AP Exclusive: Twin tragedies give survivor a new face

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man.


  • Written by SHARON COHEN , AP National Writer

Senate confirms Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday won Senate confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal agency he repeatedly sued to rein in its reach during the Obama administration.


  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

Army formally ends study of disputed pipeline crossing

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army on Friday formally ended further environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline's disputed crossing beneath a Missouri River reservoir in southern North Dakota. 

  • Written by BLAKE NICHOLSON , Associated Press