Statue honoring Chris Cornell to be erected in Seattle

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, lead Singer of Soundgarden Chris Cornell poses for photographs on the red carpet as he arrives for the movie "Machine Gun Preacher" at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. The late grunge pioneer will be remembered in the city where he was born. Cornell’s wife, Vicky, on Friday, July 20, 2018, announced a statue will be erected on Aug. 29 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. The announcement comes on what would have been Cornell’s 54th birthday.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette, File)

SEATTLE (AP) — The late grunge pioneer Chris Cornell will be remembered in the city where he was born.

Tractor operator dies trying to suppress Oregon wildfire

A fast-moving fire continues to rage across Wasco County southeast of The Dalles, Ore., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Firefighters crept into the fields in water trucks and attempted to douse the leading edges of the fire from behind as it burned through acres of wheat, with everything behind the flames charred black. The region has seen drought conditions in many areas. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A tractor operator who was killed in a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles in little more than 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest appears to have died trying to restrain it, police said.

Pentagon objects to GOP rider blocking protection of birds

FILE - In this May 9, 2008 file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for allegedly ignoring policies meant to protect the imperiled bird. The lawsuit filed Monday, Monday, April 30, 2018, in U.S. District Court seeks to reverse lease sales across 475 square miles in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada.(Jerret Raffety/The Rawlins Daily Times via AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is objecting to a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S.

About 7,000 apply for Wyoming 22 grizzly hunting tags

FILE - This July 6, 2011, file photo shows a grizzly bear roaming near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. A Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance survey is gathering information about residents' conflicts with bears. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File)

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has received about 7,000 applications for the state’s first grizzly bear hunting season in 44 years.

Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

FILE--In this file photo taken Aug. 2, 2015, Nate Powell, an employee with Grand Canyon National Park, collects an entrance fee as traffic is backed up as vehicles arrive at an entrance gate at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. A new study concludes visitors may be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting their visits short because of pollution.(Emery Cowan/Arizona Daily Sun via AP, file)

DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what’s found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday.

Foundation’s fence pull program nears 200-mile mark

In this June 30, 2018, photo, Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation intern Victoria Hollingsworth removes barbed wire from a fencepost on Horse Creek Mesa south of Jackson, Wyo. Volunteers removed close to a mile of fence separating Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Horse Creek Mesa Wildlife Habitat Management Area and Bridger-Teton National Forest lands, allowing safe and easy passage for wildlife. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A pronghorn lingered nearby as Steve Morriss removed barbed wire from an obsolete fence on the Pinto Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

FILE - This Sept. 8, 2014 file photo shows downtown Pahoa, Hawaii. The small, rural town of Pahoa is the gateway to the eruption pouring rivers of lava out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. Historic wooden buildings lining its main street are just a few miles from where a cinder cone shooting lava into the sky has popped up in people's yards. Tourism to parts of the island has plummeted since the volcano began erupting in a residential neighborhood and burning down homes in May. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

HONOLULU (AP) — Stunning images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it’s nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava — a fact that’s squeezing the tourism-dependent local economy.

Scenic highway near Big Sur reopens after slide

This Tuesday, July 17, 2018 photo provided by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) shows the stretch of Highway 1 that has been rebuilt near Big Sur, Calif., on the California coast. The highway was officially opened for traffic Wednesday morning, July 18. The coastal road that links San Francisco and Los Angeles was blocked by a massive landslide in May, 2017 that moved millions of tons of earth, displacing 75 acres (30 hectares) of land. (Caltrans via AP)

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive landslide, officials said.

Blockbuster not yet selling Russell Crowe’s jockstrap

FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, Blockbuster Alaska general manager Kevin Daymude moves a display case featuring the jockstrap worn by actor Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man" at a Blockbuster video store in Anchorage, Alaska. Everything in the closing Blockbuster video store in Alaska is for sale, except the celebrity jockstrap. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Everything in the closing Blockbuster video stores in Alaska is for sale, except the celebrity jockstrap.

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