Top US diplomat in Venezuela speaks out on Utah man’s case

Todd Robinson the Chargé d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas waits for his car after a special session of the Venezuelan National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Robinson attended the special session that that saw lawmakers swear-in new board members, Omar Barboza as President, Julio Cesar Reyes as first Vice President and Alfonso Marquina as second Vice President. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

CARACAS, Venezuela — The top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela urged authorities Friday to ensure transparency in the case of a jailed American whose trial has become another sore spot in relations between the two nations.

Judge dismisses standoff case vs. rancher Cliven Bundy, sons

Rancher and states' rights figure Cliven Bundy, center, emerges from court on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, a free man, flanked by his wife, Carol Bundy, left, and attorney Bret Whipple, right, at the U.S. District Court building in Las Vegas. The 71-year-old Bundy was freed from federal jail custody after a U.S. judge dismissed all charges against him, two sons and a Montana militia leader who were accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authority in April 2014. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas on Monday dismissed criminal charges against a Nevada rancher and his sons accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities in 2014.

Wyoming 2017 wildfire season saw many relatively small fires

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2016, file photo, firefighters just in from Pennsylvania get briefed on a wildfire as it burns off the shore of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. Wyoming recorded an above-average number of wildfires in 2017 but the state escaped the large conflagrations that plagued other western states, according to state forester Bill Crapser. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming recorded an above-average number of wildfires in 2017 but the state escaped the large conflagrations that plagued other western states, according to state officials.

2018 goal: Find new homes for mustangs rescued from Nevada

The Mustangs, which were rescued from Nevada wait for their food during feeding time at a farm near Scio, Ore., Thursday Dec. 28, 2017. The mustangs, which were rescued from slaughter are all less than a year old. (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Tami Fawcett calls the wild mustangs frolicking in a pasture near Scio “the kids” since they are only a few months old.

Mount Vernon boy turns jewelry hobby into business

In this Dec. 28, 2017 photo, Simon Gomez, 12, demonstrates his jewelry-making technique in Mount Vernon, Wash. Gomez's work is being sold at the Skagit Valley Food Coop. He has been making jewelry since he was 6-years old. (Charles Biles/Skagit Valley Herald via AP)

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A copper crown on his head and hoops in his ears, 12-year-old Simon Gomez was adorned in jewelry he had made.

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