Senators press Interior Secretary Haaland on oil lease pause

23 Views   WASHINGTON (AP) — Both Republican and Democratic senators are pressing Interior Secretary Deb Haaland for answers after a federal court blocked the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters.

EXPLAINER: What’s behind the heat wave in the American West?

27 Views   PHOENIX (AP) — Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits, toppling records even before the official start of summer.