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Oil and gas companies must pay more to drill on public lands under new Biden administration rule
Oil and gas companies must pay more to drill on public lands under new Biden administration rule

Oil and gas companies will have to pay more to drill on public lands and satisfy stronger requirements to clean up old or abandoned wells under a final rule from the Biden administration.

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Voters have sided with abortion rights supporters every time the issue has been directly on the ballot since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the nationwide right to abortion.

A mother releases video of her autistic son being hit by an aide on a school bus to raise awareness

A mother releases video of her autistic son being hit by an aide on a school bus to raise awareness

The mother of an autistic boy shown being hit and punched by a school bus aide released a copy of bus surveillance video.

Colorado politics reporter's expulsion from a Republican gathering causes uproar

Colorado politics reporter's expulsion from a Republican gathering causes uproar

Politicians and news outlets have expressed outrage over the expulsion of a Colorado politics reporter from a Republican gathering over the weekend.

Boy trapped and killed after a truck crashes into river in Colorado, sheriff says

Boy trapped and killed after a truck crashes into river in Colorado, sheriff says

A Colorado sheriff's office says a 12-year-old boy was trapped and killed after a truck went off the road and into a river in the Rocky Mountains west of Denver.

An engine cover on a Southwest Airlines plane rips off, forcing the flight to return to Denver

An engine cover on a Southwest Airlines plane rips off, forcing the flight to return to Denver

The Federal Aviation Administration says a Southwest Airlines jet leaving Denver was forced to land after the engine cover fell off and struck the wing flap during takeoff.

St. Louis-area residents make plea for compensation for illnesses tied to nuclear contamination

St. Louis-area residents make plea for compensation for illnesses tied to nuclear contamination

People impacted by nuclear contamination in the St. Louis region are urging federal lawmakers to approve a plan to spend billions of dollars to compensate Americans exposed to radiation by the government.

LGBTQ+ foster youths could expect different experiences as Tennessee and Colorado pass opposing laws

LGBTQ+ foster youths could expect different experiences as Tennessee and Colorado pass opposing laws

The Tennessee and Colorado legislatures have passed bills that would have vastly different impacts on LGBTQ+ foster children.

Wolf kills a calf in Colorado, the first confirmed kill after the predator's reintroduction

Wolf kills a calf in Colorado, the first confirmed kill after the predator's reintroduction

Colorado's wildlife authorities say a wolf has killed a calf in Colorado.

What to know about the latest bird flu outbreak in the US

What to know about the latest bird flu outbreak in the US

There have been numerous developments this week concerning avian flu that have raised concerns among experts.

US Rep. Lauren Boebert recovering from blood clot surgery

US Rep. Lauren Boebert recovering from blood clot surgery

Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert underwent surgery Tuesday in Colorado for a blood clot in her leg.

Citizen scientist measured Rockies snowfall for 50 years. Two new hips help him keep going

Citizen scientist measured Rockies snowfall for 50 years. Two new hips help him keep going

As snow hydrologists fan across the western U.S. to measure peak snowpack this spring, citizen scientist Billy Barr will be measuring snow — as always — at 9,500 feet outside his cabin in the remote mountain town of Gothic in central Colorado.

12.3 million: Iowa's victory over LSU is the most-watched women's college basketball game on record

12.3 million: Iowa's victory over LSU is the most-watched women's college basketball game on record

Caitlin Clark can claim another record — the most-watched women’s college basketball game in history.

A police dog's death has Kansas poised to increase penalties for killing K-9 officers

A police dog's death has Kansas poised to increase penalties for killing K-9 officers

Kansas is poised to increase its penalties for killing police dogs and horses.

Ex-officer who beat Black man with gun goes on trial in Colorado

Ex-officer who beat Black man with gun goes on trial in Colorado

A former Colorado police officer is on trial over the violent arrest of a Black man in 2021.

Polygamous sect leader pleads guilty in scheme to orchestrate sexual acts involving children

Polygamous sect leader pleads guilty in scheme to orchestrate sexual acts involving children

The leader of an offshoot polygamous sect near the Arizona-Utah border has pleaded guilty to conspiring to transport underage girls across state lines in what authorities say was a scheme to orchestrate sexual acts involving children.

Lou Conter, last survivor of USS Arizona from Pearl Harbor attack, dies at 102

Lou Conter, last survivor of USS Arizona from Pearl Harbor attack, dies at 102

The last living survivor of the USS Arizona battleship that exploded and sank during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor has died.

SafeSport Center announces changes designed to address widespread complaints

SafeSport Center announces changes designed to address widespread complaints

The U.S. Center for SafeSport has announced 10 changes to the way it operates in a move it says is designed to increase efficiency and “trauma sensitivity,” while addressing complaints that have come from both victims and the accused.

Uranium is being mined near the Grand Canyon as prices soar and the US pushes for more nuclear power

Uranium is being mined near the Grand Canyon as prices soar and the US pushes for more nuclear power

The largest uranium producer in the United States is ramping up work at a mine less than 10 miles from the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Uranium is being mined near the Grand Canyon as prices soar and the US pushes for more nuclear power

Uranium is being mined near the Grand Canyon as prices soar and the US pushes for more nuclear power

The largest uranium producer in the United States is ramping up work at a mine less than 10 miles from the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Republican committee to select Buck's likely replacement, adding a challenge to Boebert's campaign

Republican committee to select Buck's likely replacement, adding a challenge to Boebert's campaign

Rep. Ken Buck's early departure from the U.S. House prompted a special election to fill the remainder of his term.

Correction: Abortion Referendums-Explainer story

Correction: Abortion Referendums-Explainer story

In a story published February 7, 2024, about possible abortion ballot measures, The Associated Press erroneously reported details of a proposed South Dakota amendment.