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  • Trump pulls Brennan's clearance, links move to Russia probe

    Trump pulls Brennan's clearance, links move to Russia probe

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:45 AM EDT2018-08-16 05:45:13 GMT
    Photo: The White HousePhoto: The White House
    Photo: The White HousePhoto: The White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is linking his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan to the special counsel's investigation into Russia election meddling and possible ties to the Trump campaign. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump pointed to Brennan as one of the people he believes is responsible for special counsel Robert Muller's investigation.  

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is linking his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan to the special counsel's investigation into Russia election meddling and possible ties to the Trump campaign. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump pointed to Brennan as one of the people he believes is responsible for special counsel Robert Muller's investigation.  

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  • Rare nickel sells for $4.5 million at auction

    Rare nickel sells for $4.5 million at auction

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:22 AM EDT2018-08-16 05:22:34 GMT
    Stack's Bower GalleriesStack's Bower Galleries

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A rare nickel has sold for $4.5 million at a Philadelphia auction. Stack's Bowers Galleries sold the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel Wednesday night during the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money at the Philadelphia Convention Center. It is named for financier Louis E. Eliasberg, who bought the coin in 1948 and amassed one of the greatest coin collections in U.S. history. 

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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A rare nickel has sold for $4.5 million at a Philadelphia auction. Stack's Bowers Galleries sold the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel Wednesday night during the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money at the Philadelphia Convention Center. It is named for financier Louis E. Eliasberg, who bought the coin in 1948 and amassed one of the greatest coin collections in U.S. history. 

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  • Passengers help deliver baby born on Minnesota bus

    Passengers help deliver baby born on Minnesota bus

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:52:34 GMT

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Passengers on a city bus in Minnesota have helped a woman deliver her baby after she went into labor. The Star Tribune reports the mother started having contractions Tuesday as the bus rolled through a neighborhood near the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus. Jane Mulcahy was seated right across from the woman. Mulcahy says the woman yelled, "The baby is coming." 

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    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Passengers on a city bus in Minnesota have helped a woman deliver her baby after she went into labor. The Star Tribune reports the mother started having contractions Tuesday as the bus rolled through a neighborhood near the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus. Jane Mulcahy was seated right across from the woman. Mulcahy says the woman yelled, "The baby is coming." 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, August 15th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, August 15th

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:31:40 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, August 15th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, August 15th.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 14th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 14th

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:11:58 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 14th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 14th.

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  • Seattle council confirms Best as new police chief

    Seattle council confirms Best as new police chief

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:34 AM EDT2018-08-14 05:34:55 GMT
    Seattle PoliceSeattle Police

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to confirm Interim Police Chief Carmen Best as the city's permanent police chief as it tries to sustain reforms designed to eliminate biased policing and unnecessary force. Best was chosen by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and was confirmed Monday. She's a 26-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department and the first black woman to serve as its permanent chief. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to confirm Interim Police Chief Carmen Best as the city's permanent police chief as it tries to sustain reforms designed to eliminate biased policing and unnecessary force. Best was chosen by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and was confirmed Monday. She's a 26-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department and the first black woman to serve as its permanent chief. 

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  • Firefighter killed battling California blaze

    Firefighter killed battling California blaze

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:27 AM EDT2018-08-14 05:27:41 GMT

    LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Utah firefighter has died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history. Authorities say the man died Monday night at a hospital after he was injured at the site of the Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco. Details haven't been released. 

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    LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Utah firefighter has died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history. Authorities say the man died Monday night at a hospital after he was injured at the site of the Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco. Details haven't been released. 

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  • 8 people killed in eastern Oregon vehicle crash

    8 people killed in eastern Oregon vehicle crash

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:19 AM EDT2018-08-14 05:19:31 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say eight people were killed in a crash involving two vehicles in the high desert of eastern Oregon.    The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the head-on collision happened after 10 a.m. Monday on Oregon Route 78 southeast of the small town of Burns.    Oregon State Police Capt. 

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say eight people were killed in a crash involving two vehicles in the high desert of eastern Oregon.    The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the head-on collision happened after 10 a.m. Monday on Oregon Route 78 southeast of the small town of Burns.    Oregon State Police Capt. 

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  • AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

    AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:53:00 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Latest on Google's location-tracking settings (all times local):    3 p.m.    Lawmakers are vowing to step up their oversight of the data collection practices of giant technology companies after an Associated Press investigation found Google continues to collect user location data even if they've used a privacy setting that claims to prevent it.    

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Latest on Google's location-tracking settings (all times local):    3 p.m.    Lawmakers are vowing to step up their oversight of the data collection practices of giant technology companies after an Associated Press investigation found Google continues to collect user location data even if they've used a privacy setting that claims to prevent it.    

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  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:35:11 GMT
    U.S. ArmyU.S. Army

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The Army says a Green Beret from Joint Base Lewis-McChord died from injuries sustained in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan on his fourth combat deployment. The News Tribune reports 36-year-old Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion was on patrol in Helmand province when he was wounded by an improvised explosive device last Tuesday. 

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The Army says a Green Beret from Joint Base Lewis-McChord died from injuries sustained in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan on his fourth combat deployment. The News Tribune reports 36-year-old Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion was on patrol in Helmand province when he was wounded by an improvised explosive device last Tuesday. 

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  • Washington increases DUI patrols leading up to Labor Day weekend

    Washington increases DUI patrols leading up to Labor Day weekend

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:19:42 GMT
    Photo: PixabayPhoto: Pixabay

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Law enforcement agencies across Washington will increase DUI patrols August 17 through September 3 to keep drivers safe during what is typically the deadliest time of the year on the state’s roadways. More than 160 local law enforcement agencies and the Washington State Patrol will participate in the emphasis patrols in search of drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Law enforcement agencies across Washington will increase DUI patrols August 17 through September 3 to keep drivers safe during what is typically the deadliest time of the year on the state’s roadways. More than 160 local law enforcement agencies and the Washington State Patrol will participate in the emphasis patrols in search of drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol. 

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  • Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat

    Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:19:27 GMT
    Ken Balcomb - Center for Whale ResearchKen Balcomb - Center for Whale Research

    SEATTLE (AP) - Whale researchers working to save an ailing killer whale have released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca.    But they didn't see the critically endangered whale called J50 take any of the eight salmon dropped from a boat Sunday. The feeding operation is part of an extraordinary response effort to save the malnourished orca. A veterinarian also injected J50 with medication using a dart Thursday.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Whale researchers working to save an ailing killer whale have released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca.    But they didn't see the critically endangered whale called J50 take any of the eight salmon dropped from a boat Sunday. The feeding operation is part of an extraordinary response effort to save the malnourished orca. A veterinarian also injected J50 with medication using a dart Thursday.    

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, August 13th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, August 13th

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:47:58 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, August 13th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, August 13th.

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  • Alaska's North Slope hit by high magnitude earthquakes

    Alaska's North Slope hit by high magnitude earthquakes

    Sunday, August 12 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-08-12 23:32:25 GMT

    KAKTOVIK, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit at 1:15 p.m. Sunday near the city of Kaktovik on Alaska's North Slope. The earthquake came several hours after the North Slope was struck by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, according to the state's seismologist.  

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    KAKTOVIK, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit at 1:15 p.m. Sunday near the city of Kaktovik on Alaska's North Slope. The earthquake came several hours after the North Slope was struck by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, according to the state's seismologist.  

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  • White House blasts Omarosa for recording talks

    White House blasts Omarosa for recording talks

    Sunday, August 12 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-08-12 23:14:19 GMT
    Photo: Omarosa / FacebookPhoto: Omarosa / Facebook
    Photo: Omarosa / FacebookPhoto: Omarosa / Facebook

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - The White House is blasting former staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman for secretly recording a conversation with chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the "very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room, shows a blatant disregard for our national security."

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    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - The White House is blasting former staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman for secretly recording a conversation with chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the "very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room, shows a blatant disregard for our national security."

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  • Lightning ignites several fires in Glacier National Park

    Lightning ignites several fires in Glacier National Park

    Sunday, August 12 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-08-12 22:07:02 GMT
    Glacier National ParkGlacier National Park

    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Firefighters are responding to multiple wildfires started by lightning in Glacier National Park. The National Park Service says at least three fires were started Saturday night. The size of the fires has not yet been determined. One of the fires is visible from the Going-to-the-Sun Road. A team of smoke jumpers as well have air tankers have been ordered to help fight the fires.  

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    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Firefighters are responding to multiple wildfires started by lightning in Glacier National Park. The National Park Service says at least three fires were started Saturday night. The size of the fires has not yet been determined. One of the fires is visible from the Going-to-the-Sun Road. A team of smoke jumpers as well have air tankers have been ordered to help fight the fires.  

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  • Deadly crash spills 50,000 pounds of peaches in California

    Deadly crash spills 50,000 pounds of peaches in California

    Sunday, August 12 2018 4:15 PM EDT2018-08-12 20:15:53 GMT
    Brandon Atchison / KCRABrandon Atchison / KCRA

    SUTTER COUNTY, Calif. - A deadly crash involving an RV and a semi-trailer on Highway 99 Saturday afternoon in Sutter County blocked both the northbound and southbound lanes. According to KCRA, a man driving the RV towing a minivan made a U-turn on the northbound lanes of Highway 99, the California Highway Patrol said. The man thought the road was clear and did not see the semi-trailer strike his vehicle around 2:15 p.m. 

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    SUTTER COUNTY, Calif. - A deadly crash involving an RV and a semi-trailer on Highway 99 Saturday afternoon in Sutter County blocked both the northbound and southbound lanes. According to KCRA, a man driving the RV towing a minivan made a U-turn on the northbound lanes of Highway 99, the California Highway Patrol said. The man thought the road was clear and did not see the semi-trailer strike his vehicle around 2:15 p.m. 

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  • Dog running on Massachusetts interstate can't resist lure of stuffed teddy

    Dog running on Massachusetts interstate can't resist lure of stuffed teddy

    Sunday, August 12 2018 3:21 PM EDT2018-08-12 19:21:36 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A dog could not resist being lured away from a busy Massachusetts highway by a teddy bear. The Massachusetts State Police got multiple calls of a dog dashing through traffic on Interstate 291 in Springfield on Sunday morning. MassLive.com reports Trooper Corey Brown responded and saw a Doberman pinscher running down a lane. Brown grabbed a stuffed pink teddy bear from his cruiser. 

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    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A dog could not resist being lured away from a busy Massachusetts highway by a teddy bear. The Massachusetts State Police got multiple calls of a dog dashing through traffic on Interstate 291 in Springfield on Sunday morning. MassLive.com reports Trooper Corey Brown responded and saw a Doberman pinscher running down a lane. Brown grabbed a stuffed pink teddy bear from his cruiser. 

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  • Tetons might get 2 new weather stations

    Tetons might get 2 new weather stations

    Sunday, August 12 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-08-12 19:12:51 GMT

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An effort is underway to install two new weather stations before winter in the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the Grand Teton National Park Foundation is working to raise $25,000 by Sept. 1 to install the new weather stations. One would measure wind, the other snowfall.    

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    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An effort is underway to install two new weather stations before winter in the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the Grand Teton National Park Foundation is working to raise $25,000 by Sept. 1 to install the new weather stations. One would measure wind, the other snowfall.    

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  • Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

    Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

    Sunday, August 12 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-08-12 18:02:59 GMT

    FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) - Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says it watched the orca, known as J35, chase a school of salmon in Haro Strait west of San Juan Island on Saturday afternoon.  

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    FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) - Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says it watched the orca, known as J35, chase a school of salmon in Haro Strait west of San Juan Island on Saturday afternoon.  

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  • King County detective suspended after Uber driver attack

    King County detective suspended after Uber driver attack

    Saturday, August 11 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-08-12 00:00:05 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The King County Sheriff's Office says a detective was suspended for four days without pay after an internal investigation determined she punched, kicked, scratched and slapped an Uber driver while she was off duty. King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht said this week that detective Janette Luitgaarden would serve the suspension for unbecoming conduct in the Nov. 4, 2017 incident.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The King County Sheriff's Office says a detective was suspended for four days without pay after an internal investigation determined she punched, kicked, scratched and slapped an Uber driver while she was off duty. King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht said this week that detective Janette Luitgaarden would serve the suspension for unbecoming conduct in the Nov. 4, 2017 incident.    

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  • In wake of book, Trump calls Omarosa 'a lowlife'

    In wake of book, Trump calls Omarosa 'a lowlife'

    Saturday, August 11 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-08-11 23:27:45 GMT
    Photo: Omarosa / FacebookPhoto: Omarosa / Facebook

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump has one word to describe former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman: "Lowlife."   Manigault Newman claims in an upcoming book, "Unhinged," that Trump used racial slurs on the set of his reality show "The Apprentice." She also says she later concluded that he is a racist and a bigot.

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    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump has one word to describe former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman: "Lowlife."   Manigault Newman claims in an upcoming book, "Unhinged," that Trump used racial slurs on the set of his reality show "The Apprentice." She also says she later concluded that he is a racist and a bigot.

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  • Morning surprise: Boa constrictor found under car hood

    Morning surprise: Boa constrictor found under car hood

    Saturday, August 11 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-08-11 23:11:59 GMT
    Stoughton PoliceStoughton Police

    STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) - Woah, it's a boa! One Massachusetts resident popped their car hood to check fluids to find a boa constrictor staring right back. The Stoughton Police Department says a local resident called their office Saturday morning after finding the snake. The animal was safely captured by Animal Control Officers who responded to the scene. No one was injured.

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    STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) - Woah, it's a boa! One Massachusetts resident popped their car hood to check fluids to find a boa constrictor staring right back. The Stoughton Police Department says a local resident called their office Saturday morning after finding the snake. The animal was safely captured by Animal Control Officers who responded to the scene. No one was injured.

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  • Airplane stolen from Sea-Tac airport by employee crashes

    Airplane stolen from Sea-Tac airport by employee crashes

    Saturday, August 11 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-08-11 22:55:41 GMT

    SEATAC, Wash. - Officials at Sea-Tac International Airport say an Alaska Airlines plane that was stolen by an airline employee and has crashed in Washington state. Airport officials say in a tweet Friday night that an airline employee "conducted an unauthorized takeoff without passengers."    Witnesses reported seeing the plane being chased by military aircraft near the airport.

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    SEATAC, Wash. - Officials at Sea-Tac International Airport say an Alaska Airlines plane that was stolen by an airline employee and has crashed in Washington state. Airport officials say in a tweet Friday night that an airline employee "conducted an unauthorized takeoff without passengers."    Witnesses reported seeing the plane being chased by military aircraft near the airport.

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  • New US sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low

    New US sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low

    Saturday, August 11 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-08-11 20:01:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. Not this time. The Trump administration announcement of export restrictions in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain sent the ruble tumbling to a two-year low and drew a stern warning from its prime minister. 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. Not this time. The Trump administration announcement of export restrictions in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain sent the ruble tumbling to a two-year low and drew a stern warning from its prime minister. 

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  • Man charged over loaded gun in 4-year-old son's backpack

    Man charged over loaded gun in 4-year-old son's backpack

    Saturday, August 11 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-08-11 19:57:48 GMT

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois man is charged with reckless conduct after authorities say his 4-year-old son found a gun in a backpack his father had brought to him at day care. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that authorities say 32-year-old Joshua Finley of Maryville packed a "nap time bag" that also contained sheets and blankets, then brought it to a day care in Glen Carbon on July 2. 

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    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois man is charged with reckless conduct after authorities say his 4-year-old son found a gun in a backpack his father had brought to him at day care. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that authorities say 32-year-old Joshua Finley of Maryville packed a "nap time bag" that also contained sheets and blankets, then brought it to a day care in Glen Carbon on July 2. 

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  • Pope to youth: Dream, don't let fear make you pessimistic

    Pope to youth: Dream, don't let fear make you pessimistic

    Saturday, August 11 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-08-11 19:51:08 GMT
    Photo: Jeon Han / CC BY-SA 2.0Photo: Jeon Han / CC BY-SA 2.0

    ROME (AP) - Pope Francis has told Italian Catholic youths in Rome to pursue their dreams despite job market worries. Tens of thousands of young people filled Rome's ancient Circus Maximus on Saturday evening to hear Francis advise them to ignore adults who warn against certain professions, saying they are not in demand.  Many walked for days to reach the rally. Francis answered questions submitted in advance. 

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    ROME (AP) - Pope Francis has told Italian Catholic youths in Rome to pursue their dreams despite job market worries. Tens of thousands of young people filled Rome's ancient Circus Maximus on Saturday evening to hear Francis advise them to ignore adults who warn against certain professions, saying they are not in demand.  Many walked for days to reach the rally. Francis answered questions submitted in advance. 

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  • Organization raising money for crisis nursery in Great Falls

    Organization raising money for crisis nursery in Great Falls

    Saturday, August 11 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-08-11 19:42:11 GMT
    Photo: PixabayPhoto: Pixabay

    GREAT FALLS, Mont (AP) - An organization in Great Falls is raising money to open a crisis nursery in an effort to reduce the number of child abuse and neglect cases. The Great Falls Tribune reports the concept for Toby's House Crisis Nursery was born after 2-year-old October "Toby" Perez was killed by her mother's boyfriend in 2011. 

