Ten at Yellowstone to be punished for harassment

FILE- In this March 23, 2015 photo, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis, right, and the head of the National Park Foundation Dan Wenk walk at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington. Wenk, Yellowstone National Park superintendent, says he's taking disciplinary action against as many as 10 people after an investigation found women in the park's maintenance division were subject to derogatory comments and actions. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As many as 10 workers in Yellowstone National Park’s maintenance division will be disciplined after an investigation found they subjected female employees to derogatory comments and other sexual harassment, the park’s superintendent told The Associated Press.

FBI: Man killed wife because she laughed at him

Passengers of the Emerald Princess cruise ship disembark on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Juneau, Alaska, hours after arriving at port. A domestic dispute aboard the cruise ship led to the death of a 39-year-old Utah woman, and the FBI is investigating what happened in U.S. waters off Alaska, the agency said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Utah real estate agent killed on an Alaska cruise was remembered by her employer as a trusted adviser and valued sales associate.

Feds reverse denial of Montana firefighting aid

Tim Weyer tours his ranch, which was consumed by wildfires, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Sand Springs, Mont. Firefighters say they have stopped most of the growth and gained 20 percent containment on the fires that were started last week by lightning. (Rion Sanders/The Great Falls Tribune via AP)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government abruptly reversed itself Thursday and said it will offer aid to Montana for the cost of fighting the nation’s largest wildfire, which has destroyed 16 homes and prompted 34 states to send crews and equipment.

Ex-Mormon leader is building new life as a woman

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017 12:01 PDT AND THEREAFTER. In this Monday, July 17, 2017 photo, Laurie Lee Hall gestures while speaking in Salt Lake City. The former LDS stake president, who oversaw a group of Mormon congregations in Tooele for eight years and worked as an architect on her faith's most sacred spaces, faced, in her mind, an impossible choice: Either return to living as a man or resign her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Giving up her female identity would cause grave damage to her physical and mental health, Hall says. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Laurie Lee Hall was excommunicated from the Mormon church for being a woman.

Psychologists fight blame for CIA’s interrogations

FILE - This April 13, 2016, file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. A hearing in a lawsuit stemming from the agency's harsh interrogation techniques is scheduled for Friday, July 28, 2017 in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

SEATTLE (AP) — The two psychologists who helped design the CIA’s harsh interrogation methods used in the war on terror are battling with a civil liberties group over their responsibility for detainees being subjected to waterboarding and beatings following the Sept. 11 attacks.

Battle looms over gas storage safety after blowout

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015, file pool photo, crews work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility above the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles. Two state agencies said Wednesday, July 19, 2017, that the Southern California Gas Co., can resume storing natural gas at the Aliso Canyon facility, which stopped operations in the wake of an October 2015 blowout. However, storage will be restricted to about 28 percent of the field's capacity. (Dean Musgrove /Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fight over reopening a massive gas storage facility that has been crippled since a major blowout is heading to court.

Ore. governor OKs National Guard for solar eclipse

FILE - In this May 27, 2017, file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks at a news conference in Portland, Ore. Gov. Brown is authorizing the Oregon National Guard to deploy soldiers to help deal with an influx of tourists during August's total solar eclipse. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown is authorizing the Oregon National Guard to deploy soldiers to help deal with an influx of tourists during next month’s total solar eclipse.



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