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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks during a question and answer sessions with state Republican legislators in the Senate chamber of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Pompeo shatters diplomatic norms with political appearances

Sep. 24, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undaunted by criticism, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forging ahead with a series of events that have overtly political overtones ahead of the November presidential election. Casting aside a long tradition of the nation’s top diplomat shunning partisan politics, Pompeo gave a...

More call for pause as US weighs New Mexico drilling plan

Sep. 18, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists want federal land managers to suspend efforts to amend a plan that would guide oil and gas development and other activities near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. They sent a letter Thursday to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, saying the coronavirus...

President Donald Trump lays a wreath at a 19th anniversary observance of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Comforting families, warning foes: Biden, Trump mark 9/11

Sep. 11, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — One spent time quietly consoling families. The other proclaimed America’s might. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Friday at memorial services where their differences in style couldn’t have...

FILE - This March 26, 2019, file photo, shows a bathtub ring of light minerals showing the high water mark of the reservoir which has shrunk to its lowest point on the Colorado River, as seen from the Hoover Dam, Ariz. Six states in the U.S. West that rely on the Colorado River to sustain cities and farms rebuked a plan to build an underground pipeline that would transport billions of gallons of water through the desert to southwest Utah. In a joint letter Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, water officials from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming urged the U.S. government to halt the approval process for the project, which would bring water 140 miles (225 km) from Lake Powell in northern Arizona to the growing area surrounding St. George, Utah.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File)

6 Western states blast Utah plan to tap Colorado River water

Sep. 9, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Six states in the U.S. West that rely on the Colorado River to sustain cities and farms rebuked a plan to build an underground pipeline that would transport billions of gallons of water through the desert to southwest Utah. In a joint letter Tuesday, water officials from Arizona,...

FILE - This July 18, 2018, file photo, shows the Mountain Valley Pipeline route on Brush Mountain in Virginia. The Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of the pipeline and dozens of other energy, highway and other infrastructure projects across the U.S. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP, File)

Drilling, mines, other projects hastened by Trump order

Sep. 2, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of dozens of major energy and infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, including oil and gas drilling, hazardous fuel pipelines, wind farms and highway projects in multiple states, according to...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 1948 file photo Olympic gold medalist Gretchen Fraser, of Vancouver, Wa., smiles, after placing second in the Women's Alpine combined ski test in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Idaho Gov. Brad Little has responded to President Donald Trump's call for a

Idaho governor offers state as potential monument site

Aug. 31, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. Brad Little has responded to President Donald Trump’s call for a “National Garden of American Heroes” by not only suggesting nearly two dozen people, but also offering Idaho as a potential monument site. The Republican governor in a letter last week to...

FILE - This Aug. 22, 1958 file photo shows Thurgood Marshall outside the Supreme Court in Washington. Maryland’s Black history is well-represented in Gov. Larry Hogan’s recommendations for President Donald Trump’s consideration in a planned National Garden of American Heroes. More than half of Hogan's 10 recommendations with local ties are Black, including the nation's first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall, who was born in Baltimore. Some of the white Marylanders Hogan is recommending were known for pursuing racial equality. (AP Photo, File)

Maryland's Black history represented in hero recommendations

Aug. 31, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan is highlighting heroes in Maryland's Black history in his recommendations for President Donald Trump’s planned National Garden of American Heroes. More than half of Hogan's 10 recommendations with local ties are Black, including the nation's first Black U.S....

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 1996, file photo, tourists cast their shadows on the ancient Anasazi ruins of Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico. Lawmakers from the country's largest American Indian reservation may have thrown a wrinkle into efforts aimed at establishing a permanent buffer around the national park as New Mexico's congressional delegation, environmentalists and other tribes try to keep oil and gas development from getting closer to the World Heritage site. Navajo Nation delegates voted Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, to support a buffer only half the size of the one proposed in legislation pending in Congress. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)

Pueblos, lawmakers ask for pause on New Mexico drilling plan

Aug. 28, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of Native American tribes and members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are asking federal officials for more time to consider a proposal that would govern oil and gas drilling and other development near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The UNESCO...

Jeannie Hovland, the deputy assistant secretary for Native American Affairs for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, poses with a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women mask, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. She attended the opening of a Lady Justice Task Force cold case office in Anchorage, which will investigate missing and murdered Indigenous women. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Cold case units focus on missing, murdered Indigenous women

Aug. 26, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ida Rose Jacomet, 37, was last seen Oct. 2, 1975, at the Circle M Bar on an old highway near Fairbanks, Alaska. The only clue left behind was that her purse was found in the parking lot. If she is alive today, she would be 82. Valerie Sifsof disappeared from a campground about 65...

FILE- In this May 25, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart after participating in a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore. A forklift has damaged a brick walkway at the iconic national monument Fort McHenry, where Republicans were building a stage for Vice President Mike Pence’s appearance for the party’s national convention, a National Park Service spokeswoman said Monday, Aug. 24. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Forklift damages Fort McHenry walkway ahead of Pence speech

Aug. 24, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

A forklift has damaged a brick walkway at the iconic national monument Fort McHenry, where Republicans were building a stage for Vice President Mike Pence’s appearance for the party’s national convention, a National Park Service spokeswoman said Monday. A national parks advocacy group expressed...