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Forest Service OKs exploratory drilling for N. Idaho silica

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:36am

Federal officials have approved exploratory drilling for a silica mine on Green Mountain in northern Idaho.

Ex-teacher gets 2 years for sending nude photo to student

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:20am

A former Virginia high school teacher has been sentenced to two years in prison for sending a naked photo of himself to one of his students.

N. Idaho woman facing embezzlement charges disappears

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:00am

A $500,000 arrest warrant has been issued for a northern Idaho woman charged with embezzling money from a nonprofit that helps low- to moderate-income people buy homes.

Restless days and sleepless nights: Spelling bee takes toll

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:59am

There's little downtime for the dozen or so spellers who make it to the primetime finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Family: Shot Indiana student in critical, stable condition

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:51am

An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives.

Trump shifts stance on Korea summit from 'off' to 'maybe'

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:51am

President Donald Trump says "everybody plays games" as he's suggesting the summit with North Korea that he suddenly called off might get back on track, rekindling hopes of progress toward halting the North's nuclear weapons development

The Latest: US team heading to Singapore to work on summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:41am

The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local):

The Latest: Family: Shot student is critical but stable

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:39am

The Latest on a shooting at an Indiana middle school (all times local):

Former Connecticut governor set to be released from custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:37am

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland is set to be released from federal custody nearly a year early from his 30-month sentence for hiding his political consulting roles in two campaigns.

The Latest: Holt's family calls Venezuela release a miracle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:07am

The Latest on the release of a Utah man, Joshua Holt, who has been held in Venezuela (all times local):

Utahn Josh Holt to be released from Venezuelan jail, senator says

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:57am

After two years in captivity in Venezuela, Josh Holt will be released.

Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House welcome Saturday evening

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:39am

Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House welcome Saturday evening.

Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf

Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:29am

A storm moving slowly through the Gulf of Mexico is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, storm surges, high winds, and flash floods to the U.S. Gulf Coast this holiday weekend.

Resistance makes subtle impact even where Trump is popular

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:04am

The resistance to Donald Trump can be found even in one of the reddest cities in one of the reddest states in the union.

Man arrested after driver rams into 3 on Oregon sidewalk

Gillian Flaccus and Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:15am

A driver rammed into three women walking on a sidewalk Friday in downtown Portland, critically injuring one of them, before speeding away and getting arrested within hours of the crash, authorities said.

The Latest: Police identify man after hit-and-run crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:51pm

The Latest on hit-and-run crash in Portland, Oregon (all times local):

No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:25pm

Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring's boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man's home until this week when the area was closed because of the escalating threat of massive wildfires.

Giuliani says White House wants briefing on classified info

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:59pm

President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. And they may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle the ongoing special counsel probe.

Trump stays out of messy House immigration fight

Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:53pm

President Donald Trump has long made immigration a top priority. He has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on "legal loopholes" he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally.