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Obama Designates 2 New National Monuments in Utah, Nevada

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President Barack Obama has named two new national monuments in Utah and Nevada, sites considered sacred lands by Native Americans and that each boast thousands of cultural artifacts that are at risk. The designations Wednesday were not without controversy, however, as the western United States has become a flashpoint over use of public lands. Administration and conservation officials who support the measure say both sites have cultural relics that are threatened by looting and...

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