Yellowstone Park continues to improve cell service

Visitors use smartphones to photograph Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park in this Aug. 25, 2015, photo. Cellular phone service in Yellowstone National Park will see improvements this summer, the Bozeman (Mont.) Daily Chronicle reports. Jim Peaco / Yellowstone National Park

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Cellular phone service in Yellowstone National Park will see improvements this summer despite criticism from some that argue increased connectivity takes away from the serenity of the country’s first national park.

Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

A plane battling the Ferguson Fire passes the setting sun in unincorporated Mariposa County Calif., near Yosemite National Park on Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said.

Woman survived 7 days after driving off California cliff

In this Friday, July 13, 2018, photo posted on the Monterey County, Calif., Sheriff's Office Twitter feed, authorities tend to Angela Hernandez, foreground center, after she was rescued, in Morro Bay, Calif. Authorities say a couple on a camping trip came upon Hernandez, from Oregon, who had been missing since July 6, after her car went over a cliff in coastal California. (Monterey County Sheriff's Office via AP)

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — A couple on a camping trip found a missing Oregon woman who had survived for nearly a week after her car went over a cliff in coastal California, authorities said.

Rural students struggle on N.M.’s standardized tests

In this Thursday, July 12, 2018 photo, Gallup-McKinley Schools Superintendent Mike Hyatt talks about rising test scores during during an event at North Valley Academy in Los Ranchos, N.M. Hyatt said 600 more Gallup-McKinley students this year are proficient in math and reading, marking the largest growth the district has ever seen. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some rural New Mexico school districts with sizable Native American student populations continue to struggle on the state’s standardized test even as Native Americans statewide show progress and larger school districts near reservations post record growth.

Driver who crashed into Colorado school bus cited

A Weld County Sheriffs Deputy talks on the phone at the scene of a crash involving a school bus after it flipped near the intersection of Weld County Road 49 and Weld County Road 24 near Hudson, Colo., Thursday, July 12. 2018. Authorities say multiple people were injured when the school bus carrying 35 high school students crashed and tipped over on the rural road northeast of Denver. (Joshua Polson/The Greeley Tribune via AP)

HUDSON, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a pickup driver who fell asleep and crashed into a school bus in northern Colorado has been cited with careless driving resulting in injury.

Bail set at $5M for man charged with shooting at officer

In this Thursday. July 12, 2018 photo provided by the Park County Sheriff's Office, officers arrest 36-year-old Shaunesy Cole in the Bozeman Pass area after he fled pursuing officers in Bozeman, Mont. Cole suspected of shooting at law enforcement officers during a pursuit in southern Montana was arrested on a warrant charging him with attempted deliberate homicide. (Park County Sheriff's Office via AP)

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Bail was set at over $5 million Friday for a man charged with shooting at a Park County sheriff’s deputy while fleeing a traffic stop, prompting a 36-hour manhunt in the mountains west of Bozeman.

Eugene neighbors settle dispute over tall trees

In this Nov. 17, 2017 photo, Tom Heyler, left, and Mo Heyler, look out from their deck in Eugene, Ore., under the shade of several large trees that have been the subject of a lawsuit. The long-running legal dispute among neighbors over view-obstructing tall trees in southwest Eugene was settled earlier this week. The Register-Guard reports the settlement requires two homeowners, Jeff Bauer and Tom Heyler, to cut down 10 of the 23 trees at issue in the case. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Neighbors in southwest Eugene have settled a long-running legal battle that centered on tall trees.



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