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DA: Overworked assistant set bail too low for parade suspect

Dec. 02, 2021 18:42 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee County's top prosecutor said Thursday that a young assistant in his office rushed to set $1,000 bail for a man before he allegedly drove his vehicle through a Christmas parade because she was overworked and never saw his risk assessment. ...

Deal reached to reduce Yellowstone's bison herd by 600-900

Dec. 02, 2021 16:29 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Officials have agreed to allow as many as 900 bison from Yellowstone National Park to be shot by hunters, sent to slaughter or placed in quarantine this winter in a program that seeks to prevent the animals from spreading a disease to cattle. An...

Israeli PM slammed for family trip amid travel restrictions

Dec. 02, 2021 03:36 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett came under fire Thursday after his wife and children flew abroad just days after the Israeli leader urged citizens to avoid international travel because of the new coronavirus variant. Gilat Bennett and her...

UNC rolls by No. 24 Michigan 72-51 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Dec. 02, 2021 01:05 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Caleb Love and Armando Bacot believed North Carolina could play better than it showed in back-to-back losses to ranked teams. The Tar Heels proved it against No. 24 Michigan. Love scored 22 points to help UNC take control after halftime, and the...

North Rim highway closed for winter; caution on routes urged

Dec. 02, 2021 00:03 AM EST

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The highway to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is barricaded for winter and authorities urge drivers heading into snow country to be cautious, particularly if GPS or navigation apps recommend taking alternative routes. The...

Fish stranded from dam malfunction on Montana river

Dec. 01, 2021 20:01 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife workers and volunteers scrambled Wednesday to save thousands of fish stranded by an abrupt drop in water levels along a Montana river that's renowned among anglers for its high-quality trout fishing. A gate that lets water out of Hebgen...

Brazil confirms 3rd omicron case, considers new measures

Dec. 01, 2021 13:55 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Health officials on Wednesday confirmed Brazil's third known case of the omicron coronavirus variant as officials examined possible new measures to contain the virus, such as requiring proof of vaccination or even possibly scrapping Carnival celebrations if conditions...

After COVID-caused delay, Truman Library to reopen this week

Dec. 01, 2021 12:48 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum is scheduled to reopen with limited hours on Thursday. The museum in Independence will initially reopen on Thursdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for those who bought advance...

Arizona history-Dec. 5-11

Dec. 01, 2021 11:57 AM EST

Sunday, Dec. 5 On this date in 1873, a Telegraph Ball was held in Tucson to celebrate completion of the first military telegraph to the town. On this date in 1905, there was great public indignation when President Theodore Roosevelt’s message to...

Omicron unravels travel industry's plans for a comeback

Dec. 01, 2021 11:31 AM EST

Tourism businesses that were just finding their footing after nearly two years of devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being rattled again as countries throw up new barriers to travel in an effort to contain the omicron variant. From shopping districts in...