Dream Chaser spacecraft makes glide test flight

This Nov. 11, 2017 photo provided by Sierra Nevada Corporation shows the Dream Chaser spacecraft being lifted by a helicopter prior to a test flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The Sierra Nevada Corp. says its Dream Chaser had a successful free-flight drop test in the Mojave Desert on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Ken Ulbrich/NASA via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A test version of the Dream Chaser, a reusable spacecraft that resembles a small space shuttle, made a successful free flight and landing in California after being hoisted by helicopter high over the Mojave Desert, officials of Sierra Nevada Corp. said Monday.

Land policies to be tested in Bundy standoff trial

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 stubborn rancher’s refusal to recognize federal authority in the West will be presented to a jury in Las Vegas, where a trial is set to start Tuesday for cattleman Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and a co-defendant accused of leading a 2014 armed standoff against government agents.

Falling trees kill 1, injure several during Wash. storm

Motorists Dan Tran and Tom Duryea remove pieces of a tree that was blocking Tracyton Beach Road and their vehicles near the Riddell intersection in Bremerton, Wash., Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The two, along with the help of Debra Duryea cleared one lane prior to the arrival of public works. (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun via AP)

SEATTLE (AP) — Strong winds in western Washington felled trees, causing several injuries and killing a woman in her car with her 2-year-old child, authorities said Monday.

Republicans encouraging Romney to run for Hatch’s seat

FILE - This March 3, 2016,, file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney weighs in on the Republican presidential race during a speech at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. A group of Utah Republicans is mounting a public campaign to urge Romney to run for a U.S. Senate seat currently held by Utah Republican Orrin Hatch. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of Utah Republicans mounted a public campaign Monday to urge former presidential candidate Mitt Romney to run for a U.S. Senate seat currently held by Utah Republican Orrin Hatch, who says he hasn’t decided whether he’s running for re-election next year.

Marijuana rules rile pot-friendly San Francisco

Sonie Ng expresses her concern on the location of recreational cannabis stores while an image of drug usage from her phone is displayed during a Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in San Francisco. The path toward legalizing recreational cannabis in weed-friendly San Francisco has taken a surprisingly contentious turn as critics, who are largely older Chinese American immigrants with clout, have lobbied against placing retail stores too close to children. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Famously pro-cannabis San Francisco, where the 4/20 marijuana holiday is celebrated with a group smoke-out on Hippie Hill, is having a surprisingly difficult time establishing regulations for the broad legal pot market coming to California in January.

Ex-football player charged with murder in wife’s death

This undated photo provided by the Salt Lake County Jail shows Anthony D. McClanahan. Prosecutors say McClanahan, a former professional football player, sliced his wife's neck and then crawled on the ground outside their rented Utah condominium before flagging down a police officer. Murder charges filed Monday against McClanahan say the bloody Nov. 2 scene in Park City indicated his 28-year-old wife Keri "KC" McClanahan put up a desperate struggle. (Salt Lake County Jail via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former professional football player sliced his wife’s neck and then crawled on the ground outside their rented Utah condominium before flagging down a police officer, prosecutors said in murder charges filed Monday.

Lawyer calls judge’s move to ban him in Oregon ‘vindictive’

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 worked on an Oregon wildlife refuge case, called a judge's move to ban him from practicing law in federal court in Oregon "vindictive." (AP Photo/Steven DuBois, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Utah lawyer who worked on an Oregon refuge case called a judge’s move to ban him from practicing law in federal court in Oregon “vindictive.”

Container ships returning to Port of Portland

FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, containers sit at the Port of Portland's Terminal 6 in Portland, Ore. Though it will not be the weekly service businesses used to enjoy, container ships will be returning to the Port of Portland early next year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Container ships are returning to the Port of Portland in 2018, though not frequently.

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