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont (AP) - An organization in Great Falls is raising money to open a crisis nursery in an effort to reduce the number of child abuse and neglect cases. The Great Falls Tribune reports the concept for Toby's House Crisis Nursery was born after 2-year-old October "Toby" Perez was killed by her mother's boyfriend in 2011. 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, August 10th

    Mad Minute stories from Friday, August 10th

    Friday, August 10 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-08-10 20:31:50 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, August 10th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, August 10th.

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  • DUI arrests with children passengers rising in western Washington

    DUI arrests with children passengers rising in western Washington

    Friday, August 10 2018 1:44 AM EDT2018-08-10 05:44:20 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say the number of intoxicated drivers arrested while children are in the car is rising in western Washington state. KING-TV reports Washington State Patrol says District 8 troopers have made 30 DUI arrests with minors present this year. That number is typically the average for an entire year.  According to troopers, the two most recent arrests occurred Wednesday, involving a five-year-old passenger in Shelton and a 16-year-old passenger in Elma. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say the number of intoxicated drivers arrested while children are in the car is rising in western Washington state. KING-TV reports Washington State Patrol says District 8 troopers have made 30 DUI arrests with minors present this year. That number is typically the average for an entire year.  According to troopers, the two most recent arrests occurred Wednesday, involving a five-year-old passenger in Shelton and a 16-year-old passenger in Elma. 

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  • New Zealand to ban plastic shopping bags from next year

    New Zealand to ban plastic shopping bags from next year

    Friday, August 10 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-08-10 05:13:35 GMT

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand plans to ban disposable plastic shopping bags by next July as the nation tries to live up to its clean-and-green image. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday that New Zealanders use hundreds of millions of the bags each year and that some of them end up polluting the precious coastal and marine environment. 

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    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand plans to ban disposable plastic shopping bags by next July as the nation tries to live up to its clean-and-green image. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday that New Zealanders use hundreds of millions of the bags each year and that some of them end up polluting the precious coastal and marine environment. 

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  • Hoops coach pleads not guilty for punch that killed tourist

    Hoops coach pleads not guilty for punch that killed tourist

    Friday, August 10 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-08-10 04:57:53 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - A rising college basketball coaching star accused of throwing a punch that killed a New York City tourist who had apparently mistaken him for an Uber driver pleaded not guilty Thursday to an assault charge. Wake Forest University assistant coach Jamill Jones attacked digital marketing guru Sandor Szabo around 1:15 a.m. last Sunday in Queens, causing him to fall and smash his head on the sidewalk, police said.    

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    NEW YORK (AP) - A rising college basketball coaching star accused of throwing a punch that killed a New York City tourist who had apparently mistaken him for an Uber driver pleaded not guilty Thursday to an assault charge. Wake Forest University assistant coach Jamill Jones attacked digital marketing guru Sandor Szabo around 1:15 a.m. last Sunday in Queens, causing him to fall and smash his head on the sidewalk, police said.    

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  • Family says puppy stolen from terminally ill 5-year-old

    Family says puppy stolen from terminally ill 5-year-old

    Thursday, August 9 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-08-10 02:58:01 GMT

    BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina mother says someone broke in to her family's home and stole a puppy belonging to her terminally ill, 5-year-old daughter. Shala Browning tells the Burlington Times-News that she and her family, including daughter Zakaia Gray, went out Saturday for her birthday. She says they returned home that night and noticed Zakaia's 11-week-old American Bully named Annabella May was missing.    

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    BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina mother says someone broke in to her family's home and stole a puppy belonging to her terminally ill, 5-year-old daughter. Shala Browning tells the Burlington Times-News that she and her family, including daughter Zakaia Gray, went out Saturday for her birthday. She says they returned home that night and noticed Zakaia's 11-week-old American Bully named Annabella May was missing.    

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  • 3 Seahawks leave field prior to national anthem

    3 Seahawks leave field prior to national anthem

    Thursday, August 9 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-08-10 02:48:50 GMT
    Photo: SeahawksPhoto: Seahawks

    SEATTLE (AP) - Three Seattle Seahawks players ran into the tunnel leading to the team's locker room prior to the national anthem on Thursday night. Defensive linemen Branden Jackson and Quinton Jefferson, and offensive lineman Duane Brown left the field following team introductions and before the start of the anthem. They returned to the sideline immediately after it concluded. All three were among a group of Seattle players that sat during the anthem last season.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Three Seattle Seahawks players ran into the tunnel leading to the team's locker room prior to the national anthem on Thursday night. Defensive linemen Branden Jackson and Quinton Jefferson, and offensive lineman Duane Brown left the field following team introductions and before the start of the anthem. They returned to the sideline immediately after it concluded. All three were among a group of Seattle players that sat during the anthem last season.    

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  • Teams heading out to help ailing Northwest orca

    Teams heading out to help ailing Northwest orca

    Thursday, August 9 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-08-09 23:21:15 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Teams of whale experts are racing out to sea to help an ailing young killer whale spotted between the U.S. and Canada. But they don't plan to intervene to help a mother orca in the same critically endangered pod that also has them worried. That whale has been pushing the body of her dead calf for more than two weeks.  

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Teams of whale experts are racing out to sea to help an ailing young killer whale spotted between the U.S. and Canada. But they don't plan to intervene to help a mother orca in the same critically endangered pod that also has them worried. That whale has been pushing the body of her dead calf for more than two weeks.  

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, August 9th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, August 9th

    Thursday, August 9 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-08-09 21:29:18 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, August 9th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, August 9th.

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  • US imposing new Russia sanctions over fatal chemical attack

    US imposing new Russia sanctions over fatal chemical attack

    Thursday, August 9 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-08-09 05:18:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has determined that Russia used a nerve agent to poison two people in Britain and, in retaliation, is imposing new sanctions. The State Department said Wednesday the determination of illegal use of a chemical weapon came in the case of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. Both were poisoned earlier this year with the military-grade nerve agent Novichok and Sergei Skripal, a former spy, died.  

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has determined that Russia used a nerve agent to poison two people in Britain and, in retaliation, is imposing new sanctions. The State Department said Wednesday the determination of illegal use of a chemical weapon came in the case of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. Both were poisoned earlier this year with the military-grade nerve agent Novichok and Sergei Skripal, a former spy, died.  

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  • For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits

    For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits

    Thursday, August 9 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-08-09 05:02:00 GMT
    Photo: US ArmyPhoto: US Army
    The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship - at least temporarily.    A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program, effective immediately.    It was not clear how many recruits were impacted by the action, and the Pentagon did not immediately r...>>
    The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship - at least temporarily.    A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program, effective immediately.    It was not clear how many recruits were impacted by the action, and the Pentagon did not immediately r...>>
  • Court upholds ex-Stanford swimmer's sex assault conviction

    Court upholds ex-Stanford swimmer's sex assault conviction

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-08-08 23:54:01 GMT
    Photo: Santa Clara County Sheriff's OfficePhoto: Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An appeals court has rejected a former Stanford University swimmer's bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault conviction. The three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal ruled unanimously Wednesday that Brock Turner received a fair trial. A San Jose jury in 2016 convicted Turner of sexually assaulting a young, intoxicated woman outside an on-campus fraternity party.  

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An appeals court has rejected a former Stanford University swimmer's bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault conviction. The three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal ruled unanimously Wednesday that Brock Turner received a fair trial. A San Jose jury in 2016 convicted Turner of sexually assaulting a young, intoxicated woman outside an on-campus fraternity party.  

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  • Grieving orca still swimming with her dead calf in Northwest

    Grieving orca still swimming with her dead calf in Northwest

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-08-08 23:42:20 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - An endangered orca is still clinging to her dead calf more than two weeks after her newborn died. Michael Milstein, a spokesman with NOAA Fisheries, says researchers on Wednesday spotted the 20-year-old whale known as J35 carrying her dead young off the tip of Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The calf died July 24 and the image of the mother whale clinging to the dead calf has struck an emotional chord worldwide.  

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    SEATTLE (AP) - An endangered orca is still clinging to her dead calf more than two weeks after her newborn died. Michael Milstein, a spokesman with NOAA Fisheries, says researchers on Wednesday spotted the 20-year-old whale known as J35 carrying her dead young off the tip of Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The calf died July 24 and the image of the mother whale clinging to the dead calf has struck an emotional chord worldwide.  

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  • Washington State Library awarded $280,000 to digitize historic newspapers

    Washington State Library awarded $280,000 to digitize historic newspapers

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-08-08 23:04:10 GMT
    Washington State Library - FacebookWashington State Library - Facebook

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - With a new $280,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the Office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman will break fresh ground in its nationally-recognized project of digitizing historic newspapers. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - With a new $280,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the Office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman will break fresh ground in its nationally-recognized project of digitizing historic newspapers. 

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  • Man upset by wife's illness kills them both at hospital

    Man upset by wife's illness kills them both at hospital

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:33:44 GMT

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) - A man who said he wanted to end his ailing wife's suffering shot her to death in her bed at a suburban New York hospital Wednesday and then killed himself, police said. Richard DeLucia, 71, left a note at the couple's condo indicating he was distraught about how his wife, Ann, 70, was suffering and wanted to put a stop to her ordeal, Westchester County police spokesman Kieran O'Leary said. 

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    VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) - A man who said he wanted to end his ailing wife's suffering shot her to death in her bed at a suburban New York hospital Wednesday and then killed himself, police said. Richard DeLucia, 71, left a note at the couple's condo indicating he was distraught about how his wife, Ann, 70, was suffering and wanted to put a stop to her ordeal, Westchester County police spokesman Kieran O'Leary said. 

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  • 'Superman' actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

    'Superman' actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:28:00 GMT
    Photo: Warner Bros.Photo: Warner Bros.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Margot Kidder's daughter says the Superman actress' death has been ruled a suicide. Maggie McGuane told The Associated Press Wednesday that she knew her mother died by suicide when she was brought to Kidder's Montana home in May, and that it is a big relief to have the truth out. Park County Coroner Richard Wood said in a statement that Kidder died May 13 in her Livingston home "as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose."   

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Margot Kidder's daughter says the Superman actress' death has been ruled a suicide. Maggie McGuane told The Associated Press Wednesday that she knew her mother died by suicide when she was brought to Kidder's Montana home in May, and that it is a big relief to have the truth out. Park County Coroner Richard Wood said in a statement that Kidder died May 13 in her Livingston home "as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose."   

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, August 8th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, August 8th

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-08-08 21:48:09 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, August 8th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, August 8th.

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  • EPA reconsiders Washington's contentious water rules

    EPA reconsiders Washington's contentious water rules

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-08-08 21:45:36 GMT
    Photo: PixabayPhoto: Pixabay

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering water quality standards it approved for Washington state two years ago after business groups requested a review. In November 2016, the EPA under the Obama Administration finalized water quality standards for Washington tied partly to how much fish people eat. The EPA approved some aspects of the state's plan but decided in many cases to set stricter limits than the state had wanted. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering water quality standards it approved for Washington state two years ago after business groups requested a review. In November 2016, the EPA under the Obama Administration finalized water quality standards for Washington tied partly to how much fish people eat. The EPA approved some aspects of the state's plan but decided in many cases to set stricter limits than the state had wanted. 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 7th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 7th

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 2:18 AM EDT2018-08-08 06:18:21 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 7th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 7th.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, August 6th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, August 6th

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 2:28 AM EDT2018-08-07 06:28:56 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, August 6th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, August 6th.

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  • Identical twin sisters marry identical twin brothers at festival

    Identical twin sisters marry identical twin brothers at festival

    Sunday, August 5 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-08-06 00:09:02 GMT
    Summit County Probate CourtSummit County Probate Court

    TWINSBURG, Ohio - It was love at first sight times two. Two identical twins married another set of identical twins at a Twin Festival in Ohio over the weekend. Brittany Deane and Josh Salyers as well as Briana Deane and Jeremy Salyers obtained their marriage licenses from the Summit County Probate Court last week. 

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    TWINSBURG, Ohio - It was love at first sight times two. Two identical twins married another set of identical twins at a Twin Festival in Ohio over the weekend. Brittany Deane and Josh Salyers as well as Briana Deane and Jeremy Salyers obtained their marriage licenses from the Summit County Probate Court last week. 

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  • Pop star Demi Lovato vows to keep fighting addiction

    Pop star Demi Lovato vows to keep fighting addiction

    Sunday, August 5 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-08-05 23:35:46 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - In her first public comments since an overdose put her into the hospital, singer Demi Lovato says she remains committed to overcoming addiction. "I will keep fighting," Lovato wrote Sunday in a post on Instagram. She also thanked her fans, family, team and staff at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. She reportedly overdosed on drugs at her Hollywood Hills home on July 24. 

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - In her first public comments since an overdose put her into the hospital, singer Demi Lovato says she remains committed to overcoming addiction. "I will keep fighting," Lovato wrote Sunday in a post on Instagram. She also thanked her fans, family, team and staff at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. She reportedly overdosed on drugs at her Hollywood Hills home on July 24. 

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  • Trump appears to change his story about meeting

    Trump appears to change his story about meeting

    Sunday, August 5 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-08-05 23:30:08 GMT

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to change his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation. Trump tweeted that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent. But 13 months ago, the president gave a far different explanation for the meeting, saying it was about the adoption of Russian children.
      

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    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to change his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation. Trump tweeted that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent. But 13 months ago, the president gave a far different explanation for the meeting, saying it was about the adoption of Russian children.
      

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  • Message led to discovery of 11 kids in New Mexico compound

    Message led to discovery of 11 kids in New Mexico compound

    Sunday, August 5 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-08-05 22:21:31 GMT

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) - A message from someone inside a makeshift compound in rural northern New Mexico that people were starving is what led to the discovery of 11 children living in filthy conditions. Taos County Sheriff's officials say the children, ranging from age 1 to 15, were removed from the compound in the small community of Amalia and turned over to state child-welfare workers. 

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    TAOS, N.M. (AP) - A message from someone inside a makeshift compound in rural northern New Mexico that people were starving is what led to the discovery of 11 children living in filthy conditions. Taos County Sheriff's officials say the children, ranging from age 1 to 15, were removed from the compound in the small community of Amalia and turned over to state child-welfare workers. 

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  • Deputies seek armed teen who held up boy's lemonade stand

    Deputies seek armed teen who held up boy's lemonade stand

    Sunday, August 5 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-08-05 22:02:12 GMT

    MONROE, N.C. (AP) - Deputies in North Carolina say they're seeking a teenager who robbed a 9-year-old's lemonade stand at gunpoint. The Union County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that the stickup happened near a traffic roundabout in Monroe, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of Charlotte. 

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    MONROE, N.C. (AP) - Deputies in North Carolina say they're seeking a teenager who robbed a 9-year-old's lemonade stand at gunpoint. The Union County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that the stickup happened near a traffic roundabout in Monroe, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of Charlotte. 

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  • Idaho woman injured in accidental shooting

    Idaho woman injured in accidental shooting

    Sunday, August 5 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-08-05 21:53:51 GMT

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A 45-year-old woman was seriously injured after what appears to be an accidental shooting in a Nampa neighborhood. KIVI-TV reports Nampa police were called to the home at about 9:30 p.m. Friday. Officials say an adult female was in her front yard near her vehicle when she was struck in the chest by a single gunshot. The shot appeared to have come from a residence across the street.

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    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A 45-year-old woman was seriously injured after what appears to be an accidental shooting in a Nampa neighborhood. KIVI-TV reports Nampa police were called to the home at about 9:30 p.m. Friday. Officials say an adult female was in her front yard near her vehicle when she was struck in the chest by a single gunshot. The shot appeared to have come from a residence across the street.

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  • European allies uneasy as US restores Iran sanctions

    European allies uneasy as US restores Iran sanctions

    Sunday, August 5 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-08-05 21:45:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - As the Trump administration readies to re-impose sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord, America's European allies fear greater regional instability. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the landmark agreement, signed by the U.S. and five other world powers, remains one of the most consequential foreign policy decisions of his presidency. 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - As the Trump administration readies to re-impose sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord, America's European allies fear greater regional instability. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the landmark agreement, signed by the U.S. and five other world powers, remains one of the most consequential foreign policy decisions of his presidency. 

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  • Five killed in plane crash in California parking lot

    Five killed in plane crash in California parking lot

    Sunday, August 5 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-08-05 21:15:00 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say five people on board a small plane were killed but nobody on the ground was hurt when the Cessna crashed in a Southern California parking lot.    Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac says the twin-engine plane declared an emergency Sunday before crashing about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from Orange County's John Wayne Airport.

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    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say five people on board a small plane were killed but nobody on the ground was hurt when the Cessna crashed in a Southern California parking lot.    Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac says the twin-engine plane declared an emergency Sunday before crashing about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from Orange County's John Wayne Airport.

