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Montana proposes closing area outside park to bison hunting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:14am

Montana wildlife officials want to prohibit state hunters from shooting bison in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park where dozens of hunters can congregate for the chance at an easy kill.

Major flooding lingering more than a week after Florence

Gary D. Robertson, Martha Waggoner and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:50am

Major flooding remains a threat in parts of the Carolinas on Sunday, more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall.

The Latest: Outer Banks wild horse herds survive hurricane

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:09am

The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local):

Forecasters say Subtropical Storm Leslie has formed in the north Atlantic, is expected to be short-lived.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:04am

Forecasters say Subtropical Storm Leslie has formed in the north Atlantic, is expected to be short-lived.

The Latest: GOP's Graham assures respectful hearing for Ford

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:37am

The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local):

As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:16am

Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China.

Stolen smokes: Florida man gets 20 years for cigarette theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 4:12am

A Florida man who stole $600 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.

Trump attorney blasts Iran's 'outlaws and murderers'

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:11am

Donald Trump's attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, told members of Iran's self-declared government in exile on Saturday that the U.S. sympathizes with their efforts to overthrow that country's official government.

Thursday hearing for Kavanaugh accuser stuck on last details

Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:21pm

Plans to hold a high-stakes hearing next week with testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, teetered with uncertainty Sunday as a Senate panel scrambled to resolve potentially make-or-break details, such as potential witnesses who could corroborate her decades-old sexual assault claim.

US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:09pm

The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.

US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:28pm

The Trump administration on Saturday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.

Ole Miss: Donor wants his name removed after 'racial' post

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 7:12pm

A University of Mississippi donor has asked for his name to be removed from the university's journalism school following a social media post criticized for an "unjustified racial overtone," the journalism school's dean said.

Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:57pm

Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted.

Person briefed on talks says Kavanaugh, Ford tentatively agree to testify Thursday to Senate panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:40pm

Person briefed on talks says Kavanaugh, Ford tentatively agree to testify Thursday to Senate panel.

11-year-old becomes fourth fatal victim in domestic shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:22pm

Police in Maryland say an 11-year-old girl has become the fourth member of her family to die from a shooting rampage by her father, who also killed himself.

Settlements reached in Native American foster care abuse cases against church

Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:18pm

Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct church foster care program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, a lawyer said.

Man killed when car crashes during race in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:08pm

A North Carolina man driving more than 200 mph (320 kph) has been killed after his vehicle crashed during a race Saturday at NOLA Motorsports Park.

AP source: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:29pm

Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from decades ago, according to two people briefed on the matter.

State defends no-jail sentence in Anchorage assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 3:26pm

The Alaska Department of Law stood by a judge's sentence that calls for no jail time for an Anchorage man who authorities say offered a woman a ride and choked her until she was unconscious.