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Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for hidden treasure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:39am

A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S., according to a report by park authorities.

Vegas man arrested in attacks on homeless men that killed 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:38am

Authorities have arrested a suspect in shootings around the Las Vegas area that killed two homeless men, wounded a third and left another man working outside a convenience store with a gunshot wound — attacks that stirred fears in the homeless community.

The Latest: Headphone ban upset student accused of threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:36am

The latest on what authorities say is a thwarted shooting plot by a California student.

Police corruption trial over, but investigators keep digging

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:30am

A trial exposing a wildly corrupt Baltimore police unit may have concluded in a courtroom, but federal and police investigators are still digging into possible offshoots of the case.

The Latest: Students walk out of HS for tighter gun control

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:29am

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Man killed in 4th avalanche-related fatality within the past 6 weeks

EastIdahoNews.com Staff  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:28am

A man died after being buried in an avalanche late Tuesday afternoon east of Palisades Reservoir.

Preliminary report: Sightseeing helicopter spun before crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:14am

A preliminary report says a sightseeing helicopter spun at least twice before crashing in the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists and injuring three others and the pilot.

Election security a high priority — until it comes to paying for new voting machines

Kate Rabinowitz, Propublica  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:13am

Local election administrators across the country face new problems and threats. But their budgets for new voting equipment remain inadequate.

Yellowstone fee proposal advances in Wyoming Legislature

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:07am

A proposal to collect a fee at Yellowstone National Park to fund wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park is advancing through the Wyoming Legislature.

Civil asset forfeiture reform bill clears Idaho House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:04am

Idaho's House has cleared a proposal designed to rein in when police can take a citizen's property.

Iowa congressman failed to disclose internet company

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:00am

A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose a new company that he owns, a mysterious outfit that uses one of his federal staffers in a false testimonial for its services, an Associated Press review shows.

Police: Officer shot, killed intervening in domestic dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:58am

Authorities say a police officer has been fatally shot while intervening in a domestic dispute in Maryland.

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Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

Brendan Farrington, Josh Replogle and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:54am

Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state's Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It's time for action.

Islamic State sympathizer pleads guilty in terrorism case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:50am

An Albanian man who became a U.S. citizen but carried an Islamic State flag has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges.

The Latest: Crews use boats to help amid Midwest flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:46am

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The Latest: Students speak out at Capitol about shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:40am

The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local):

Police: Boy brought knife to school, planned to stab others

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:23am

Police say a Kentucky middle school student who brought a large knife to school has been charged with attempted murder.

Supreme Court rules against prisoner in lawyer fee case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:53am

A Supreme Court ruling will mean that prisoners who win civil rights lawsuits against their jailers will generally be handing over more of their winnings to their lawyers.

Stowaway pleads not guilty after Chicago to London flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:48am

An Illinois woman with a history of getting past airport security and sneaking onto planes has pleaded not guilty in a Chicago case.

Allentown mayor takes stand, denies campaign cash shakedown

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:15am

The mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city is defending himself against accusations that he sold his office to campaign donors.