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  • Flagstaff firefighters rescue man trapped in storm drain for 2 days

    Flagstaff firefighters rescue man trapped in storm drain for 2 days

    Sunday, August 5 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-08-05 20:34:05 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Flagstaff Fire Department rescued a man Saturday who said he was trapped in a storm drain for two days. According to KNPX, a rescue crew found the man Saturday morning in east Flagstaff. He was 30 feet down a series of storm drains and about 40 yards away from where he fell, the fire department said. The man told the rescue crew he had been trapped for two days in adverse weather conditions and standing water, a Flagstaff FD release said. 

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    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Flagstaff Fire Department rescued a man Saturday who said he was trapped in a storm drain for two days. According to KNPX, a rescue crew found the man Saturday morning in east Flagstaff. He was 30 feet down a series of storm drains and about 40 yards away from where he fell, the fire department said. The man told the rescue crew he had been trapped for two days in adverse weather conditions and standing water, a Flagstaff FD release said. 

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  • Amazon removes Nazi-themed items after complaints

    Amazon removes Nazi-themed items after complaints

    Sunday, August 5 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-08-05 19:50:48 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon says it has removed items with Nazi or white supremacist symbols from its website after criticism from advocacy groups.    An executive for the Seattle-based online retail giant says the company has blocked the accounts of some retailers and might suspend them.    Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota complained to Amazon. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon says it has removed items with Nazi or white supremacist symbols from its website after criticism from advocacy groups.    An executive for the Seattle-based online retail giant says the company has blocked the accounts of some retailers and might suspend them.    Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota complained to Amazon. 

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  • Death toll now at 39 after strong earthquake in Indonesia

    Death toll now at 39 after strong earthquake in Indonesia

    Sunday, August 5 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-08-05 18:37:54 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - The head of the disaster management agency in Indonesia's West Nusa Tenggara province, Muhammad Rum, says the death toll from an earthquake that hit the tourist island of Lombok has risen to 39. The magnitude 7.0 quake centered on northern Lombok struck early Sunday evening and was also felt strongly in neighboring Bali, where it damaged buildings. Officials initially reported that at least three people had been killed.

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    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - The head of the disaster management agency in Indonesia's West Nusa Tenggara province, Muhammad Rum, says the death toll from an earthquake that hit the tourist island of Lombok has risen to 39. The magnitude 7.0 quake centered on northern Lombok struck early Sunday evening and was also felt strongly in neighboring Bali, where it damaged buildings. Officials initially reported that at least three people had been killed.

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  • 80 tortoises among refugees from Northern California fire

    80 tortoises among refugees from Northern California fire

    Thursday, August 2 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-08-03 02:13:14 GMT

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Among the refugees from the massive and deadly wildfires in Northern California were some hard-shelled survivors: 80 tortoises. Ken and Kate Hoffman, who run the Tortoise Acres sanctuary, fled on Saturday as ash, smoke and embers rained down on their property in Anderson, near Redding. It was threatened by a wildfire that's killed six people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes. KQED-TV says the Hoffmans packed up their belongings and animals, including...

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    REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Among the refugees from the massive and deadly wildfires in Northern California were some hard-shelled survivors: 80 tortoises. Ken and Kate Hoffman, who run the Tortoise Acres sanctuary, fled on Saturday as ash, smoke and embers rained down on their property in Anderson, near Redding. It was threatened by a wildfire that's killed six people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes. KQED-TV says the Hoffmans packed up their belongings and animals, including...

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  • No demonstrations during anthem at Hall of Fame game

    No demonstrations during anthem at Hall of Fame game

    Thursday, August 2 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-08-03 01:56:53 GMT

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) - There were no demonstrations by any players during the singing of the national anthem Thursday night at the Hall of Fame game. All players and coaches for the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens stood as the NFL's preseason began. The NFL modified its national anthem protocol in May, prohibiting any sort of demonstrations for 2018, but allowing players to remain in the locker room during "The Star-Spangled Banner" if they chose to. Individual ...

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    CANTON, Ohio (AP) - There were no demonstrations by any players during the singing of the national anthem Thursday night at the Hall of Fame game. All players and coaches for the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens stood as the NFL's preseason began. The NFL modified its national anthem protocol in May, prohibiting any sort of demonstrations for 2018, but allowing players to remain in the locker room during "The Star-Spangled Banner" if they chose to. Individual ...

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  • Park investigating after viral video shows man taunting bison in Yellowstone

    Park investigating after viral video shows man taunting bison in Yellowstone

    Thursday, August 2 2018 8:53 PM EDT2018-08-03 00:53:45 GMT

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Yellowstone National Park officials say they are investigating after a video surfaced of a man taunting a bison in the park.  Lindsey Jones shared the video on Facebook this week, showing a man out of his car approaching a bison, flexing and grunting at the animal. That video has been viewed more than a million times.  Neal Herbert, a public affairs officer for the park said the incident happened on the 

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    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Yellowstone National Park officials say they are investigating after a video surfaced of a man taunting a bison in the park.  Lindsey Jones shared the video on Facebook this week, showing a man out of his car approaching a bison, flexing and grunting at the animal. That video has been viewed more than a million times.  Neal Herbert, a public affairs officer for the park said the incident happened on the 

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  • Feline and hen seeking refuge from CA fire become fast friends

    Feline and hen seeking refuge from CA fire become fast friends

    Thursday, August 2 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-08-02 23:08:08 GMT
    (Grass Valley Fire Department via AP)(Grass Valley Fire Department via AP)
    (Grass Valley Fire Department via AP)(Grass Valley Fire Department via AP)

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A cat seeking refuge from a raging Northern California wildfire found a fine-feathered friend as it awaited rescue from the heat and flames. The Grass Valley Fire Department said Thursday a cat and chicken it rescued over the weekend are recovering from burns with the help of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The feline and hen were found Saturday huddling together on the front porch of a home in Redding during a firefighters' patrol

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    REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A cat seeking refuge from a raging Northern California wildfire found a fine-feathered friend as it awaited rescue from the heat and flames. The Grass Valley Fire Department said Thursday a cat and chicken it rescued over the weekend are recovering from burns with the help of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The feline and hen were found Saturday huddling together on the front porch of a home in Redding during a firefighters' patrol

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, August 2nd

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, August 2nd

    Thursday, August 2 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-08-02 21:40:05 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, August 2nd.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, August 2nd.

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  • New Oregon wildfire prompting mandatory evacuations

    New Oregon wildfire prompting mandatory evacuations

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 8:30 PM EDT2018-08-02 00:30:32 GMT
    New Oregon wildfire prompting mandatory evacuationsNew Oregon wildfire prompting mandatory evacuations
    Texas teen calls mom, a 911 dispatcher, to say house ablazeTexas teen calls mom, a 911 dispatcher, to say house ablaze

    DUFUR, Ore. (AP) - A new fast-moving fire has forced mandatory evacuations south of The Dalles. The Wasco County Sheriff's Office told residents southwest of Dufur between South Valley Road and Friend Road and between Hix Road and Kingsley Road on Wednesday afternoon to leave the area immediately.  The Oregon Department of Forestry says the South Valley fire started at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and was growing quickly.    Forestry spokeswoman Christie Shaw told ...

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    DUFUR, Ore. (AP) - A new fast-moving fire has forced mandatory evacuations south of The Dalles. The Wasco County Sheriff's Office told residents southwest of Dufur between South Valley Road and Friend Road and between Hix Road and Kingsley Road on Wednesday afternoon to leave the area immediately.  The Oregon Department of Forestry says the South Valley fire started at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and was growing quickly.    Forestry spokeswoman Christie Shaw told ...

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  • Judge tosses lawsuit against Orlando police after massacre

    Judge tosses lawsuit against Orlando police after massacre

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-08-01 23:00:08 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit which claimed police officers didn't do enough to stop the gunman responsible for a massacre at a Florida nightclub, but he gave survivors and family members two weeks to file another complaint. U.S. District Judge Paul Byron said Wednesday that the claims weren't specific enough to allow the city of Orlando and the police officers to make an adequate defense. The lawsuit named just one police officer who was worki...

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit which claimed police officers didn't do enough to stop the gunman responsible for a massacre at a Florida nightclub, but he gave survivors and family members two weeks to file another complaint. U.S. District Judge Paul Byron said Wednesday that the claims weren't specific enough to allow the city of Orlando and the police officers to make an adequate defense. The lawsuit named just one police officer who was worki...

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  • White House slams Justice over 3D-printed guns

    White House slams Justice over 3D-printed guns

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-08-01 21:43:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The White House is slamming the Department of Justice for dropping litigation that would have prevented the posting of instructions on how to make 3D-printed guns.    Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that DOJ "made a deal without the president's approval."  She said the president was "glad this efforts was delayed" so he can review the material. Sanders added that the 

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The White House is slamming the Department of Justice for dropping litigation that would have prevented the posting of instructions on how to make 3D-printed guns.    Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that DOJ "made a deal without the president's approval."  She said the president was "glad this efforts was delayed" so he can review the material. Sanders added that the 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, August 1st

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, August 1st

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-08-01 21:38:07 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, August 1st.
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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, August 1st.
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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 31st

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 31st

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 2:03 AM EDT2018-08-01 06:03:18 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 31st.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 31st.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 30th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 30th

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 2:01 AM EDT2018-07-31 06:01:14 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 30th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 30th.

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  • Tokyo 2020 organizers say venue delays won't hit test events

    Tokyo 2020 organizers say venue delays won't hit test events

    Saturday, July 28 2018 1:39 AM EDT2018-07-28 05:39:47 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) - Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics insist construction delays at two key venues will have no impact on preparations for the games, including test events. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced last month construction of the Olympic Aquatics Center and the Sea Forest Waterway will be delayed by two months. This led to media reports organizers would have to reshuffle test event schedules. 

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    TOKYO (AP) - Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics insist construction delays at two key venues will have no impact on preparations for the games, including test events. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced last month construction of the Olympic Aquatics Center and the Sea Forest Waterway will be delayed by two months. This led to media reports organizers would have to reshuffle test event schedules. 

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  • Falcons' Blank defends players' rights in anthem protests

    Falcons' Blank defends players' rights in anthem protests

    Saturday, July 28 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-07-28 04:28:09 GMT

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank believes players should have the right to speak out on important issues even though he isn't expecting national anthem protests from his team this season. Blank says just like last season, Falcons players have been asked to stand for the national anthem. He said the Falcons are "very committed to the military." 

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    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank believes players should have the right to speak out on important issues even though he isn't expecting national anthem protests from his team this season. Blank says just like last season, Falcons players have been asked to stand for the national anthem. He said the Falcons are "very committed to the military." 

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  • Disneyland to pay its California workers $15 an hour

    Disneyland to pay its California workers $15 an hour

    Saturday, July 28 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-07-28 04:22:01 GMT
    Photo: PixabayPhoto: Pixabay

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Disneyland has agreed to raise the minimum wage for employees at its California theme park to $15 an hour. Disneyland Resort announced the 40 percent increase on Thursday and says it will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. As part of a deal with labor unions, the resort says it will immediately increase the current minimum of $11 an hour to $13.25. It'll be at $15.45 in 2020. 

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    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Disneyland has agreed to raise the minimum wage for employees at its California theme park to $15 an hour. Disneyland Resort announced the 40 percent increase on Thursday and says it will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. As part of a deal with labor unions, the resort says it will immediately increase the current minimum of $11 an hour to $13.25. It'll be at $15.45 in 2020. 

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  • Man says officers beat him, called him a 'fake American'

    Man says officers beat him, called him a 'fake American'

    Saturday, July 28 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-07-28 04:00:11 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two white New Orleans police officers have been fired after they were accused of beating a Hispanic man who they allegedly called a "fake American." News outlets report that 24-year-old Spencer Sutton and 26-year-old John Galman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of simple battery. Authorities say the rookie officers were off-duty when they attacked Jorge Gomez outside a bar early Tuesday. 

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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two white New Orleans police officers have been fired after they were accused of beating a Hispanic man who they allegedly called a "fake American." News outlets report that 24-year-old Spencer Sutton and 26-year-old John Galman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of simple battery. Authorities say the rookie officers were off-duty when they attacked Jorge Gomez outside a bar early Tuesday. 

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  • California wildfire burns 500-plus structures

    California wildfire burns 500-plus structures

    Friday, July 27 2018 11:49 PM EDT2018-07-28 03:49:09 GMT

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters say 500 structures have been destroyed in a raging Northern California wildfire and another 5,000 are threatened. Cal Fire released the updated figure Friday, though the number of homes burned in the so-called Carr Fire is expected to increase. Earlier Friday, fire officials said 65 structures had been destroyed by the fast-moving blaze in Shasta County.

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    REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters say 500 structures have been destroyed in a raging Northern California wildfire and another 5,000 are threatened. Cal Fire released the updated figure Friday, though the number of homes burned in the so-called Carr Fire is expected to increase. Earlier Friday, fire officials said 65 structures had been destroyed by the fast-moving blaze in Shasta County.

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  • After tablet hack - or glitch? - many rooting for inmates

    After tablet hack - or glitch? - many rooting for inmates

    Friday, July 27 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-07-27 22:33:26 GMT
    JPay.comJPay.com

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials say it was an "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it more as a "glitch." Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter million dollars improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had most of social media rooting for the prisoners. The hand-held computer tablets are popular in prisons across the country, and they are made available to Idaho inmates through a contract with CenturyLink and JPay.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials say it was an "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it more as a "glitch." Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter million dollars improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had most of social media rooting for the prisoners. The hand-held computer tablets are popular in prisons across the country, and they are made available to Idaho inmates through a contract with CenturyLink and JPay.

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  • Ex-Tennessee football players acquitted on rape charges

    Ex-Tennessee football players acquitted on rape charges

    Friday, July 27 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-07-27 22:25:37 GMT
    Tennessee AthleticsTennessee Athletics

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jurors have acquitted two former University of Tennessee football players who were indicted on aggravated rape charges nearly 3 ½ years ago. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated Friday for almost 1 ½ hours before finding A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams not guilty. A woman had testified that both men raped her at Johnson's apartment in the early morning hours of Nov. 16, 2014, after a Tennessee football victory over Kentucky.

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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jurors have acquitted two former University of Tennessee football players who were indicted on aggravated rape charges nearly 3 ½ years ago. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated Friday for almost 1 ½ hours before finding A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams not guilty. A woman had testified that both men raped her at Johnson's apartment in the early morning hours of Nov. 16, 2014, after a Tennessee football victory over Kentucky.

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  • Judge wants to hear from Zuckerberg on shareholder suit fees

    Judge wants to hear from Zuckerberg on shareholder suit fees

    Friday, July 27 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-07-27 22:07:51 GMT

    DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge says he wants to hear from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg before ruling on attorney fees in a shareholder suit challenging a proposed stock reclassification. On the eve of Zuckerberg's scheduled testimony last year, Facebook withdrew the proposal, which would have let him keep control of the social media company even while selling shares to fund his philanthropy. 

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    DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge says he wants to hear from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg before ruling on attorney fees in a shareholder suit challenging a proposed stock reclassification. On the eve of Zuckerberg's scheduled testimony last year, Facebook withdrew the proposal, which would have let him keep control of the social media company even while selling shares to fund his philanthropy. 

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  • Man in custody after bear spray assault in Yellowstone restroom

    Man in custody after bear spray assault in Yellowstone restroom

    Friday, July 27 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-07-27 21:50:32 GMT

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - A 29-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a man and woman in a Yellowstone National Park restroom with bear spray. Federal prosecutors charged Jackson Coombs with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. No hometown for Coombs was provided. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that court documents state the incident occurred July 18 when the woman and her boyfriend went to use community restrooms near Mammoth Hot Springs. 

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    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - A 29-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a man and woman in a Yellowstone National Park restroom with bear spray. Federal prosecutors charged Jackson Coombs with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. No hometown for Coombs was provided. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that court documents state the incident occurred July 18 when the woman and her boyfriend went to use community restrooms near Mammoth Hot Springs. 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 27th

    Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 27th

    Friday, July 27 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-07-27 20:49:09 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 27th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 27th.

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  • GM faces fiscal, political conundrums as it assesses plants

    GM faces fiscal, political conundrums as it assesses plants

    Friday, July 27 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-07-27 04:33:12 GMT

    LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Analysts say that with too many factories making slow-selling cars, General Motors can't afford to keep them all operating without making some tough decisions. A possible scenario is for GM to close its sprawling Lordstown plant in northeastern Ohio because the compact car it makes also is built in Mexico. The once bustling factory already has lost two of its three shifts and 3,000 union jobs since the beginning of last year.  

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    LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Analysts say that with too many factories making slow-selling cars, General Motors can't afford to keep them all operating without making some tough decisions. A possible scenario is for GM to close its sprawling Lordstown plant in northeastern Ohio because the compact car it makes also is built in Mexico. The once bustling factory already has lost two of its three shifts and 3,000 union jobs since the beginning of last year.  

