Oregon standoff acquittal sparks fears of new land disputes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The stunning acquittal of seven people who occupied a federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon during an armed standoff raised fears Friday that the verdict could embolden other militant groups in a long-running dispute over government-owned Western lands.

  • Written by ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press

Tense oil pipeline protest subsides at least temporarily

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — A tense protest over the Dakota Access pipeline subsided at least temporarily after some protest leaders urged activists to leave a barricade near a state highway bridge.

  • Written by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press

Clinton tries to quell resurgent email issue late in race

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — For more than a year, Hillary Clinton has been a reluctant participant in the email controversy that has dogged her campaign, responding defensively to inquiries — and often only when there's a political imperative to do so.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press

Countries OK world's largest marine reserve in Antarctica

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica's waters reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent.

  • Written by NICK PERRY, Associated Press

Deep South drought kills crops, threatens herds, dries lakes

ATLANTA (AP) — Six months into a deepening drought, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years across much of the South.

  • Written by JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press