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WASHINGTON _ Eager to jump-start the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline and other energy projects, President Donald Trump has acted to assert executive power over pipelines and such infrastructure. He issued a new permit for Keystone XL and insisted this exercise of presidential authority was not subject to judicial review. Then he signed an executive order clarifying that the president alone has the power to grant permits for cross-border projects such as pipelines. A separate order makes it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects on the basis of environmental concerns. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 910 words, national lines. AP Photos.
VA-BASEBALL BAT ATTACK _ A former employee accused of attacking two employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Cheyenne has been identified as 23-year-old Benjamin Delany.
RIVER-GASOLINE _ The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has determined that a Lander convenience store and gas station is the source of gasoline leaking into the Popo Agie (pah-POH’ shuh) River. The agency says the Maverick Country Store overfilled its underground gasoline storage tanks causing the fuel to migrate into the nearby river.
WILDLIFE STUDY _ Proposed legislation would study on the economic value and costs of grizzly bears and wolves in Montana and how the animals relate to agriculture, tourism and hunting and trapping.
DENVER _ The second-seeded Denver Nuggets return to the playoffs for the first time in six years Saturday night when they face the San Antonio Spurs, who are making their 22nd consecutive trip to the postseason. By Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
CALGARY _ The top-seeded Calgary Flames look to take a 2-0 lead in the series against Colorado on Saturday night. Goaltender Mike Smith led the way in Game 1 with a 26-save performance for his first playoff shutout in nearly seven years. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8:30 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO _ Colorado plays San Francisco at Oracle Park. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 2:05 p.m.
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