Micro-loan pioneer seeks new inspiration at Santa Fe bazaar

Indigo-dye textile artist Yang Xiufen, middle, of the Miao minority group in Guixhou, China, practices her sales pitch at a business workshop that help master folk artists navigate the global marketplace on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Santa Fe, N.M. More than 160 artists and designers from across the globe who work in folk art traditions were preparing for the three-day International Folk Art Market on July 13-15, 2018. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nobel laureate and financier to the poor Muhammad Yunus is taking his campaign to reimagine capitalism and reverse the world’s concentration of wealth to the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, where visiting artists and cooperatives from scores of countries are encouraged to think as entrepreneurs.

MT Innocence Project has changed 7 lives in 10 years

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JULY 14-15 - In this Feb. 26, 2016 photo, Larry Mansch, the legal director of the Montana Innocence Project, sits in his office in Missoula, Mont. The Montana Innocence Project works to exonerate individuals convicted of crimes who the group believe to be innocent through extensive research and investigation. (Tom Bauer/The Missoulian via AP)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Larry Mansch was back and forth from the Missoula County jail, having meetings with a man who had just learned that a judge overturned his homicide conviction.

County prepares for effects of lizard conservation

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JULY 14-15 - This May 1, 2015 photo shows a dunes sagebrush lizard. The little lizard is the center of controversy again, with a Chaves County, N.M., administrator vowing to work if need be to keep lands in the county available for business use. The dune sagebrush lizard is again a matter of concern after two national conservation groups petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on May 8 to reclassify the lizard as either endangered or threatened and to protect its habitat in southeast New Mexico and West Texas. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A little lizard is the center of controversy again, with a Chaves County administrator vowing to work if need be to keep lands in the county available for business use.

WY machine shop turns out components for NASCAR clients

In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, Tony Woodward shows a pair of power steering components manufactured by his shop during an anniversary celebration open house at Woodward Machine Corporation in Casper, Wyo. "I'm the guy who draws visionary pictures on a computer screen of parts that the skilled people make and put together," he said. Woodward moved the business to Casper in 1993. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — When Tony Woodward came to Casper in 1993, the town had suffered nearly a decade of an oil bust. Empty yards of scrap metal rusted in the dusty sunlight and two of the town’s three oil refineries had closed.

Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

The Ferguson Fire burns along a ridgeline in unincorporated Mariposa County, Calif, on Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter last weekend, leading some tourists to cut short their visits although all park trails remained open.

Senate candidate who shot mother, speaks on gun control

In this 2017 photo provided by Bobby Wilson, Bobby Wilson and his wife, Eileen Pein Wilson, stand outside Casino del Sol near Tucson, Ariz. Wilson, a Republican Arizona state Senate candidate, has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. Wilson, who is running to represent a southern Arizona district, told The Associated Press that he's not trying to hide anything. He says his mother was "insane" and shot at him with a rifle when he was in bed in their Oklahoma farmhouse one night in 1963. He then shot and killed her. Wilson's sister also died that night, and the house caught on fire. (Bobby Wilson via AP)

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago.

MGM sues Vegas shooting victims to avoid liability

File - In this May 28, 2018 file photo is The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The operator of the Mandalay Bay casino-resort from which a gunman carried out the largest mass shooting in U.S. history has filed federal lawsuits against hundreds of victims. MGM Resorts International argues in lawsuits filed Friday, July 13, 2018 in Nevada and California that it is has “no liability of any kind” to the defendants under a federal law enacted in the wake of 9/11 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.

California woman describes finding cliff plunge survivor

This Friday, July 13, 2018 photo by Chad Moore shows 23-year-old Angela Hernandez of Portland, Ore., after she survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote beach near Big Sur, Calif. Moore and his wife Chelsea Moore were camping in Big Sur when they came upon a wrecked Jeep in the surf line, and then a bit later found Hernandez. "We freakin' love that beach and we're so glad she's alive," Chelsea Moore said Monday, July 16, 2018. (Chad Moore via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach.

Cafe offers ‘platos’ by ex-gang members with hope

Maria Hidalgo, 26, talks to her co-worker while preparing in the kitchen at Homegirl Cafe Monday, July 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. The LA breakfast and lunch spot with a Latino twist, offers a unique dining experience with food prepared by former gang members gaining new skills. The popular cafe in the city's Chinatown allows visitors to relish carefully crafted meals while getting inspired by former inmates who willingly tell stories on how they are seeking a better life. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a different time, at another place, and under other circumstances, you might have run away from Latisha Valenzuela and Glenda Alvarenga. But at Homegirl Cafe, a Los Angeles breakfast and lunch spot with a Latino twist, the two waitresses welcome you with smiles and friendship.

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