BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. coal exports rose sharply in early 2017 amid increased demand in Asia and Europe.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A former Wyoming social service organization employee has pleaded not guilty to a felony theft charge.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The coal industry in Wyoming has started to rebound but companies are hesitant to hire many workers because of lingering uncertainty.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A new company is planning to explore for uranium in Wyoming and hopes to be producing yellowcake in the next few years.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A man who has pleaded guilty to stealing about $16,000 worth of items from a former Wyoming law enforcement officer's house told a judge he picked the house to steal from because a porch light was on and it looked like nobody was home.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has given more than $25 million for mammogram machines and other medical equipment to Wyoming hospitals and clinics since 2010.