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Lawmaker seeks safeguards for Yellowstone-area grizzly hunts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:11pm

A high-ranking Democratic lawmaker says he opposes removing federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears without more stringent restrictions on future hunts for the animals.

Motions to bar death penalty in police killing case denied

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:11pm

The death penalty is still an option for a man charged with killing a Coeur d'Alene police officer.

Advocates say hunts, slaughter threaten Yellowstone bison

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:11pm

Wildlife advocacy groups are suing to force the U.S. government to study whether the hunting and slaughter of bison that wander outside of Yellowstone National Park threaten the animal's survival.

Driver acquitted in fatal Halloween hayride crash in Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:11pm

The driver involved in a fatal hayride crash two years ago in Maine has been acquitted of a reckless conduct charge.

Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new technique

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:04pm

Scientists say the first baby has been born from a new technique that combines DNA from three people.

Houston transit police officer accused in beating resigns

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:01pm

A Houston transit police officer resigned this week following the release of a surveillance video that shows him using a baton to repeatedly strike a man he found slumped on a seat on a rail platform.

US giving $364 million in new Syria aid

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:01pm

The United States is providing another $364 million in humanitarian aid to those affected by Syria's civil war.

Video shows DC officers performing CPR on bleeding man

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:52pm

A motorcyclist who was fatally shot by a District of Columbia police officer bled heavily on the sidewalk next to a police car as an onlooker screamed and officers performed CPR on the wounded man for more than three minutes, a video released Tuesday shows.

Who funds campaigns? Mississippi eases into searchable info

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:52pm

Mississippi is becoming the last state to allow electronic filing of campaign finance reports, a step toward easier public access to information about who is spending money to influence elections.

Prosecutors charge men after Ryan Lochte protest on TV show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:51pm

Prosecutors have charged two protesters who rushed the stage of "Dancing with the Stars" in a protest against Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.

Police say Arizona woman chased husband, caused deadly crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:51pm

Police say an Arizona woman faces manslaughter charges for chasing down her husband in her SUV, causing him to crash his Harley-Davidson into a light post.

New documents offer insight into locker room assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:51pm

School officials found evidence of misconduct among students during an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a black football player last year in Idaho, according to recently released school investigative documents filed in court as part of a lawsuit against the school.

Barriers used to protect soldiers now stopping floodwaters

Ryan J. Foley and Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:46pm

Iowa's second-largest city has managed to keep flooding at bay largely because of barriers that were widely used to protect soldiers in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Analysis: In debate, Clinton prep overrides Trump omissions

Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:44pm

Studious and diligent, Hillary Clinton spent weeks getting ready for the first presidential debate, poring over policy papers and sharpening attack lines in practice sessions. Donald Trump did not want to over-prepare and skipped running through a full mock session.

Coast Guard searches for Cuban migrants from capsized boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:41pm

The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that four bodies found in two locations were those of Cuban migrants who had been on board a makeshift vessel that capsized off the Florida Keys last week.

Flood barriers protect Cedar Rapids as river crests

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:41pm

An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls largely protected Cedar Rapids homes and businesses Tuesday as the river that runs through the city reached its second-highest peak ever.

Democrats promise to block legislation preventing government shutdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:31pm

Senate Democrats are promising to block legislation that's needed to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight.

The Latest: Woman lost at sea bonded with son while fishing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:22pm

The Latest on a Vermont man who was rescued after being lost at sea for a week (all times local):

Diesel emissions testing approved for Weber County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:21pm

Health officials in Weber County have approved a new diesel emissions testing program designed to help improve air quality.

Trooper offers to drive grieving man 100 miles after traffic stop

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:17pm

On one of the worst days of Mark E. Ross' life, he got some help from the last person he'd expect.