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EPA's work on Navajo Nation uranium sites under review

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 2:23am

A federal watchdog says it will review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to clean up abandoned uranium sites on the Navajo Nation.

New Mexico waives day-use fee to visit state parks Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 2:22am

Fees for visiting New Mexico state parks are being waived Friday as officials encourage people to spend more time outdoors.

Committees looking into Russian meddling not done yet

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 2:06am

Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of the year. But with new details in the probe emerging almost daily, that seems unlikely.

AP source: Flynn breaks with Trump team on Mueller probe

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 2:04am

In a move that could signal cooperation with the government, lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.

Found after Burning Man festival: shoes, cameras, dentures

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 1:34am

Lindsay Weiss once lost her cellphone and got it back, so she and a friend knew what they had to do when they discovered a camera under a pew during a festival in the Nevada desert - even though it meant giving up their coveted, shady seat for a musical performance.

AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 23rd - 11:42pm

Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.

Suspect arrested after Texas trooper killed on the job

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 23rd - 11:37pm

A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a Thanksgiving traffic stop in East Texas.

South Dakota lawmaker, brother-in-law drown in Cook Islands

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 23rd - 10:22pm

A South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law drowned in an apparent kayaking accident in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, where they were attending a wedding for the lawmaker's daughter, officials said Thursday.

The Latest: Trump talks up US weapons to Coast Guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 23rd - 10:00pm

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Fund for helpful homeless man collects more than $280,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 23rd - 9:54pm

A fund set up to raise money for a homeless man who helped a woman when her car ran out of gas in Philadelphia has collected more than $280,000.

Texas trooper killed during traffic stop; suspect in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 23rd - 9:47pm

A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop in East Texas on Thanksgiving.

Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probe

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 23rd - 9:28pm

Suggesting he's a victim of revenge porn from a jilted lover, Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas says he plans to go silent about the release of a nude photo of him online because police are investigating the disclosure as a possible crime against him. Authorities have not confirmed an investigation.

The Latest: Texas trooper killed during traffic stop ID'd

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 23rd - 9:22pm

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Franken's rising political star obscured by accusations

Alan Fram and Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 23rd - 7:14pm

"Many of you have jobs, many of you have families," Sen. Al Franken told Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of a hotly contested governor's election in Virginia. After an expectant pause, he leaned into the microphone and added, "Ignore them."

Man's guilty plea upheld in 2009 murder of BYU professor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 23rd - 6:28pm

The Utah Supreme Court has rejected a bid by a man convicted of killing a retired Brigham Young University professor in 2009 to withdraw his guilty plea.

3 killed in fiery crash on US Highway 95 near Council

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 23rd - 5:39pm

Authorities say three people were killed in a vehicle crash north of Boise.

Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 23rd - 5:26pm

President Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them "we're really winning" against America's foes as he celebrated Thanksgiving at his private club in Florida and provided lunch for Coast Guard men and women on duty for the holiday.

Pilot found dead after crash had flown planes his whole life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 23rd - 5:23pm

A pilot found dead after a small-plane crash in Vermont has been identified as an 89-year-old Massachusetts man who had been flying planes his entire life.

Man freed decades after double killing that rocked LA suburb

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 23rd - 4:53pm

Simi Valley was a sleepy Southern California suburb in 1979, one frequently ranked near the top of surveys of America's safest cities — in large part because hundreds of police officers from nearby Los Angeles lived there.