More bison to join American Indian herd in Wyoming

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2016 file photo buffalo explore their new terrain after their release from a corral south of Pilot Butte, on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyo. Tribal officials and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to release 10 more bison on the reservation Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The buffalo known formally as American bison roam an enclosure covering half a square mile at the foot of the snowcapped Wind River Range. (AP Photo/Ben Neary,File)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Ten more buffalo are set to join a nascent herd on the starkly beautiful landscape of a Wyoming American Indian reservation, a project significant to tribal members who went over a century without living with the animals dear to their culture.

Gay rodeo draws cowboys, drag queens to Las Vegas

In this Sept. 23, 2017, photo, Carla Bryant warms up before competing in the mounted break-away roping event at the Bighorn Rodeo in Las Vegas. Formed in 1985, the International Gay Rodeo Association hosts several events across the U.S. raising money for charities. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chris Tobin leans on a fence and ices his face after riding a bull and a steer minutes apart. A pad on his helmet somehow smacked his face, leaving him with a black eye, one of the many injuries rodeo competitors are used to.

Hikers may have died in ‘sympathetic murder-suicide’

FILE - This combination of photos provided by the National Park Service show Rachel Nguyen, left, and Joseph Orbeso, as they were seeking the public's help in locating them. Southern California authorities say the deaths of Nguyen, and Orbeso, who vanished in Joshua Tree National Park last summer were a murder-suicide. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, that the bodies found Sunday, Oct. 15, were identified as Nguyen and Orbeso, both of Orange County. Autopsies found gunshot wounds, and evidence at the scene that led detectives to believe Orbeso shot Nguyen and then himself. Orbeso's actions remain under investigation. (National Park Service via AP,File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a “sympathetic murder-suicide.”

Population of rare squirrels dives after wildfire

FILE - In this May 24, 2004 file photo, a Mount Graham red squirrel darts through trees on Mount Graham near Safford, Ariz. State officials say the endangered squirrel species' estimated population has apparently plummeted since a major wildfire burned much of its habitat atop a southeastern Arizona mountain last summer. The state Game and Fish Department says an annual multi-agency survey of the Mount Graham red squirrel produced an estimate of only 35 squirrels, which is only 14 percent of the 252 squirrels estimated in 2016. (Kelly Presnell /Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — An endangered squirrel species’ estimated population has plummeted since a major wildfire burned much of its habitat atop a southeastern Arizona mountain last summer.

Feeding thousands of elk is not an easy task

In a Friday, Dec 23, 2016 photo, Nick Steveson, a natural resources worker for the Washington Department of Fish and Game, surveys hundreds of elk from a truck before dropping hay during a feeding at Oak Creek Wildlife Area near Naches, Wash. The WDFG is preparing to feed large numbers of elk with the anticipation of a heavy winter. (Shawn Gust/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — With snow beginning to fall in the Cascades, it won’t be long before hungry elk start making their way to lower elevations looking for ways to survive what’s expected to be another cold, wet winter.

Student: Federal agents treated her like criminal

FILE - In this July 13, 2014, file photo, a plane lands at Portland International Airport in Portland, Ore. She arrived at Portland International Airport on a warm summer evening, dreaming of craft beer, long hikes and the good company she was about to enjoy in the Pacific Northwest. Instead, Cristina Alonso, a 22-year-old student from Spain, was detained by federal customs agents, placed in handcuffs and eventually jailed 90 miles outside of the city. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — She arrived at Portland International Airport on a warm summer evening, dreaming of craft beer, long hikes and the good company she was about to enjoy in the Pacific Northwest.

Forty & Eight: New life for an old Astoria train

In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 photo, Jeff Daly makes adjustments to foam board he is using as a template for the remodel of his newest automotive project in his studio in Astoria, Ore. Daly is remodeling an antique train he acquired to take to the Burning Man Festival next year as well as for use in local parades and other events. (Colin Murphey /Daily Astorian via AP)

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — As a child in the 1950s, Jeff Daly remembers hearing the bell and whistle of the American Legion’s Forty & Eight train during Astoria Regatta parades.

Getting to know ghosts a mission for Wash. group

In this June 28, 2017 photo, Washington Abnormal Research Network (WARN) investigator Travis Fletcher shows how a device lights up when energy, such as from a spirit or a cellphone, is nearby, at Bay View Cemetery in Bellingham, Wash. (Kera Wanielista/Skagit Valley Herald via AP)

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — During the darkness of a summer night in a cabin in Minnesota in the early 1990s, 12-year-old Travis Fletcher heard heavy footsteps, movement in the kitchen and the click of the stove turning on.

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