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A small Utah town outside Zion National Park has repealed a ban on chain restaurants, clearing the way for one of the country’s biggest fast food chains to open amid Springdale’s mom-and-pop restaurants. Resident Jack Fotheringham and his business partners …

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  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, left, and his wife, Dorothy, right, visit with Chris Hurst, boyfriend of slain WDBJ-TV journalist Alison Parker, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Roanoke, Va. Parker and fellow WDBJ-TV journalist Adam Ward were killed Wednesday by former colleague Vester Flanagan during a live broadcast. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT;  CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT Pew Research Center poll: How Americans actually feel about stronger gun laws
    Two journalists in Virginia gunned down on live television by a man who also injured a third person. Two women shot and killed, along with nine other ...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 09:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • TSA agent charged with molesting Utah college student at NYC airport
    New York • A former federal transportation security agent remained held on $3,000 bail Saturday after being charged with luring a 21-year-old Korean e...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 05:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Participants in the Philly Naked Bike Ride paint each other before riding in Philadelphia on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Thousands in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image. (Serge Levin/Metro via AP) Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia
    Philadelphia • Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive b...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Katherine Boo to receive Lovejoy Award in Maine
    Waterville, Maine • A former Washington Post reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing dire conditions in group homes for the mentally disabled w...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 05:24 pm   |     |   Share

  • This undated photo provided by WDBJ-TV, shows Vester Lee Flanagan II, who killed WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Flanagan was a former employee at WDBJ who appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Survivor’s husband recounts story before gunfire erupted
    Roanoke, Va. • The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire erupted said she never saw the...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 07:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Officials investigate the scene at a gas station where a sheriff's deputy in uniform was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Houston. Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan said the deputy was pumping gas into his vehicle on Friday night when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Deputy ambushed, fatally shot at gas station near Houston
    Houston • Authorities said Saturday they are questioning a person of interest in the death of a uniformed sheriff’s deputy who was shot several times ...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Emergency closure of Idaho public lands starting Sunday
    Spokane, Wash. • A large section of public land in the Idaho Panhandle will be closed starting Sunday because of extreme wildfire danger. The Spokesma...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 30, 2015 file photo, Leticia Fonseca, 16, left, and her twin sister, Sylvia Fonseca, right, work in the computer lab at Cuyama Valley High School after taking the new Common Core-aligned standardized tests, in New Cuyama, Calif. More states are dropping out of the two testing consortia in favor of developing their own tests. That means when all the results are in, it won’t be possible to compare results across most states, undermining one of the main reasons Common Core was created. (AP Photo/Christine Armario, File) As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled
    Los Angeles • Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall sco...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 11:54 am   |     |   Share
  • This July 30, 2014 photo shows Margerie Glacier, one of many glaciers that make up Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.   (AP Photo/Kathy Matheson) In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy
    Washington • With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global acti...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 11:39 am   |     |   Share
  • Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, listens to his verdict in a soundproof glass cage inside a makeshift courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists, including Fahmy, to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
    Cairo • An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a long-running tria...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 11:39 am   |     |   Share
  • Kereel Hungary court orders arrest of 4 men in migrant truck deaths
    Kecskemet, Hungary • Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arres...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 11:36 am   |     |   Share
  • Young migrant found suffocated in boat off Greek island
    Athens, Greece • Authorities say a 15-year-old migrant has been found suffocated on a yacht that carried 59 others to a Greek island. The death was di...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 11:36 am   |     |   Share
  • Gov. Rick Scott, right, is greeted by Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center Manager Preston Cook in Tampa, Fla. on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The governor and several local officials were on hand at the county E.O.C. to discuss Tropical Storm Erika and its possible impact on the state. (Chris Urso/The Tampa Tribune via AP)  ST. PETERSBURG OUT; LAKELAND OUT; BRADENTON OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WTSP CH 10 OUT; WFTS CH 28 OUT; WTVT CH 13 OUT; BAYNEWS 9 OUT; THE TAMPA BAY TIMES OUT; LAKELAND LEDGER OUT; BRADENTON HERALD OUT; SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE OUT; WINTER HAVEN NEWS CHIEF OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT As Erika weakens, some in Tampa Bay area are still worried
    St. Petersburg, Fla. • Tropical Storm Erika dissipated Saturday, but folks in the Tampa Bay area are watching it carefully. The 9 a.m. forecast from t...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 11:33 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug .22 2015 file photo, French soldiers patrol at Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France. The attack Aug. 21 on the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris happened at the height of the summer travel season. France hosts emergency talks in Paris on Saturday, with representatives from other high-speed international rail nations, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.  (AP Photo/Binta, File) Europe rethinks train security after Americans thwart attack
    Paris • European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed t...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 11:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Musicians lead the procession during a wreath laying ceremony at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) After Katrina: New Orleans has rebounded but some still struggle
    New Orleans • As the church bells rang marking a decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 09:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone
    Portsmouth, R.I. • A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet i...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police confront North Dakota students ‘armed’ with telescope
    Fargo, N.D. • Two North Dakota State University students got a scare when armed police officers mistook their telescope for a rifle. WDAY-TV reports t...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Air Force close to decisions on standards for elite combat jobs, female integration
    The Air Force is close to deciding how it will alter the physical requirements for its most grueling combat jobs at the same time that it considers ho...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Gov. Bentley’s wife seeks divorce, says marriage is broken
    Montgomery, Ala. • Alabama first lady Dianne Bentley has filed for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley, saying their 50-year marriage has suffered an “ir...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Her lead is gone, but Clinton backers in N.H. say they aren’t worried
    Machester, N.H.—If there’s any place where Hillary Rodham Clinton supporters should be feeling skittish, it’s here. Her large lead in the polls has ev...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • 2 men survive South Fork plane crash
    Idaho Falls, Idaho • Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho say two men survived a plane crash on the South Fork of the Snake River. According to ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:06 pm   |     |   Share