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Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts suffer huge declines in membership

America’s most iconic youth organizations – the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the USA – have been jolted by unprecedented one-year drops in membership, attributable partly to ...

U.S. House votes to launch new probe of Jan. 6 insurrection

WASHINGTON – Split along party lines, the House launched a new investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection on Wednesday, approving a special committee to probe the violent attack as pol...

Charges expected Thursday for Trump’s company, top executive

Donald Trump’s company and his longtime finance chief are expected to be charged Thursday with tax-related crimes stemming from a New York investigation into the former president’s business ...

Condo board boss warned of worsening damage before collapse

Weeks before a Florida condo building collapsed, the president of its board wrote that structural problems identified in a 2018 inspection had “gotten significantly worse” and owners needed ...

Gas prices rise again, no sign of letting up this summer

After a brief dip, gas prices in the U.S. are on the rise again. The U.S. average price for a gallon of gasoline rose 2½ cents from last week to $3.09 per gallon on Monday, according to the ...

‘Heat dome’ atop Northwest sends temps soaring

SEATTLE – Portland, Oregon, broke its all-time heat record on Saturday. It then broke it again on Sunday, registering a temperature of 112 degrees Fahrenheit – besting the record set a day e...

Chauvin gets 22½ years in prison for George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS – Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22½ years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to the b...

US seeks to bolster firefighter ranks as wildfires increase

BOISE, Idaho – U.S. wildfire managers are considering shifting to more full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire season and making the jobs more attract...

Long lines revive push for time-entry system at Arches National Park

Gates have been closed more than 80 times this year because of high visitation

Biden extols bipartisan infrastructure deal as a good start

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden has announced a hard-earned bipartisan agreement on a pared-down infrastructure plan that would make a start on his top legislative priority and validate his...

Western drought brings another woe: Voracious grasshoppers

BILLINGS, Mont. – A punishing drought in the U.S. West is drying up waterways, sparking wildfires and leaving farmers scrambling for water. Next up: a plague of voracious grasshoppers. Feder...

High court limits when police can enter home without warrant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding to the country's ongoing discussion of the extent of police powers, the Supreme Court on Wednesday put limits on when police officers pursuing a fleeing suspect can enter a home without a warrant.