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Yellowstone to begin taking entries for snowmobile permits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:01am

Begging Thursday snowmobilers will be able to enter a drawing for permits to ride through Yellowstone National Park without a guide.

Boise National Forest plans logging around Bogus Basin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:50am

The Boise National Forest is planning a logging project to help get rid of diseased trees surrounding the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.

Hepatitis A from Egyptian berries infects 50 in 4 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:50am

A hepatitis A outbreak linked to Egyptian strawberries has grown to more than 50 cases in four states.

Mom convicted of withholding son's medicine to change plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:50am

A Massachusetts woman convicted of withholding potentially life-saving medications from her cancer-stricken son is back in court for a change of plea hearing.

Homeless students get more attention under new education law

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:50am

School administrators this year are being pushed to get better at recognizing homeless students — those "hidden" in other people's homes or whose families are staying in places like campgrounds, motels and cars — and to keep them in school even if they're missing paperwork or move around.

US appeals court tosses out $654 million verdict against PLO

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:30am

A U.S. appeals court has tossed out a $654 million jury verdict against the Palestine Liberation Organization that involved damages for Americans affected by Palestinian terror attacks but that the United States government says could financially destabilize the Palestinian government.

The Latest: North Carolina apparently dodging storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:22am

The Latest on tropical weather systems threatening the Southeast (all times local):

The Latest: Maine governor will seek 'spiritual guidance'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:20am

The Latest on fallout from GOP Gov. Paul LePage's obscenity-laced tirade against a Democratic legislator (all times local):

Tropical weather system spares North Carolina's Outer Banks

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:20am

North Carolina's Outer Banks have been spared from a tropical storm system that has been moving toward the state for two days, an official said Wednesday.

Police: Man dies after killing neighbor at school bus stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:10am

An Ohio man who shot a couple, killing a woman, at a school bus stop amid what neighbors called a long-running feud has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

3 dead, 9 injured in multi-vehicle crash in New York City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:42am

Three people were killed and nine others were injured early Wednesday in a collision on a major Long Island highway where just 10 days earlier six other people died in a horrific crash.

Police: Woman kidnapped by husband found dead, he's wounded

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:31am

A woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint by her husband while he was under home confinement on charges he beat and abducted her two months earlier was found dead inside a barn, and he was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, state police said Wednesday.

Police cuff lawmaker as he tries to defuse Milwaukee tension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:10am

A state lawmaker says police officers threw him to the ground and put him in handcuffs as he tried to de-escalate tensions after 10 people were arrested at the scene of a recent fatal police shooting on Milwaukee's north side.

Dog swims over 6 miles, walks 12 more to find family

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:00am

A dog swam more than 6 miles and walked a dozen more to find its family after falling overboard into Lake Michigan during the weekend.

STORY REMOVED: BC-US--Handcuffed Suspect Flees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:41am

The Associated Press has withdrawn a story about a suspect who fled while still handcuffed. The story included a name for the suspect provided by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, which the sheriff's office now says is incorrect.

Obama to open conservation tour in Lake Tahoe and Hawaii

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:40am

President Barack Obama is opening a two-day environmental tour aimed at showcasing conservation efforts before traveling to Asia, where climate change is high on the agenda for his final trip to the region.

Troopers say alcohol involved in Tennessee fire truck wreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:40am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says alcohol was involved in the wreck of a fire truck that overturned on its way to a house fire.

Bystanders, police lift tree from car to rescue DC driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:30am

About 30 bystanders and D.C. police worked together to rescue a man driving home from his tree-service job after a tree fell on top of his car.

Mississippi police chief suspended after traffic stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:20am

A Mississippi police chief has been suspended without pay pending an investigation after officers in another jurisdiction pulled him over for speeding but did not cite him, even though he told them he'd had "at least three vodkas."