Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of US mining industry

RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding ...

Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state. ...

Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag...

The Latest: Another lawsuit filed against Trump border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits against the Trump administration over a border wall (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The Trump administration is facing another...

The Latest: California governor accuses Trump of retribution

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration calling for California to return federal money from its high-speed rail project (all times local): 4:35 p.m. ...

Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million in U.S. money for California's beleaguered high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 bill...

Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million for California high-speed rail and wants state to return $2.5 billion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million for California high-speed rail and wants state to return $2.5 billion.

Business Highlights

___ I owe how much? Americans shocked by impact of new tax law NEW YORK (AP) — The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising...

US automakers to Trump: Don't slap tariffs on imported cars

DETROIT (AP) — America's auto industry is bracing for a potential escalation in President Donald Trump's tariff war with the world, one that could weaken the global auto industry and economy, inflate ...

Sanders announcement revives criticism from Clinton backers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tension between supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton resurfaced on Tuesday after the Vermont senator announced his second run for the White House. L...

House Dems probe White House handling of Saudi nuclear plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new congressional report says senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national securi...

High court to consider case about reach of clean water law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case about the reach of a federal clean water law. The justices agreed Tuesday to hear a case involving the Clean Water A...

Jailed Citgo executives in limbo amid Venezuela turmoil

HOUSTON (AP) — A faint voice comes through the crackled phone line. On the other end, Tomeu Vadell, speaking from a military counterintelligence prison in Venezuela's capital, asks his daughters in Lo...

Mexican envoy calls for fresh effort on Maduro-Guaido talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Mexico's new U.N. ambassador says a fresh effort should be made to persuade Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido to discuss their differences wit...

Iranian president: US sanctions are 'economic war' on Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president has described the U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran as an economic war and stressed that "economic war is more difficult than military war." Hassan ...