Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed executive actions Tuesday to advance construction of the huge Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, moving aggressively to overhaul America's energy policy and dealing a swift blow to Barack Obama's legacy on climate change.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY and KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

Trump admin orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants, part of a broader communications clampdown within the executive branch.

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER and JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press

GOP Congress grapples with 'alternative facts' from Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are discovering that with Donald Trump in the White House, they may be spending a lot of time answering for false claims from their president. 

  • Written by ERICA WERNER and LISA LERER , Associated Press

Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found.


  • Written by LINDSEY TANNER , AP Medical Writer