FILE - President Donald Trump speaks while hosting a breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. At left is Wendell P. Weeks, Chief Executive Officer of Corning, at right is Alex Gorsky Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal

The deal was the cornerstone of Obama’s attempt to counter China’s influence in Asia. The Obama administration labored for years to finalize TPP. But Obama’s own Democratic Party was skeptical of the pact, and the former president never sent it to Congress for ratification.

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Heather Wilson is seen in Albuquerque, N.M. President Donald Trump is planning to nominate the former New Mexico Rep. Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. In confirmed, she would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the position.  (AP Photo/Jake Schoellkopf, File)

Trump taps ex-Rep. Heather Wilson for Air Force secretary

Wilson, an Air Force Academy graduate, served as an Air Force officer in Europe during the 1980s and was on the National Security Council staff under President George H.W. Bush during the fall of the Berlin Wall.

In this Dec. 14, 2016, photo old mining headframes dominate the skyline of Butte, Mont. Residents of the Montana mining city of Butte say the deaths of more than 3,000 snow geese should be a wake-up call for the future of a former open pit mine that is filled with 50 billion gallons of acidic, metal-laden water. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)

Brimming toxic pit nears critical level after bird deaths

It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time and sent them soaring to the wrong place.