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Survival of quake victims depends on many factors

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:21pm

How long can people survive in the rubble of an earthquake?

Bystanders hold up collapsing roller coaster, save 6 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:20pm

Fire officials say several bystanders held up a kiddie roller coaster that had begun to collapse in Georgia, allowing six children and one adult to escape.

Wyoming governor names Darin Westby as head of state parks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:20pm

Gov. Matt Mead has named Darin Westby to serve as director of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources effective immediately.

Judge denies Nevada county's claim to national forest road

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:11pm

A dirt road in a national forest at the center of a decades-old dispute between the Forest Service and a rural Nevada county will remain in federal hands after a judge ruled county officials failed to prove it was theirs before President Theodore Roosevelt permanently reserved the remote wilderness in 1909.

Small plane crashes into home in Indiana, 2 people hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:00pm

A small plane slammed into a home near a western Indiana airport, injuring two people on the aircraft.

3 children taken after mom's killing are back in California

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:50pm

Three young children kidnapped from the Los Angeles area after their mother was killed have been returned to California from New Mexico as investigators shift their focus to filling in the gaps in the case.

The Latest: No prior sex abuses cases of New Mexico girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:50pm

The Latest on the gruesome killing of a 10-year-old girl from Albuquerque, New Mexico (all times local):

Lawmakers call Maine governor unhinged after obscene tirade

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:43pm

Maine's bombastic Republican governor has built a reputation on his unfiltered comments, but his obscene tirade unleashed on a liberal lawmaker prompted Democratic lawmakers Friday to warn that the governor was coming unhinged and to call for a political intervention.

Man who took girlfriend from hospital waives extradition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:42pm

A Pennsylvania man accused of threatening two nurses at gunpoint to spring his girlfriend from a mental health care hospital has waived extradition in South Carolina.

'Blue family' steps up for son of fallen cop on first day of school

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:32pm

The very first day of school for a child is always hard. But it was even harder than usual for 4-year-old Jackson Scherlen, who started pre-K this week without his father.

Mom who died saving son kept him above water until rescue

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:31pm

As a Colorado mother enjoyed a family boat trip across Lake Powell's summer waters, she heard a scream and splash as her 2-year-old son slipped off their houseboat and into the water.

Airline praises pilot who stopped drunk co-pilot from flying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:31pm

A charter airline is praising a pilot who blew the whistle on a co-pilot he suspected of being drunk before a plane was scheduled to take off from a northern Michigan airport.

Death penalty to be sought in accused killer of 6 in family

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:31pm

Attorneys say a 36-year-old Utah man charged with shooting six members of a suburban Houston family two years ago will face the death penalty when he goes on trial for capital murder set for next year.

Dozens treated as heroin overdose spikes hit several states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:31pm

The Latest on a surge in heroin overdoses in several states (all times local):

The Latest: Volunteers caring for four-legged flood victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:31pm

The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):

Utah militia leader's case slowed as lawyer eyes recordings

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:21pm

Numerous hours of secretly recorded video and audio taken by undercover FBI agents has bogged down the case of a Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin.

Cody lawyer suspended over theft charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:20pm

The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended a Cody lawyer accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his local bar association.

Audit: Lawmaker had improper reimbursement

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:11pm

Legislative auditors say they have found a discrepancy in the travel reimbursements of an Idaho senator accused of having an extramarital affair with a fellow lawmaker.

Governor cites 'misperception' on Michigan school closures

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:11pm

Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday urged calm before next week's release of a list of Michigan's lowest-performing schools, saying it is a "misperception" that any would be slated for closure at this time but not ruling out the possibility of it happening in the future.