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The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s own astronomy enthusiast, Mack Frost, will share his “Diary of a Moonshadow Chaser” on Aug. 31 at 5:15 p.m., a wrap-up of sorts of the solar eclip…
08.18 / 20:02
billingsgazette.com
Two people were killed Friday in a stabbing attack in Turku, Finland, and police say they have apprehended a suspect after shooting him in the leg. Regional police forces said on Twitter that six other people were injured in the attack, which took place in the center of the city about 100 miles away from the capital, Helsinki. It wasn't immediately clear what condition they were in. Authorities did not immediately identify the attacker or state what his motivations may be. The Associated…
08.18 / 18:35
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In the dawn hours of July 16, Edward French, a professional film and TV scout and avid photographer, stood atop Twin Peaks, the famed San Francisco hillside with its panoramic views of his hometown. French, 71, had his camera with him, as he always did. "He knew beautiful places. He was trying to catch the sunrise coming up Sunday morning, especially the way the city's skyline is changing," says Brian Higginbotham, French's longtime partner. "I'm sure he was just up there sitting against…
08.18 / 18:35
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A tree fell on a power line on Hoo Hoo Hollow Road in Lester around 2 a.m. Friday morning, Appalachian Power Spokesperson Phil Moye reported, leading to a power outage from around 2 to 8…
08.18 / 18:18
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Updated at 1:15 pm ET Steve Bannon has lost his job as chief White House strategist. The White House described the departure as a mutual agreement between Bannon and chief of staff John Kelly. "We are grateful for his service and wish him the best," said press secretary Sarah Sanders. Bannon has been a larger-than-life character in Trumpworld: a right-wing provocateur whose rumpled wardrobe and radical politics belied his background at Goldman Sachs and Harvard Business School. (Bannon…
08.18 / 17:31
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Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, says she will not speak to President Trump because of his comments that suggested white supremacist and people protesting against them were both to blame for last weekend's violence in Virginia. "You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying I'm sorry," Susan Bro said during an interview with ABC's Good Morning America . Heyer, 32, was killed on Saturday when a car plowed into a group demonstrating against a white…
08.18 / 17:31
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As the chaos of the past 24 hours settles in Spain, a clearer picture of the human cost in Barcelona and Cambrils is beginning to emerge — and one thing, at least, is becoming more apparent by the hour: Spain's deadliest terror attack in more than a decade claimed lives and damaged others from just about every continent. At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 were injured Thursday when a driver mowed down the crowds that regularly throng Barcelona's Las Ramblas boulevard, a d…
08.18 / 17:31
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Lawmakers on the Joint Revenue Committee last week in Thermopolis continued pushing Wyoming’s Legislature toward considering tax increases. The committee requested six tax-related bill drafts from the Legislative Service Office. They included bills increasing taxes on property, beer and liquor, … The post Revenue committee advances tax-increase bills appeared first on W…
08.18 / 17:31
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As the war rages in Syria, there have been efforts in Israel, its neighbor to the southwest, to lend a hand to Syrian civilians. The aid projects involve a mix of sympathy, secrecy, strategy — and sensitivity. Israeli volunteers recently gathered in a warehouse to prepare boxes of children's medicine to be sent to Syria — but the Israeli company that runs the warehouse asked not to be identified because it did not want to be publicly associated with the initiative, according to one vol…
08.18 / 16:36
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Work crews took down a statue of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney overnight in Annapolis, Md., where it had stood since 1872. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan made a statement on Tuesday calling for the statue to be removed from the State House grounds, NPR's Bill Chappell reported . Hogan called it "the right thing to do," saying, "The time has come to make clear the difference between properly acknowledging our past and glorifying the darkest chapters of our history." Three of the…
08.18 / 16:36
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Though the violence has ended in Charlottesville, Va., debates and protests continue and Confederate statues and monuments are being removed all over the country. A 2016 report from the Southern Poverty Law Center found as many as 1,500 "symbols of the Confederacy" in the U.S. But who were some of the men memorialized with statues, monuments and memorials in a nod to the Confederacy? Jefferson Davis Jefferson Finis Davis was born in Kentucky, but grew up in Mississippi. He graduated from…
08.18 / 16:36
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Originally published by E&E News A team of federal researchers directed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review Obama-era greater sage grouse conservation plans is recommending potentially fundamental changes, including moving away from a framework of prioritizing habitat protection and … The post Zinke review team calls for big changes to Obama era-plans appeared first on…
08.18 / 16:36
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There’s no immediate need for a private prison in Wyoming, but the ongoing prison conversation will keep companies and legislators interested. The post Private prisons will remain in discussion appeared first on W…
08.18 / 16:36
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BRUSSELS - Spain came under repeated attack starting Thursday in what authorities called linked terrorist incidents, when a driver swerved a van into crowds in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, killing more than a dozen people and injuring scores…
08.18 / 16:18
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JACKSON, Wyo. — The dusty two-track leads back to 1913, to a time when many of the log cabins were built and their green roofs first l…
08.18 / 15:57
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Spanish police say they've arrested four people in connection to terrorist attacks that killed 14 people and injured more than 100 others in and around Barcelona Thursday. Five suspects were killed as they tried to carry out a second terrorist attack in a nearby city. Police believe the attacks are the work of an organized group of terrorists — and that they acted after an accidental explosion derailed their plans to carry out a bombing in Barcelona. The current location of the driver of a …
08.18 / 15:32
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Lincoln Highway history (1912) The Lincoln Highway was one of the earliest transcontinental highways for automobiles across the United States of America. Conceived in 1912 by Indiana entrepreneur Carl G. Fisher , and formally dedicated October 31, 1913, the Lincoln Highway ran coast-to-coast from Times Square in New York City west to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, originally through 13 states: New York , New Jersey , Pennsylvania , Ohio , Indiana , Illinois , Iowa , Nebraska , Colorado ,…
08.18 / 14:27
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It was the year 2000 and Maine's governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but King wanted every student in the state to have access to it. "Go into history class and the teacher says, 'Open your computer. We're going to go to rome.com and we're going to watch an archaeologist explore the Catacombs this morning in real time.' What a learning tool that is!" Fast-forward a couple of years and that dream became a reality.…
08.18 / 14:27
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The U.S. Navy has relieved the USS Fitzgerald's commander and two other senior leaders of their duties — and it's also praising the crew for saving their ship after the destroyer collided with a large Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan on June 17. "It was also evident from this review that the entire Fitzgerald crew demonstrated real toughness that night," the Navy said. "Following the collision these Sailors responded with urgency, determination and creativity to s…
08.18 / 12:27
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When was the last time you used the entire container of fresh herbs you bought at the store? Never? Me too. Every time a recipe calls for 1-2 tablespoons of freshly chopped sprigs, I head to a supermarket and reach for a plastic container holding at least three times as much as I need. A few days later, I'm standing by the trashcan observing a moment of silence before I discard a plastic coffin of wasted, withered basil. I know I'm not alone; my friends have sent me all-caps text messages…
08.18 / 12:27
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