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

Pennsylvania correlates natural gas fracking with quakes

Pennsylvania environmental regulators have found a likely correlation between a natural gas company's fracking operation and a series of tiny earthquakes in western Pennsylvania last year.

  • Written by MICHAEL RUBINKAM , Associated Press

Critics: Trump should not ignore domestic terrorist threats

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bud Welch knows something about the human cost of terrorism. His 23-year-old daughter was killed when a rental truck packed with explosives destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building.


  • Written by ADAM KEALOHA CAUSEY , Associated Press

Remember Nixon? There's history behind Trump's press attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Jefferson railed against newspapers as "polluted vehicles" of falsehood and error. Richard Nixon tangled with reporters in the toxic atmosphere of Watergate, considering them the "enemy." Bill Clinton publicly condemned "purveyors of hatred and division" on the public air waves.

  • Written by NANCY BENAC , Associated Press

Senate on track to confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are poised to use their majority to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite calls from Democrats for a delay.


  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press