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

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