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Feds To Consider State Funding To Reopen National Parks

Feds To Consider State Funding To Reopen National ParksWith economic impacts mounting and one Utah county threatening to take over national parks, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will "consider agreements with governors" to allow state funding of national parks so that some can reopen to visitors.

U.S. And Russia Form A Plan On Syria’s Chemical Weapons

U.S. And Russia Form A Plan On Syria’s Chemical WeaponsSecretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart have reached a deal that calls for Syria to destroy all of its chemical weapons. The plan, which Kerry announced in a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Saturday, gives Syria a week to detail its chemical arsenal.

Hawaii: ‘Let Nature Take Its Course’ On Molasses Spill

Hawaii: ‘Let Nature Take Its Course’ On Molasses SpillState officials in Hawaii say there's little they can do to clean up a 223,000-gallon molasses spill that has killed thousands of fish, as swimmers, surfers and snorkelers were being warned that the massive die-off could attract sharks.

‘Biblical’ Flooding Rages In Colorado

‘Biblical’ Flooding Rages In ColoradoThe National Weather Service had described the water levels as 'biblical' Thursday according to Northern Colorado's KUNC report.

Rim Fire Is Third-Largest Wildfire In California’s History

Rim Fire Is Third-Largest Wildfire In California’s HistoryThe Rim wildfire that began three weeks ago today is now 80 percent contained, officials say, but it has burned more than a quarter of a million acres, and it may continue to grow, thanks to low humidity and other conditions.

Montana Prosecutors Will Appeal 30-Day Rape Sentence

Montana Prosecutors Will Appeal 30-Day Rape SentenceMontana prosecutors on Wednesday decided to appeal a 30-day jail sentence given to a former teacher who admitted to raping a 14-year-old student.

Is It Possible The Syrian Rebels (Not Assad) Used Chemical Weapons?

Is It Possible The Syrian Rebels (Not Assad) Used Chemical Weapons?As it lays the groundwork for a potential military strike against Syria, the Obama administration says it is all but certain that President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people last week.

Crisis In Syria: U.S. Likely To Act Soon, AP Reports

Crisis In Syria: U.S. Likely To Act Soon, AP ReportsThe Obama administration expects to formally declare Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime used chemical weapons against its own people last week, The Associated Press is reporting.

Penn State Reaches Settlement With First Of Abuse Victims

Penn State Reaches Settlement With First Of Abuse VictimsA man who claimed sexual abuse by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the university, the first of numerous such claims expected to be resolved in the coming days.

Russia Invites U.S. To A ‘Tank Biathlon’

Russia Invites U.S. To A ‘Tank Biathlon’Russia has invited the U.S. to participate in a tank biathlon so that both nations may learn to play nice — with heavy artillery.