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Outdoor industry flexes political muscle in US land fight

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:21pm

Outdoor recreation industry leaders aren't going quietly as they stage their last trade show in Utah before moving it to Colorado.

Trump gets do-over with youth after panned Boy Scouts speech

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:21pm

President Donald Trump got another chance Wednesday to connect with young people after a widely panned political speech to Boy Scouts this week. But he couldn't part company without bringing up his victory in the presidential election nearly nine months ago.

University professor charged with keying her neighbors' cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:21pm

A Pennsylvania professor known for her expertise on consumer trends has been charged with keying her neighbors' cars.

Minneapolis police chief tightens officer body camera policy

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:17pm

Minneapolis police officers will be required to have their body cameras on when they respond to calls and make traffic stops, the acting police chief announced Wednesday, following widespread criticism that two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 911 caller had not activated their cameras.

Brooks offers to drop out of Senate race to let Sessions run

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:17pm

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks offered to withdraw from a Republican Senate primary Wednesday if all other GOP candidates also drop out — an effort Brooks said would pave the way for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be the party's Senate nominee this fall.

Flint's water quality improving; 5 resource sites to close

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:17pm

Michigan will close five of the nine locations where Flint residents have been getting free bottled water, filters, replacement cartridges and testing kits because the city's water quality is improving.

Small plane crashes on Utah interstate, killing 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:17pm

Authorities say four people died when a small plane crashed on a northern Utah interstate median, tangling traffic and leaving blackened wreckage on the highway.

Latest: Mexico works to notify relatives of truck passengers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:12pm

The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a sweltering tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio (all times local):

Child killer put to death in first Ohio execution in 3 years

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:02pm

A child killer was put to death with no apparent complications Wednesday in Ohio's first execution since a problem-plagued one 3½ years ago triggered an uproar over the reliability of the lethal injection drugs used by the state.

The Latest: Police union blasts charges against ex-officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:02pm

The Latest on the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times in Nebraska (all times local):

Things looking up as Los Angeles Zoo unveils baby giraffe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:02pm

Things are looking up at the Los Angeles Zoo, where visitors are getting their first glimpses of a baby giraffe.

LGBT outrage over Trump ban on transgender military service

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:51pm

Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend. But with his move Wednesday to ban transgender people from military service, on top of other actions and appointments, they now see him as openly hostile.

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Arizona man gets 68 years in prison in Nevada standoff case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:51pm

A federal judge sentenced a Phoenix man Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role as a gunman in a standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near the Nevada ranch of anti-government activist Cliven Bundy three years ago.

The Latest: Alabama lawmaker makes offer to Sessions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:51pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):

Maryland board OKs settlement in police custody death case

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:41pm

A state board in Maryland approved a $400,000 settlement on Wednesday in the case of a Baltimore man who died during a struggle with police, and a second settlement with the city could bring the total amount of compensation to $1 million.

Appeals court lets suit by Michael Brown's friend press on

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:41pm

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's refusal to throw out a lawsuit questioning a Ferguson police officer's use of force against the man who was with Michael Brown when that officer shot Brown to death three years ago.

House GOP works to deliver on border wall for Trump

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:36pm

House Republican allies of President Donald Trump are intent on giving him a long-sought victory in Congress by finally making a down payment on his long-promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Police ID kilt-clad man accused of attacking officer with ax

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:36pm

Authorities have identified a Virginia man who police killed after officials say the shirtless, kilt-wearing man attacked an officer with a small ax.

Thunderbirds air show in Cheyenne grounded by weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:36pm

The annual air show during Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming has been canceled because of weather poor conditions.

Police fatally shoot teen outside Arkansas youth shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:33pm

Police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old boy outside an emergency shelter for juveniles in eastern Arkansas and a criminal investigation is underway, state police said.