Videos lead defense opening in Bundy standoff trial in Vegas

FILE - This undated, combination file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office shows, from left; Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons Ammon Bundy and Ryan Bundy and co-defendant Ryan Payne. Ryan Bundy, who is serving as his own lawyer, was ordered released Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 to a halfway house for the men's trial stemming from a 2014 armed standoff against government agents in a public lands cattle grazing dispute. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury got a first look Tuesday at videos of confrontations involving armed federal agents and Bundy family members that rancher Cliven Bundy’s lawyer said provided a catalyst for an April 2014 gunpoint standoff and a trial now underway in Las Vegas.

Vegas shooting lawsuits stack up with 14 more filed

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, debris litters a concert festival grounds after a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Legal action stemming from the mass shooting at the concert is picking up with lawsuits filed Wednesday, Nov. 15, on behalf of 14 concertgoers. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Legal action following the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert is picking up with lawsuits filed on behalf of 14 concertgoers, including some who were shot or injured trying to escape and one woman who is so traumatized that she has since mistaken the sound of rain for gunshots.

Environmental group sues for records of wolf killings

FILE - This March 13, 2014 file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a female wolf from the Minam pack outside La Grande, Ore., after it was fitted with a tracking collar. Another gray wolf has been found dead in Oregon, marking the third such killing of a federally protected wolf in the past year. The wolf was found dead in Klamath County on Oct. 29, 2017, on state forest land and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife Services is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the killing, authorities said. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An environmental group is suing the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for access to some public records on wolf deaths in the state.

Keeping moccasin-making tradition alive

Brent Toadlena, of Tsaile, N.M., pulls a string while assembling a moccasin during a moccasin making demonstration at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock , N.M., on Nov. 8, 2017. The gathering of moccasin makers was part of the Navajo Nation Museum Arts, Cultural, Language Immersion, Lecture & Working Series that Clarenda Begay, the museum curator, organized. (Adron Gardner/Gallup Independent via AP)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — For Donnaleigh Dedman, the room of Navajo moccasin-makers represented a return to self-sufficiency and being self-sustaining.

Wanted polygamist free after 15 years on the lam in Mexico

This undated photo provided by the El Paso Police Department shows Orson William Black, Jr. Black a polygamist who fled to Mexico about 15 years ago with his wives and kids while facing child molestation charges in Arizona is now free after the charges were dropped months ago. Black was arrested by Mexican authorities in the northern state of Chihuahua and handed over to U.S. officials in El Paso, Texas, last week. He was briefly held on an Arizona fugitive warrant before being released because no agency would extradite him. (El Paso Police Department via AP)

PHOENIX (AP) — A polygamist who fled to Mexico about 15 years ago with his wives and kids while facing child molestation charges in Arizona is now free after the charges were dropped months ago.

Judge delays bail decision in Oregon train attack case

MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian appeared in court Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 in Portland, Ore., for a bail hearing. The judge postponed a decision whether to allow Christian to post bail until after she watches a defense video of what transpired the day police say he stabbed three men on a Portland light-rail train.(Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge postponed a decision on whether to allow Jeremy Christian to post bail until after she watches a defense-edited video of what transpired the day police say he stabbed three men on a Portland light-rail train.

Venezuelan tycoon funds jailed Utah man’s defense

FILE - In this July 13, 2016 file photo, Laurie Holt holds a photograph of her son Joshua Holt, who has been jailed in Venezuela, at her home in Riverton, Utah. Wealthy businessman Wilmer Ruperti, a politically-connected shipping magnate, is paying the legal fees for Joshua Holt, at the same time he’s underwriting the defense of President Nicolas Maduro’s two nephews in a similarly high-profile U.S. narcotics trial. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Utah man’s hopes for being freed from a Venezuelan jail, where he’s lingered for more than a year in declining health, now lie with a wealthy shipping magnate closely linked to the country’s socialist government.

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