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US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:01pm

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.

Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations demand that Qatar close Al-Jazeera, cut diplomatic ties to Iran, shutter Turkish base

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:00pm

Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations demand that Qatar close Al-Jazeera, cut diplomatic ties to Iran, shutter Turkish base.

Police: Video shows no one left home hours before shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:51pm

Surveillance video released Thursday from the hallway outside Charleena Lyles' apartment shows that she never left her home and no one entered in the 24 hours before Sunday's police shooting that left the pregnant mother dead, Seattle police said.

Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:44pm

A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq.

Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the US-Mexico border

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:36pm

President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall — a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and add to its aesthetic appeal.

Veteran LAPD officer arrested for sex with 15-year-old cadet

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:15pm

Police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday arrested a veteran Los Angeles police officer for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old cadet who is suspected of joyriding in stolen patrol cars.

Nebraska Democratic official ousted for Scalise comment

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:07pm

The Nebraska Democratic Party removed a party official from his post Thursday after he was recorded saying he was glad U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise got shot and that he wished the Louisiana Republican had died.

Home health care aide accused of trying to help terror group

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:07pm

A home health care aide was charged with trying to aid the Islamic State group after he unwittingly planned his trip to Syria under the eye of law enforcement authorities, prosecutors said Thursday.

The Latest: Man charged with bid to help Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:07pm

The Latest on the arrest of a man accused of trying to aid the Islamic State group (all times local):

400 more homes evacuated by growing fire near Utah ski town

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:55pm

A wildfire near a southern Utah ski town that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate has doubled in size in high winds and drove out residents of 400 additional homes, authorities said Thursday.

Authorities: Ricocheted bullet meant for dog killed teen boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:55pm

A deputy's bullet that was fired at a charging pit bull apparently ricocheted off the ground and hit and killed a 17-year-old boy who had been helping to restrain the dog, authorities said Thursday.

The Latest: Woman killed by bear in Alaska was newly married

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:55pm

The Latest on a fatal black bear attack in Alaska (all times local):

Huge stuffed cow saves 2-year-old boy after fall out window

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:40pm

Police in Massachusetts are crediting a huge stuffed cow with saving 2-year-old boy who fell out of a second-story window and onto concrete below.

Rainbow Family members start gathering in Oregon

Andrew Selsky., Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:23pm

Concern is growing in a conservative, remote corner of Oregon as people start arriving in a national forest for a Rainbow Family of Living Light annual gathering, a counter-culture get-together expected to draw thousands.

The Latest: Warner says Trump 'never ceases to amaze me'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:06pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's claim that there are no recordings of his private conversations with fired FBI director James Comey (all times EDT):

Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off Hawaii

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:53pm

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency said it failed to intercept a ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii.

Ferguson making progress, Justice Department attorneys say

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:53pm

Ferguson, Missouri, is making progress in the effort to end racial bias in police and court practices, but the city needs to be more transparent, attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice told a federal judge Thursday.

Detroit judge temporarily halts deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians who fear torture if sent back

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:53pm

Detroit judge temporarily halts deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians who fear torture if sent back .

Uber rolls out in-app tipping option, matching Lyft

Michael Liedtke and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:40pm

Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart.

Man convicted of killing SWAT officer, could face execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:39pm

A man accused of fatally shooting an Ohio SWAT officer during a standoff last year has been found guilty of aggravated murder and could face the death penalty.