US interior chief says he won't eliminate protected lands; changes on tap

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won't seek to eliminate any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press to change some boundaries and left open the possibility of allowing drilling, mining or other industries on some of the land.

NatMon 4

  • Written by By MATTHEW BROWN and BRADY McCOMBS , Associated Press

Harvey regains tropical storm strength in Gulf of Mexico

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Long lines extended from grocery stores along the Texas Gulf Coast early Thursday as residents braced for a slow-moving tropical storm that forecasters say could drop as much as 20 inches of rain.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Danish police search for dead Swedish journalist's clothes

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The headless torso of Swedish reporter Kim Wall, whose death after taking a trip on a homemade submarine remains a mystery, was found naked and police are now searching for her clothes, Danish police said Thursday.

  • Written by By JAN M. OLSEN , Associated Press

Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Over the course of 24 hours, President Donald Trump gave one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own Republican Party, and a second urging national unity and love.

  • Written by By JULIE BYKOWICZ and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press