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Tortoise population in southern Utah steady but small

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 2:10pm

The Mojave Desert Tortoise population is holding steady in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in southern Utah, but the animal still hasn't fully recovered from fires and drought that negatively impacted more than a decade ago.

Boise halts renovation on complex that forced refugees out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 2:10pm

The city of Boise has halted the remodel of an apartment complex that formerly housed mostly refugees because the owners do not have the proper permits.

Boise's LGBT liaison officer works to help community

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 2:10pm

The Boise Police Department says appointing an officer to serve as a LGBT liaison has helped rebuild trust inside the community.

67-year-old woman identified as victim in fatal Tooele crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 1:50pm

The Utah Highway Patrol has identified a woman who died after her vehicle crashed in Tooele.

Stepfather to be charged in Utah toddler's drowning death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 1:40pm

A toddler has died after Unified police say the boy's stepfather tried to drown him.

Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 1:20pm

A CSX freight train heading to North Carolina derailed near a Metro stop in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, sending 14 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material, officials said.

Lawmakers to consider bill curbing out-of-school suspensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 1:10pm

Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a bill to curb out-of-school suspensions and study if there's bias in school disciplinary practices.

CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 1:10pm

CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links to the attackers that hadn't been corroborated or checked out at the time.

James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 1:01pm

Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path.

The Latest: New tests unravel Phoenix freeway shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 1:00pm

The Latest on the dismissal of charges in the Phoenix freeway shooting case (all times local):

UW struggles to fill positions during state hiring freeze

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 1:00pm

Though some exceptions have been made so the University of Wyoming can continue filling opening positions during Gov. Matt Mead's state-wide hiring freeze, the university is struggling to support all of its departments.

The Latest: Cleanup to begin after train derails in DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 1:00pm

The Latest on a train derailment and hazardous material leak in Washington, D.C. (all times local):

Woman killed, 3 kids hurt when car jumps curb in Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 12:40pm

Los Angeles police say a car jumped a curb and ran over four pedestrians, killing a 63-year-old woman and injuring three of her young relatives.

Jail didn't save video footage showing cell of man who died

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 12:30pm

An attorney representing the family of a mentally ill inmate who died at a Virginia jail is criticizing officials' decision not to save video footage captured outside the man's cell in the days leading up to his death.

Miss Indian World crowned at nation's largest powwow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 12:30pm

An Arizona State University law student has been crowned Miss Indian World.

Bodies of elite climber, cameraman found in melting glacier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 12:20pm

The bodies of a renowned mountain climber and expedition cameraman who were buried in a Himalayan avalanche 16 years ago have been found.

Court to hear appeal from man convicted in boy's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 12:00pm

The highest court in Massachusetts will hear arguments this week in an appeal by a man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son.

Connecticut governor gets JFK award for pro-refugee stance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 12:00pm

Connecticut's governor has received the 2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his public support of resettling Syrian refugees in the U.S.

Federal regulations shut down Alaska's opiate detox centers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:30am

Alaska's only residential detox facilities for opiate addiction have closed due to a federal regulation change.