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  • Washington awarded federal funds to help find employment for people affected by opioid crisis

    Washington awarded federal funds to help find employment for people affected by opioid crisis

    Thursday, July 26 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-07-27 02:44:36 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee today announced nearly $5 million in new federal grant funds to help Washingtonians affected by opioid use disorder find employment. The National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant will support projects in Snohomish, Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston, Lewis and Pacific counties. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee today announced nearly $5 million in new federal grant funds to help Washingtonians affected by opioid use disorder find employment. The National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant will support projects in Snohomish, Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston, Lewis and Pacific counties. 

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  • Roseanne Barr on racist tweet: 'I wish I worded it better'

    Roseanne Barr on racist tweet: 'I wish I worded it better'

    Thursday, July 26 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-07-27 02:35:54 GMT
    Photo: NBCPhoto: NBC
    Photo: NBCPhoto: NBC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Roseanne Barr has told Sean Hannity in her first televised interview that she's sorry for a racist tweet that led to the cancellation of her hit ABC series and insists she is not racist. The comedian appeared on Hannity's prime-time show on Fox News on Thursday night in a wide-ranging interview that focused on the damage of her tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Roseanne Barr has told Sean Hannity in her first televised interview that she's sorry for a racist tweet that led to the cancellation of her hit ABC series and insists she is not racist. The comedian appeared on Hannity's prime-time show on Fox News on Thursday night in a wide-ranging interview that focused on the damage of her tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama.

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  • Authorities investigating rock attacks at the Gorge

    Authorities investigating rock attacks at the Gorge

    Thursday, July 26 2018 8:07 PM EDT2018-07-27 00:07:38 GMT
    Courtesty - Gorge AmpitheatreCourtesty - Gorge Ampitheatre
    Courtesty - Gorge AmpitheatreCourtesty - Gorge Ampitheatre

    GEORGE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state are investigating after two men were struck in the head with rocks during a weekend concert at the Gorge Amphitheatre.  Grant County Sheriff's spokesman Kyle Foreman says the attacks happened around the same time but a good distance apart at the Phish concert Saturday night. One man remains hospitalized while the other has been released.  

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    GEORGE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state are investigating after two men were struck in the head with rocks during a weekend concert at the Gorge Amphitheatre.  Grant County Sheriff's spokesman Kyle Foreman says the attacks happened around the same time but a good distance apart at the Phish concert Saturday night. One man remains hospitalized while the other has been released.  

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  • Scotland creamery introduces mayonnaise ice cream

    Scotland creamery introduces mayonnaise ice cream

    Thursday, July 26 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-07-26 23:12:46 GMT
    ICE Artisan Ice Cream - FalkirkICE Artisan Ice Cream - Falkirk

    FALKIRK, Scotland - Everybody has their guilty pleasures, and a Scotland creamery has warped two into one with the creation of mayonnaise ice cream. Apparently nothing is off the table when it comes to ice cream flavors. Many places around the country have their share of odd but good flavors, but mixing ice cream and a condiment seems a little far-fetched to some. 

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    FALKIRK, Scotland - Everybody has their guilty pleasures, and a Scotland creamery has warped two into one with the creation of mayonnaise ice cream. Apparently nothing is off the table when it comes to ice cream flavors. Many places around the country have their share of odd but good flavors, but mixing ice cream and a condiment seems a little far-fetched to some. 

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  • Administration says 1,820 children reunited

    Administration says 1,820 children reunited

    Thursday, July 26 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-07-26 22:38:09 GMT
    MGN ImageMGN Image

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Trump administration says more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors but hundreds remain apart.  The government said in a court filing Thursday that 1,820 children ages 5 and up have been discharged. This includes 1,442 children reunified with their parents in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and 378 others who were released "in other appropriate circumstances."

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    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Trump administration says more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors but hundreds remain apart.  The government said in a court filing Thursday that 1,820 children ages 5 and up have been discharged. This includes 1,442 children reunified with their parents in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and 378 others who were released "in other appropriate circumstances."

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  • State justices clarify when felons can regain gun rights

    State justices clarify when felons can regain gun rights

    Thursday, July 26 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-07-26 22:31:35 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - People in Washington state who want to have their gun rights restored after a felony conviction must be crime-free for five years, but it doesn't have to be the five years immediately before they petition. That's according to a 6-3 ruling Thursday from the Washington Supreme Court. It came in the case of Edgar Dennis III, who was disqualified from possessing guns after robbery and assault convictions in the 1990s.    

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - People in Washington state who want to have their gun rights restored after a felony conviction must be crime-free for five years, but it doesn't have to be the five years immediately before they petition. That's according to a 6-3 ruling Thursday from the Washington Supreme Court. It came in the case of Edgar Dennis III, who was disqualified from possessing guns after robbery and assault convictions in the 1990s.    

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  • Emails: Lawyer who met Trump Jr. tied to Russian officials

    Emails: Lawyer who met Trump Jr. tied to Russian officials

    Thursday, July 26 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-07-26 22:11:05 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - Documents reviewed by The Associated Press show the Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump's presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with Russian government officials than she previously let on. The documents paint a portrait of Natalia Veselnitskaya as a well-connected attorney who served as a ghostwriter for top Russian government lawyers and received assistance from senior Interior Ministry personnel.   

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    LONDON (AP) - Documents reviewed by The Associated Press show the Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump's presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with Russian government officials than she previously let on. The documents paint a portrait of Natalia Veselnitskaya as a well-connected attorney who served as a ghostwriter for top Russian government lawyers and received assistance from senior Interior Ministry personnel.   

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  • Virgin Galactic rocket plane makes third powered test flight

    Virgin Galactic rocket plane makes third powered test flight

    Thursday, July 26 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-07-26 22:06:09 GMT
    Photo: Virgin Galactic / Twitter - Cropped Photo: NASA/JPL / CC BY 2.0Photo: Virgin Galactic / Twitter - Cropped Photo: NASA/JPL / CC BY 2.0

    MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - Virgin Galactic's space tourism rocket plane VSS Unity soared over the Mojave Desert on its third powered test flight. The company says the craft ascended Thursday at more than twice the speed of sound and reached an altitude of 32.3 miles (52 kilometers). The spacecraft was taken aloft by the carrier aircraft VMS Eve and released at high altitude before the two test pilots ignited the rocket motor and pulled Unity into a near-vertical climb.    

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    MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - Virgin Galactic's space tourism rocket plane VSS Unity soared over the Mojave Desert on its third powered test flight. The company says the craft ascended Thursday at more than twice the speed of sound and reached an altitude of 32.3 miles (52 kilometers). The spacecraft was taken aloft by the carrier aircraft VMS Eve and released at high altitude before the two test pilots ignited the rocket motor and pulled Unity into a near-vertical climb.    

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, July 26th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, July 26th

    Thursday, July 26 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-07-26 22:05:10 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, July 26th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, July 26th.

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  • Trump administration backing Obama proclamation in Oregon

    Trump administration backing Obama proclamation in Oregon

    Thursday, July 26 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-07-26 22:00:26 GMT
    Bureau of Land ManagementBureau of Land Management

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Trump administration is defending former President Barack Obama's expansion of a national monument in Oregon. That puts the administration in direct opposition with timber interests that President Donald Trump has vowed to defend. Observers say the administration is doing so not to protect the environment but to assert presidential authority in the ongoing legal battle. 

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    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Trump administration is defending former President Barack Obama's expansion of a national monument in Oregon. That puts the administration in direct opposition with timber interests that President Donald Trump has vowed to defend. Observers say the administration is doing so not to protect the environment but to assert presidential authority in the ongoing legal battle. 

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  • Prison officials: Idaho inmates hacked JPay tablet system

    Prison officials: Idaho inmates hacked JPay tablet system

    Thursday, July 26 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-07-26 21:52:14 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho prison officials say 364 inmates hacked the JPay tablets they use for email, music and games and collectively transferred nearly a quarter million dollars into their own accounts. Idaho Department of Correction Spokesman Jeff Ray says the department's special investigations unit discovered the problem earlier this month, and the improper conduct involved no taxpayer dollars. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho prison officials say 364 inmates hacked the JPay tablets they use for email, music and games and collectively transferred nearly a quarter million dollars into their own accounts. Idaho Department of Correction Spokesman Jeff Ray says the department's special investigations unit discovered the problem earlier this month, and the improper conduct involved no taxpayer dollars. 

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  • Facebook market value plunges $119 billion

    Facebook market value plunges $119 billion

    Thursday, July 26 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-07-26 21:43:48 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - The 19 percent loss in Facebook's stock chopped $119 billion off its market value. It was the company's worst trading day since going public in 2012, and among the biggest one-day losses of market value in U.S. stock market history. The loss came a day after Facebook revealed that its user base and revenue grew more slowly than expected in the second quarter as it grappled with privacy issues.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - The 19 percent loss in Facebook's stock chopped $119 billion off its market value. It was the company's worst trading day since going public in 2012, and among the biggest one-day losses of market value in U.S. stock market history. The loss came a day after Facebook revealed that its user base and revenue grew more slowly than expected in the second quarter as it grappled with privacy issues.

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  • Explosion reported outside the US Embassy in Beijing

    Explosion reported outside the US Embassy in Beijing

    Thursday, July 26 2018 2:27 AM EDT2018-07-26 06:27:40 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) - Eyewitnesses say online an explosion has taken place outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Photos posted on Twitter showed a large amount of smoke and what appeared to be police vehicles surrounding the vast structure in northeastern Beijing on Thursday afternoon. Police did not immediately respond to comments on the incident. 

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    BEIJING (AP) - Eyewitnesses say online an explosion has taken place outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Photos posted on Twitter showed a large amount of smoke and what appeared to be police vehicles surrounding the vast structure in northeastern Beijing on Thursday afternoon. Police did not immediately respond to comments on the incident. 

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  • HBO chief: Quality won't suffer under new owner AT&T

    HBO chief: Quality won't suffer under new owner AT&T

    Thursday, July 26 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-07-26 05:56:26 GMT

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - HBO's programming chief is pushing back against the possibility that the cable channel will suffer under new owner AT&T. Casey Bloys, speaking Wednesday to a meeting of TV critics, said that quality won't lose out in an effort to boost volume at HBO. As support, Bloys cited comments made during an earnings call Tuesday by John Stankey, who manages the new AT&T division that includes HBO and other Time Warner media assets.  

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    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - HBO's programming chief is pushing back against the possibility that the cable channel will suffer under new owner AT&T. Casey Bloys, speaking Wednesday to a meeting of TV critics, said that quality won't lose out in an effort to boost volume at HBO. As support, Bloys cited comments made during an earnings call Tuesday by John Stankey, who manages the new AT&T division that includes HBO and other Time Warner media assets.  

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  • Backing off auto tariffs, US and EU agree to more talks

    Backing off auto tariffs, US and EU agree to more talks

    Thursday, July 26 2018 1:06 AM EDT2018-07-26 05:06:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Tensions between the U.S. and the European Union over a possible automotive trade war have eased with officials agreeing to hold off on new tariffs and instead engage in talks to break down trade barriers. President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appeared in the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday to announce they've agreed to work toward "zero tariffs" and "zero subsidies" on non-automotive goods.  

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Tensions between the U.S. and the European Union over a possible automotive trade war have eased with officials agreeing to hold off on new tariffs and instead engage in talks to break down trade barriers. President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appeared in the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday to announce they've agreed to work toward "zero tariffs" and "zero subsidies" on non-automotive goods.  

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  • Arson arrest made in California wildfire

    Arson arrest made in California wildfire

    Thursday, July 26 2018 12:36 AM EDT2018-07-26 04:36:09 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man on suspicion of starting a wildfire east of Los Angeles that has burned five homes and forced an entire town to evacuate. State fire officials say 32-year-old Brandon N. McGlover of Temecula was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of setting at least five fires earlier that day in southwest Riverside County. It's unclear whether he has an attorney. 

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man on suspicion of starting a wildfire east of Los Angeles that has burned five homes and forced an entire town to evacuate. State fire officials say 32-year-old Brandon N. McGlover of Temecula was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of setting at least five fires earlier that day in southwest Riverside County. It's unclear whether he has an attorney. 

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  • Walmart makes another play for Babies R Us shoppers

    Walmart makes another play for Babies R Us shoppers

    Thursday, July 26 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-26 04:31:39 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Walmart is making another play for former Babies R Us shoppers looking for cribs, diaper-changing tables and other baby goods. The company is revamping the baby section of its website, letting shoppers browse by style. It has also increased the number of baby products it sells by 30,000 in the last year. Babies R Us shut the last of its more than 200 stores last month after parent company Toys R Us liquidated its business.    

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Walmart is making another play for former Babies R Us shoppers looking for cribs, diaper-changing tables and other baby goods. The company is revamping the baby section of its website, letting shoppers browse by style. It has also increased the number of baby products it sells by 30,000 in the last year. Babies R Us shut the last of its more than 200 stores last month after parent company Toys R Us liquidated its business.    

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  • Chief: Milwaukee police officer fatally shot

    Chief: Milwaukee police officer fatally shot

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-07-26 00:26:55 GMT
    Milwaukee Police - TwitterMilwaukee Police - Twitter

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee police chief has confirmed that an officer died after being shot and that a suspect was in custody. Police Chief Alfonso Morales announced the officer's death at a briefing Wednesday evening. Morales says the officer, a 17-year police veteran, was also a friend of his. It's the second Milwaukee police officer to die in the line of duty in nearly two months. Another officer was killed when the squad car he was in crashed during a pursuit in June.

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    MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee police chief has confirmed that an officer died after being shot and that a suspect was in custody. Police Chief Alfonso Morales announced the officer's death at a briefing Wednesday evening. Morales says the officer, a 17-year police veteran, was also a friend of his. It's the second Milwaukee police officer to die in the line of duty in nearly two months. Another officer was killed when the squad car he was in crashed during a pursuit in June.

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  • House Republicans move to impeach deputy attorney general

    House Republicans move to impeach deputy attorney general

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-07-25 23:51:34 GMT
    Photo: PBSPhoto: PBS

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Eleven House Republicans have introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. House Republicans have criticized Rosenstein for not being responsive enough as they have requested documents related to the Russia investigation as well as a closed investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Eleven House Republicans have introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. House Republicans have criticized Rosenstein for not being responsive enough as they have requested documents related to the Russia investigation as well as a closed investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails.

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  • Cat Nap: Woman finds mountain lion sleeping behind couch

    Cat Nap: Woman finds mountain lion sleeping behind couch

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-07-25 23:19:37 GMT
    Lauren Taylor - FacebookLauren Taylor - Facebook

    ASHLAND, Ore. - An Oregon woman recently came home to an unusual and scary sighting: a mountain lion who wound up taking a six-hour nap behind her couch. According to a Facebook post earlier this month, Lauren Taylor of Ashland says that the mountain lion was likely drinking from their large fountain/pond before mistakenly entering the house. Taylor explains that the mountain lion may have not even know it was inside initially. 

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    ASHLAND, Ore. - An Oregon woman recently came home to an unusual and scary sighting: a mountain lion who wound up taking a six-hour nap behind her couch. According to a Facebook post earlier this month, Lauren Taylor of Ashland says that the mountain lion was likely drinking from their large fountain/pond before mistakenly entering the house. Taylor explains that the mountain lion may have not even know it was inside initially. 

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  • US warns of North Korea's global outsourcing of forced labor

    US warns of North Korea's global outsourcing of forced labor

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 6:32 PM EDT2018-07-25 22:32:24 GMT
    Photo: CNNPhoto: CNN

    The Trump administration says North Korea may be evading U.S. and U.N. sanctions in more than 40 countries. It says the regime may be outsourcing workers whose salaries prop up Kim Jong Un's government. The State Department is warning that American manufacturers, buyers and service providers with those workers in their supply chains could face civil or criminal charges. 

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    The Trump administration says North Korea may be evading U.S. and U.N. sanctions in more than 40 countries. It says the regime may be outsourcing workers whose salaries prop up Kim Jong Un's government. The State Department is warning that American manufacturers, buyers and service providers with those workers in their supply chains could face civil or criminal charges. 

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  • Miss You: Candy hearts company plant abruptly closes

    Miss You: Candy hearts company plant abruptly closes

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-07-25 22:16:30 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Parnote @ Wikimedia CommonsCropped Photo: Parnote @ Wikimedia Commons

    REVERE, Mass. (AP) - The owner of the company behind chalky, colorful confections such as Necco Wafers and Sweethearts has unexpectedly shut down operations at its Massachusetts plant and hasn't said if candy production will resume. The Boston Globe reports Round Hill Investments LLC announced Tuesday it is selling Necco brands to another manufacturer and closing down its Revere plant.  

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    REVERE, Mass. (AP) - The owner of the company behind chalky, colorful confections such as Necco Wafers and Sweethearts has unexpectedly shut down operations at its Massachusetts plant and hasn't said if candy production will resume. The Boston Globe reports Round Hill Investments LLC announced Tuesday it is selling Necco brands to another manufacturer and closing down its Revere plant.  

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  • Deal requires Facebook to end discriminatory ad targeting

    Deal requires Facebook to end discriminatory ad targeting

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-07-25 22:07:40 GMT
    Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, with a new policy that bars private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network.Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, with a new policy that bars private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network.

