Idaho hiking reopens, with hikers warned not to feed goats

CLARK FORK, Idaho (AP) — A hiking trail in northern Idaho reopened Saturday, but with an admonishment to hikers: don't feed the goats.

The U.S. Forest Service closed Scotchman Peak Trail in Kaniksu National...

Tax bills, court case, Murkowski speech are things to know

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Senate committee is set to take up several of Gov. Bill Walker's tax bills during the coming week, including a proposal to re-institute a personal state income tax. The man at the center of...

Dartmouth Winter Carnival theme honors Dr. Seuss

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is again honoring one of its most famous graduates with the theme of this year's Winter Carnival: Seuss on the Loose.

Colorful posters advertising this weekend's event...

Colorado Springs author's "Dating Manifesto" is advice from the trenches

By: STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com

Dating can feel like a game of musical chairs to which one has arrived late, especially for older singles who wear the status unintentionally. When the band starts to wrap another set, the pressure (read: panic)...

UN peacekeepers prepare for Central African Republic vote

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Thousands of U.N. peacekeepers fanned out across Central African Republic on Saturday, delivering voting materials to polling stations and stepping up security ahead of a...

'Project Runway' finalist LeBlanc to speak at NC museum

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Fashion designer and "Project Runway" finalist Justin LeBlanc will discuss how his ties to North Carolina influence his work in a program at the North Carolina Museum of History.

The...

Cruz's right turn on immigration belies more moderate past

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Ted Cruz says that when it comes to immigration, he has never supported granting "amnesty" or "legalization" to people in the United States illegally.

He's half right.

Cruz once...

Texas A&M president decries reports of racial harassment

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University is still trying to determine which students may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to a group of black and Latino high school students...