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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials say they will not restore federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears despite a court ruling that called into question the government's rationale for placing the animals under state management. Friday's announcement follows a...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state judge is refusing to throw out a complaint that a North Carolina-based private security firm operated illegally in North Dakota during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Judge John Grinsteiner also is declining for now to restrict...
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Automotive engineer Steve Semian credits Barack Obama with rescuing the auto industry and with it, much of Michigan. But the 47-year-old from Macomb County, north of Detroit, says it was the state's Republican governor, Rick Snyder, who "helped...
HAZELHURST, Wis. (AP) — A medical helicopter crashed in a heavily wooded area in northern Wisconsin, killing all three people on board, authorities said Friday. Search and rescue crews located the Ascension Health Spirit helicopter early Friday, according to Oneida County...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Restaurants' advice to their customers? Romaine calm. The government is still investigating how romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, apparently became contaminated with E. coli bacteria. As of this week, at least 84 people in 19 states have gotten sick,...
BOSTON (AP) — Wynn Resort is proposing renaming its Massachusetts casino set to open next year from Wynn Boston Harbor to Encore Boston Harbor. New company CEO Matthew Maddox announced plans to adopt a moniker used on one of its Las Vegas casinos Friday. He spoke at a Boston...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former radical who killed two New York City police officers nearly a half century ago is scheduled to be released on parole after efforts to keep him in prison failed. State prison officials say they're abiding by an appellate judge's decision Wednesday...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators are considering Wynn Resorts' request to remove Steve Wynn's name from its state casino license as the company founder faces numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. The state Gaming Commission is holding a Friday hearing on the...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Investigators who used a genealogical website to find the ex-policeman they believe is a shadowy serial killer and rapist who terrified California decades ago call the technique ground-breaking. But others say it raises troubling legal and privacy...