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David Armstrong, co-founder of Race to the Sky, dies at 100

Apr. 08, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — David Armstrong, who trained and worked with Army sled dogs during World War II and co-founded the Race to the Sky sled dog race, has died. He was 100. Armstrong died Tuesday night, retired Maj. Gen. Gene Prendergast said in asking for a moment of...

GOP takes aim at Biden's health care pick on abortion rights

Mar. 03, 2021 14:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary is taking heat from Republicans for his actions in support of abortion rights. They want to define him — and the new administration — as out of the mainstream. The Senate Finance Committee...

Native American nominee's grilling raises questions on bias

Feb. 26, 2021 02:09 AM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso snapped at Deb Haaland during her confirmation hearing, many in Indian Country were incensed. The exchange, coupled with descriptions of the Interior secretary nominee as “radical” — by other white,...

Manchin says he'll vote for Haaland for interior secretary

Feb. 24, 2021 18:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said Wednesday that he will vote for New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to serve as interior secretary, clearing the way for her likely approval as the first Native American to head a Cabinet...

A look at how Biden's Cabinet nominees fared Tuesday

Feb. 23, 2021 17:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's Cabinet is starting to fill out, with nominees for agriculture secretary and United Nations ambassador gaining Senate approval Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he intends to wrap up the remaining nomination...

Interior nominee Haaland questioned on drilling, pipelines

Feb. 23, 2021 15:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Interior Department faced sharp questions from Republicans Tuesday over what several called her “radical” ideas that include opposition to fracking and the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Deb Haaland, a New...

Interior nominee Haaland vows 'balance' on energy, climate

Feb. 22, 2021 20:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil and natural gas will continue to play a major role in America for years to come, even as the Biden administration seeks to conserve public lands and address climate change, President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Interior Department pledges. ...

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

Feb. 19, 2021 15:09 PM EST

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

Texas blackouts fuel false claims about renewable energy

Feb. 17, 2021 19:14 PM EST

With millions of Texas residents still without power amid frigid temperatures, conservative commentators have falsely claimed that wind turbines and solar energy were primarily to blame. “We should never build another wind turbine in Texas,” read a Tuesday Facebook...