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Millions at stake in dinosaur fight: Are fossils minerals?

Nov. 7, 2019 4:07 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The discovery of two fossilized dinosaur skeletons intertwined in what looks like a final death match could make a Montana ranching couple rich beyond their dreams. Or they may have to share the wealth. It all comes down to how the state Supreme Court answers a seemingly simple...

Trump administration restores trade privileges for Ukraine

Oct. 25, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is restoring some trade privileges for Ukraine after the eastern European nation passed legislation to protect intellectual property rights. President Donald Trump partially suspended Ukraine's trade privileges in December 2017, citing failure by the nation to...

Good Grief: Owners of Charlie Brown song sue Dollywood

Oct. 10, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The copyright owners of the "Charlie Brown Christmas" theme song have sued Dollywood in federal court for copyright infringement. News outlets report the complaint says the East Tennessee theme park named for country star Dolly Parton has used the song without permission in live...

Trump's land boss pledges to steer clear of ex-clients

Sep. 25, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration's top steward of public lands has recused himself from work involving dozens of former clients following conflict of interest allegations from Democratic lawmakers and environmental advocates, federal officials disclosed Wednesday. Acting Bureau of Land...