Trump picks his Interior chief, a supporter of more drilling

NEW YORK (AP) — Edging closer to completing his Cabinet, President-elect Donald Trump announced his choice of Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke as Interior secretary Thursday, picking a man who should fit smoothly into an administration favoring more energy drilling and less regulation.

  • Written by JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

Settlement approved for coal mines owned by governor-elect

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement requiring a $900,000 civil penalty and pollution reductions by Appalachian coal mines owned by West Virginia Governor-elect Jim Justice.


Coast Guard, Canada Navy seize 26 tons of cocaine in Pacific

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — More than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million have been brought ashore in Florida following multiple recent seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy in the eastern Pacific.

  • Written by CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer