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US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:29pm

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.

Freedom imminent for man after judge axes murder conviction

Michael Kunzelman and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:27pm

Freedom appeared imminent Thursday for a man who was imprisoned for 36 years before a federal judge threw out his murder conviction and life sentence for a newspaper editor's stabbing in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

The Latest: Tornado warnings in Alabama, more rain on way

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:27pm

The Latest on Tropical Storm Cindy (all times local):

Wyoming brothers in jail accused of trying to kill inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:27pm

A pair of Wyoming brothers who are inmates in the same jail are accused of attempting to murder another inmate.

Audit planned on natural gas wells on Idaho endowment lands

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:25pm

Idaho is starting what officials say is the state's first ever audit of natural gas and oil wells on state lands to make sure the state is getting its fair cut of royalty payments.

Idaho to auction 14 lots near Payette Lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:23pm

Idaho is putting up 14 Payette Lake lots for auction as part of an ongoing effort to remove the state from leasing land to cabin owners.

Balukoff considers running again for Idaho governor

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:20pm

Boise businessman and school board member Anthony Joseph "A.J." Balukoff said Thursday he's considering running as a Democrat for governor in 2018.

Anonymous Facebook activists tag street signs with cat ears

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:18pm

Some local New Jersey officials are frustrated by an anonymous online campaign to tag street signs with cat ear stickers in the name of women's solidarity.

Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:18pm

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her leadership on Thursday in the face of needling from President Donald Trump and grumbling from fellow House Democrats exasperated after a high-profile special election loss.

Americans and guns: It's complicated

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:05pm

Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

U.S. officials say Yellowstone's grizzly bear population no longer threatened, protections will be lifted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:05pm

U.S. officials say Yellowstone's grizzly bear population no longer threatened, protections will be lifted.

School panel hears case of member known for insulting Obamas

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:54am

A state Education Department hearing got underway Thursday for a one-time candidate for New York governor who publicly insulted former President Barack Obama and his wife and stands accused of disclosing confidential school board business.

No tapes: Trump says he didn't record meetings with Comey

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:48am

President Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey.

The Latest: Lawyer: School board member hearing a 'charade'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:42am

The Latest on a state Education Department hearing for a former candidate for New York governor who is accused of disclosing confidential board of education business in Buffalo (all times local):

Summer of Slime: DIY goo takes over tweens' lives

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:35am

Call this The Summer of Slime.

Illinois man charged with threatening to assassinate Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:35am

An Illinois man has been charged after posting online several times that he wants to assassinate President Donald Trump.

Trump publicly doubting that Russia meddled in election

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:35am

President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to stop it.

High court rejects new trial request in Boston murder case

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:22am

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Boston man seeking to overturn his murder conviction because his lawyer failed to object when the trial judge closed the courtroom during jury selection.

Trump says on Twitter he 'did not make' and does 'not have' recordings of conversations with Comey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

Trump says on Twitter he 'did not make' and does 'not have' recordings of conversations with Comey.

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.