Matthew Brown, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 4:11pm
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee voted Thursday to lift longstanding restrictions on kayaks, rafts and other "hand-propelled" vessels on hundreds of miles of rivers and streams in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
Lynne Tuohy, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 4:11pm
The conduct of an elite prep school's former student convicted of sexually assaulting a freshman days before he graduated justifies his felony conviction for using a computer to lure her for sex, prosecutors maintained.
Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 4:03pm
Authorities have recovered the gun believed to be the one used to kill a popular tantra yoga teacher when they arrested three young people in Oregon traveling in the victim's car, a sheriff's spokesman said Thursday.
The northern Nevada town of Sparks is seeing a building boom now that Tesla Motors plans to build a large battery factory there, bringing thousands of good-paying jobs. Officials say the new demand for housing and other services has helped jumpstart downtown redevelopment plans sitting idle for two decades. About $60 million worth of new projects broke ground last month.
Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 4:01pm
A police video ordered released by a California judge shows officers repeatedly ignoring signs of medical distress in a man they suspected of being a drug dealer, even telling a 911 dispatcher to ignore calls from his family for help.
Patrick Whittle, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 3:51pm
A woman accused of fatally stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket pleaded guilty to murder and requested a life sentence on Thursday, disregarding her lawyer's recommendation that she use an insanity defense.
Don Thompson and Julie Watson, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 3:51pm
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, celebrated as a hero for helping to stop a terror attack on a French train over the summer, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar in his hometown early Thursday in what police said was an alcohol-related brawl.
Todd Richmond, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 3:41pm
A University of Wisconsin System committee approved a plan to lift UW-Madison's cap on out-of-state students Thursday after the campus' chancellor and system president insisted they need more freedom to attract fresh talent for Wisconsin employers.
Wildlife officials in eastern Idaho on Thursday captured and euthanized a 13-year-old grizzly bear habituated to human-related food after catching it and her two yearling cubs in a trap near the town of Chester.
Satellite imagery shows North Korea has erected a tented city and mobilized hundreds of trucks and armored vehicles in preparation for a massive military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the ruling party.
Sean Murphy, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 3:41pm
Gov. Mary Fallin agreed Thursday that all executions in Oklahoma should be delayed after an autopsy report revealed that the wrong drug was used to stop an inmate's heart in January — one that experts say doesn't work as quickly or effectively.
Erica Werner, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 3:41pm
Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress.