Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Dickson is one of several officers that provide security at the Behavioral Health Crisis Center. Law enforcement personnel are often the first responders to mental health crises. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

Alone and confused 19-year-old Craig Tanner wasn’t prepared for the elements when police in Montana released him from custody and into a November winter storm. Tanner was a... More >>

Starfish are related to sand dollars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers. The nickel next to this fossilized starfish demonstrates how small the animals were. Tom Guensburg photo

It took five years for Jay Gunderson to find a scientist willing to investigate the fossilized starfish — also called sea stars — that he discovered in crumbling rock along the... More >>

Austin Dillon (3) goes airborne as he was involved in a multi-car crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Stephen M. DoweLl/The Orlando Sentinel via AP) MAGS OUT NO SALES

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on... More >>

Parade viewers cheer at the 41st annual Pride Parade on June 28 in Seattle. Rainbows and good cheer were out in force Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people packed gay pride events from New York City to Seattle, San Francisco to Chicago to celebrate a Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, but nestled in the Idaho Constitution remains the provision that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

BOISE — Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, but nestled in the Idaho Constitution remains the provision that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. The... More >>

The United States Women's National Team celebrates with the trophy after they beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night — and gave the United States its record third Women’s World Cup... More >>
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In this image released Monday July 6, 2015 by world number one golfer Rory Mcilroy shows him as he poses on crutches and with his left leg in a medical support. McIlroy ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer less than two weeks before the start of his British Open title defense. The Northern Irish golfer gave no indication how long he would be out in the announcement Monday July 6, 2015 on his Instagram account, only saying that he is "working hard to get back as soon as I can." (Rory McIlroy via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

LONDON (AP) — Rory McIlroy injured his left ankle while playing soccer, leaving the...

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Flags are waved during the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The event marks the 50th anniversary of a protest outside Independence Hall that would be a milestone in the fight for gay rights. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in...

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FILE - In this June 25, 2015, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Members of Congress return from July 4 fireworks and parades on July 7, facing a daunting summer workload and a looming deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. The government funding fight is shaping up as a major partisan brawl against the backdrop of an intensifying campaign season, with Republicans eager to avoid another Capitol Hill mess as they struggle to hang onto control of Congress and take back the White House next year. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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Traders with Barclays work at the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 6, 2015. World markets are trending downward following Greece's "no" vote in Sunday's debt referendum. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. slipped in midday trading Monday, while markets...

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This artifact found in Yellowstone is cataloged as a net sinker, one of the few artifacts that may be tied to fishing by ancient people.

Researchers are also trying to answer other questions at Yellowstone Lake. They are: N...

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From left: guitarist Jason White, vocalist Alexis Brown and bass player Darren McClelland make up the metal and hard rock band, Straight Line Stitch. The band has released nine albums and EPs since forming in Knoxville, Tenn., Its latest album, “Transparency,” was released June 30. Photo courtesy of Pavement Music

Timing is everything. It was a contest that local metal band Break the Brokendidn...

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Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions

In this June 11, 2015, photo, a hexacopter drone is flown by Intelligent UAS, during a drone demonstration at a farm and winery on potential use for board members of the National Corn Growers in Cordova, Md. The small, relatively inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles could replace humans in a variety of ways around large farms, transmitting detailed information about crops, directing farmers to problem spots and cutting down on the amount of water and chemicals used. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone.

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