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Bureau of Land Management in Utah to get new director

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:30pm

The newly named director of the Bureau of Land Management in Utah will take the role at a time of high tension over public lands in the West.

Widow of slain federal wildlife refuge occupier plans to sue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:21pm

Oregon police and two FBI agents could face a lawsuit from the widow of an Arizona rancher who took part in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation and was killed in a confrontation with authorities.

First family goes hiking in national park in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:10pm

President Barack Obama and the first family are hiking at Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. Their visit Sunday comes as the National Park Service's celebrates its centennial.

Flood volunteer bus hits firetruck; 2 dead, dozens hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:00pm

Louisiana State Police say an out-of-control bus carrying flood recovery volunteers hit a fire truck and firefighters who had responded to an earlier wreck, killing two people and injuring dozens.

Boston police rolling out body-worn cameras

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:50pm

Boston police are set to launch a body camera program after months of resistance from rank-and-file officers.

Ithaca College student fatally stabbed on Cornell campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:40pm

Officials say an Ithaca College student was fatally stabbed and another student injured in a fight on Cornell University's campus.

Plane, 2 men still missing after crash in New Orleans lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:31pm

Authorities say dive teams are still looking for the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in a mud-bottomed New Orleans lake 24 miles wide and 40 miles long.

Changes at Snake River dams helping Idaho sockeye salmon

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:54am

Federal officials say more endangered sockeye salmon will complete the trip upstream to central Idaho this year because of structural changes at two Snake River dams in Washington state.

Police sergeant who filmed himself taking pot is released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:50am

A New Mexico police sergeant accused of unwittingly recording himself on a lapel camera taking marijuana from his office and giving it to his girlfriend has been released from jail.

Flight instructor dies in biplane crash at Oregon air show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:40am

A longtime pilot and flight instructor from Alaska has died after his biplane crashed during an air show in central Oregon.

City supports LGBT newspaper after explosion destroys box

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:40am

Rainbow flags are being flown in one New England city to support an LGBT publication after one of its newspaper boxes was destroyed in a possible hate crime.

Dallas police squelch critics, questions about sniper attack

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:22am

The day after five Dallas officers were killed by a sniper, the city's police chief described the men as "guardians" of democracy, praising them for protecting the freedom to protest at a large demonstration against police brutality.

Visitor misbehavior abounds as US parks agency turns 100

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:20am

Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like small trees at the edge of a meadow in Yellowstone National Park.

Female CEOs earn much less than their male counterparts

Jack Corrigan, Graphiq  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:13am

Even when comparing people in similar jobs, PayScale found that women still earn about 2.7 percent less than men. For women in executive positions, that pay deficit increases to 6.1 percent.

In flooded Louisiana city, even modest recovery raises hope

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:10am

In 23 years of coaching football, Dru Nettles never had to deliver a pep talk like this.

A look at Penn State scandal legal fallout after 5 years

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:10am

It's been nearly five years since retired Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges, and earlier this month he testified as he seeks to have his 45-count criminal conviction overturned. The scandal has produced new state laws regarding child abuse, millions in civil settlements to his victims and significant changes to Penn State's policies and procedures.

Tropical depression could bring heavy rain to North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:01am

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic west of Bermuda, bringing the possibility of heavy rain to the coast of North Carolina early this week.

Federal regulators raise concerns about Houston sewer spills

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:00am

Federal regulators have raised water quality concerns about Houston raw sewage spills following storms, as repair estimates reach several billion dollars.

The Latest: Tropical depression headed to North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:00am

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