Forecasts indicate drought will continue in southwest

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2018, file photo, sandbars fill the Rio Grande north of Albuquerque, N.M. Forecasters said Monday, April 23, 2018, that drought conditions across southwestern states are contributing to a wildfire threat. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday.

‘RFK Funeral Train’ show: Kennedy’s final journey in photos

In this 1968 photo provided by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is the photograph Paul Fusco, Untitled, from the series RFK Funeral Train, that is part of the exhibit, "The Train: RFK's Last Journey," at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Paul Fusco/Magnum Photos, courtesy Danziger Gallery/San Francisco Museum of Modern Art via AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 50 years ago this June fractured the nation just two months after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and five years after his brother John F. Kennedy was killed.

In Denver, putting a price on the value of a newspaper

FILE - In this April 10, 2017, file photo, the Salt Lake Tribune Editor Matt Canham breaks out the champagne after their 2017 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting was announced, in Salt Like City. The Tribune newsroom takes up one floor of the building that bears its name, overlooking snow-capped mountains and the arena where the Utah Jazz play. Once a Digital First property that dealt with staff reductions and feared closure, the paper was sold to a prominent local family in 2016. Since then, its reporters received their first raise in a decade and won a Pulitzer prize for investigative reporting. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

DENVER (AP) — Across the street from the Colorado Capitol rises an 11-story building emblazoned with The Denver Post’s logo. No reporters work out of the building any more, only executives of Digital First Media, whose cuts at the Post triggered an unusual plea from the paper’s own editorial page to be sold to another owner.

Trial set to begin for ex-Ariz. lawmaker in Alaska killing

In this Thursday, April 19, 2018 photo, Mark Desimone, right, sits next to his attorney Deborah Macaulay, during a pretrial hearing in Juneau, Alaska. Desimone, a former Arizona legislator, is charged in the shooting death of an Alaska man in 2016. Jury selection is expected to start Monday, April 23. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A trial is set to begin this week for a former Arizona state lawmaker accused of killing a man on a hunting and fishing trip in Alaska.

Tortoise with cracked shell gets $4,000 repair job

In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, photo, a veterinarian works on a wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in San Diego County. The tortoise is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it. County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa says the male 90-pound African spurred tortoise probably was a pet that got loose from a yard. (San Diego County Department of Animal Services via AP)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in San Diego County is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it.

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