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  • Yellowstone River's closure worries outdoors industry

    4 minutes ago

    (AP) LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — The indefinite closure of Montana's Yellowstone River due to a major fish kill is raising worries about lasting impacts to the region's lucrative outdoors industry. A 183-mile stretch of the river has been closed since Aug. ...

  • Feds reviewing use of private immigration facilities

    27 minutes ago

    (AP) TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing whether it should keep some immigration detention facilities under private operators amid pressure from activists to end the practice. Secretary Jeh Johnson said Monday that he's instructed a committee ...

  • Man arrested in triple-slaying in northwest Indiana home

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) SUMAVA RESORTS, Ind. (AP) — Police arrested a man Monday in connection with the slayings of three people found dead in a rural northwestern Indiana home after their elderly roommate discovered one of them bleeding. Capt. Shannon Cothran with the ...

  • Slain New Mexico girl's relatives mystified over mom's role

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Relatives of an Albuquerque woman whose 10-year-old daughter was drugged, raped, killed and dismembered in the mother's apartment last week are mystified over how she got involved with two convicted criminals accused with her of causing ...

  • School asks high court to hear transgender bathroom case

    47 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be allowed to use the boys' bathroom at his high school. The Gloucester County School Board formally ...

  • Mother of 5-year-old who fatally shot boy, 4, pleads guilty

    51 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman whose 5-year-old son fatally shot his 4-year-old brother with her gun has pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Itiyanah Spruill faces up to three years in prison when she's sentenced next month. The ...

  • Police ID suspect fatally shot by West Virginia deputies

    56 minutes ago

    (AP) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sheriff's department has named a suspect who was fatally shot by deputies while they attempted to serve an arrest warrant. The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2bDUxut ) reports that 82-year-old Darrel K. Hetrick was shot ...

  • Feds given another 3 weeks to weigh ex-Virginia gov's case

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has granted a request to put former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's case on hold for another three weeks. Federal prosecutors asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday for more ...

  • The Latest: Window-smashing intruder may have been on flakka

    1 hour, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) STUART, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a man smashing into a house in the same county where a couple was killed at random (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A Florida sheriff says a 19-year-old man who attacked a woman ...

  • The Latest: Cornell brawl left Ithaca College student dead

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal stabbing of an Ithaca College student at Cornell University (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The sister of an Ithaca College student fatally stabbed during a weekend brawl at Cornell University says ...

  • Appeal for more relief for North Carolina transgender people

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Advocacy groups are asking an appeals court to expand a favorable ruling on transgender restroom access to cover people across North Carolina. Their move comes after a federal judge ruled preliminarily that two transgender students and ...

  • $50K reward for capture of fugitive polygamist Lyle Jeffs

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs. Jeffs has been on the lam for 10 weeks after slipping out of his GPS ...

  • Captain of cruise ship suspended after hitting dock

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Spirit Cruises says the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into a dock in Maryland has been suspended from duty. The Spirit of Baltimore was returning from a cruise when it ran into a dock in ...

  • New school opens at site of Sandy Hook shooting rampage

    2 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — About 400 students have returned to Sandy Hook Elementary School for the first time since a shooting rampage there killed 20 first-graders and six educators. A new 86,000-square-foot school opened Monday in Newtown, Connecticut. It replaces ...

  • The Latest: Utah lake closed for firefighters to tap water

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local): 10:55 a.m. U.S. Forest Service officials have closed a northern Utah reservoir to boats so helicopters can scoop up water and drop it on ...

  • Maine GOP leaders call for closed-door meeting with governor

    3 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican leaders in Maine are calling for a closed-door meeting with GOP Gov. Paul LePage, who sparked outraged last week by leaving an obscenity-laced voicemail for a Democratic legislator and threatening violence. Republican Senate President Mike ...

  • Officer shot by deputies in previous standoff found dead

    3 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Police say a Maryland police officer who was shot by sheriff's deputies during a standoff this spring has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Harford County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that ...

  • Police: officer, 2nd person in hospital after shots fired

    3 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer who responded with other officers to a report of shots being fired in Raleigh, North Carolina, has been taken to a hospital with one other person. Raleigh Police Department spokesman Jim ...

  • Police: Driver playing 'Pokemon Go' hits parked cruiser

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey police say a driver playing "Pokemon Go" on his cellphone crashed his SUV into a parked police cruiser. The crash happened at around 3:40 a.m. Saturday in Jersey City. Authorities say no one ...

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison is top party school in US

    3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison is the nation's top party school, again. The Princeton Review's 2017 edition of the "The Best 381 Colleges" says West Virginia is second, followed by the University of Illinois, which was the ...

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