    SEATTLE (AP) - Facebook and Washington state have reached a legally binding agreement that requires the tech giant to stop enabling advertisers to unlawfully discriminate in who sees their ads. Facebook says it was already doing so. Under pressure from civil rights activists, it announced in April it removed thousands of categories from its "exclusion targeting" tools, which allow companies to control who sees their ads, including for jobs and housing. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Facebook and Washington state have reached a legally binding agreement that requires the tech giant to stop enabling advertisers to unlawfully discriminate in who sees their ads. Facebook says it was already doing so. Under pressure from civil rights activists, it announced in April it removed thousands of categories from its "exclusion targeting" tools, which allow companies to control who sees their ads, including for jobs and housing. 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 24th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 24th

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 2:00 AM EDT2018-07-25 06:00:36 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 24th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 24th.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 25th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 25th

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 2:28 AM EDT2018-07-24 06:28:34 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 25th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 25th.

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  • 1 dead after shooting at Mormon church in Nevada

    1 dead after shooting at Mormon church in Nevada

    Sunday, July 22 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-07-23 01:22:29 GMT

    FALLON, Nev. (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead and another injured following a shooting at a Mormon church on Sunday in Nevada.    Fallon Police Chief Kevin Gehman says 48-year-old John Kelley O'Connor walked into the church, opened fire then walked home.  TV station KOLO reports that O'Connor surrendered after authorities called his home and asked. 

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    FALLON, Nev. (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead and another injured following a shooting at a Mormon church on Sunday in Nevada.    Fallon Police Chief Kevin Gehman says 48-year-old John Kelley O'Connor walked into the church, opened fire then walked home.  TV station KOLO reports that O'Connor surrendered after authorities called his home and asked. 

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  • Trump again calls Russia commotion 'a big hoax'

    Trump again calls Russia commotion 'a big hoax'

    Sunday, July 22 2018 9:20 PM EDT2018-07-23 01:20:27 GMT

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump has returned to referring to the commotion over Russia as "a big hoax" after a week of drama, back tracking and a double negative about his attitude toward Russian election interference. In a Sunday tweet, the president diminished at least the significance, if not the existence, of the interference and the U.S. investigation into Russia's actions.

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    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump has returned to referring to the commotion over Russia as "a big hoax" after a week of drama, back tracking and a double negative about his attitude toward Russian election interference. In a Sunday tweet, the president diminished at least the significance, if not the existence, of the interference and the U.S. investigation into Russia's actions.

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  • Activist to star as TV's first transgender superhero

    Activist to star as TV's first transgender superhero

    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-07-23 00:22:57 GMT

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero. Nicole Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' "Supergirl" as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character as a "soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others."

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    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero. Nicole Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' "Supergirl" as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character as a "soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others."

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  • More than senior moments: Better dementia detection is urged

    More than senior moments: Better dementia detection is urged

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-07-22 23:24:29 GMT
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    CHICAGO (AP) - There's new guidance to help family doctors do a better job of diagnosing mental decline and dementia.  A panel of Alzheimer's disease experts on Sunday issued guidelines aiming to get help sooner for people whose minds are slipping, even if there's no cure. Surveys and anecdotal reports show many people with symptoms don't get checked and some aren't told when a problem is found. 

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    CHICAGO (AP) - There's new guidance to help family doctors do a better job of diagnosing mental decline and dementia.  A panel of Alzheimer's disease experts on Sunday issued guidelines aiming to get help sooner for people whose minds are slipping, even if there's no cure. Surveys and anecdotal reports show many people with symptoms don't get checked and some aren't told when a problem is found. 

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  • Elon Musk, artist settle copyright row over farting unicorn

    Elon Musk, artist settle copyright row over farting unicorn

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-07-22 23:18:31 GMT

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and an artist have settled a row over a farting unicorn. Musk in February tweeted a photo of a mug made by Colorado potter Tom Edwards that showed a tooting unicorn powering an electric vehicle. Edwards initially thanked Musk for the exposure. But the artist got upset after Musk used the unicorn image to promote Tesla's sketch page feature and put the graphic in the automobiles' operating systems.    

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    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and an artist have settled a row over a farting unicorn. Musk in February tweeted a photo of a mug made by Colorado potter Tom Edwards that showed a tooting unicorn powering an electric vehicle. Edwards initially thanked Musk for the exposure. But the artist got upset after Musk used the unicorn image to promote Tesla's sketch page feature and put the graphic in the automobiles' operating systems.    

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  • Woman impaled by beach umbrella at Maryland beach

    Woman impaled by beach umbrella at Maryland beach

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-07-22 23:03:42 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Andrew Siguenza / Flickr / CC BY 2.0Cropped Photo: Andrew Siguenza / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A spokeswoman for a Maryland beach town says a woman has been accidentally impaled in the chest by a beach umbrella. Ocean City spokeswoman Jessica Waters said it happened Sunday afternoon on the beach. She says the 54-year-old woman was conscious, but that her condition is not known at this time. Waters says a Maryland State Police helicopter took the woman for medical care. Her name wasn't immediately released.    

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    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A spokeswoman for a Maryland beach town says a woman has been accidentally impaled in the chest by a beach umbrella. Ocean City spokeswoman Jessica Waters said it happened Sunday afternoon on the beach. She says the 54-year-old woman was conscious, but that her condition is not known at this time. Waters says a Maryland State Police helicopter took the woman for medical care. Her name wasn't immediately released.    

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  • Afghan vice president escapes suicide attack; 14 people killed

    Afghan vice president escapes suicide attack; 14 people killed

    Sunday, July 22 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-07-22 21:07:11 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan interior ministry spokesman says that 14 people, including both civilians and military forces, have been killed in the suicide attack near Kabul's airport shortly after the country's controversial first vice president landed on his return from abroad. Spokesman Najib Danish added that 50 other people were wounded in the attack. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack through its Aamaq News Agency.

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    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan interior ministry spokesman says that 14 people, including both civilians and military forces, have been killed in the suicide attack near Kabul's airport shortly after the country's controversial first vice president landed on his return from abroad. Spokesman Najib Danish added that 50 other people were wounded in the attack. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack through its Aamaq News Agency.

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  • Woman killed, 3 teens ejected in I-90 rollover crash

    Woman killed, 3 teens ejected in I-90 rollover crash

    Sunday, July 22 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-07-22 20:36:13 GMT

    PARK CITY, Mont. (AP) - Montana authorities say a woman died and four other people were hurt when their SUV rolled over on a highway. The Billings Gazette reports that a 39-year-old woman from North Dakota was killed in Sunday morning's crash, which closed Interstate 90 near Park City for about an hour. Montana Highway Patrol Capt. Keith Edgell says a man driving eastbound apparently lost control of the Chevrolet SUV, swerving off the road.

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    PARK CITY, Mont. (AP) - Montana authorities say a woman died and four other people were hurt when their SUV rolled over on a highway. The Billings Gazette reports that a 39-year-old woman from North Dakota was killed in Sunday morning's crash, which closed Interstate 90 near Park City for about an hour. Montana Highway Patrol Capt. Keith Edgell says a man driving eastbound apparently lost control of the Chevrolet SUV, swerving off the road.

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  • Several Ritz Cracker products recalled over Salmonella fears

    Several Ritz Cracker products recalled over Salmonella fears

    Sunday, July 22 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-07-22 20:25:27 GMT
    Mondelez Global LLC has voluntarily recalled Ritz cracker products in the United States, due to the concern of salmonella. The affected products contain whey powder, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of salmonella. The recall includes Ritz Bitz, Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches, Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with Cheese, Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with White Cheddar Cheese, Ritz Everything Cracker Sandwiches with Cream Cheese and Mixed ...>>
    Mondelez Global LLC has voluntarily recalled Ritz cracker products in the United States, due to the concern of salmonella. The affected products contain whey powder, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of salmonella. The recall includes Ritz Bitz, Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches, Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with Cheese, Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with White Cheddar Cheese, Ritz Everything Cracker Sandwiches with Cream Cheese and Mixed ...>>
  • Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano dies at 56

    Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano dies at 56

    Sunday, July 22 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-07-22 20:02:19 GMT
    NFLNFL

    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings say offensive line coach Tony Sparano has died at the age of 56. The Vikings say Sparano died early Sunday but did not give a cause of death. He had been the Vikings' offensive line coach since 2016. Sparano began his NFL coaching career in 1999 and had stints as a head coach with the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. He was the Dolphins' head coach from 2008-11 and went 29-32. 

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    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings say offensive line coach Tony Sparano has died at the age of 56. The Vikings say Sparano died early Sunday but did not give a cause of death. He had been the Vikings' offensive line coach since 2016. Sparano began his NFL coaching career in 1999 and had stints as a head coach with the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. He was the Dolphins' head coach from 2008-11 and went 29-32. 

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  • LA standoff victim identified; supermarket to remain closed

    LA standoff victim identified; supermarket to remain closed

    Sunday, July 22 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-07-22 19:49:34 GMT
    Family Photo/Google MapsFamily Photo/Google Maps

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Trader Joe's says a Los Angeles store where a gunman held hostages during a three-hour standoff and an employee died will remain closed for the foreseeable future.    Company spokeswoman Kenya Friend-Daniels said in a statement Sunday that Trader Joe's wants to give their employees "time to process yesterday's events." 

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Trader Joe's says a Los Angeles store where a gunman held hostages during a three-hour standoff and an employee died will remain closed for the foreseeable future.    Company spokeswoman Kenya Friend-Daniels said in a statement Sunday that Trader Joe's wants to give their employees "time to process yesterday's events." 

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  • Second group reaches $11.5 million Oso landslide settlement

    Second group reaches $11.5 million Oso landslide settlement

    Sunday, July 22 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-07-22 19:12:46 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Washington State DOTCropped Photo: Washington State DOT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A second group of relatives of people killed in the deadly Oso landslide have reached an $11.5 million settlement with Washington state and a timber company that logged an area above the site of the collapse. The Daily Herald reported Sunday the agreement was reached in April follows a $60 million payout the state and Grandy Lake Forest Associates made to a larger group of plaintiffs in 2016. 

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A second group of relatives of people killed in the deadly Oso landslide have reached an $11.5 million settlement with Washington state and a timber company that logged an area above the site of the collapse. The Daily Herald reported Sunday the agreement was reached in April follows a $60 million payout the state and Grandy Lake Forest Associates made to a larger group of plaintiffs in 2016. 

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  • Hikers find body near Gates of the Mountains Wilderness

    Hikers find body near Gates of the Mountains Wilderness

    Sunday, July 22 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-07-22 19:07:38 GMT
    Jonathon Ambarian - KTVHJonathon Ambarian - KTVH

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a badly decomposed body has been found near the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness in Montana.    Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton tells KFBB-TV that the body was badly decomposed and may have been in the area for a week or longer. Dutton says the condition of the body makes it difficult to determine the person's age or gender. The body was found to the north of the wilderness area on Friday evening by two hikers. 

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a badly decomposed body has been found near the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness in Montana.    Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton tells KFBB-TV that the body was badly decomposed and may have been in the area for a week or longer. Dutton says the condition of the body makes it difficult to determine the person's age or gender. The body was found to the north of the wilderness area on Friday evening by two hikers. 

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  • Money stolen during fundraiser for Boise stabbing victims

    Money stolen during fundraiser for Boise stabbing victims

    Sunday, July 22 2018 2:55 PM EDT2018-07-22 18:55:28 GMT
    Boise Crossfit - FacebookBoise Crossfit - Facebook

    GARDEN CITY, Idaho (AP) - Police are investigating after a local gym reported the theft of about $2,000 in donations raised during a fundraising event for victims of last month's knife attack at a Boise apartment complex. KTVB-TV reports the charity workout event Saturday morning was princess-themed in honor of 3-year-old Ruya Kadir, who died in the June 30 knife attack that injured eight others. 

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    GARDEN CITY, Idaho (AP) - Police are investigating after a local gym reported the theft of about $2,000 in donations raised during a fundraising event for victims of last month's knife attack at a Boise apartment complex. KTVB-TV reports the charity workout event Saturday morning was princess-themed in honor of 3-year-old Ruya Kadir, who died in the June 30 knife attack that injured eight others. 

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  • Kent officer killed during police chase

    Kent officer killed during police chase

    Sunday, July 22 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-07-22 17:24:56 GMT
    Trooper Rick JohnsonTrooper Rick Johnson

    KENT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer in the Seattle suburb of Kent who was trying to stop a fleeing driver was apparently struck and killed by another officer. The Washington State Patrol says preliminary information shows the officer was trying to deploy spike strips at an intersection early Sunday when he was hit by a police vehicle. 

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    KENT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer in the Seattle suburb of Kent who was trying to stop a fleeing driver was apparently struck and killed by another officer. The Washington State Patrol says preliminary information shows the officer was trying to deploy spike strips at an intersection early Sunday when he was hit by a police vehicle. 

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  • Man who took hostages at supermarket in custody; 1 person killed

    Man who took hostages at supermarket in custody; 1 person killed

    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-07-22 02:51:17 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police believe a man involved in a standoff with officers at a Los Angeles supermarket shot his grandmother and girlfriend before firing at officers during a pursuit, then crashing outside the supermarket and running inside the store. Officer Mike Lopez, a police spokesman, says the man had fled from the scene after the Saturday afternoon shooting in South Los Angeles. 

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police believe a man involved in a standoff with officers at a Los Angeles supermarket shot his grandmother and girlfriend before firing at officers during a pursuit, then crashing outside the supermarket and running inside the store. Officer Mike Lopez, a police spokesman, says the man had fled from the scene after the Saturday afternoon shooting in South Los Angeles. 

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  • Inslee selected to lead governors’ education and workforce committee for 4th consecutive term

    Inslee selected to lead governors’ education and workforce committee for 4th consecutive term

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:11:23 GMT
    Governor Jay Inslee - TwitterGovernor Jay Inslee - Twitter

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The National Governors Association today announced that Gov. Jay Inslee will again co-lead the group’s Education & Workforce Committee, one of five standing NGA committees responsible for governors’ collective, bipartisan advocacy on federal policies. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The National Governors Association today announced that Gov. Jay Inslee will again co-lead the group’s Education & Workforce Committee, one of five standing NGA committees responsible for governors’ collective, bipartisan advocacy on federal policies. 

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  • New Mexico man who fed wildlife at his home bitten by bear

    New Mexico man who fed wildlife at his home bitten by bear

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:51:34 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Mark Watson / Flickr  / MGNCropped Photo: Mark Watson / Flickr / MGN

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - Officials say a 70-year-old southern New Mexico man who regularly fed wildlife at his home suffered multiple injuries when he was bitten by a bear as he stepped outside. The state Game and Fish Department says conservation officers went to the man's Cloudcroft home Friday after his wife drove him to an Alamogordo hospital for treatment of injuries that included arm puncture wounds and leg scratches. 

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    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - Officials say a 70-year-old southern New Mexico man who regularly fed wildlife at his home suffered multiple injuries when he was bitten by a bear as he stepped outside. The state Game and Fish Department says conservation officers went to the man's Cloudcroft home Friday after his wife drove him to an Alamogordo hospital for treatment of injuries that included arm puncture wounds and leg scratches. 

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  • President Trump says 'inconceivable' lawyer taped him

    President Trump says 'inconceivable' lawyer taped him

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:42:12 GMT
    The White House/CNNThe White House/CNN

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - Donald Trump says he finds it "inconceivable" that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in on a report of a taped conversation. In the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal attorney secretly recorded their discussion about a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an  affair with Trump. 

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    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - Donald Trump says he finds it "inconceivable" that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in on a report of a taped conversation. In the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal attorney secretly recorded their discussion about a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an  affair with Trump. 

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  • 2 dead in three-wheeled motorcycle crash in Oregon

    2 dead in three-wheeled motorcycle crash in Oregon

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:32:24 GMT

    ENTERPRISE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say two people have died in a three-wheeled motorcycle crash in northeastern Oregon. Police say 79-year-old driver Galen Rottinghaus of Oak Harbor, Washington, lost control of the motorcycle on Friday as a group of motorcyclists slowed to turn into the Joseph Canyon Viewpoint on State Route 3. The motorcycle overturned on the shoulder.   

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    ENTERPRISE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say two people have died in a three-wheeled motorcycle crash in northeastern Oregon. Police say 79-year-old driver Galen Rottinghaus of Oak Harbor, Washington, lost control of the motorcycle on Friday as a group of motorcyclists slowed to turn into the Joseph Canyon Viewpoint on State Route 3. The motorcycle overturned on the shoulder.   

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  • NAACP, Mormon church partnering on initiatives in East Coast

    NAACP, Mormon church partnering on initiatives in East Coast

    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:55:18 GMT
    Photo: Manish Prabhun / CC BY 2.0Photo: Manish Prabhun / CC BY 2.0

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church is teaming up with the NAACP on a new education and employment program on the East Coast, an outgrowth from the first official meeting between the two groups in May. An official with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made the announcement at the NAACP's national convention in San Antonio this month. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the nation's oldest civil rights organization. 

