Interior Dept.: 1 in 3 employees report being harassed

FILE - In this July 30, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks during a news conference near Gold Butte National Monument in Bunkerville, Nev. Newly released records show Zinke spent more than $53,000 on three helicopter trips this summer. Records released by the Interior Department show Zinke spent more than $39,000 on a July helicopter tour above two national monuments in Nevada. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one-third of employees at the Interior Department say they have been harassed or discriminated against in the past year, the department said Thursday.

Cost of fighting California’s 4th-largest fire nears $75M

In this photo released by Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a dozer from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department clears a fire break across a canyon from atop Camino Cielo down to Gibraltar to make a stand should the fire move in that direction, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in the Santa Ynez Mountains area of Santa Barbara, Calif. State fire officials predicted Wednesday night that the Thomas Fire northwest of Los Angeles will continue to grow as it eats up parched brush and hot, dry weather continues. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The colossal wildfire burning northwest of Los Angeles became the fourth largest in California history and authorities said it would likely keep growing and threatening communities as hot, gusty winds fanned the flames.

Bulls beat Jazz 103-100 for 4th straight victory

Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn reacts after scoring a basket against the Utah Jazz during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Chicago. The Bulls won 103-100. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Mirotic is smiling again. The shots are falling. All the weightlifting work he did in the summer is paying off. The Chicago Bulls are winning.

Pitlick, Benn lead Stars to 5-2 victory over Islanders

Dallas Stars center Tyler Pitlick (18) watches as his shot goes behind New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak of Slovakia during the first period of an NHL hockey game in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock (6) watches, right. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Pitlick scored twice and Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists, leading the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.

Chargers, Chiefs meet with AFC West title (almost) at stake

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, right, breaks up a pass intended for Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams during the second half of an NFL football game in Carson, Calif. The Chargers and Chiefs understand their showdown at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 16 will not decide the AFC West, even though they’re tied atop the division with three games to go. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chargers and Chiefs understand their showdown at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday night will not decide the AFC West, even though they’re tied atop the division with three games to go.

Pulisic, 19, is youngest U.S. men’s soccer player of year

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, United States' Christian Pulisic (10) celebrates his goal against Panama during the first half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match in Orlando, Fla. Nineteen-year-old Christian Pulisic has become the youngest winner of the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Male Player of the Year award, USSF said Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Nineteen-year-old Christian Pulisic has become the youngest winner of the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Male Player of the Year award.

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