U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear prairie dog protections lawsuit

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, a prairie dog barks at it's new colony after being trucked some 25 miles away from Cedar City, Utah. The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Utah property owners challenging endangered-species protections for prairie dogs, but the plaintiffs say the case has nevertheless made a mark as the Trump administration moves to loosen the contested rules. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from residents of a small Utah city challenging endangered-species protections for prairie dogs, but the plaintiffs say their case alleging that their community has been overrun by the animals has made a mark as the Trump administration moves to loosen the rules preventing people from shooting or moving the animals.

Rita Wilson to perform at BMI event at Sundance festival

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2018 file photo, actress and singer Rita Wilson attends the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Performing rights organization BMI said Tuesday, Jan. 9, that Wilson, singer-songwriter Craig Wedren and pop singer Morgan Saint will perform at its 16th annual Snowball on Jan. 23 at The Shop at Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Rita Wilson is known for her acting chops, but she will be singing at the Sundance Film Festival.

AP source: Mitt Romney treated for prostate cancer last year

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Mitt Romney talks with reporters after eating dinner with then President-elect Donald Trump at Jean-Georges restaurant in New York. Romney was treated for prostate cancer in 2017. That’s according to a Romney aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive health issue. The aide said Jan. 8, 2018, that Romney was diagnosed with “slow-growing prostate cancer” and the cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate, the aide continued. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Republican presidential nominee in 2012, Mitt Romney, was treated for prostate cancer last year.

Some guns sold by law enforcement end up at new crime scenes

In this Oct. 20, 2017 photo, rifles are lined up and ready to be auctioned at Johnny's Auction House, where the company handles gun sales for about a half dozen police departments and the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, in Rochester, Wash. Law enforcement officials around the U.S. are split over the longtime practice among police departments of selling the guns they confiscate. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — A yearlong Associated Press analysis found more than a dozen firearms sold by law enforcement agencies in Washington since 2010 later became evidence in new criminal investigations.

Bundy lawyer agrees not to practice in Oregon

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, Utah attorney Marcus Mumford, left, stands in front of the federal courthouse in Portland, Ore. Mumford, who represented the leader of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife sanctuary, has agreed to no longer handle federal cases in Oregon. (AP Photo/Steven DuBois, file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marcus Mumford, the lawyer who represented Ammon Bundy in the Oregon standoff trial, agreed Monday to no longer handle federal cases in the state.

Autos overshadow the small gadgets at CES tech show in Vegas

Toyota's e-Pallet concept is unveiled during a news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The smartphones and other small machines that used to dominate the annual CES gadget show have been overshadowed in recent years by bigger mobile devices: namely, automobiles.

Prison sought for ex-Montana lawmaker, convicted meth dealer

FILE - In this April 26, 2007, file photo, Montana House Majority Leader Rep. Michael Lange, R-Billings, speaks during a news conference in Helena, Mont. Prosecutors are seeking 28 years in prison for the former Republican lawmaker after he pleaded guilty to charges of distributing large volumes of methamphetamine in the Billings area. (George Lane /Independent Record via AP, File)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending a former Montana House majority leader be sentenced to 28 years in prison for operating a drug trafficking ring that brought large volumes of methamphetamine into the state.



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