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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church is teaming up with the NAACP on a new education and employment program on the East Coast, an outgrowth from the first official meeting between the two groups in May. An official with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made the announcement at the NAACP's national convention in San Antonio this month. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the nation's oldest civil rights organization. 

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  • Yellowstone effort to eradicate lake trout shows progress

    Yellowstone effort to eradicate lake trout shows progress

    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:46:23 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Jeff Gunn / CC BY 2.0Cropped Photo: Jeff Gunn / CC BY 2.0
    Cropped Photo: Jeff Gunn / CC BY 2.0Cropped Photo: Jeff Gunn / CC BY 2.0

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An extensive effort to capture and kill non-native lake trout in Yellowstone Lake is showing progress with fewer of the invasive fish being found. Yellowstone National Park fisheries chief Todd Koel says so far this year about 155,000 lake trout have been caught, which is down 63,000 from this time last year. Koel tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that it's a sign that the lake trout population is finally crashing.  

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    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An extensive effort to capture and kill non-native lake trout in Yellowstone Lake is showing progress with fewer of the invasive fish being found. Yellowstone National Park fisheries chief Todd Koel says so far this year about 155,000 lake trout have been caught, which is down 63,000 from this time last year. Koel tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that it's a sign that the lake trout population is finally crashing.  

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  • 11-year-old girl rescued from Graham house fire has died

    11-year-old girl rescued from Graham house fire has died

    Saturday, July 21 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-07-21 19:19:22 GMT

    GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) - An 11-year-old girl rescued from a burning home by firefighters in western Washington has died. The News Tribune reports in a story on Saturday that the Pierce County Sheriff's Department confirmed the death. Emergency crews responded to the home in Graham on Friday to find it engulfed in flames. Authorities say the girl was unable to escape on her own due to a disability. 

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    GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) - An 11-year-old girl rescued from a burning home by firefighters in western Washington has died. The News Tribune reports in a story on Saturday that the Pierce County Sheriff's Department confirmed the death. Emergency crews responded to the home in Graham on Friday to find it engulfed in flames. Authorities say the girl was unable to escape on her own due to a disability. 

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  • Migos' Offset arrested on felony gun charges in Georgia

    Migos' Offset arrested on felony gun charges in Georgia

    Saturday, July 21 2018 3:00 PM EDT2018-07-21 19:00:32 GMT

    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Offset of the hip-hop group Migos is facing two felony gun charges after he and his bodyguard were pulled over outside of Atlanta. Clayton County Police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury tells WXIA-TV that an officer pulled over a Porsche 911 Friday afternoon for failing to maintain its lane. Police say Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was behind the wheel. 

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    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Offset of the hip-hop group Migos is facing two felony gun charges after he and his bodyguard were pulled over outside of Atlanta. Clayton County Police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury tells WXIA-TV that an officer pulled over a Porsche 911 Friday afternoon for failing to maintain its lane. Police say Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was behind the wheel. 

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  • Idaho charter school OKs employee request to carry gun

    Idaho charter school OKs employee request to carry gun

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-07-21 17:25:45 GMT

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Officials at a south-central Idaho charter school have approved allowing a school employee to carry a concealed firearm on campus. The Times-News reports that Xavier Charter School's board of trustees on Thursday unanimously approved the request from the employee. The charter school in Twin Falls already has an existing policy allowing employees who request permission to carry a concealed firearm. 

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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Officials at a south-central Idaho charter school have approved allowing a school employee to carry a concealed firearm on campus. The Times-News reports that Xavier Charter School's board of trustees on Thursday unanimously approved the request from the employee. The charter school in Twin Falls already has an existing policy allowing employees who request permission to carry a concealed firearm. 

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  • WWII hero's lost Purple Heart returned to his family

    WWII hero's lost Purple Heart returned to his family

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:54:14 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - A lost Purple Heart medal has been returned to the family of a New York City sailor who died trying to rescue shipmates after his Navy vessel was attacked by a German submarine during World War II.    Ensign Rubin Keltch's medal was received by his niece during a ceremony Friday at a Bronx park named for him. The Vermont-based group Purple Hearts Reunited says a Vermont man found the medal in his father's collection of flea market purchases.    

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    NEW YORK (AP) - A lost Purple Heart medal has been returned to the family of a New York City sailor who died trying to rescue shipmates after his Navy vessel was attacked by a German submarine during World War II.    Ensign Rubin Keltch's medal was received by his niece during a ceremony Friday at a Bronx park named for him. The Vermont-based group Purple Hearts Reunited says a Vermont man found the medal in his father's collection of flea market purchases.    

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  • Hawaii mayor: Wounded officer will survive

    Hawaii mayor: Wounded officer will survive

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:37:50 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim says a police officer wounded in a Friday shootout with a man suspected of killing another officer will survive. Kim says he received a call from the Big Island police chief telling him that the officer wounded Friday was wearing a protective vest and that none of his vital organs were struck in the exchange of gunfire. The mayor says the officer will be OK.

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    HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim says a police officer wounded in a Friday shootout with a man suspected of killing another officer will survive. Kim says he received a call from the Big Island police chief telling him that the officer wounded Friday was wearing a protective vest and that none of his vital organs were struck in the exchange of gunfire. The mayor says the officer will be OK.

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  • Second fatality reported in Oregon wildfires

    Second fatality reported in Oregon wildfires

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:50:43 GMT

    CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Oregon say a second person has died in a wildfire there. The medical examiner's office in Jackson County said Friday that a man found dead Thursday inside the perimeter of a wildfire in southwestern Oregon died in the blaze. Authorities previously were not sure if 60-year-old Robert Lee Walker died before the fire near Central Point, Oregon, or during it.   

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    CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Oregon say a second person has died in a wildfire there. The medical examiner's office in Jackson County said Friday that a man found dead Thursday inside the perimeter of a wildfire in southwestern Oregon died in the blaze. Authorities previously were not sure if 60-year-old Robert Lee Walker died before the fire near Central Point, Oregon, or during it.   

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  • 2-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed by 4-year-old cousin in California

    2-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed by 4-year-old cousin in California

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:56:45 GMT
    KNBC-TVKNBC-TV

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old cousin at a home in Southern California. San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman says the shooting occurred Friday morning in the Muscoy area, east of Los Angeles. The girl died at a hospital. Bachman says adults were home at the time of the accident. Both children lived at the house.   

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    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old cousin at a home in Southern California. San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman says the shooting occurred Friday morning in the Muscoy area, east of Los Angeles. The girl died at a hospital. Bachman says adults were home at the time of the accident. Both children lived at the house.   

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  • NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

    NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:06:51 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and two Seattle residents are suing the city over its new gun-safety law. News outlets report the lawsuit filed Friday in King County Superior Court alleges that the "safe storage" requirement violates Washington state law, which prevents cities from regulating guns. Earlier this month the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the legislation proposed by Mayor Jenny Durkan.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and two Seattle residents are suing the city over its new gun-safety law. News outlets report the lawsuit filed Friday in King County Superior Court alleges that the "safe storage" requirement violates Washington state law, which prevents cities from regulating guns. Earlier this month the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the legislation proposed by Mayor Jenny Durkan.

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  • Trump says NFL protesters should be suspended

    Trump says NFL protesters should be suspended

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:01:04 GMT

    (AP) - President Donald Trump is once again inserting himself into the culture war over protests by NFL athletes during the national anthem. Trump tweeted on Friday that he "can't believe" the debate has reignited after The Associated Press reported on the Miami Dolphins formally telling players they could be punished for protesting on the field. 

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    (AP) - President Donald Trump is once again inserting himself into the culture war over protests by NFL athletes during the national anthem. Trump tweeted on Friday that he "can't believe" the debate has reignited after The Associated Press reported on the Miami Dolphins formally telling players they could be punished for protesting on the field. 

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  • Duck boats linked to more than 40 deaths since 1999

    Duck boats linked to more than 40 deaths since 1999

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:58:09 GMT
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    (AP) - Duck boats like the one that sank in Branson, Missouri, killing 17 people, have a long history of safety problems and have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people since 1999. The deadly sinking in Missouri brought back painful memories of a similar accident nearly two decades ago in Arkansas. 

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    (AP) - Duck boats like the one that sank in Branson, Missouri, killing 17 people, have a long history of safety problems and have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people since 1999. The deadly sinking in Missouri brought back painful memories of a similar accident nearly two decades ago in Arkansas. 

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  • US Labor chief stresses training during Boeing SC visit

    US Labor chief stresses training during Boeing SC visit

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:53:01 GMT
    Photo: U.S. Air ForcePhoto: U.S. Air Force

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The United States' top labor official has visited South Carolina's Boeing facilities to highlight a new Trump administration commitment to workforce development. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday asking companies to pledge to invest in work-based education and training like apprenticeships.

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The United States' top labor official has visited South Carolina's Boeing facilities to highlight a new Trump administration commitment to workforce development. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday asking companies to pledge to invest in work-based education and training like apprenticeships.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 20th

    Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 20th

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:41:35 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 20th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 20th.

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  • Sheriff: At least 11 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

    Sheriff: At least 11 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:50 AM EDT2018-07-20 05:50:21 GMT

    BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri sheriff says at least 11 people have now been confirmed dead after a boat carrying tourists on a lake in a popular vacation city capsized and sank. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says seven people have been hospitalized and five others remain missing. He says divers have ended their search of Table Rock Lake in Branson for the night. The National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter that investigators will arrive on the scene Friday morning.

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    BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri sheriff says at least 11 people have now been confirmed dead after a boat carrying tourists on a lake in a popular vacation city capsized and sank. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says seven people have been hospitalized and five others remain missing. He says divers have ended their search of Table Rock Lake in Branson for the night. The National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter that investigators will arrive on the scene Friday morning.

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  • Yellowstone boss to leave post in September

    Yellowstone boss to leave post in September

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:37 AM EDT2018-07-20 05:37:13 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Jeff Gunn / CC BY 2.0Cropped Photo: Jeff Gunn / CC BY 2.0
    Cropped Photo: Jeff Gunn / CC BY 2.0Cropped Photo: Jeff Gunn / CC BY 2.0

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Yellowstone National Park superintendent who said he was being forced out by the Trump administration will leave his post in late September. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the park announced Thursday that Dan Wenk, who has been superintendent since 2011, will retire from the National Park Service on September 29. Wenk will be replaced by Cameron "Cam" Sholly, the current director of the park service's Midwest Region. 

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Yellowstone National Park superintendent who said he was being forced out by the Trump administration will leave his post in late September. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the park announced Thursday that Dan Wenk, who has been superintendent since 2011, will retire from the National Park Service on September 29. Wenk will be replaced by Cameron "Cam" Sholly, the current director of the park service's Midwest Region. 

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  • Big move for Big Bird: Sesame Street moving into classrooms

    Big move for Big Bird: Sesame Street moving into classrooms

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-07-20 05:01:58 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Sesame Street company is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum. It's a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible influence on children. Sesame Workshop and McGraw-Hill Education announced their new partnership Thursday.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The Sesame Street company is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum. It's a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible influence on children. Sesame Workshop and McGraw-Hill Education announced their new partnership Thursday.

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  • Cleveland Browns spoof "The Office" intro

    Cleveland Browns spoof "The Office" intro

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-07-20 04:54:38 GMT
    Cleveland Browns - TwitterCleveland Browns - Twitter

    CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns haven’t had a lot to celebrate in the win department as of late, but they got one on social media Thursday. The Browns are coming off an infamous 0-16 season and a 1-31 stretch over the past two years. Throw in LeBron James once again leaving the Cavaliers in NBA free agency recently, and Cleveland as a whole is really in need of some positivity. 

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    CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns haven’t had a lot to celebrate in the win department as of late, but they got one on social media Thursday. The Browns are coming off an infamous 0-16 season and a 1-31 stretch over the past two years. Throw in LeBron James once again leaving the Cavaliers in NBA free agency recently, and Cleveland as a whole is really in need of some positivity. 

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  • Two dead in crash after motorcyclist flees in Tacoma

    Two dead in crash after motorcyclist flees in Tacoma

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:28:30 GMT
    Hana Kim - TwitterHana Kim - Twitter

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two people riding a motorcycle died in a crash after Pierce County Sheriff's deputies tried to pull them over and the motorcyclist fled. The sheriff's office says deputies signaled the motorcyclist to pull over Thursday afternoon in Tacoma for reckless driving.    The sheriff's office says the motorcyclist instead accelerated, drove through several intersections and hit two vehicles. 

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two people riding a motorcycle died in a crash after Pierce County Sheriff's deputies tried to pull them over and the motorcyclist fled. The sheriff's office says deputies signaled the motorcyclist to pull over Thursday afternoon in Tacoma for reckless driving.    The sheriff's office says the motorcyclist instead accelerated, drove through several intersections and hit two vehicles. 

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  • Giant statue of bare-chested Jeff Goldblum pops up in London

    Giant statue of bare-chested Jeff Goldblum pops up in London

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:25:20 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0Cropped Photo: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0

    LONDON (AP) - Londoners and tourists alike have been bemused to find a giant statue of a bare-chested Jeff Goldblum next to the city's iconic Tower Bridge. The 25-foot (7.6-meter) statue, depicting the actor in the reclining pose he made famous in "Jurassic Park," is meant to mark that film's 25th anniversary. Sky's subscription service Now TV installed the temporary "Jurassic Jeff" statue on the south bank of the Thames Wednesday. 

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    LONDON (AP) - Londoners and tourists alike have been bemused to find a giant statue of a bare-chested Jeff Goldblum next to the city's iconic Tower Bridge. The 25-foot (7.6-meter) statue, depicting the actor in the reclining pose he made famous in "Jurassic Park," is meant to mark that film's 25th anniversary. Sky's subscription service Now TV installed the temporary "Jurassic Jeff" statue on the south bank of the Thames Wednesday. 

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  • US may pick Western headquarters for land agency in 8 months

    US may pick Western headquarters for land agency in 8 months

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:44:23 GMT
    Bureau of Land ManagementBureau of Land Management

    DENVER (AP) - The Trump administration says it may pick a new Western headquarters for the nation's largest land management agency in the next six to eight months. Susan Combs, a senior adviser to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, told a Senate committee Thursday that Zinke is committed to moving the Bureau of Land Management headquarters from Washington to the West. The bureau is part of Zinke's department. Combs offered no hints about where the new headquarters will be. 

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    DENVER (AP) - The Trump administration says it may pick a new Western headquarters for the nation's largest land management agency in the next six to eight months. Susan Combs, a senior adviser to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, told a Senate committee Thursday that Zinke is committed to moving the Bureau of Land Management headquarters from Washington to the West. The bureau is part of Zinke's department. Combs offered no hints about where the new headquarters will be. 

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  • Police: Man suspected of burglaries in 9 states arrested

    Police: Man suspected of burglaries in 9 states arrested

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:31:22 GMT

    AUBURN, Maine (AP) - A man suspected in a series of burglaries and thefts and wanted in nine states has been arrested by police in Maine. York County Sheriff William King Jr. says an investigation by his department and other law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of 55-year-old Joseph Hodge of Jacksonville, Florida. The Portland Press Herald reports Hodge was taken into custody early Wednesday at an Auburn motel.   

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    AUBURN, Maine (AP) - A man suspected in a series of burglaries and thefts and wanted in nine states has been arrested by police in Maine. York County Sheriff William King Jr. says an investigation by his department and other law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of 55-year-old Joseph Hodge of Jacksonville, Florida. The Portland Press Herald reports Hodge was taken into custody early Wednesday at an Auburn motel.   

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  • WATCH: Goliath grouper gobbles reef shark in one bite

    WATCH: Goliath grouper gobbles reef shark in one bite

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:15:10 GMT
    Everglades Fishing Co.Everglades Fishing Co.

    PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. - Sometimes the prey becomes the predator. In a battle between a grouper and a shark, you might be surprised who the victor was. A video out of Everglades City in Florida captured a 500-pound grouper eating a 3-foot reef shark in one bite near a fishing boat. The video was posted by Everglades Fishing Company last week. The shark was hooked on a fishing lane belly up in the water, and the fisherman was reeling it in when a shadow approached.

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    PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. - Sometimes the prey becomes the predator. In a battle between a grouper and a shark, you might be surprised who the victor was. A video out of Everglades City in Florida captured a 500-pound grouper eating a 3-foot reef shark in one bite near a fishing boat. The video was posted by Everglades Fishing Company last week. The shark was hooked on a fishing lane belly up in the water, and the fisherman was reeling it in when a shadow approached.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, July 19th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, July 19th

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:32:50 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, July 19th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, July 19th.

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  • After rescue, Thai soccer boys pray for fortune at temple

    After rescue, Thai soccer boys pray for fortune at temple

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:55 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:55:08 GMT
    Photo: Xinhua / RachenPhoto: Xinhua / Rachen

    CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) - The Thai soccer boys and their coach have attended a Buddhist ceremony at a temple to protect them against misfortunes, a day after they were discharged from a hospital following their rescue from a flooded cave. The 11 boys and the coach - the remaining team member is reportedly a Muslim - were joined by relatives and friends at the temple in the northern province of Chiang Rai, where they sat and put their hands together to the tune of chanting monks.

