Doctors Say US Student Freed By North Korea Has Brain Damage

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — An American college student who emerged from prison in North Korea in a coma has severe brain damage, but doctors don’t know what caused it, a medical team treating him in Ohio said Thursday. The doctors described Otto Warmbier as being in a state of...

The Latest: Adviser Says Obama Tried To Get Warmbier Back

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an American college student freed this week by North Korea (all times local): 7:20 p.m. One of former President Barack Obama’s advisers says the Obama administration had “no higher priority” than securing the release of...

New Mexico fire prompts evacuation of as many as 200

A fast-moving wildfire burned at least 600 acres in northern New Mexico on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of as many as 200 people and led the governor to activate the state emergency operations center. The flames were spreading quickly through an area of the Jemez Mountains...

Teen police volunteers steal LAPD cars, patrol Los Angeles

AP Photo/Mike Balsamo LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three teenagers in a program for those who may want to become officers stole three Los Angeles Police Department vehicles and went on patrol around the city before leading authorities on wild pursuits that ended with crashes, Chief...

Kayak guide dies in Yellowstone Lake during rescue attempt

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A kayak guide in his first season on the job in Yellowstone National Park has died while trying to rescue a park visitor who capsized on Yellowstone Lake. Timothy Hayden Ryan Conant, 23, of Salt Lake City died Wednesday in the West Thumb...
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Emails reiterate EPA chief's ties to fossil fuel interests

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly obtained emails underscore just how closely Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel companies while serving as Oklahoma’s state attorney general, a position in which he...

Frontier League

___ Washington 5, River City 4 Evansville 12, Lake Erie 3 Normal 8, Joliet 1 Florence at Windy City, 8:05 p.m. Schaumburg at Gateway, 8:05 p.m. Traverse City at Southern Illinois, 8:05 p.m. Joliet at Florence, 7:05 p.m. Evansville at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Schaumburg at Normal,...

Warmbier Release Followed Rare Trip By US Official To NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the U.S. diplomat who traveled to North Korea to secure American college student Otto Warmbier’s (WORM’-birz) release was also able to make contact with three other Americans detained there. State Department spokeswoman...

Falling: McIlroy, Day endure nightmare rounds at US Open

AP Photo/David J. Phillip ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Those wide-as-a-highway fairways. Those dozens of players under par. Erin Hills may have been easy-as-can-be Thursday. Jason Day and Rory McIlroy never got that memo. Playing in the same group in the first round of the U.S. Open,...

US official's 'quiet diplomacy' led to Warmbier's release

AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin WASHINGTON (AP) — It took months of “quiet diplomacy,” a change in U.S. presidents and an American diplomat’s extraordinary, secret visit to Pyongyang to bring Otto Warmbier home. U.S. special envoy Joseph Yun was a household name to...