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Utah forest sees increase in abandoned campfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:40pm

Officials say there's been a surge in the number of unattended campfires this season in northern Utah's Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest compared to previous years.

Students from school closed over gas leak relocate to Casper

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:41pm

Students from a school closed because of a gas leak are preparing to start classes in Casper while they await testing results to determine whether they can return to their old building.

Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting inmate

Thomas Peipert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:31pm

A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and threatening to put her in prison for the rest of her life if she told anyone, according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday.

Nebraska prison on lockdown after 9 staff members assaulted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:31pm

Prison officials in Nebraska say nine staff members at the Lincoln Correctional Center have been assaulted by inmates who were refusing to return to their cells.

Ohio governor to talk about drug epidemic

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:20pm

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) will talk about Ohio's drug problems and efforts at a judicial summit involving authorities from nine states.

German tourist dies of injuries after California car crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:01pm

Authorities say one of three German tourists whose rental car crashed over a steep embankment after leaving Yosemite National park has died.

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:54pm

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

Brother: Deaf man shot by state trooper was afraid of police

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:41pm

A deaf man shot to death by a North Carolina state trooper after a chase was scared of police after several misunderstandings with officers, his brother said Wednesday.

The Latest: Senate backs health plan pricing bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:41pm

The Latest on action by the California Legislature (all times local):

ATF agents join local probe into Chicago fire that killed 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:40pm

Federal agents have joined Chicago police and fire investigators in trying to determine the cause of a suspicious fire that killed four, including three children.

More New Mexico public schools earn 'A' or 'B' grades

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:40pm

More New Mexico public schools earned "A'' or "B'' grades last school year, but over a third still received "D'' or "F'' grades, according to results released Wednesday by the state Public Education Department.

Gaston changes little in strength in Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:40pm

Tropical Storm Gaston is changing little in strength as it moves in the Atlantic.

The Latest: Pence to tour tornado-stricken areas Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:30pm

The Latest on tornadoes touching down in central Indiana (all times local):

Thieves steal $42,000 worth of energy drinks in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:11pm

Police in Corona are looking for some really wired thieves who swiped more than $42,000 worth of Monster Energy drinks.

DUI suspect out of hospital, jailed in double Reno fatal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:11pm

A 36-year-old Sparks man who had been hospitalized since he allegedly ran a red light in a double-fatal crash on the east side of Reno more than a week ago has been jailed on suspicion of two counts of driving under the influence causing death.

Judge denies bond for man held in 5 Alabama killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:01pm

A judge refused to set bond Wednesday for a Mississippi man accused of killing five people and an unborn child who were slain one by one with an ax and shot inside a home in rural Alabama.

Another blow to health care as Humana exits Utah individual marketplace

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:58pm

Humana is pulling out of the Utah individual insurance marketplace, according to the Utah Department of Insurance. With the shutdown of Arches, that leaves the state with three carriers on the exchange for 2017.

Retrial ordered in suit over man's killing by California cop

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:51pm

A federal appeals court ordered a new trial Wednesday in a lawsuit brought by the mother of a gang member whose killing by an Anaheim police officer four years ago sparked nights of raucous protests.

Klobuchar denounces sharp price hikes for EpiPen injectors

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:41pm

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar criticized the sharp price hikes for EpiPens, the emergency drug injectors for severe allergic reactions, saying Wednesday that it's "outrageous" that manufacturer Mylan is making money off of those who have few alternatives.