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    CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) - The Thai soccer boys and their coach have attended a Buddhist ceremony at a temple to protect them against misfortunes, a day after they were discharged from a hospital following their rescue from a flooded cave. The 11 boys and the coach - the remaining team member is reportedly a Muslim - were joined by relatives and friends at the temple in the northern province of Chiang Rai, where they sat and put their hands together to the tune of chanting monks.

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  • Washington man sentenced for Manchester shooting

    Washington man sentenced for Manchester shooting

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:40 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:40:07 GMT

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting a man while he was sleeping.    The Kitsap Sun reports 22-year-old Robert Hackett was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to attempted first-degree murder. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office says Hackett, a woman and the victim were inside a house in Manchester in January after spending the day together. Hackett later shot the victim in the arm while he slept. 

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    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting a man while he was sleeping.    The Kitsap Sun reports 22-year-old Robert Hackett was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to attempted first-degree murder. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office says Hackett, a woman and the victim were inside a house in Manchester in January after spending the day together. Hackett later shot the victim in the arm while he slept. 

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  • Illinois man stabs himself after jury's guilty verdict

    Illinois man stabs himself after jury's guilty verdict

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:21 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:21:16 GMT

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a central Illinois man stabbed himself in a courtroom shortly after a jury found him guilty in a sexual assault case. The Pantagraph reports 78-year-old Johnny Icard was sitting alone Wednesday at a defense table in Bloomington where he had represented himself at trial. When the judge said he was revoking Icard's bond, the Bloomington man said he had family affairs to attend to and wasn't expecting the verdict.   

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a central Illinois man stabbed himself in a courtroom shortly after a jury found him guilty in a sexual assault case. The Pantagraph reports 78-year-old Johnny Icard was sitting alone Wednesday at a defense table in Bloomington where he had represented himself at trial. When the judge said he was revoking Icard's bond, the Bloomington man said he had family affairs to attend to and wasn't expecting the verdict.   

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  • Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:00 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:00:57 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show that honors the past year's top athletes and moments in sports.  

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show that honors the past year's top athletes and moments in sports.  

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  • Bill Clinton: Leaders must remember 'our common humanity'

    Bill Clinton: Leaders must remember 'our common humanity'

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-07-19 04:38:11 GMT
    Photo: BGEAPhoto: BGEA

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says the key to political leadership is remembering "our common humanity." Clinton's comments came Wednesday night during the NAACP Convention in San Antonio, where he presented Willie Brown with the 2018 NAACP Springarn Medal for outstanding achievement by an African-American. Brown is the former California House speaker and former San Francisco mayor. Clinton said political leaders need to keep humanity in mind. 

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    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says the key to political leadership is remembering "our common humanity." Clinton's comments came Wednesday night during the NAACP Convention in San Antonio, where he presented Willie Brown with the 2018 NAACP Springarn Medal for outstanding achievement by an African-American. Brown is the former California House speaker and former San Francisco mayor. Clinton said political leaders need to keep humanity in mind. 

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  • Coast Guard rescues 5 capsized kayakers near Cape Disappointment

    Coast Guard rescues 5 capsized kayakers near Cape Disappointment

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-07-19 01:32:59 GMT
    USCG PNW - TwitterUSCG PNW - Twitter

    WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say three children and two adults who capsized while kayaking near Cape Disappointment State Park were rescued. The U.S. Coast Guard says their Columbia River command center received a call reporting at least one person in the water Wednesday afternoon near Waikiki Beach. The Coast Guard says a boat crew rescued two children and two adults while a helicopter crew rescued one child.    

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    WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say three children and two adults who capsized while kayaking near Cape Disappointment State Park were rescued. The U.S. Coast Guard says their Columbia River command center received a call reporting at least one person in the water Wednesday afternoon near Waikiki Beach. The Coast Guard says a boat crew rescued two children and two adults while a helicopter crew rescued one child.    

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  • One found dead in Oregon wildfire

    One found dead in Oregon wildfire

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:44:08 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - One person has been found dead near a tractor in a field that was consumed by a wildfire in Oregon. The Wasco County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday the body was found a short distance from the burned tractor. The person's identity has not been released. It's believed the person was trying to use the tractor to create a fire line to stop the blaze. 

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - One person has been found dead near a tractor in a field that was consumed by a wildfire in Oregon. The Wasco County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday the body was found a short distance from the burned tractor. The person's identity has not been released. It's believed the person was trying to use the tractor to create a fire line to stop the blaze. 

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  • Court blocks measure asking voters to split California in 3

    Court blocks measure asking voters to split California in 3

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:54:11 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Supreme Court has blocked a measure that would divide the state in three from appearing on the November ballot. The justices on Wednesday ordered the secretary of state not to put the initiative before voters, saying significant questions have been raised about its validity. The court will now consider the merits of a challenge brought by the Planning and Conservation League. 

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Supreme Court has blocked a measure that would divide the state in three from appearing on the November ballot. The justices on Wednesday ordered the secretary of state not to put the initiative before voters, saying significant questions have been raised about its validity. The court will now consider the merits of a challenge brought by the Planning and Conservation League. 

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  • One dead in three-vehicle I-5 crash near Conway

    One dead in three-vehicle I-5 crash near Conway

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:50:14 GMT

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities closed Interstate 5 south of Mount Vernon near Conway because of a three-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured others. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the collision occurred at about 1:15 p.m. when a semi-truck failed to stop for traffic that had backed up near a construction zone. Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman says the truck rear-ended a passenger vehicle, causing it to crash into the vehicle in front of it.

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    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities closed Interstate 5 south of Mount Vernon near Conway because of a three-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured others. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the collision occurred at about 1:15 p.m. when a semi-truck failed to stop for traffic that had backed up near a construction zone. Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman says the truck rear-ended a passenger vehicle, causing it to crash into the vehicle in front of it.

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  • Zuckerberg: Holocaust deniers won't be banned from Facebook

    Zuckerberg: Holocaust deniers won't be banned from Facebook

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:37:56 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook. Speaking with Recode's Kara Swisher, Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, said in an interview published Wednesday that he thinks there are things "that different people get wrong." He added that he doesn't think they are "intentionally" getting it wrong.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook. Speaking with Recode's Kara Swisher, Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, said in an interview published Wednesday that he thinks there are things "that different people get wrong." He added that he doesn't think they are "intentionally" getting it wrong.

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  • Astronomers spy nearby star that could be chomping a planet

    Astronomers spy nearby star that could be chomping a planet

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-07-18 21:49:30 GMT
    Photo: PixabayPhoto: Pixabay

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Astronomers may have caught a relatively nearby star munching on a planet or mini-planets. A NASA space telescope noticed that the star suddenly started looking a bit strange last year. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory spotted a 30-fold increase in iron on the edge of the star, which is 10 million years old, along with pronounced dimming. MIT scientist Hans Moritz Guenther says he's never seen anything quite like this before.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Astronomers may have caught a relatively nearby star munching on a planet or mini-planets. A NASA space telescope noticed that the star suddenly started looking a bit strange last year. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory spotted a 30-fold increase in iron on the edge of the star, which is 10 million years old, along with pronounced dimming. MIT scientist Hans Moritz Guenther says he's never seen anything quite like this before.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, July 18th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, July 18th

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-07-18 21:11:05 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, July 18th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, July 18th.

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  • JBS USA suspends shipments from Kentucky farm after video

    JBS USA suspends shipments from Kentucky farm after video

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:24:47 GMT
    Photo: Mercy for AnimalsPhoto: Mercy for Animals

    DENVER (AP) - JBS USA, the U.S. branch of the world's largest meat producer, says it has suspended shipments from a pig farm where workers were shown hitting, kicking and throwing pigs on undercover video. The Colorado-based company said it made the decision based on an initial review of the Mercy for Animals video at a Tosh Farms site in Simpson County, Kentucky, and will investigate the allegations.   

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    DENVER (AP) - JBS USA, the U.S. branch of the world's largest meat producer, says it has suspended shipments from a pig farm where workers were shown hitting, kicking and throwing pigs on undercover video. The Colorado-based company said it made the decision based on an initial review of the Mercy for Animals video at a Tosh Farms site in Simpson County, Kentucky, and will investigate the allegations.   

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  • Medicaid expansion initiative qualifies for Idaho ballot

    Medicaid expansion initiative qualifies for Idaho ballot

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:05:44 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Medicaid expansion proposal has received enough signatures and will be on the November ballot. Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney on Tuesday said more than 56,000 valid signatures have been counted. The signatures include at least 6 percent of the registered voters in at least 18 of Idaho's 35 legislative districts.    

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Medicaid expansion proposal has received enough signatures and will be on the November ballot. Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney on Tuesday said more than 56,000 valid signatures have been counted. The signatures include at least 6 percent of the registered voters in at least 18 of Idaho's 35 legislative districts.    

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  • Feds arrest 11 in alleged heroin, meth trafficking ring

    Feds arrest 11 in alleged heroin, meth trafficking ring

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:10:20 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say 11 people have been arrested on federal charges in connection with heroin and methamphetamine trafficking in the north Puget Sound region. U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes says the arrests happened Tuesday after a six-month investigation. She says search warrants also were served Tuesday at 30 locations which netted 18 firearms, 10 pounds of heroin, 20 pounds of meth and over $500,000 in cash.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say 11 people have been arrested on federal charges in connection with heroin and methamphetamine trafficking in the north Puget Sound region. U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes says the arrests happened Tuesday after a six-month investigation. She says search warrants also were served Tuesday at 30 locations which netted 18 firearms, 10 pounds of heroin, 20 pounds of meth and over $500,000 in cash.    

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  • Robin Williams speaks for himself in new film on late comic

    Robin Williams speaks for himself in new film on late comic

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:00:11 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - A new documentary on Robin Williams tells the late comedian's story mostly using his voice. "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind" uses a wealth of archival footage to put viewers inside his thought process. Director Marina Zenovich notes that Williams had a routine in the 1970s that invited people into his mind. The film charts Williams' rise in comedy up until his death in August 2014. 

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    NEW YORK (AP) - A new documentary on Robin Williams tells the late comedian's story mostly using his voice. "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind" uses a wealth of archival footage to put viewers inside his thought process. Director Marina Zenovich notes that Williams had a routine in the 1970s that invited people into his mind. The film charts Williams' rise in comedy up until his death in August 2014. 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 17th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 17th

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-07-17 21:23:07 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 17th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 17th.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 16th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 16th

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:55 AM EDT2018-07-17 05:55:58 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 16th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, July 16th.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 13th

    Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 13th

    Saturday, July 14 2018 1:37 AM EDT2018-07-14 05:37:25 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 13th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 13th.

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  • Driver falls asleep, crashes into school bus in Colorado

    Driver falls asleep, crashes into school bus in Colorado

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:17 AM EDT2018-07-13 05:17:44 GMT

    HUDSON, Colo. (AP) - Investigators say the driver of a flatbed truck that crashed into a school bus carrying a group of high school students northeast of Denver fell asleep at the wheel.    Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler says the truck drifted into oncoming traffic and sideswiped the Greeley-Evans School District bus near the small town of Hudson on Thursday afternoon. 

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    HUDSON, Colo. (AP) - Investigators say the driver of a flatbed truck that crashed into a school bus carrying a group of high school students northeast of Denver fell asleep at the wheel.    Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler says the truck drifted into oncoming traffic and sideswiped the Greeley-Evans School District bus near the small town of Hudson on Thursday afternoon. 

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  • 'It keeps us safe': An NYC bathroom set up to stem overdoses

    'It keeps us safe': An NYC bathroom set up to stem overdoses

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-07-13 05:08:55 GMT
    Photo: Anthony Quintano / Flickr / CC BY 2.0Photo: Anthony Quintano / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

    NEW YORK (AP) - At a Brooklyn storefront, people sign up to use a bathroom outfitted to try to curb the drug overdose crisis. They'll be checked on, by intercom, about every three minutes while in the restroom at this needle exchange program, called VOCAL-NY. If there's no response, a staffer will unlock the door and come in, ready with anti-overdose medication. VOCAL-NY says in eight years, a few people have overdosed but all have been rescued.    

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    NEW YORK (AP) - At a Brooklyn storefront, people sign up to use a bathroom outfitted to try to curb the drug overdose crisis. They'll be checked on, by intercom, about every three minutes while in the restroom at this needle exchange program, called VOCAL-NY. If there's no response, a staffer will unlock the door and come in, ready with anti-overdose medication. VOCAL-NY says in eight years, a few people have overdosed but all have been rescued.    

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  • Vice President Pence plans Billings visit to support Republican

    Vice President Pence plans Billings visit to support Republican

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-07-13 04:11:12 GMT
    Photo: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0Photo: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence is planning a visit to southern Montana to campaign on behalf of a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. The Billings Gazette reports Pence is scheduled to be in Billings on July 24 to support Matt Rosendale, who is challenging incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. 

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence is planning a visit to southern Montana to campaign on behalf of a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. The Billings Gazette reports Pence is scheduled to be in Billings on July 24 to support Matt Rosendale, who is challenging incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. 

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  • 'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

    'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-07-13 03:57:54 GMT
    CDC.govCDC.gov

    ATLANTA (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg's cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states. The CDC announced Thursday that customers should avoid Honey Smacks, tweeting, "Do not eat this cereal." The agency says it found salmonella in samples of Honey Smacks, which has been subject to a voluntary recall by Kellogg since mid-June.   

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    ATLANTA (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg's cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states. The CDC announced Thursday that customers should avoid Honey Smacks, tweeting, "Do not eat this cereal." The agency says it found salmonella in samples of Honey Smacks, which has been subject to a voluntary recall by Kellogg since mid-June.   

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  • Last Alaska Blockbusters set to close, leaving 1 store in US

    Last Alaska Blockbusters set to close, leaving 1 store in US

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-07-13 01:09:48 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska's last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the rest of the nation.    Kevin Daymude, general manager of Blockbuster Alaska, says the stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night. The stores will get rid of their videos in a liquidation sale that starts Tuesday.

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska's last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the rest of the nation.    Kevin Daymude, general manager of Blockbuster Alaska, says the stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night. The stores will get rid of their videos in a liquidation sale that starts Tuesday.

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  • 'Charlie bit my fin!' Gator dines on shark off S Carolina

    'Charlie bit my fin!' Gator dines on shark off S Carolina

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-07-13 01:05:16 GMT

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -  An alligator ate a shark off a South Carolina island, and scientists say the oft-feared fish may become a staple of the reptile's diet. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports a 7-foot (2.1-meter) alligator named Charlie was filmed gobbling up a bonnethead shark Friday in a confrontation between what scientists call ancient enemies. Charlie dined in Skull Creek, saltwater beyond his normal habitat. 

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    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -  An alligator ate a shark off a South Carolina island, and scientists say the oft-feared fish may become a staple of the reptile's diet. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports a 7-foot (2.1-meter) alligator named Charlie was filmed gobbling up a bonnethead shark Friday in a confrontation between what scientists call ancient enemies. Charlie dined in Skull Creek, saltwater beyond his normal habitat. 

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  • Police: Men who blew pot smoke at goat charged with cruelty

    Police: Men who blew pot smoke at goat charged with cruelty

    Thursday, July 12 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-07-13 00:20:50 GMT
    Ashley Cullinane - NBC10Ashley Cullinane - NBC10

    TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - Police in Massachusetts say three men seen on a social media video blowing marijuana smoke in a goat's face and laughing have been charged with animal cruelty. Taunton police Chief Edward Walsh says his department was notified Tuesday about a video posted on social media that shows the men removing the goat from its outdoor pen and putting a chain around its neck.

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    TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - Police in Massachusetts say three men seen on a social media video blowing marijuana smoke in a goat's face and laughing have been charged with animal cruelty. Taunton police Chief Edward Walsh says his department was notified Tuesday about a video posted on social media that shows the men removing the goat from its outdoor pen and putting a chain around its neck.

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  • Fans start petition in hopes to bring back Costco's polish dog

    Fans start petition in hopes to bring back Costco's polish dog

    Thursday, July 12 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-07-13 00:03:12 GMT

    The news of the end of Costco’s polish dog has not been sitting well with many people. After Costco decided to nix the popular food court item in favor of a healthier Acai Bowl option, there has been an outcry amongst many on social media. Some enjoyed it on a cheat day or for a quick meal on the go. 

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    The news of the end of Costco’s polish dog has not been sitting well with many people. After Costco decided to nix the popular food court item in favor of a healthier Acai Bowl option, there has been an outcry amongst many on social media. Some enjoyed it on a cheat day or for a quick meal on the go. 

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  • NFL, American Cancer Society award $3.2 million in grants

    NFL, American Cancer Society award $3.2 million in grants

    Thursday, July 12 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-07-12 22:55:17 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Carissa Rogers / CC BY 2.0Cropped Photo: Carissa Rogers / CC BY 2.0

    NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has partnered with the American Cancer Society and awarded $3.2 million in grant funding to address disparities in breast cancer mortality that exist among women of color. The grants were made to 32 health systems, with each clinic receiving $100,000 over two years. 

