US punishes Russia for hacking presidential campaign

HONOLULU (AP) — The United States struck back Thursday at Russia for hacking the U.S. presidential campaign with a sweeping set of punishments targeting Russia's spy agencies and diplomats. The U.S. said Russia must bear costs for its actions, but Moscow called the Obama administration "losers" and threatened retaliation.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press; TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

Tribes get say in land management but worry about Trump

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Native Americans who have long bemoaned their lack of participation in federal land decisions scored a major victory when President Barack Obama designated a new national monument in Utah that gives five tribes an opportunity to weigh in on the management of their ancestral home.

  • Written by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press

States face off over future of Obama global warming plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two weeks after officials in two dozen states asked Republican President-elect Donald Trump to kill one of Democratic President Barack Obama's signature plans to curb global warming, another group of state officials is urging Trump to save it.

  • Written by MARY ESCH, Associated Press; JASON DEAREN, Associated Press