Plan allows drilling, grazing near national monument in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new U.S. government management plan unveiled Friday clears the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on land that used to be off limits as part of a sprawling national monument in Utah before President Donald Trump downsized the protected area two years ago.

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  • Written by By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week


A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:

  • Written by By The Associated Press Associated Press

Is Trump's economic team up for a trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a trade war against China that has shaken the global economy, President Donald Trump gathered his most trusted economic aides in the Oval Office.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK, JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world's largest rainforest is often called the "lungs of the earth." Here's a look at what's happening:

  • Written by By MARCELO de SOUZA Associated Press