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    NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has partnered with the American Cancer Society and awarded $3.2 million in grant funding to address disparities in breast cancer mortality that exist among women of color. The grants were made to 32 health systems, with each clinic receiving $100,000 over two years. 

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  • Fast-food chains agree to end 'no-poaching' policies

    Fast-food chains agree to end 'no-poaching' policies

    Thursday, July 12 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-07-12 22:30:29 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that blocked workers from changing branches - limiting wages and job opportunities - under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced binding agreements with companies including Arby's, Jimmy John's and Cinnabon, Thursday. McDonald's also signed on, but previously announced plans to end the practice.  

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that blocked workers from changing branches - limiting wages and job opportunities - under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced binding agreements with companies including Arby's, Jimmy John's and Cinnabon, Thursday. McDonald's also signed on, but previously announced plans to end the practice.  

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  • Child molester beaten to death by fellow inmate in California prison

    Child molester beaten to death by fellow inmate in California prison

    Thursday, July 12 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-07-12 22:17:47 GMT

    WASCO, Calif. - A convicted child molester was beaten to death by a fellow inmate at a California prison. According to WFLA, 66-year-old Augustin Duran was attacked by 19-year-old Andres Ayon on Saturday night at Wasco State Prison in Kern County. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation confirmed the situation. Officials say an alarm was sounded and inmates were instructed to get down as the attack began, but Ayon ignored guards and continued to strike Duran. 

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    WASCO, Calif. - A convicted child molester was beaten to death by a fellow inmate at a California prison. According to WFLA, 66-year-old Augustin Duran was attacked by 19-year-old Andres Ayon on Saturday night at Wasco State Prison in Kern County. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation confirmed the situation. Officials say an alarm was sounded and inmates were instructed to get down as the attack began, but Ayon ignored guards and continued to strike Duran. 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, July 12th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, July 12th

    Thursday, July 12 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-07-12 21:45:55 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, July 12th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, July 12th.

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  • Cops say Stormy Daniels touched patrons' breasts

    Cops say Stormy Daniels touched patrons' breasts

    Thursday, July 12 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-07-12 12:42:14 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Charging documents obtained by WSYX-TV in Columbus say porn actress Stormy Daniels was semi-nude and allegedly touched some of the patrons' breasts and allowed them to touch her prior to her arrest at a strip club in Ohio. Daniels, also known as Stephanie Clifford, was arrested during a performance at a strip club Wednesday and has been released on bond.

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Charging documents obtained by WSYX-TV in Columbus say porn actress Stormy Daniels was semi-nude and allegedly touched some of the patrons' breasts and allowed them to touch her prior to her arrest at a strip club in Ohio. Daniels, also known as Stephanie Clifford, was arrested during a performance at a strip club Wednesday and has been released on bond.

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  • Former paraeducator claims wrongful termination in lawsuit

    Former paraeducator claims wrongful termination in lawsuit

    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-07-12 05:31:24 GMT

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A former paraeducator is suing a school district in southern Washington, claiming she was wrongly fired for challenging policies involving special needs students. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Veronica Vargas filed the suit last week against the Mabton School District after she was placed on unpaid leave and later fired in February 2017. According to the suit, Vargas raised concerns about the district's limited resources and limited staff. 

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A former paraeducator is suing a school district in southern Washington, claiming she was wrongly fired for challenging policies involving special needs students. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Veronica Vargas filed the suit last week against the Mabton School District after she was placed on unpaid leave and later fired in February 2017. According to the suit, Vargas raised concerns about the district's limited resources and limited staff. 

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  • Dad having stroke saved by 3-year-old daughter's FaceTime call

    Dad having stroke saved by 3-year-old daughter's FaceTime call

    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-07-12 05:10:05 GMT

    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) - Children seem to get more and more tech-savvy all the time, and for a Virginia man, it led to his life being saved. According to NBC, 27-year-old Trevor McCabe was at home in Winchester on the Fourth of July with his 3-year-old daughter Molly when he suffered a stroke. Molly grabbed her dad's phone to call her mom on FaceTime while she was at work.

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    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) - Children seem to get more and more tech-savvy all the time, and for a Virginia man, it led to his life being saved. According to NBC, 27-year-old Trevor McCabe was at home in Winchester on the Fourth of July with his 3-year-old daughter Molly when he suffered a stroke. Molly grabbed her dad's phone to call her mom on FaceTime while she was at work.

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  • Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs

    Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs

    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:46 AM EDT2018-07-12 04:46:24 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Hyundai Motor Co.'s labor union says steep auto tariffs could cost U.S. jobs. The labor union at South Korea's largest auto company says if President Donald Trump goes ahead with imposing 25 percent auto tariffs, it will hurt Hyundai's U.S. sales and jeopardize some 200,000 jobs at Hyundai factory in Alabama. The union also says South Korean carmakers were already penalized during the renegotiations of the bilateral trade agreement. 

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    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Hyundai Motor Co.'s labor union says steep auto tariffs could cost U.S. jobs. The labor union at South Korea's largest auto company says if President Donald Trump goes ahead with imposing 25 percent auto tariffs, it will hurt Hyundai's U.S. sales and jeopardize some 200,000 jobs at Hyundai factory in Alabama. The union also says South Korean carmakers were already penalized during the renegotiations of the bilateral trade agreement. 

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  • 2 killed in motorcycle, vehicle crash in Shoreline

    2 killed in motorcycle, vehicle crash in Shoreline

    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-07-12 04:27:06 GMT

    SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two people were killed in a crash in Shoreline involving a vehicle and two motorcycles.  Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson said on Twitter that the crash happened Wednesday evening on state Route 104.  The state patrol is investigating. No other details were immediately available. 

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    SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two people were killed in a crash in Shoreline involving a vehicle and two motorcycles.  Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson said on Twitter that the crash happened Wednesday evening on state Route 104.  The state patrol is investigating. No other details were immediately available. 

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  • Firefighter dies in Wisconsin gas explosion fire

    Firefighter dies in Wisconsin gas explosion fire

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-07-12 03:35:47 GMT
    Courtesy of John WillemsCourtesy of John Willems
    Courtesy of John WillemsCourtesy of John Willems

    SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expressing his condolences to the family of a firefighter killed in a massive natural gas explosion.  Authorities say a contractor ruptured a natural gas line in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday evening. The gas somehow ignited, leading to an explosion that leveled half a city block and claimed the life of 34-year-old Sun Prairie Fire Department Capt. Cory Barr. He leaves behind a wife and twin 3-year-old girls.

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    SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expressing his condolences to the family of a firefighter killed in a massive natural gas explosion.  Authorities say a contractor ruptured a natural gas line in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday evening. The gas somehow ignited, leading to an explosion that leveled half a city block and claimed the life of 34-year-old Sun Prairie Fire Department Capt. Cory Barr. He leaves behind a wife and twin 3-year-old girls.

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  • Baby found in western Montana woods released from hospital

    Baby found in western Montana woods released from hospital

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-07-12 02:51:32 GMT
    Missoula County Sheriff's OfficeMissoula County Sheriff's Office

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say the 5-month-old infant has been released from the hospital after police found the baby buried under sticks and debris for about nine hours in the woods south of Missoula. The Missoulian reports the boy is in protective custody while his case is handled by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services. The baby was discovered early Sunday morning after Missoula County deputies apprehended a man in the Lolo Hot Springs area Saturday. 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say the 5-month-old infant has been released from the hospital after police found the baby buried under sticks and debris for about nine hours in the woods south of Missoula. The Missoulian reports the boy is in protective custody while his case is handled by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services. The baby was discovered early Sunday morning after Missoula County deputies apprehended a man in the Lolo Hot Springs area Saturday. 

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  • Detained mothers beginning to be released in Washington

    Detained mothers beginning to be released in Washington

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-07-12 00:22:43 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Advocates for asylum-seeking parents who have been detained in Washington state say some have started to be released from custody, but it's unclear when they might be reunited with their children. The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle says it knows of 55 people detained at the U.S.-Mexico border before being separated from their children and transferred to Washington under President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Advocates for asylum-seeking parents who have been detained in Washington state say some have started to be released from custody, but it's unclear when they might be reunited with their children. The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle says it knows of 55 people detained at the U.S.-Mexico border before being separated from their children and transferred to Washington under President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy.    

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  • Mother of 2 suspects in Randle teen's death arrested

    Mother of 2 suspects in Randle teen's death arrested

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:25:41 GMT

    RANDLE, Wash. (AP) - The mother of two suspects charged in the death of a 16-year-old Randle boy was arrested and a warrant for arrest has been issued for the older suspect's fiancee.  The Daily Chronicle reports that Kindra Adamson was arrested Tuesday on two counts of rendering criminal assistance. Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer says she delayed the investigation into Ben Eastman III's death. 

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    RANDLE, Wash. (AP) - The mother of two suspects charged in the death of a 16-year-old Randle boy was arrested and a warrant for arrest has been issued for the older suspect's fiancee.  The Daily Chronicle reports that Kindra Adamson was arrested Tuesday on two counts of rendering criminal assistance. Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer says she delayed the investigation into Ben Eastman III's death. 

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  • Yellowstone sees second-busiest June on record

    Yellowstone sees second-busiest June on record

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-07-11 22:37:22 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Jeff Gunn / CC BY 2.0Cropped Photo: Jeff Gunn / CC BY 2.0

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL  PARK (AP) - Nearly 810,900 people visited Yellowstone National Park in June. The number is an increase over the 803,650 visitors in June 2017 and is second only to June 2016 when a record 838,300 visitors entered the park. So far in 2018, Yellowstone has seen 1.38 million recreation visitors, a 2.5 percent increase from the same period last year. Year-to-date visitation so far this year is 27 percent higher than five years ago in 2014. 

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    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL  PARK (AP) - Nearly 810,900 people visited Yellowstone National Park in June. The number is an increase over the 803,650 visitors in June 2017 and is second only to June 2016 when a record 838,300 visitors entered the park. So far in 2018, Yellowstone has seen 1.38 million recreation visitors, a 2.5 percent increase from the same period last year. Year-to-date visitation so far this year is 27 percent higher than five years ago in 2014. 

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  • Producers plan movie about Thai cave rescue

    Producers plan movie about Thai cave rescue

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-07-11 22:02:13 GMT
    Elon Musk - TwitterElon Musk - Twitter

    NEW YORK (AP) - The boys are out of the cave. Now Hollywood wants in. The producers behind Christian films like "God's Not Dead" are already in Thailand with plans to develop a movie about the 18-day saga of the soccer team trapped in a flooded cave. Though the drama of headline-grabbing rescues often doesn't carry over the big screen, Pure Flix Entertainment co-founder Michael Scott believes the story about the 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach is ripe for movie...

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    NEW YORK (AP) - The boys are out of the cave. Now Hollywood wants in. The producers behind Christian films like "God's Not Dead" are already in Thailand with plans to develop a movie about the 18-day saga of the soccer team trapped in a flooded cave. Though the drama of headline-grabbing rescues often doesn't carry over the big screen, Pure Flix Entertainment co-founder Michael Scott believes the story about the 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach is ripe for movie...

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, July 11th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, July 11th

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-07-11 21:40:28 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, July 11th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, July 11th.

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  • Government falls short of deadline to reunite kids, parents

    Government falls short of deadline to reunite kids, parents

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:17 AM EDT2018-07-11 06:17:50 GMT
    MGN ImageMGN Image
    MGN ImageMGN Image

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Some immigrant toddlers are back in the arms of their parents, but others remain in detention facilities as federal officials fell short of meeting a court-ordered deadline to reunite dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.  A federal judge in San Diego set a 14-day deadline to reunite children under 5 with their parents.    

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    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Some immigrant toddlers are back in the arms of their parents, but others remain in detention facilities as federal officials fell short of meeting a court-ordered deadline to reunite dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.  A federal judge in San Diego set a 14-day deadline to reunite children under 5 with their parents.    

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  • Texas professors seek to revive campus carry law challenge

    Texas professors seek to revive campus carry law challenge

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-07-11 04:53:04 GMT
    Cutout Photo: Alien Gear HolstersCutout Photo: Alien Gear Holsters

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three University of Texas professors are asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to revive their lawsuit challenging a law allowing concealed handguns on campus. The law requires public universities to allow people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on campus. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments Wednesday. 

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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three University of Texas professors are asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to revive their lawsuit challenging a law allowing concealed handguns on campus. The law requires public universities to allow people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on campus. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments Wednesday. 

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  • Release of 5th 'Indiana Jones' movie pushed to 2021

    Release of 5th 'Indiana Jones' movie pushed to 2021

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-07-11 04:29:53 GMT
    Photo: LucasfilmPhoto: Lucasfilm

    NEW YORK (AP) - Indiana Jones won't be swinging back into movie theaters until at least 2021. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that the planned fifth installment in the "Indiana Jones" franchise will be released in July 2021 instead of July 2020. The film was originally scheduled for release in the summer of 2019. Script issues are reportedly behind the delay. 

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Indiana Jones won't be swinging back into movie theaters until at least 2021. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that the planned fifth installment in the "Indiana Jones" franchise will be released in July 2021 instead of July 2020. The film was originally scheduled for release in the summer of 2019. Script issues are reportedly behind the delay. 

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  • Blast sends 2 firefighters to hospital in Wisconsin

    Blast sends 2 firefighters to hospital in Wisconsin

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-07-11 04:04:54 GMT

    SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) - Police in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, are lowering the number of people taken to a hospital following a powerful explosion. They originally said one police officer and two firefighters were taken to a hospital following the explosion Tuesday evening in downtown Sun Prairie that came after a contractor reportedly struck a natural gas line. Lt. Kevin Konopacki now says the officer was treated at the scene.
     

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    SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) - Police in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, are lowering the number of people taken to a hospital following a powerful explosion. They originally said one police officer and two firefighters were taken to a hospital following the explosion Tuesday evening in downtown Sun Prairie that came after a contractor reportedly struck a natural gas line. Lt. Kevin Konopacki now says the officer was treated at the scene.
     

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  • Snake eyes: Reptile found in hard drive at Miami airport

    Snake eyes: Reptile found in hard drive at Miami airport

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-07-11 03:58:42 GMT
    NOT the actual python found in the man's pantsNOT the actual python found in the man's pants

    MIAMI (AP) - A passenger with a python hidden inside an external hard drive was stopped from boarding a Florida plane headed to Barbados. The Miami Herald reports that officers screening luggage at the Miami International Airport Sunday found an "organic mass" inside a checked bag. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Sari Koshetz says a bomb expert then examined the bag and discovered the live snake in the hard drive.  

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    MIAMI (AP) - A passenger with a python hidden inside an external hard drive was stopped from boarding a Florida plane headed to Barbados. The Miami Herald reports that officers screening luggage at the Miami International Airport Sunday found an "organic mass" inside a checked bag. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Sari Koshetz says a bomb expert then examined the bag and discovered the live snake in the hard drive.  

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  • Man accused of yelling, causing plane to land pleads guilty

    Man accused of yelling, causing plane to land pleads guilty

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-07-11 03:53:53 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Washington state man accused of screaming on a flight and causing the pilot to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma has pleaded guilty to a federal assault charge. Federal prosecutors in Tulsa say 29-year-old Bolutife Olorunda of Vancouver, Washington, pleaded guilty Tuesday and will pay Delta Airlines $9,118 for the cost of diverting the aircraft. 

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    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Washington state man accused of screaming on a flight and causing the pilot to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma has pleaded guilty to a federal assault charge. Federal prosecutors in Tulsa say 29-year-old Bolutife Olorunda of Vancouver, Washington, pleaded guilty Tuesday and will pay Delta Airlines $9,118 for the cost of diverting the aircraft. 

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  • 'Everyone is safe' after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave

    'Everyone is safe' after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-07-11 01:09:36 GMT
    Photo: Akkapol Chanthawong / Facebook, Photo: Royal Thai Navy Seals / FacebookPhoto: Akkapol Chanthawong / Facebook, Photo: Royal Thai Navy Seals / Facebook

    MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) - "Everyone is safe." With those three words posted on Facebook the daring rescue mission to extricate 12 boys and their soccer coach from the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand was complete - a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced diver and riveted people worldwide. 

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    MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) - "Everyone is safe." With those three words posted on Facebook the daring rescue mission to extricate 12 boys and their soccer coach from the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand was complete - a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced diver and riveted people worldwide. 

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  • All 11 on crashed Alaska plane rescued

    All 11 on crashed Alaska plane rescued

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-07-11 00:28:06 GMT

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A company that offers scheduled flights and sightseeing tours says it canceled all of its scheduled services Tuesday after one of its flights crashed in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska.    Taquan Air says it's cooperating with authorities examining the circumstances surrounding the Tuesday morning crash. The company says it's important to understand what happened to avoid similar incidents.

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    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A company that offers scheduled flights and sightseeing tours says it canceled all of its scheduled services Tuesday after one of its flights crashed in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska.    Taquan Air says it's cooperating with authorities examining the circumstances surrounding the Tuesday morning crash. The company says it's important to understand what happened to avoid similar incidents.

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