WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department has scrapped an Obama-era rule aimed at ensuring that coal companies don't shortchange taxpayers on huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the West.


LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A southeastern Wyoming mother is charged with misdemeanor child endangering for the death of her 4-month-old baby, who was left in a car seat for about 10 hours while the mother was at work.


CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A team of experts is poised to start exhuming the bodies of three Native American children who died more than a century ago while attending a government-run school in Pennsylvania.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will grant more flexibility to the 11 Western states where the bird lives.