Court likely to question if Trump's travel ban discriminates

SEATTLE (AP) — For the second time in a week, government lawyers will try to persuade a federal appeals court to reinstate President Donald Trump's revised travel ban — and once again, they can expect plenty of questions Monday about whether it was designed to discriminate against Muslims.

  • Written by GENE JOHNSON , Associated Press

EPA allows mine company to pursue permits near Alaska bay

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a sharp reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cleared a way for a company to seek permits to develop a massive copper and gold deposit near the headwaters of a world-class salmon fishery in southwest Alaska.

  • Written by BECKY BOHRER and MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press