in the house where the Tate murders occurred.



Mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

Mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his "family" of young followers, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the late 1960s, died on Sunday, prison officials said. Manson died of natural causes Sunday evening at a Kern County hospital, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. "The very name Manson has become a metaphor for evil," the late Vincent Bugliosi, who prosecuted Manson, told the Los Angeles Times in 1994.





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