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US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:27pm

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.

Minneapolis police asked to limit presence at pride parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:14pm

Minneapolis' first openly gay police chief responded sharply Thursday to a decision by organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade to ask her department to minimize its participation in Sunday's annual event due to tensions over the police shooting of Philando Castile.

The Latest: Suspected twister: buildings damaged, 1 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:14pm

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

Man walks free after federal judge tosses murder conviction

Michael Kunzelman and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:13pm

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

Home health care aide accused of trying to aid terror group

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:07pm

A home health aide was charged with trying to aid the Islamic State group after he unwittingly planned his trip to Syria under the eye of law enforcement authorities, prosecutors said Thursday.

Heavy rain, winds, tornado warnings as Cindy heads inland

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:07pm

High tides in the wake of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy prompted a voluntary evacuation in a coastal Louisiana town Thursday, and the storm's effects were being felt throughout the Southeast, with intermittent bands of heavy rain, blasts of high wind and periodic warnings of possible tornadoes in multiple states.

Virginia man charged with giving secret documents to China

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:06pm

A Virginia man has been charged with transmitting top-secret documents to a Chinese agent.

US judge OKs lawsuit over once-secret Muslim vetting program

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:06pm

A federal judge says a class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward.

Psychologist suffered 'torment' designing CIA interrogations

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:57pm

A psychologist who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror has said his participation in the program that involved torturing suspects caused him "great, soulful torment."

Police: Teen bitten by dog chasing robbery suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:57pm

A police dog chasing an armed robbery suspect in Delaware bit a 15-year-old boy.

White House: Trump to sign VA accountability bill on Friday

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:57pm

The White House says President Donald Trump will sign a bill Friday to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees.

Idaho grand jury indicts man for murder, rape, kidnapping

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:52pm

An Idaho county grand jury has indicted a man on charges of murder, kidnapping and rape in the killing of an 18-year-old Boise woman.

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.

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.