• Agencies warn of cougars following fatal attack on cyclist
    by The Associated Press on May 22, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    BEND, Ore. (AP) — Local and federal agencies are warning residents in western Washington and central Oregon to be on the lookout for cougars. The Bend Bulletin reports the Sunriver Police Department and the Bureau of Land Management both issued warnings Saturday after sightings of the animal were reported in Sunriver and a cougar attacked […]

  • Watchdog: Stop recording inmate-attorney phone calls
    by KEVIN McGILL on May 22, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A watchdog group wants the sheriff’s office in New Orleans to stop recording inmates’ telephone conversations with their attorneys. Court Watch Nola calls the practice a violation of attorney-client privilege. The organization says in a report released Tuesday that the sheriff’s office agreed to allow unrecorded calls between inmates and attorneys […]

  • Angler’s 6-foot catch breaks Minnesota’s sturgeon record
    by The Associated Press on May 22, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — An eastern Minnesota man has set a state catch-and-release record by hooking a more than 6-foot-long (1.8-meter) sturgeon on the Rainy River. Minnesota Public Radio reports that the state Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that Jack Burke’s May 4 catch set a new state record. Burke used a muskie rod […]

  • Rabid fox attacks golfer, groundskeeper at Alabama club
    by The Associated Press on May 22, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Police say a rabid fox bit a golfer and a groundskeeper at an Alabama golf club. cites a release from Fairhope police that says the male golfer reported being bitten as he stepped out of his golf cart at Rock Creek Golf Club on Sunday afternoon. A groundskeeper was then […]

  • Abbvie to donate $100M for health, housing in Puerto Rico
    by The Associated Press on May 22, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Drug maker Abbvie says it will donate $100 million to improve access to health care and housing in a Puerto Rico struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. The biopharmaceutical company said Tuesday that half the amount will go to Direct Relief and the other to Habitat for Humanity International. […]

  • Community, medical organizations oppose drug homicide bill
    by The Associated Press on May 22, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than a dozen medical and community organizations are asking the Rhode Island Senate to reject a bill that would punish drug dealers for fatal overdoses. The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Services wrote in a letter to senators that the bill would have a “deleterious effect” on efforts to […]

  • Navy plebes scramble up greased obelisk to cap first year
    by The Associated Press on May 22, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2021 has capped its first year quite literally — and messily. Each year, first-year students form a human pyramid around a 21-foot (6-meter) obelisk that has been greased with butter, shortening and oil. Other “plebes” then try to scramble to the top of the pyramid […]

  • Romney opponent Kennedy calls pastor criticism embarrassing
    by The Associated Press on May 22, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Senate candidate Mike Kennedy is defending a prominent Baptist minister who has come under fire from Mitt Romney and others for his past criticism of Mormonism, Islam and Judaism.  Kennedy told the Deseret News and KSL editorial boards that it was “embarrassing” for Romney to call Pastor Robert Jeffress […]

  • Wyoming jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent in April
    by The Associated Press on May 22, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in April, the lowest the rate has been since November 2008. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that the April rate is down from the 3.9 percent recorded in March. From March to April, most county unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern […]

  • Phoenix mayor to step down next week for Congress run
    by The Associated Press on May 22, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    PHOENIX (AP) — The mayor of Phoenix has announced his resignation from office as he runs for U.S. Congress. In a letter to the city clerk Monday, Greg Stanton says he will step down next week. Stanton says the “city is in strong shape and I am proud that we have put Phoenix on the […]