WASHINGTON (AP) - THE SPOKESMAN FOR RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN SAYS THE KREMLIN IS UNAWARE OF A MEETING BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP'S SENIOR STAFF AND A RUSSIAN LAWYER DURING THE 2016 CAMPAIGN WHERE THE RUSSIAN REPORTEDLY SAID SHE HAD INFORMATION ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S ELDEST SON CHANGED HIS ACCOUNT OF THE MEETING HE HAD WITH A RUSSIAN LAWYER DURING THE 2016 CAMPAIGN OVER THE WEEKEND, SAYING SUNDAY THAT NATALIA VESELNITSKAYA TOLD HIM SHE HAD INFORMATION ABOUT CLINTON.

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U.S. OFFICIALS HAVE RELEASED AN EARLY PLAN FOR WHAT COULD BECOME ONE OF THE BIGGEST NATURAL GAS FIELDS IN THE NATION.

THE NORMALLY PRESSURED LANCE FIELD IN WESTERN WYOMING COULD EVENTUALLY COVER 220 SQUARE MILES AND HAVE AS MANY AS 3,500 WELLS.

THE U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT RELEASED A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY FOR THE PROJECT FRIDAY.

JONAH ENERGY, LLC, SEEKS TO TAP 5.25 TRILLION CUBIC FEET OF NATURAL GAS, OR A YEAR'S SUPPLY FOR 74 MILLION AVERAGE-SIZED HOMES.

BLM OFFICIALS SAY THE PROJECT WOULD CREATE 700 FULL-TIME JOBS AND NET $2.2 BILLION IN ROYALTIES, HALF OF WHICH WOULD GO TO THE STATE OF WYOMING.

THE NEARBY JONAH AND PINEDALE ANTICLINE FIELDS IN WESTERN WYOMING RANK AMONG THE 10 MOST PRODUCTIVE ONSHORE U.S. GAS FIELDS.
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A CASPER MAN FACES A LIFE PRISON SENTENCE AFTER PLEADED GUILTY DURING A CHANGE-OF-PLEA HEARING FRIDAY TO RAPING AND TRYING TO KILL A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN SEPTEMBER.

NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD BRANDTLY BEDSAUL FACES 60 YEARS TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR ATTEMPTED SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND A CONSECUTIVE 40- TO 50-YEAR SENTENCE FOR FIRST-DEGREE SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR.

IN EXCHANGE FOR THE PLEA, DISTRICT ATTORNEY MIKE BLONIGEN AND BEDSAUL'S PUBLIC DEFENDER KERRI JOHNSON AGREED TO DISMISS A THIRD COUNT OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.

NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT JUDGE THOMAS SULLINS WILL CONSIDER THE PLEA AND A PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION BEFORE HE SENTENCES BEDSAUL AT AN AS YET UNDETERMINED DATE.

AFTER THE HEARING, BLONIGEN SAID THE GIRL IS RECOVERING FROM THE BRUTAL ASSAULT.

HE ALSO SAID THE GIRLS' FAMILY APPROVED OF THE PLEA DEAL, WHICH AVOIDED A TRIAL DURING WHICH THE FAMILY WOULD HAVE HAD TO RELIVE THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 28 WHEN POLICE RESPONDED TO A RESIDENCE WHERE PEOPLE WERE HAVING A GATHERING WITH FAMILY MEMBERS AND CHILDREN.

ONE RESIDENT REALIZED A CHILD WAS MISSING, CALLED FOR HER BUT WAS UNABLE TO FIND HER.

HE WENT OUTSIDE AND SAW BEDSAUL WITH HIS HANDS AROUND THE GIRL’S NECK.

HE WAS NAKED FROM THE WAIST DOWN, AND HER SHIRT WAS PULLED UP TO HER NECK AND SHE WAS COVERED IN BLOOD.

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ALBANY, WYO. (AP) - FIRE MANAGERS SAY GOOD WEATHER HAS HELPED THEM MAKE PROGRESS FIGHTING A WILDFIRE IN SOUTHERN WYOMING BURNING IN BEETLE-KILLED TREES.

THE KEYSTONE FIRE HAS BURNED 3 SQUARE MILES (8 SQUARE KILOMETERS) IN THE MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST NEAR THE ROB ROY RESERVOIR, WHICH SUPPLIES WATER TO CHEYENNE.

OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF BRIAN ACHZIGER SAID SUNDAY THAT FIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEEN CUTTING LARGE DOWN LARGE NUMBERS OF TREES WITHOUT ANY INJURIES. HE SAID THEY'LL BE ABLE TO BUILD CONTAINMENT LINES MORE QUICKLY AS THEY GET MORE LOGGING SKIDDERS AND DOZERS.

THE FIRE HAS EVACUATED THE COMMUNITIES OF KEYSTONE, RAMBLER, LAKE CREEK AND MOORE'S GULCH AND CLOSED NEARBY CAMPING AREAS IN THE FOREST.