US to Ease Oil Drilling Protections for Imperiled Bird

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species. ...

Latest: Newsom Elected, Gas Tax Repeal Trailing

Democrat Gavin Newsom has been elected governor of California, taking the helm of the state's strong resistance to Trump administration policies on health care, immigration and the environment. Newsom's vict...

US Reimposes All Iran Sanctions Lifted Under Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday announced the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. The sanctions will take effect Monday and cover Iran's shipping, financial and energy sectors. It's th...
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UN Ambassador Haley Offers No Reason for Quitting

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year. Trump spoke as he and Haley met in the Oval Office, shortly after word cam...
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Problems for Pentagon’s Immigrant Recruit Program

WASHINGTON — Stricter Trump administration immigration policies have stymied Pentagon plans to restart a program that allowed thousands of people with critical medical or Asian and African language skills to join the military and become American citizens, acco...