Trump mum on pipeline decision, future

CANNON BALL, N.D. — Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a “top priority” when… Continue reading

A Cabinet of generals? Trump’s choices get mixed reviews

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s move to pack his administration with military brass is getting mixed reviews, as Congress and others struggle to balance their personal… Continue reading

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

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — When President-elect Donald Trump announced a deal to save hundreds of jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana, it came with… Continue reading

Famously cold N. Dakota winter menaces pipeline protest camp

CANNON BALL, N.D. — So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid… Continue reading

During first look at wildfire rubble, residents in a daze

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Residents and business owners in Gatlinburg got their first look at the wildfire destruction on Friday, and many walked around the once-bustling… Continue reading

Chains and branded skin: California kidnap case baffles cops

SAN FRANCISCO — Three weeks after Sherri Papini disappeared, the question of whether she was dead or alive was answered when the young mother and… Continue reading

2 rare Canada lynx shot dead in Maine; feds investigating

TOWNSHIP 14 RANGE 7, Maine — Two rare Canada lynx have been shot dead, and state and federal wildlife authorities are investigating.The Maine Warden Service… Continue reading

Trump's Cabinet: 'Draining the swamp' or diving right in?

Trump’s Cabinet: ‘Draining the swamp’ or diving right in?

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in the nation’s capital. Instead, he’s diving right in.So far, the president-elect is tapping people with… Continue reading

Trump's Cabinet: 'Draining the swamp' or diving right in?

As Trump claims to have saved Carrier jobs, details are hazy

WASHINGTON — In persuading Carrier to keep hundreds of jobs in Indiana, President-elect Donald Trump is claiming victory on behalf of factory workers whose positions… Continue reading

Pilot told Colombia controllers ‘no fuel’ before crash

MEDELLIN, Colombia — The pilot of the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and… Continue reading

House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as leader

WASHINGTON — House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader Wednesday, ratifying the status quo in a changing Washington despite widespread frustration over the party’s… Continue reading

Prosecutor: Officer acted lawfully in black man’s killing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man outside an apartment complex touched off several nights of unrest in… Continue reading

Trump says he’s leaving businesses to avoid conflicts

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s leaving his business empire to focus on being the nation’s 45th president, declaring he can successfully avoid… Continue reading

Tennessee mayor raises wildfire death toll to 4

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Thunderstorms dumped much-needed rain on eastern Tennessee overnight as thousands of people waited anxiously for news about their homes after wildfires tore… Continue reading

Weed is winning, but the train could still go off the tracks

DENVER — Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal… Continue reading

In a March 25, 2015 file photo, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay demonstrates how to record a story using a smartphone app in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The oral history project's "Great Thanksgiving Listen 2016" is charging Americans, particularly teens, to use the holiday weekend to record a conversation with a grandparent or another elder on their feelings about the election.

StoryCorps urges conversations on election this Thanksgiving

NEW YORK — That electoral elephant in the room threatening political tension this Thanksgiving? StoryCorps believes it could be a unifying main course.The oral history… Continue reading

In a March 25, 2015 file photo, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay demonstrates how to record a story using a smartphone app in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The oral history project's "Great Thanksgiving Listen 2016" is charging Americans, particularly teens, to use the holiday weekend to record a conversation with a grandparent or another elder on their feelings about the election.

Alaska multimillionaire wants Interior secretary post

Bob Gillam, a prominent Alaska businessman, wants to join President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet as Secretary of the Interior.Gillam is the founder, president and CEO of… Continue reading

Earth’s warm October not record; 2016 likely record hot

WASHINGTON — While last month merely tied for the world’s third warmest October in history, 2016 is still on track to be the hottest year… Continue reading

Ryan pulls plug on House GOP bid to restore earmarks

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders on Wednesday halted a bid by some GOP lawmakers to restore earmarks, those congressional directives that steer funds to specific… Continue reading

Rule to limit gas ‘flaring’ at drilling sites OK’d

WASHINGTON — With two months left in President Barack Obama’s term, his administration issued a rule Tuesday intended to clamp down on oil companies that… Continue reading