- Official asked utility if it wanted help to quash order Updated: May-27-16 10:52 pm
LOS ANGELES - A California oil and gas official offered to try to get the governor's office to quash an order from air pollution regulators that was aimed at a utility responsible for a massive gas leak, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
- Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies Updated: May-27-16 10:23 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal - The mountain is speckled with corpses.
- Agency: Measure would put most of state off-limits to wells Updated: May-27-16 8:18 pm
DENVER - A proposal to require new oil and gas wells to be at least 2,500 feet from homes and schools in Colorado would leave 90 percent of the state off-limits to future drilling, regulators said Friday.
- Petersburg National Battlefield looted Updated: May-27-16 8:15 pm
PETERSBURG, Virginia - The National Park Service says the Petersburg National Battlefield has apparently has been looted.
- Racers plan to look to Congress for action on Salt Flats Updated: May-27-16 8:12 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Racers who have sounded the alarm that Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats are deteriorating now want Congress to step in, arguing that a law is needed because federal land managers aren't doing enough to restore the flats where record-breaking races are held.
- Scientists find minivan-sized sponge, world's largest Updated: May-27-16 8:07 pm
HONOLULU - Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big.
- The Latest: California predictable work schedule bill dies Updated: May-27-16 7:59 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on action by the California Legislature (all times local):
- Good weather, no campfire restrictions in store for holiday Updated: May-27-16 7:14 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Calm winds, sunny skies and no campfire restrictions in national forests.
- Feds propose closing sheep grazing in west-central Idaho Updated: May-27-16 6:28 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials have released a plan to close about 30 square miles of grazing allotments to domestic sheep and goats in west-central Idaho to protect bighorn sheep from diseases.
- Correction: Jets Collide story Updated: May-27-16 6:18 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - In a story May 26 about two Navy jets that crashed off the coast of North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from the Coast Guard, the details of a boat that rescued the men. The rescuers were on board a yacht named Pammy, not a fishing vessel named Tammy.
- Man accused of attacking Kansas City animal control officer Updated: May-27-16 6:16 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Kansas City, Missouri, man is accused of assaulting a female city animal control officer and leading police on a pursuit.
- Red River diversion backers, opponents disagree over permits Updated: May-27-16 6:01 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - The decision by a Minnesota watershed district to back out of an agreement for a Red River diversion project around the Fargo area has raised questions about permits for the planned $2.1 billion channel.
- Liz Cheney and faces crowded field for open US House seat Updated: May-27-16 5:55 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Liz Cheney, the oldest daughter for former Vice President Dick Cheney, faces a crowded field as she runs for the Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat - a post once held by her father.
- Water flow eases at Mesa County landslide area Updated: May-27-16 5:36 pm
COLLBRAN, Colorado - Mesa County emergency management officials say the massive landslide area near Collbran hasn't moved after water from spring runoff began overflowing from a pond.
- Maryland governor vetoes transportation, other bills Updated: May-27-16 5:26 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed five bills on Friday, including two relating to transportation and a measure to increase Maryland's use of renewable energy.
- Parents of woman killed in San Francisco sues city, feds Updated: May-27-16 5:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The parents of a woman killed on a San Francisco pier have sued the city and two federal agencies, accusing them of contributing to her death because the man charged in the slaying was in the country illegally.
- After harrowing cave escape, operator considers safety Updated: May-27-16 5:21 pm
HORSE CAVE, Kentucky - One day after 19 people trudged through neck-deep water in a harrowing escape from a flooded Kentucky cave, the operator of the spelunking attraction says he is analyzing the incident for any possible safety lessons.
- Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years Updated: May-27-16 5:12 pm
MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.
- Iowa Indian burial site possibility stalls oil pipeline Updated: May-27-16 4:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The possibility of an American Indian burial site in northwest Iowa may require relocation of a crude oil pipeline route and delay the beginning of construction in Iowa, the only one of four states where work hasn't begun.
- The Latest: Tropical storm warning issued for South Carolina Updated: May-27-16 4:56 pm
MIAMI - The Latest on U.S. government forecasters' outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season (all times local):
- Lake Charles man wins $1.5 million Louisiana Lotto jackpot Updated: May-27-16 4:38 pm
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - A Lake Charles man has won more than $1.5 million in the Louisiana Lottery's May 18 Lotto drawing.
- The Latest: After cave escape, operator reviews safety Updated: May-27-16 4:34 pm
HORSE CAVE, Kentucky - The Latest on the harrowing rescue of 19 from a flooded Kentucky cave (all times local):
- Feds seek proposals for cleanup at Los Alamos Lab Updated: May-27-16 4:24 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Federal regulators are seeking proposals for a contract for environmental cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where tons of hazardous waste and contamination remain after decades of research.
- Md. bill to protect bees to become law Updated: May-27-16 4:11 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - A measure to take pesticides found to harm bees off retail shelves in Maryland will go into law without the governor's signature.
- Concert on beach heralds start of summer at Jersey shore Updated: May-27-16 4:09 pm
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, New Jersey - As he belted out the words to "Nothin' But A Good Time," Poison singer Bret Michaels gave voice to the plans of residents and revelers alike as the unofficial start of summer arrived at the Jersey shore.