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Oregon, Montana want to host Outdoor Retailer show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:43am

Tourism officials in Oregon and Montana are courting a trade show for outdoor retailers that is leaving Utah after the state's stance on public lands sparked some brands to boycott the biannual event.

Flood fears renewed as California is pounded by storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:33am

Downpours swelled creeks and rivers Monday in Northern California, threatening to cause even more flooding in the already soggy region.

4 fatally shot in Preston home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:30am

Police are investigating after four people were found shot to death in a Preston, Idaho home.

Russia's ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64

Edith M. Lederer and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:25am

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly Monday after falling ill in his office at the mission, Russian officials said.

Storms, tornadoes damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:08am

At least two tornadoes have hit parts of San Antonio, damaging dozens of homes but causing no major injuries.

Troopers: Wrong way school bus driver charged with DUI

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:00am

South Carolina troopers say a bus driver has been charged with driving under the influence after officers saw him drive a school bus the wrong way down a highway.

Chicago woman faces murder charge in baby's starvation death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:00am

A Chicago woman accused of starving her 2-month-old son to death is facing a first-degree murder charge.

Bill exempting yoga regulation heads to Idaho House floor

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:00am

A bill shielding yoga training from state regulations is headed to the Idaho House floor.

Police seek information on shooting in Nampa

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:55am

The Nampa Police Department is seeking information about a shooting that left one man injured.

Driver stopped for speeding, then charged in murder attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:55am

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says an Illinois driver was stopped for speeding on the Ohio Turnpike and then charged with attempted murder after a trooper noticed signs of violence.

Iowa union files lawsuit against collective bargaining law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:55am

Iowa's largest state employees union has filed a lawsuit challenging a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers.

Police expand search for suspect in 2 Indiana girls' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:40am

Authorities said Monday they are expanding the search for a suspect in the killings of two girls who were found dead near a northern Indiana trail last week.

Russian officials say their ambassador to United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died in New York City at 64

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:40am

Russian officials say their ambassador to United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died in New York City at 64.

Otter seeks to intervene in federal logging lawsuit

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:30am

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has asked to intervene in a lawsuit involving an environmental group and the U.S. Forest Service over a proposed logging project.

Missing Texas dad of 3 is found in Ohio, met someone online

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:10am

Police in Ohio say they've safely located a father of three whose mysterious disappearance from the San Antonio area spurred weeks of searching by his family and volunteers.

Special delivery: US-born panda cub Bao Bao bound for China

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:54am

The National Zoo is packing up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program.

Florida prosecutors can seek death penalty despite questions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:50am

Florida prosecutors can seek the death penalty in ongoing cases despite a state Supreme Court ruling that found a new death penalty law unconstitutional.

Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving cars

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:30am

Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology.

APNewsBreak: New York pays $3M to family of molested boy

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:26am

New York state is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream."

Former student in prep school sex assault wants new trial

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:04am

A graduate of an elite New Hampshire prep school convicted of using a computer to lure an underage student for sex — requiring him to register as a sex offender for life — is asking for a new trial.