Alaska lawmaker sees financial boon in refuge drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski says her legislation to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling would generate $2 billion in royalties over the next decade — with half the money going to her home state.

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  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump hails 'new' VA as old problems persist

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump speaks with pride about the progress of his overhaul of health care for veterans, declaring that the Department of Veterans Affairs already "is a whole new place." Old problems persist, though, and some of his steps are not as advanced as he advertises.

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  • Written by By HOPE YEN , Associated Press

Louis C.K. says he misused his power and 'brought pain'

NEW YORK (AP) — With his career imploding over allegations of sexual misconduct, comedian Louis C.K. confessed Friday to masturbating in front of colleagues and expressed remorse for wielding his influence "irresponsibly."

  • Written by By MARK KENNEDY , AP Entertainment Writer

Church shooting victims face many obstacles in court

CHICAGO (AP) — Texas church shooting victims and their families could have a hard time successfully suing the government over the Air Force's failure to submit the gunman's criminal history to the FBI — a step that would have blocked him from legally buying weapons.

  • Written by By MICHAEL TARM , AP Legal Affairs Writer

Q&A: Texas gunman's punishment spotlights military justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years before Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire on a Baptist church in Texas, killing more than two dozen people, the former Air Force airman faced a military jury after pleading guilty to choking his then-wife and cracking her son's skull. His sentence: 12 months confinement and a bad conduct discharge.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press