World Series of Poker draws more than 123K players

FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, the final nine players compete at the final table during the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker has set an attendance record for the sixth consecutive year. Organizers on Monday, July 23, 2018, announced the 50-day poker extravaganza in Las Vegas drew 123,865 players this summer. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The World Series of Poker has set an attendance record for the sixth consecutive year.

Historic Yellowstone touring bus draws $170K at auction

This 1936 Yellowstone touring bus found a new home after getting sold for $170,000 at the North American Auction Company on Saturday. Katheryn Houghton / Bozeman Daily Chronicle

BOZEMAN, Mont. — After less than six minutes and $170,000, an original 1936 Yellowstone National Park bus went to the highest bidder Saturday — an anonymous new owner with plans for the time capsule on wheels still unknown.

World-class Ironman triathlete on mend from broken neck

This November 2017 image provided by On shows Tim Don outside his home in Boulder Colo. A few days before the 2017 Ironman world championships in Hawaii, British-born triathlete Tim Don was out on a training ride when he got hit by a truck. For three months, the 40-year-old world-record holder wore a halo to stabilize his broken neck. Nicknamed "The Don," his mission is straightforward: Get back to Hawaii and finish what he started. (Frank Vetterott/On via AP)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Ironman triathlete Tim Don carries a constant reminder of the accident with him — besides, of course, a neck that can only turn to the left and the fading marks from where screws painfully dug into his forehead.

Farms vanishing in Meridian: ‘Growth is pushing us out’

In this undated photo, Mike Lindley works at his dairy farm in Meridian, Idaho. He and his father, Randy, operate a dairy farm on Ustick Road just west of McDermott Road. They milk 350 Holsteins on leased land, which has been sold to the West Ada School District to be used for a new high school. Lindley is happy about Meridian's growth, and while he'd like to relocate the dairy to stay in Meridian, he fears that he'll have to look further for a place to raise his cows. (Katherine Jones/Idaho Statesman via AP)

BOISE (AP) — For more than two decades, Gerald Flower’s family operated a dairy farm in rural Meridian. The farm on Ustick Road, just west of McDermott Road, lies at the western edge of Ada County.

Drought forces emergency measures for West’s wild horses

In this June 29, 2018 photo, wild horses occupy a watering hole outside Salt Lake City. Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and forcing extreme measures to protect them. Federal land managers have begun emergency roundups in the deserts of western Utah and central Nevada. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and spurring extreme measures to protect them.

Two more firefighters hurt battling blaze near Yosemite

FILE - In this Monday, July 16, 2018, file photo, the Ferguson Fire burns along a ridgeline in unincorporated Mariposa County, Calif. Officials said Saturday, July 21, 2018, that the Ferguson fire is churning northward, sending up smoke that has been obscuring valley views in the park. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A California forest fire just west of Yosemite National Park was steadily growing Saturday after two more firefighters were injured while battling the flames in blazing summer heat to protect mountain communities in the Sierra Nevada.

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