Wait ensues for rains as drought blankets New Mexico

This June 22, 2018 image shows the Rio Grande being diverted near San Acacia, N.M. Federal water managers said portions of the river near the San Acacia and Isleta reaches in central New Mexico have gone dry due to drought. Managers, residents and farmers are awaiting the promise of summer rains that are expected to develop beginning Thursday, July 5, 2018 and continue into next week. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Water levels at New Mexico’s largest reservoir are dropping and more rivers around the state are being reduced to a trickle as residents, farmers and water managers anxiously await the start of summer rains that could offer some short-term relief to the dry conditions.

Baby found alive buried under debris in Montana woods

This Sunday, July 8, 2018 photo provided by the Missoula County Sheriff's Office shows a 5-month-old infant with dirt under their fingernails after authorities say the baby survived about nine hours being buried under sticks and debris in the woods. The Missoula County Sheriff's Office says the baby is in good condition at a hospital and calls it a "miracle" that the child survived the weekend ordeal. Authorities say they were called about a man threatening people in the Lolo Hot Springs area of western Montana's Lolo National Forest. Deputies apprehended the man who indicated that the baby was buried somewhere in the woods. (Missoula County Sheriff's Office via AP)

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A 5-month-old infant who miraculously survived more than nine hours being buried under a pile of sticks and debris in the woods of western Montana suffered only minor injuries despite wearing wet and soiled clothes in cold weather, authorities said.

Many Everett families still live amid arsenic and lead

In this June 15, 2018 photo, Cydney Gillis, who is one of at least 150 homeowners still awaiting remediaton from the hazardous contaminants left by the Everett smelter, poses in Everett, Wash. A soil sample taken from Gillis’ yard last year confirmed what she had long feared. High levels of arsenic pollute her property. The chemicals were left more than a century ago by the Everett smelter, whose smokestacks spewed arsenic and lead as the plant heated ore to separate its metals. (Lizz Giordano/The Herald via AP)

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A soil sample taken from Cydney Gillis’ yard last year confirmed what she had long feared. High levels of arsenic pollute her property in Everett’s Delta neighborhood.

Boy’s remains returned to Blackfeet family after 128 years

George Ell's name appears on an enrollment record from the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pa. Ell, will be reburied at his family cemetery outside of Browning, Mont., on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation after a 128-year absence.(David Murray/The Great Falls Tribune via AP)

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — On a bluff north of Browning, just outside the shadow of Flattop Mountain, a final resting place has been prepared for George Ell.

LGBT group struggles for recognition at Mormon-run BYU

In this June 28, 2018 photo, Liza Holdaway poses for a photo in Provo, Utah. "We've been talking with BYU for a long time and still nothing has happened," said Liza Holdaway, the club's current president. "We've never been given concrete answers of what we should change or what we should do." (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An LGBTQ group at the Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University has tried unsuccessfully for three years to get recognition from the school.

Train enthusiasts united in model railroad club

ADVANCE FOR USE WITH WEEKEND EDITIONS JULY 7-8, 2018 AND THEREAFTER In this Saturday, June 16, 2018 photo, Cody Carter, of Spanish Fork, mans a miniature locomotive during public train rides held by Utah Live Steamers at Shay Park in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Shay Park's name has to do with the history of railroads in the area. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Train bells sound from a Highland home as Jim Smeltzer cruises on railroad tracks through his driveway atop a green locomotive. Though having many bells and whistles of its own, the train is far from full size — roughly 13 percent as big as the real deal.

California adopts mass immigration hearings

FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, a Guatemalan father and son, who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, are apprehended by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in San Diego. California will introduce group trials on Monday, July 9, for people charged with entering the country illegally. Federal prosecutors in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico have long embraced these hearings, which critics call assembly-line justice. California was a lone holdout and the Justice Department didn't seriously challenge its position until the arrival of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge was irritated when an attorney for dozens of people charged with crossing the border illegally asked for more time to meet with clients before setting bond.



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