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Next test for pipeline protesters: the North Dakota winter

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:41am

So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands.

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Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:33am

Only about 1 in 4 people in the United States wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor's health care law that extended coverage to millions, according to a poll.

Casper teen dies after experiencing seizures in jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:30am

Authorities are investigating the death of a 19-year-old Casper man who died days after being booked into the Natrona County Detention Center on drug charges.

Duke names Univ. of Pennsylvania provost its next president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:20am

The University of Pennsylvania's chief academic officer will take the helm of Duke University next year.

Traces of benzene found in Jackson drinking water well

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:20am

Environmental officials have found traces of a volatile organic compound in a well that supplies drinking water to the town of Jackson.

Ex-Houston police officer charged in murder-for-hire plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:20am

A former Houston police officer is accused of organizing a murder-for-hire plot targeting his estranged wife and another woman.

Cars line up to see wildfire-ravaged Tennessee city; 13 dead

Adam Beam and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:20am

People in cars and trucks rolled into the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg on Friday to get a first look at what remained of their homes and businesses, and a mayor raised the death toll to 13, including a woman who died of a heart attack during the firestorm.

Obama, incoming UN secretary-general meet at White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:10am

President Barack Obama says the former Portuguese prime minister who will lead the U.N. beginning Jan. 1. has already proven to be an effective leader.

Salt Lake police add officers to shorten response times

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:10am

The Salt Lake City Police Department is increasing the number of patrol officers available in hopes of cutting down on response times.

Rikers guard accused of fatally beating inmate goes on trial

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:10am

A federal civil rights trial is underway in New York City for a former Rikers Island guard accused of fatally beating an ailing inmate while the man was restrained and lying on the floor.

305 claims approved for Pulse victims' fund

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:00am

Officials with a fund created from donations for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting say they will distribute $29.5 million on 305 claims when the process is completed.

Yale committee recommends standards for college name change

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:00am

Yale University's president has appointed an advisory panel to consider whether to change the name of its Calhoun residential college, which honors a former U.S. vice president who also was an ardent supporter of slavery.

Researchers: Flint water improving, but stick with filters

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 9:51am

Researchers who played a critical role in the discovery of lead in Flint, Michigan, drinking water say tests reveal another rise in water quality.

The Latest: Wildfire deaths include parents of 3 young men

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 9:51am

The Latest on the wildfires in eastern Tennessee (all times local):

Dylann Roof's lawyers want back on death penalty case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 9:41am

Defense attorneys dismissed by Charleston church shooting defendant Dylann Roof say they want to get back on the case.

Little Big Town, Rhett, others to take Frontier Days stage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 9:40am

All but one headliner for Cheyenne Frontier Days has been announced.

Dylann Roof's lawyers want back on death penalty case

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 9:40am

Defense attorneys dismissed by Charleston church shooting defendant Dylann Roof strongly condemned his decision to represent himself and filed a motion Friday to get back on the case.

Officials: Bodies of missing mother, daughter found in well

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 9:30am

North Carolina authorities say the bodies of a mother and teen-age daughter have been found in a well, three days after they were reported missing.

Son of fallen police officer receives teddy bears made from dad’s uniform

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 9:28am

The 2-year-old son of a police officer shot and killed in the line of duty now has a special way to hold his father’s memory close.

Police: Slain teen had BB gun in waistband, nothing in hands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 9:23am

A police detective has testified that a black West Virginia teenager had a BB gun in his waistband but nothing in his hands when he was fatally shot by a white man, local reports said Thursday.