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Fire and ice hinder travel into Yellowstone National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:01pm

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

2 charged in death of 15-year-old boy who shielded others

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:01pm

A Tennessee prosecutor says two men are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy who shielded two girls from the gunfire.

Police officers say Taco Bell employee refused to serve them

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:01pm

Five police officers in Kentucky say a Taco Bell employee refused to serve them and that kitchen workers talked about wanting to "mess with them."

Police: Father holding son hostage fatally shot by officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:52am

Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a man holding his teenage son hostage in Tennessee.

Exhibition: 100 years of AP presidential campaign photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:44am

Presidential campaign photography captured by The Associated Press over the past century will be on display at Virginia's Longwood University this fall.

Woman falls to death from zip line platform at Delaware park

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:41am

Delaware State Police investigators were trying to determine Thursday how a woman fell 35 feet to her death from a zip line platform at a state park.

Wolf advocates outraged that state preparing to kill wolves

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:41am

Wolf advocates are outraged that the state is preparing for the second time to exterminate an entire wolf pack for preying on livestock in northeastern Washington state.

Judge: Alien, Illuminati beliefs mean terror suspect unfit

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:41am

A judge on Thursday declared a suburban Chicago terrorism suspect mentally unfit to stand trial on charges he placed what he believed to be a bomb outside a bar, concluding that he sincerely believes his rantings that aliens, Freemasons and other shadowy figures are out to get him.

Attack on Nebraska prison staff involved a dozen inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:31am

Officials say roughly a dozen inmates were involved in an attack on nine staff members at a Nebraska prison.

2 students to hospital after school bus, car wreck in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:31am

Authorities say two students have been transported to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries after a car rear-ended a school bus near Fort Worth.

State Supreme Court disbars former county attorney

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:31am

The Wyoming Supreme Court has disbarred a former prosecuting attorney who was found guilty of misusing county money.

National Park Service creates 'living emblem' in DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:31am

More than 1,000 people using brown, green and white umbrellas have created a giant living version of the National Park Service emblem to celebrate the agency's 100th anniversary.

Muckraking SF journalist Warren Hinckle dies at 77

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:31am

Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.

Gov. LePage: Most drug dealers arrested are black, Hispanic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:20am

Republican Gov. Paul LePage is being accused again of making racially insensitive comments, this time by saying photos he's collected of drug dealers arrested in the state show more than 90 percent of them are black or Hispanic.

Exonerated North Carolina man receives $3.25M settlement

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:11am

A North Carolina man awarded $3.25 million in a settlement for the 24 years he spent in prison for a rape he didn't commit likely will continue to live simply, as he has done since he was paroled in 2012, his attorney said Thursday.

Exonerated North Carolina man receives $3.25M settlement

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:11am

A city council has approved a $3.25 million settlement for a North Carolina man who spent 24 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit.

University responds to criticism over "#StopWhitePeople2K16"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:53am

about diversity — wasn't anti-white.

Warehouse gutted in fire near Las Vegas Strip

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:50am

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

Report: 70 Confederate flags stolen from Georgia cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:50am

Police near Georgia's coast are investigating a report that 70 Confederate flags were stolen from the graves of soldiers who fought in the American Civil War.