Senator: Army Corps told to approve Dakota pipeline easement

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The acting secretary of the Army has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to allow construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir, a North Dakota senator said, the latest twist in the months-long legal battle over the $3.8 billion project.


Trump taps conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer's flair, to the Supreme Court, setting up a fierce fight with Democrats over a jurist who could shape America's legal landscape for decades to come.

  • Written by JULIE PACE and MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

Obama fights back: Former president's orbit resists Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dismayed by the Trump administration's first days, former President Barack Obama's loyalists, former aides and even his spokesman are speaking out and even actively resisting the new American leader. It's a warning to President Donald Trump that his actions won't go unchallenged by those who occupied the White House before him.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

Democrats decry Trump threat to fire inspectors general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Oversight Committee asked the White House Tuesday for information about reports that President Donald Trump's transition team threatened to remove a host of inspectors general from their posts.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press