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Father, son plead guilty in black market eagle trafficking

Dec. 11, 2019 12:50 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A father and his adult son have pleaded guilty in South Dakota to federal charges in a widespread case that offered a glimpse into the illegal trafficking of eagles and other protected birds. Troy Fairbanks and his son, Majestic Fairbanks, were among 30 people and pawn shops...

Street signs are covered in snow in north Flagstaff, Ariz., Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. A powerful storm making its way east from California is threatening major disruptions during the year's busiest travel weekend, as forecasters warned that intensifying snow and ice could thwart millions across the country hoping to get home after Thanksgiving. The storm has already killed at least one person and shut down highways in the western U.S., stranding drivers in California and prompting authorities in Arizona to plead with travelers to wait out the weather before attempting to travel. (Cody Bashore/Arizona Daily Sun via AP)

Powerful storm interrupts nation’s busiest travel weekend

Nov. 29, 2019 11:55 PM EST

A powerful storm making its way east from California is causing major disruptions during the year’s busiest travel weekend, as forecasters warned that intensifying snow and ice could thwart millions of people across the country hoping to get home after Thanksgiving. The storm caused the death of at least...

FILE - In this May 2,1933, file photo shows the carved face of U.S. president George Washington on Mt. Rushmore, in South Dakota. The last living worker who helped construct Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota's Black Hills has died. Donald

Last living Mount Rushmore construction worker dies at 98

Nov. 25, 2019 5:27 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The last living worker who helped construct Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota’s Black Hills has died. Donald "Nick" Clifford of Keystone, South Dakota, was 98. His wife, Carolyn Clifford, says he died Saturday at a hospice in Rapid City. At 17, Nick Clifford...

In this Nov. 21, 2019 photo, Shannon Booth, vice president and general manager for Gray Television who oversees company-owned Nebraska stations in Lincoln, Hastings and North Platte, poses for a photo in front of the KOLN television station's satellite dishes in Lincoln, Neb. An estimated 500,000 households nationwide don't have access to local broadcast channels because of a complicated federal law and a decades-long dispute between local broadcasters and satellite television providers. Households in the nation's

For some rural US TV viewers, local news is anything but

Nov. 24, 2019 10:18 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Dianne Johnson channel-surfs for news in her rural western Nebraska home, all she sees are stories about Colorado crime and car crashes from a Denver television station more than 200 miles away. It’s frustrating for the 61-year-old rancher, who wants to know the latest...