CA gunman ran victims off road, chased them on foot

In this Aug. 20, 2017, photo provided by Rhonda McFadyen, Michelle and Troy McFadyen pose for a photo in Little City of Rocks, Idaho. Michelle was driving to the store with her husband, Troy, when the couple strayed into the path of a shooting rampage in their small Northern California town on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The gunman, identified by authorities as Kevin Neal, killed Michelle and wounded her husband, Troy, people he randomly picked to shoot after killing his wife and two of neighbors. (Rhonda McFadyen via AP)

Michelle McFadyen was driving to the store with her husband when the couple strayed into the path of a shooting rampage in their small Northern California town.

Survey: BYU falling short on sex assault education

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Most students at Brigham Young University students think the Mormon-owned school needs to do more to educate them about what constitutes sexual assault, how to properly report it and what help is available for victims, according to survey results released Thursday that are part of the school’s wide-ranging review of how it handles the issue.

Utah farmer, market owner makes exclusive cheese

This photo taken Sept. 13, 2017, shows feta yogurt and chèvre, served with peaches at Mesa Farm. The owner Randy Ramsley sells a variety of goats milk cheeses and yogurt at his farm's storefront on Highway 24, east of Capitol Reef, Utah, and at Tony Caputo's in Salt Lake City. Ramsley makes a variety of goats milk cheeses including pasteurized tomme, raw tomme, feta yogurt and chèvre. Ramsley also makes ricotta on occasion. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Randy Ramsley is Wayne County’s ultimate Renaissance man.

Nevada seeks to use untried execution drugs

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier, right, confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during an appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Nevada officials are pressing toward the state's first execution in 11 years, naming the state's top psychiatrist as interim replacement for the anesthesiologist who resigned last week after signing off on a lethal injection plan. Jordan Smith, of the state attorney general's office, told a judge Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas that Dr. Leon Ravin has replaced Dr. John DiMuro as the state's top doctor. That makes Ravin the medical official with primary responsibility for next week's scheduled execution of twice-convicted murderer Dozier. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — For Nevada’s first execution in more than a decade, state officials are turning to a never-before-tried combination of drugs, including a powerful painkiller that is fueling much of the opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could mask any signs of trouble.

Oregon standoff figure sentenced for digging trench

FILE - This Jan. 27, 2016 file photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office shows Duane Ehmer, one of the members of an armed group that occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in central Oregon. Ehmer, one of the men convicted in the second trial involving occupiers of the Oregon wildlife refuge, was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, to a year and a day in federal prison. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office via AP, file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a man Thursday to a year and a day in federal prison for digging a trench during last year’s armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Construction industry struggles with labor shortage

In this Nov. 10, 2017, photo, Dustin Brinkerhoff, owner of Brinkerhoff Custom Construction, nails in a board to put in place as a temporary safety guard rail at a worksite of a future home in Mapleton, Utah. According to research by Ken Simonson, the chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, the construction industry is generally very robust. Utah sits in the middle of the pack, adding about 4,000 jobs in the past year. Brinkerhoff sees effects of labor shortage in "every job, every day." (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)

PROVO, Utah (AP) — When looking at the changing skyline of Lehi and Pleasant Grove’s technology corridors, or the cranes swinging across downtown Provo, one would think the construction industry is going gangbusters.

Parents sue Ore. school district over transgender policy

Elliot Yoder, 16, a transgender student at Dallas High School in Dallas, Ore., speaks at a news conference held by ACLU Oregon and Basic Rights in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, to protest a federal lawsuit filed against the Dallas School District over its policy on the treatment of transgender students. The district began allowing Yoder to use the boys' locker room and boys' restrooms after he publicly identified as transgender. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Parents at a rural Oregon high school have filed a federal lawsuit over the school district’s policy to allow a transgender male student to use the boys’ locker room and bathroom, mirroring a similar civil action in Illinois that did not survive a legal challenge.

CA pot rules open way for potentially larger fields

George Bianchini, left, chief executive officer of Medi-Cone, which produces pre-rolled medicinal marijuana cigarettes, talks with Jeff Ferro, a member of the Cannabis Advisory Committee, at the committee's first meeting Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The committee released the rules governing the nation's largest legal recreation marijuana market. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state’s emerging legal marijuana industry, while potentially opening the way for larger-scale cultivation that some fear could strangle small-farm growers.

Police knew ‘madman’ had guns before killing rampage

Yellow tags mark where bullet casings found at one of the scenes of a shooting spree at Rancho Tehama Reserve, near Corning, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Law enforcement says that five people, including the shooter were killed, and several people including some children were injured during the shooting spree that occurred at multiple locations. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — Police on Wednesday called the deadly shooting rampage in California a clear case of “a madman on the loose” while defending their decision not to arrest the man for previously violating a court order prohibiting him from having guns.

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