Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert

FILE - In this May 11, 2003, file photo, Microbiologist Ruth Bryan works with BG nerve agent simulant in Class III Glove Box in the Life Sciences Test Facility at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The specialized airtight enclosure is also used for hands-on work with anthrax and other deadly agents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in 1942.

Republican Wyoming on board with federal sage grouse policy

FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse stands in a meadow at the Smith Creek Ranch, east of Fallon, Nev. On Thursday, May 28, 2015, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is expected to announce new measures to help conserve habitat in 10 states for the imperiled ground-dwelling bird. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Many Republicans are wary of a large federal effort to protect the greater sage grouse — but not the Republican governor of Wyoming, the state with the biggest share of the birds and more energy development in their habitat than any other.

Colorado brewers, grocery stores face fight over liquor laws

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015 photo, Jim Dean, left, store manager of Hazel's Beverage World, joins Tim Evon, a craft brewer from Dry Dock in Aurora, Colo., in talking about their opposition to a possible initiative on the 2016 general election ballot to allow grocery stores to sell wine and beer in Colorado during an event to publicize their effort at Ale House at Amato's in Denver's Highland neighborhood. Local brewers and liquor stores are girding up against the effort to allow Colorado grocery stores to sell wine and higher alcohol-content beer, which they perceive as a threat to the craft beer industry in the state. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno)

DENVER (AP) — Local brewers and liquor stores are bracing for another push to allow Colorado grocery stores to sell wine and higher alcohol-content beer, a move opponents see as a threat to the craft beer industry.

Rules aim to protect imperiled bird’s habitat in 10 states

FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse stands in a meadow at the Smith Creek Ranch, east of Fallon, Nev. On Thursday, May 28, 2015, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is expected to announce new measures to help conserve habitat in 10 states for the imperiled ground-dwelling bird. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell revealed plans Thursday to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government’s biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species.

Prosecutor: Death penalty possible in Vegas hatchet slaying

This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Maria Gutierrez 33, of Idaho. Gutierrez and her brother, 22-year-old Hector Gutierrez of California, face charges of murder with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder. Police say Maria Gutierrez, who was having an affair, orchestrated a gruesome Las Vegas hatchet attack that left her husband dead with his head nearly severed while they were on a family trip on Memorial Day. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Idaho woman and her brother from California could face the death penalty in the hatchet slaying of the woman’s husband this week in Las Vegas, a prosecutor said Thursday.

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