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Trump administration sides with tribes in drilling dispute

Nov. 13, 2018 3:48 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration plans to appeal a federal court ruling that would allow oil and gas drilling on land considered sacred to Native American tribes in Montana and Canada, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday. Zinke said it would be inappropriate to allow drilling in...

Officials: Vegas air controller who went silent has resigned

Nov. 13, 2018 3:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say an air traffic controller who became incapacitated during a solo stint on a night shift last week in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has quit. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said in a statement Tuesday the unidentified controller...

State says permit for refinery near national park justified

Nov. 13, 2018 2:23 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue. The department and...

Disney World blocks man who displayed Trump signs

Nov. 13, 2018 1:23 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man who displayed signs supporting Donald Trump is permanently not permitted at all Walt Disney World properties for violating the rules. Don Cini returned to Disney World last week after he was reminded he had violated park rules by displaying a Trump banner in the Magic Kingdom in...

Greek authorities say lost ancient city of Tenea is located

Nov. 13, 2018 12:58 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan captives of war after the sack of Troy. A ministry statement said excavations from September to early October...

Transatlantic budget flying gets a reality check

Nov. 13, 2018 6:06 AM EST

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — For those hoping for ever cheaper fares on long-haul flights, this month's takeover of Icelandic airline Wow is not good news. The struggling airline, which specializes in ultra-cheap flights between North America and Europe, was taken over by Iceland's flagship carrier,...

Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America's lands

Nov. 13, 2018 5:42 AM EST

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Wayne Smith was hardened to a certain level of chaos here, on land the American public owns. But even he was incredulous as he surveyed an area he leases for grazing, now cleared of grass and cluttered with above-ground pipelines, a drill pad for multiple wells and other oil and gas...

New blazes fan fresh fears in California as some return home

Nov. 13, 2018 12:16 AM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The sky was black and flames on the next ridge were fast approaching when Paul Rasmussen, his pregnant wife and 6-year-old daughter fled their mountainside Malibu home Friday for what they thought might be the last time. His only hope that the large home, once billed in real estate...

Mexico to hold another referendum, this time on new train

Nov. 12, 2018 8:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president-elect said Monday he will hold another public referendum later this month on his proposal for a railway to connect the main tourist attractions across the Yucatan peninsula. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said during a trip to the Yucatan state capital of Merida that the...

Alexander Hamilton descendant loans heirlooms to museum

Nov. 12, 2018 5:16 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton loaned some family heirlooms, including a ring that has a lock of his hair inside, to the Museum of the American Revolution Monday. Douglas Hamilton was in Philadelphia to give the artifacts to the museum to be featured as part of the...