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Obama Designates 3 New National Monuments

President Barack Obama designated three new U.S. national monuments Friday, making those areas off-limits to development, mining, and oil and gas drilling. The new monuments include Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, home to a wide variety of plant and animal life; Waco Mammoth in Texas, where archaeologists have found the remains of 24 mammoths believed to be at least 65,000 years old; and Nevada's Basin and Range, home to irreplaceable rock art dating back 4,000 years. The...

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