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The Latest: Man walks free after murder conviction tossed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:50pm

The Latest on a man who was imprisoned for 36 years before a federal judge threw out his murder conviction and life sentence for a slaying in New Orleans (all times local):

Driver of Idaho school bus charged following injury crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:50pm

The 67-year-old driver of a school bus involved in a rollover crash that injured more than a dozen junior high students in April has been charged with misdemeanor reckless driving.

In Iowa, boisterous Trump turns back the clock to campaign

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:46pm

He railed against the "fake news" media. He urged the Senate to put more "heart" into its health care bill. And he mused about putting solar panels on a Mexican border well.

Young black bear roams Anchorage neighborhood, raids trash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:46pm

A young black bear has been making the rounds of an Alaska neighborhood in Anchorage and is raiding the residents' trash.

Man walks free after 36 years in prison; Judge threw out his murder conviction, but prosecutors have appealed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:46pm

Man walks free after 36 years in prison; Judge threw out his murder conviction, but prosecutors have appealed.

Utah university to update discrimination, protest policies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:46pm

The Utah Valley University is set to make changes to protect its transgender students and set restrictions on protests and demonstrations.

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

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:44pm

President Donald Trump said Thursday he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey, speaking up on Twitter after a month-long guessing game that began with him delivering an ominous warning and ended with his administration ensnared in more scandal.

Body of Idaho man recovered from Snake River

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:37pm

Search crews have recovered the body of a 42-year-old man who reportedly fell out of a boat and into the Snake River over the weekend.

Landlord says airport stabbing suspect worked as caretaker

Rob Gillies and Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:36pm

The man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism lived quietly with his family at a Montreal apartment complex where he also worked informally as a part-time caretaker of the property, his landlord said Thursday.

400 more homes evacuated as Utah wildfire grows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:36pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says a wildfire near a southwestern Utah ski town has forced the evacuations of 400 more homes after the fire doubled in size overnight amid high winds.

Grove of N. Idaho ancient cedars to reopen after wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:33pm

The U.S. Forest Service is reopening access to a grove of ancient cedars in northern Idaho that had been closed following a 2015 wildfire.

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.