Where the buffalo roam: Herd treads again on tribal land

WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION, Wyo. (AP) — The men stood by the edge of the corral to mark the release of the first buffalo to run on the Wind River Indian Reservation in decades….

Alabama scheduled to execute man in ’82 murder-for-hire

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man convicted of the 1982 shooting death of a woman's husband in a murder-for-hire arrangement was set to be executed Thursday evening….

Monitor: Drought ends in nearly one-fourth of California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A heavy dousing of autumn rain in Northern California has lifted a quarter of the state out of drought, the highest percentage in more than three years, according to a new federal report Thursday….

Military memorial, wildlife at odds in new Battle of Midway

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — The Battle of Midway was a major turning point in World War II's Pacific theater. The remote atoll where thousands died is now a delicate sanctuary for millions of seabirds, and a new battle is pitting preservation...

Big Las Vegas casino-hotel evacuated due to power outage

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of guests and employees were evacuated Thursday from a big hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip due to a power outage that lasted hours….

Ethics panel subpoenas Missouri governor candidate’s ex-aide

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former consultant for Missouri's Republican gubernatorial nominee Eric Greitens said Thursday that he is complying with a subpoena as part of an ethics investigation involving Greitens' campaign and a charity he founded for...

Authorities: Woman ‘chained up like a dog’ inside container

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina investigators say a woman who had been reported missing along with her boyfriend in late August was found "chained up like a dog" inside a storage container….

The Latest: Eastern Shoshone Tribe marks return of buffalo

WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on the release of buffalo on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming:…

‘Next year’ is here! Cubs fans elated after World Series win

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs fans woke up Thursday – if they slept at all the night before – to the realization that next year is finally here….

The Latest: Judge ordered suspect to move out of mom’s home

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on two officers in the Des Moines, Iowa, area who were killed in what authorities describe as ambush-style attacks (all times local):…