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Judge restores energy lease on Montana land sacred to tribes

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 1:44pm

A judge reinstated an oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana considered sacred to some tribes in the U.S. and Canada — a ruling that could test the depths of the Trump administration's support for the energy industry.

NASA's Mars Opportunity rover seen, but still not heard

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 1:27pm

NASA's Mars rover, Opportunity, has been seen, but still not heard.

Wyoming, Idaho weigh options after grizzly hunt ruling

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 11:02am

State officials frustrated by a judge's decision to prohibit grizzly bear hunting in the Yellowstone region and put the animals back on the threatened species list will likely appeal but that's not their only option to contest the decision.

Florence is nation's second wettest storm, behind Harvey

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:37am

Hurricane Florence was the nation's second rainiest storm in 70 years, a top rainfall meteorologist calculated.

Archaeologists discover 'massive' ancient building in Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:30am

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a "massive" ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo.

Automakers seek flexibility at hearing on mileage standards

Tom Krisher and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:19am

Automakers sought flexibility while environmental groups blasted the Trump administration's proposal to roll back fuel economy standards at a public hearing on the plan in the industry's backyard.

Is a hunt the answer when bears start getting bolder?

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 8:33pm

Tom Bradley had grown accustomed to seeing black bears walk through his Connecticut neighborhood, but this month he was alarmed to find something trying to turn a doorknob to enter his house.

Box office top 20: 'The House With a Clock' is no. 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:06pm

A trio of wide-releases sputtered while the gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls," starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, ticked its way to a weekend-best $26.6 million in ticket sales, according to final box-office figures Monday.

What hip, new app are the kids using these days? TikTok

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:41pm

Have you heard of TikTok? If not, your teens probably have. Since early 2018, the music app has exploded worldwide and now has more users than Reddit, Twitter, Skype, Snapchat and LinkedIn.

400-year-old shipwreck found off Portugal coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 10:00am

Archaeologists in Portugal say they have discovered off Lisbon a 400-year-old shipwreck they describe as the most important underwater find in the country for two decades.

AP Explains: The US push to boost 'quantum computing'

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 8:16am

A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear of growing competition from China.

3 adventure apps that can get your kids outside

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:26pm

Persuading kids to put down their tablets or phones in favor of heading outside may be getting tougher and tougher for parents to do. However, a growing number of outdoor adventure apps can be a part of the solution.

'House With a Clock in Its Walls' ticks to No. 1 in theaters

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:25pm

The gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore's Donald Trump-themed documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9," than his George W. Bush-era one.

The Latest: Wyoming disappoints by grizzly bear protections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 6:11pm

The Latest on a ruling against planned grizzly bear hunting (all times local):

Judge restores protections for grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park, blocking planned hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 5:13pm

Judge restores protections for grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park, blocking planned hunts in Wyoming, Idaho.

Lawsuits challenging downsizing of monuments to stay in DC

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:35pm

Lawsuits brought by conservation, tribal and paleontological groups challenging the constitutionality of President Donald Trump's decision to shrink two Utah national monuments will remain in a court in Washington, D.C., after a judge on Monday denied the U.S. government's request to move the cases to Salt Lake City.

Lawsuit: Teacher used grades to coerce student into sex

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 6:27am

A South Carolina math teacher is accused of lowering a student's grade because he stopped having sex with her.

Oklahoma astronaut corn maze photographed from space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:59am

It's apt that a maze cut into an Oklahoma cornfield featuring the likeness of a former NASA astronaut can be seen from space — and has been photographed by a satellite orbiting Earth.

UNR wins $5 million USDA grant to study changing snowpack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:08pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the University of Nevada, Reno a $5 million grant to lead a study on changing snowpack.

AP Interview: UNESCO chief says schools must fight extremism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:46am

The head of the U.N. education agency says schools are ground zero in the fight against anti-Semitism and extremist violence — and she will push world leaders meeting in New York this week to invest more in teaching tolerance.