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Judge sides with conservationists in sheep grazing dispute

Apr. 16, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sided with conservation groups who said allowing domestic sheep to graze in a mountain range along the Idaho-Montana border as part of a government agriculture program could harm grizzly bears and other wildlife. Chief...

Angry crowd gathers near fatal police shooting in Portland

Apr. 16, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An angry crowd gathered in a park in Portland, Oregon, Friday after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a person with a gun. Deputy Police Chief Chris Davis told reporters that a white man in his 30s was shot and killed by...

Ethics panel to eye rape complaint against Idaho lawmaker

Apr. 16, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legislative ethics committee is investigating a rape complaint against an Idaho state lawmaker. Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, a freshman Republican from Lewiston, denied the allegation. His attorney has called for the ethics investigation to be...

California woman says she drowned children to protect them

Apr. 16, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman admitted killing her three children, saying she hugged, kissed and apologized as she drowned her infant daughter and the girl’s 2- and 3-year-old siblings last weekend to save them from what she said would be a lifetime of sexual abuse. ...

LSU reeling from ongoing reviews of sexual misconduct cases

Apr. 16, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

When LSU's football team emerges from the north end zone tunnel in 102,000-seat Tiger Stadium for its traditional spring scrimmage on Saturday, players will take a field emblazoned with a logo recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The logo symbolizes an effort to...

LEADING OFF: Mets eye clear weather at last, Cubs HBP woes

Apr. 16, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: ___ WELL RESTED Jacob deGrom and the Mets hope to finally play some baseball. New York has had four games in six days either postponed or suspended due to weather, including a...

Bears sign former 49ers, Bills WR Goodwin to 1-year deal

Apr. 16, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to a one-year contract Friday. Goodwin has 140 receptions for 2,323 yards and 13 touchdowns over seven seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2013-16) and San Francisco 49ers (2017-19). He had a...

Grand jury to consider charges in death of Texas protester

Apr. 16, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury will consider whether to bring charges against a man who drove into a crowd demonstrating in Austin against police violence last July and shot and killed an armed protester, prosecutors said Friday. Travis County District Attorney José...

Findings in Vegas protest death case leave some dissatisfied

Apr. 16, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Family members and vocal demonstrators in Las Vegas were left dissatisfied Friday by the investigation into the police killing of a man who carried guns and wore body armor while facing off with officers during racial justice street protests last June. ...

Biden's appeals for action on guns, policing face reality

Apr. 16, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation struggles with yet another mass shooting and faces a reckoning over the deaths of Black men at the hands of police, President Joe Biden is calling for action. Going beyond that, however, is proving a lot more difficult. Three months into...