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Nebraska to announce decision on Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska to announce decision on Keystone XL pipeline

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It's the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp.
European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

BRUSSELS — Brexit is still well over a year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union.

Santa's in town? You need an appointment this year

NEW YORK — Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you'll need a reservation to see him. At Macy's flagship store on 34th Street in New York, a chance to sit on Saint Nick's lap is by appointment only this year, for the first time ever.
Treasury chief a Bond villain? Mnuchin OK with comparison

Treasury chief a Bond villain? Mnuchin OK with comparison

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday he had no idea that a photo of him and his wife posing with a sheet of newly printed money would go viral.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Notley goes to bat for Trans Mountain Alberta Premier Rachel Notley kicks off a cross-country speaking tour on the importance of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansi
Designer Azzedine Alaia, known for clingy style, dies

Designer Azzedine Alaia, known for clingy style, dies

PARIS — Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, a fashion iconoclast whose clingy styles helped define the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died.
Widow of Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer auctions rare items

Widow of Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer auctions rare items

RENO, Nev. — The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band.

Germany bans children's smart watches with listening app

BERLIN — German regulators have banned certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, saying the devices have been used to listen in on school classrooms and run afoul of Germany's surveillance restrictions.
Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

BONN, Germany — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comp
BlackBerry COO Marty Beard resigning to deal with family situation

BlackBerry COO Marty Beard resigning to deal with family situation

TORONTO — A person with knowledge of the situation says that BlackBerry Ltd.'s chief operating officer has resigned in order to deal with a family health issue.