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Fire and ice hinder travel into Yellowstone National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:30am

Both fire and ice are hindering travel into Yellowstone National Park on the National Park Service's centennial anniversary.

Detroit Medical Center stung by problems with unclean tools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:30am

Detroit Medical Center admits that unclean surgical tools have caused problems and sometimes forced doctors to delay procedures, including heart surgery on a 7-month-old girl.

Portland schools expanding music options for bus drivers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:30am

Portland Public Schools bus drivers will have an expanded menu of listening options this school year.

Certificate of need approved for Gray addiction clinic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:20am

State officials have approved East Tennessee State University and Mountain States Health Alliance's application for a methadone clinic in Gray.

8 slightly hurt in school bus, car wreck near Fort Worth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:20am

Authorities say six students and two drivers have been slightly hurt after a car rear-ended a school bus on its morning route near Fort Worth.

Remains found in Utah could be hiker missing since 2011

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:20am

Utah authorities believe they have found the remains of an Australian hiker who went missing more than five years ago in a rugged mountain wilderness area.

Chicago judge finds terrorism suspect unfit to go to trial

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:12am

A federal judge has ruled a suburban Chicago terrorism suspect mentally unfit to stand trial on charges he placed what he believed to be a bomb outside a bar.

70 Confederate flags stolen from Georgia cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:11am

Police near Georgia's coast are investigating the thefts of 70 Confederate flags from the graves of soldiers who fought in the American Civil War.

Judge: New York ex-Assembly Speaker remains free for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:11am

A judge says former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can remain free until at least late October while he appeals his conviction and 12-year prison sentence.

North Las Vegas municipal judge loses job in misconduct case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:10am

The first female North Las Vegas judge in city history has lost her job after admitting she engaged in professional misconduct.

Warehouse gutted in spectacular fire near Las Vegas Strip

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:00am

A fire official says it'll take time to determine what caused a spectacular fire that destroyed a large commercial warehouse overnight just west of the Las Vegas Strip.

University accreditation group completes North Dakota review

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:50am

North Dakota higher education officials say a group that handles accreditation for colleges and universities has completed a review that began three years ago.

The Latest: Yellowstone fires less active, events go on

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:41am

The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):

Correction: Police Shooting-Minnesota story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:40am

In stories Aug. 17 and Aug. 24 about a Minnesota police officer's return to duty following the shooting of a black motorist, The Associated Press cited Baltimore as an example of cities that have recently dealt with police-involved shootings of black men. The April 2015 death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore came from injuries suffered after he was unrestrained by a seat belt in the back of a police van.

Utah forest sees increase in abandoned campfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:32am

Officials say there's been a surge in the number of unattended campfires this season in northern Utah's Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest compared to previous years.

Woman dies after falling from zip line ride at Delaware park

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:20am

Delaware State Police say a woman who died after tumbling from a zip line ride fell from a platform about 35 feet off the ground.

Fraternity suspends Texas A&M chapter after student's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:20am

The Sigma Nu fraternity has suspended all activities of its Kappa Sigma chapter at Texas A&M University following the death by drug overdose of a member last weekend.

North Carolina man pleads not guilty to terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:11am

A North Carolina man charged with plotting an Islamic State-inspired attack has pleaded not guilty.

Man gets 7 years for killing sister over utility bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:11am

A man accused of killing his pregnant sister during an argument over a utility bill has been sentenced to seven years in prison.