MUKALLA, YEMEN (AP) - FORMER PRISONERS SAY TORTURE AND ABUSE ARE RIFE IN A NETWORK OF SECRET PRISONS IN YEMEN RUN BY THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AND ALLIED YEMENI FORCES TO HOLD HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE DETAINED IN THE HUNT FOR AL-QAIDA. AMERICAN INTERROGATORS HAVE QUESTIONED SOME OF THE DETAINEES, AND REGULARLY RECEIVE ACCESS TO THEIR TESTIMONY, A POTENTIAL VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAWS AGAINST COMPLICITY IN TORTURE.

WASHINGTON (AP) - CONGRESSIONAL AIDES AND LOBBYISTS SAY SENATE REPUBLICANS WOULD CUT MEDICAID, END PENALTIES FOR PEOPLE NOT BUYING INSURANCE AND ERASE A RAFT OF TAX INCREASES AS PART OF THEIR LONG-AWAITED HEALTH CARE BILL. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL PLANS TO RELEASE THE MEASURE THURSDAY. THE PROPOSAL REPRESENTS THE PARTY'S LONG-AWAITED ATTEMPT TO SCUTTLE MUCH OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE LAW, BUT SUPPORT BY ENOUGH GOP SENATORS IS NOT YET GUARANTEED.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - TROPICAL STORM CINDY HAS MADE LANDFALL IN SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA, BRINGING RAIN AND THE THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING AND TORNADOES. AS OF ABOUT 4 A.M. CDT THURSDAY, THE STORM WAS CENTERED ABOUT 30 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA, AND IS MOVING NORTH NEAR 12 MPH. THE U.S. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SAYS CINDY'S MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 40 MPH WITH CONTINUED WEAKENING EXPECTED.

BEIJING (AP) - FOOD EXPORTERS INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE ARE STEPPING UP PRESSURE ON CHINA TO SCALE BACK PLANS FOR INTENSIVE INSPECTIONS OF IMPORTS THAT THEY SAY WILL HAMPER ACCESS TO ITS FAST-GROWING MARKET. NINE NATIONS AND THE EU HAVE SENT A JOINT LETTER TO CHINESE REGULATORS ASKING THEM TO SUSPEND A PROPOSED REQUIREMENT, DUE TO TAKE EFFECT OCT. 1, FOR EACH SHIPMENT TO HAVE AN INSPECTION CERTIFICATE FROM A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT.
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A ROLLOVER CRASH AND TRUCK FIRE CAUSED AUTHORITIES TO CLOSE PORTIONS OF INTERSTATE 25 BETWEEN DOUGLAS AND CASPER FOR ABOUT AN HOUR ON WEDNESDAY.

WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL SGT. KYLE MCKAY SAID THE CRASH AND FIRE FORCED THE CLOSURE OF I-25 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 151 AND 155.

AS OF WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, IT WAS UNCLEAR WHETHER ANYONE WAS INJURED IN EITHER INCIDENT.

INITIALLY, THE CLOSURE WAS SAID TO BE THE RESULT OF A CRASH. BUT SOME TIME LATER, THE WEBSITE WYOROAD.INFO SAID THE INTERSTATE WAS CLOSED DUE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIAL.

THE NATURE OF THE HAZARDOUS MATERIAL HAS NOT BEEN SPECIFIED. FURTHER DETAILS HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED.

THE INTERSTATE REOPENED SHORTLY BEFORE 1:45 P.M. WEDNESDAY.
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A CHEYENNE MAN IS DEAD FOLLOWING A SINGLE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER NEAR LARAMIE EARLY (TUESDAY) MORNING.

THE WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 20-YEAR-OLD JESSE RIGDON WAS DRIVING OVER 90 MPH WHEN HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS SUV ON INTERSTATE 80 AND ROLLED IT SEVERAL TIMES.

RIGDON WAS WEARING HIS SEAT BELT, BUT DIED AT THE SCENE.

THE PATROL SAYS SPEED AND DRIVER FATIGUE MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE CRASH.

REPORTING FROM CHEYENNE ... I'M JOY GREENWALD.
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RESIDENTS IN SWEETWATER COUNTY WILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL TWO HOURS EARLIER BEGINNING JULY 1ST.

THE BOARD OF SWEETWATER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS VOTED TUESDAY TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION SETTING HOURS OF OPERATION FOR ALCOHOL SALES TO BE FROM 4 A.M. UNTIL 2 A.M. OF THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY. THIS RESOLUTION APPLIES ONLY TO BUSINESSES LICENSED TO SELL ALCOHOL WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF SWEETWATER COUNTY AND DOES NOT IMPACT STORES WITHIN ROCK SPRINGS OR GREEN RIVER.

CURRENT STATE LAW ALLOWS FOR ALCOHOL SALES FROM 6 A.M. TO 2 A.M., BUT CHANGES TO THAT LAW TAKE EFFECT JULY 1ST. UNDER THE NEW LAWS, THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CAN SET THE HOURS OF OPERATION FOR ALCOHOL SALES IN THE COUNTY.

LIQUOR ESTABLISHMENTS IN SWEETWATER COUNTY WILL STILL BE PROHIBITED FROM SELLING ALCOHOL BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 2 A.M. AND 4 A.M.