WARSAW, POLAND (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYS THAT HE IS EAGER TO EXPAND U.S. PARTNERSHIPS WITH POLAND, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO EXPORTING ENERGY. TRUMP SAID THURSDAY DURING A MAJOR SPEECH DELIVERED IN WARSAW THAT HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE COUNTRY AND ITS NEIGHBORS ARE "NEVER AGAIN HELD HOSTAGE" TO A SINGLE SUPPLIER OF ENERGY.

WARSAW, POLAND (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP QUESTIONS THE VERACITY OF AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE ABOUT FOREIGN MEDDLING IN THE U.S. ELECTION ON THE EVE OF HIS FIRST MEETING WITH RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN. TRUMP ARGUES THAT RUSSIA WASN'T THE ONLY COUNTRY THAT MAY HAVE INTERFERED AND SAYS THAT 'NOBODY REALLY KNOWS FOR SURE."

WASHINGTON (AP) - HAVING LOST PATIENCE WITH CHINA, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS STUDYING NEW STEPS TO STARVE NORTH KOREA OF CASH FOR ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM, INCLUDING ONE OPTION THAT WOULD INFURIATE BEIJING: SANCTIONS ON CHINESE COMPANIES THAT HELP KEEP THE NORTH'S ECONOMY AFLOAT. IT'S AN APPROACH THAT'S PAID OFF FOR THE U.S. IN THE PAST, INCLUDING WITH IRAN, WHERE SUCH SANCTIONS UPPED THE ECONOMIC PRESSURE ON TEHRAN AND HELPED DRIVE IT TO THE NUCLEAR NEGOTIATING TABLE.

TOKYO (AP) - DESPITE NORTH KOREA'S CLAIM ITS ICBM LAUNCH SHOWS IT CAN ATTACK TARGETS ANYWHERE IT WANTS, EXPERTS SAY IT WILL PROBABLY BE YEARS BEFORE IT COULD USE SUCH A WEAPON IN A REAL-WORLD SCENARIO. EVEN FOR AN EXPERIENCED SUPERPOWER, GETTING AN ICBM TO WORK RELIABLY CAN TAKE A DECADE OR MORE. SO, MAJOR MILESTONE NOTWITHSTANDING, THE QUESTION NOW IS HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE NORTH KOREA TO HAVE AN ICBM THAT COULD REALLY STRIKE THE U.S. WEST COAST _ AND HOW LONG WASHINGTON HAS TO STOP IT.

MOSCOW (AP) - FOR RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, A MEETING WITH U.S. COUNTERPART DONALD TRUMP ON THE SIDELINES OF THE GROUP OF 20 SUMMIT IN GERMANY OFFERS A LONG-SOUGHT OPPORTUNITY TO NEGOTIATE A RAPPROCHEMENT WITH WASHINGTON. BUT CONTROVERSY OVER THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN'S TIES WITH RUSSIA WILL LOOM OVER THE TALKS, MAKING ANY AGREEMENTS UNLIKELY. RARELY IN RECENT HISTORY HAS A MEETING OF TWO HEADS OF STATE GENERATED SO MUCH EXCITEMENT, ANXIETY AND HOPE.
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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK OFFICIALS INCREASED THE PARK'S FIRE DANGER LEVEL FROM "LOW" TO "MODERATE" ON WEDNESDAY DUE TO RECENT WARM AND DRY WEATHER.

THE PARK SAID IN A NEWS RELEASE IT HAS NOT PLACED NEW FIRE-RELATED RESTRICTIONS OR CLOSURES FOR NOW, BUT CERTAIN GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS REMAIN IN PLACE.

CAMPFIRES ONLY ARE ALLOWED IN DESIGNATED FIRE RINGS IN 11 DEVELOPED CAMPGROUNDS AND MOST BACK COUNTRY CAMPSITES.

EXTINGUISH CAMPFIRES AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE COLD TO THE TOUCH AFTER USE.

FIREWORKS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE PARK AND ON OTHER FEDERAL LANDS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE'S WEBSITE ABOUT WILDLAND FIRE DANGER LEVELS IN THE NATIONAL PARKS.
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POLICE NEARLY HAD TO USE A TASER ON A MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY RAN FROM OFFICERS MONDAY AFTERNOON BECAUSE HE KNEW THE REGISTRATION ON HIS VAN HAD EXPIRED.

34-YEAR-OLD NATHAN A. ASH WAS BOOKED INTO JAIL ON CHARGES OF ELUDING LAW ENFORCEMENT, DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE, NO INSURANCE AND IMPROPER REGISTRATION.

ACCORDING TO A POLICE AFFIDAVIT, AN OFFICER WAS ON ROUTINE PATROL ON 12TH STREET BEFORE 4 P.M. MONDAY WHEN HE SAW A GREEN VAN WITH A CRACKED WINDSHIELD. THE OFFICER ACTIVATED HIS EMERGENCY LIGHTS AND MADE A U-TURN TO FOLLOW THE VAN EASTBOUND.

AS SOON AS THE OFFICER TURNED ON HIS LIGHTS, THE VAN ALLEGEDLY ACCELERATED RAPIDLY AND TURNED ONTO SOUTH FOREST. THE OFFICER FOLLOWED, BUT LOST SIGHT OF THE VEHICLE.

AFTER SOME TIME, THE OFFICER FOUND THE VEHICLE IN A DRIVEWAY ON SOUTH FOREST. AS HE PULLED UP BEHIND THE VAN, THE DRIVER GOT OUT AND RAN INTO A LARGE BUSH. THE OFFICER GOT OUT OF HIS PATROL CAR AND GAVE CHASE.

THE OFFICER COULD CLEARLY SEE THE DRIVER DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING IN HIS HANDS. HE DREW HIS TASER, MOVED AROUND TO THE FRONT OF THE BUSHES AND ORDERED THE DRIVER TO COME OUT.

THE DRIVER -- ASH -- REPORTEDLY SAW THE OFFICER WITH HIS TASER DRAWN AND SAID "OKAY, OKAY, I'M COMING OUT."

ASH LATER SAID HE TOOK OFF BECAUSE HE KNEW THE TAGS ON HIS VAN WERE EXPIRED.

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FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS HISTORY, ELITE EQUINE ATHLETES WILL HAVE AROUND-THE-CLOCK ACCESS TO THE BEST MEDICAL CARE.

CFD CEO TOM HIRSIG SAYS A TEAM REPRESENTING COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY'S EQUINE CLINICAL SERVICES PROGRAM WILL BE ON THE PARK JULY 17-30 TO OFFER ADDITIONAL VETERINARY EXPERTISE FOR CONTESTANTS AND HORSES COMPETING IN SLACK AND PRCA RODEO EVENTS.

"THE HORSES THAT THE COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS ARE HAULING UP AND DOWN THE ROAD, THEY'RE JUST LIKE ANY ATHLETE, THEY GET SORE MUSCLES OR INJURIES OR THINGS LIKE THAT. IT'S NICE THAT WE HAVE THEM RIGHT HERE ON THE GROUNDS SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO GO ANYWHERE ELSE, THAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY JUST HAVE THEM LOOKED AT OR TREATED OR WHATEVER THEY MAY NEED."

HIRSIG ESTIMATES ABOUT 2,000 EQUINE ATHLETES WILL COMPETE IN BARREL RACING, TIE-DOWN ROPING, TEAM ROPING AND STEER WRESTLING.