HOUSTON (AP) - THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER WARNS THAT CONDITIONS ARE DETERIORATING AS HURRICANE HARVEY STRENGTHENS AND SLOWLY MOVES TOWARD THE TEXAS COAST. THE CENTER SAYS PREPARATIONS FOR THE STORM "SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION" FRIDAY MORNING ALONG TEXAS' CENTRAL GULF COAST. THE CENTER SAYS THE STORM NOW HAS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 110 MPH, JUST SHY OF THE BENCHMARK FOR A CATEGORY 3 STORM. FORECASTERS SAY THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO REACH THAT MARK BEFORE MAKING LANDFALL LATE FRIDAY OR EARLY SATURDAY.

BANGKOK (AP) - THAILAND'S MILITARY RULER SAYS AUTHORITIES ARE SEARCHING FOR FORMER PRIME MINISTER YINGLUCK SHINAWATRA, WHO FAILED TO APPEAR FOR A CONTENTIOUS TRIAL VERDICT, FUELING SPECULATION THAT SHE HAS LEFT THE COUNTRY. HER LAWYER SAID A WARRANT WAS ISSUED FOR HER ARREST. YINGLUCK FACES A POSSIBLE 10-YEAR PRISON TERM FOR ALLEGED NEGLIGENCE IN OVERSEEING A MONEY-LOSING RICE SUBSIDY PROGRAM. SHE SAYS THE CHARGES ARE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (AP) - CIVIC GROUPS SAID SENTENCING SAMSUNG HEIR LEE JAE-YONG TO PRISON FOR FIVE YEARS WAS A MEANINGFUL STEP TOWARD JUSTICE IN A COUNTRY WHERE BUSINESS LEADERS OFTEN GET LENIENT TREATMENT FOR MAJOR WHITE COLLAR CRIME. BUT OTHERS THOUGHT THE PUNISHMENT WAS TOO LIGHT.

WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS CRITICIZING A TENNESSEE REPUBLICAN WHO QUESTIONED HIS "COMPETENCE" AND "STABILITY." TRUMP SAYS ON TWITTER: "STRANGE STATEMENT BY BOB CORKER CONSIDERING THAT HE IS CONSTANTLY ASKING ME WHETHER OR NOT HE SHOULD RUN AGAIN IN '18." TRUMP ADDS, "TENNESSEE NOT HAPPY!"

ATLANTA (AP) - CITIES ACROSS THE U.S. ARE TRYING TO HELP HOMELESS PEOPLE FIND BEDS OF THEIR OWN, RATHER THAN JUST COTS FOR THE NIGHT. ATLANTA IS TESTING THIS APPROACH NEXT MONTH BY CLOSING THE CITY'S SHELTER OF LAST RESORT, AN ENORMOUS DOWNTOWN BUILDING WHERE AS MANY AS 1,000 PEOPLE COME OFF THE STREET WITH NO QUESTIONS ASKED. A NEW SPACE MORE THAN AN HOUR'S WALK AWAY IS OPENING, AND A COALITION HAS A $50 MILLION PLAN TO SUPPORT 500 CHRONICALLY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS IN LONG-TERM HOUSING.
============================

TWO CITIZENS OF SOUTH KOREA WERE KILLED MONDAY AFTERNOON IN A HEAD-ON CRASH ON WYOMING HIGHWAY 220 NEAR PATHFINDER RESERVOIR, ABOUT A MILE FROM THE CARBON COUNTY LINE.

46-YEAR-OLD SOONYOUNG LEE WAS KILLED IN THE INITIAL CRASH, AND A THREE-YEAR-OLD CHILD DIED AT THE SCENE, ACCORDING TO A CRASH REPORT FROM THE WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL.

TWO OTHERS WERE INJURED. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED.

A FORD F-250 WAS EASTBOUND ON WY 220 AT ABOUT 1:20 P.M., WHILE A FORD EXPLORER WAS WESTBOUND. NEAR MILEPOST 59, THE F-250 FAILED TO MAINTAIN ITS LANE OF TRAVEL AND DRIFTED ACROSS THE CENTERLINE INTO THE EXPLORER'S LANE, WHERE THE TWO VEHICLES COLLIDED HEAD-ON.

THE F-250 CAME TO REST BLOCKING THE EASTBOUND LANES, WHILE THE EXPLORER ENDED UP OFF THE WEST SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY.

LEE, WHO WAS DRIVING THE EXPLORER, WAS KILLED IN THE INITIAL CRASH DESPITE WEARING HER SEATBELT. THE FRONT RIGHT PASSENGER IN THE EXPLORER SURVIVED AND WAS TAKEN BY LIFE FLIGHT TO WYOMING MEDICAL CENTER.

WHO WAS PROPERLY SECURED IN A CHILD SEAT IN THE BACK SEAT, DIED OF HIS INJURIES AT THE SCENE.

THE DRIVER OF THE F-250 WAS PULLED FROM THE TRUCK AND TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO WYOMING MEDICAL CENTER.

DRIVER INATTENTION AND FATIGUE ARE BEING INVESTIGATED AS CONTRIBUTING FACTORS.
=======================================
NICK LEARNED
SAGE GROUSE FARMS APVCR

THE WYOMING GAME AND FISH COMMISSION HAS ADOPTED PRELIMINARY RULES FOR CAPTIVE BREEDING OF GREATER SAGE GROUSE.
THE ACTION ON WEDNESDAY STARTS A 75-DAY PERIOD FOR REVIEW AND POTENTIAL REVISION. NOV. 11 IS THE FINAL DAY FOR THE GOVERNOR TO CONSIDER AND SIGN THE RULES ALLOWING POTENTIAL PRODUCERS TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF BREEDING SAGE GROUSE IN WYOMING.

THE WYOMING LEGISLATURE APPROVED A FIVE-YEAR TRIAL PERIOD FOR CAPTIVE BREEDING EARLIER THIS YEAR AND INSTRUCTED GAME AND FISH TO DEVELOP RULES BY SEPT. 1.

THE BIRD'S NUMBERS HAVE EXPERIENCED A SHARP DECLINE OVER THE LAST CENTURY. WYOMING, HOME TO THE MAJORITY OF THE BIRD'S POPULATION, HAS TAKEN THE LEAD AMONG WESTERN STATES IN CONSERVING THE GROUSE'S HABITAT.