TEHRAN, IRAN (AP) - RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN HAS OFFERED HIS CONDOLENCES AFTER TWIN ATTACKS ON IRAN'S PARLIAMENT AND A SHRINE TO ITS REVOLUTIONARY LEADER, VOWING AID IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM. IN A MESSAGE RELEASED BY THE KREMLIN AFTER WEDNESDAY'S ATTACKS, PUTIN SAID RUSSIA "RESOLUTELY CONDEMNS" THE VIOLENCE.

WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS ANNOUNCED HIS PICK FOR FBI DIRECTOR _ A FORMER JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL WHO WAS NEW JERSEY GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE'S LAWYER DURING THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE LANE-CLOSING INVESTIGATION. TRUMP MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT CHRISTOPHER WRAY IN AN EARLY MORNING TWO-SENTENCE TWEET. IT COMES ONE DAY BEFORE JAMES COMEY _ THE FBI DIRECTOR THAT TRUMP FIRED LAST MONTH _ IS TO TESTIFY IN PUBLIC ON CAPITOL HILL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HIS DISMISSAL.

WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM WILL APPEAR BEFORE A SENATE PANEL WEDNESDAY TO DISCUSS GATHERING INTELLIGENCE ON FOREIGN AGENTS AND WILL LIKELY BE ASKED ABOUT RUSSIA'S ELECTION MEDDLING AND WHETHER THE PRESIDENT HAS TRIED TO INFLUENCE ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS. THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE WILL HEAR TESTIMONY FROM THE FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY THE FOLLOWING DAY.
LONDON (AP) - THE ITALIAN MOTHER OF A LONDON BRIDGE ATTACKER SAYS HER SON HAD BECOME RADICALIZED IN THE LAST YEAR WHILE LIVING IN LONDON. VALERIA COLLINA, A MUSLIM CONVERT, SAYS HER SON YOUSSEF ZAGHBA HAD WANTED TO GO TO SYRIA TO START A FAMILY BECAUSE HE HAD BELIEVED HE COULD FIND "PURE ISLAM" THERE. SHE TOLD REPORTERS ON WEDNESDAY THAT WHEN SHE VISITED HIM IN BRITAIN, SHE SAW A CHANGE. SHE TOLD REPORTERS: "FROM HIS FACE, FROM HIS LOOK, I COULD TELL THERE HAD BEEN A RADICALIZATION, AS THEY SAY."
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CONSERVATIONISTS ARE WORRIED AN ELK-FEEDING OPERATION NEAR A WYOMING RIVER COULD ALLOW THE SPREAD OF A DEADLY WILDLIFE DISEASE.

MONDAY, CONSERVATIONISTS FILED A LAWSUIT OVER THE BRIDGER-TETON NATIONAL FOREST'S DECISION TO ALLOW THE STATE TO GATHER THE ANIMALS AT THE ALKALI FEEDGROUND BY GIVING THEM ELK HAY.

THEY SAY IF JUST ONE ELK WITH CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE COMES TO THE FEED GROUND, IT "WOULD LIKELY" RESULT IN ITS TRANSMISSION TO THE NATIONAL ELK REFUGE AND THE JACKSON ELK HERD.

BRIDGER-TETON OFFICIALS DECLINED COMMENT ON THE LAWSUIT MONDAY.

PAST LAWSUITS TARGETING ELK FEEDING IN NORTHWEST WYOMING HAVE FAILED TO STOP THE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE THAT'S BEEN ENTRENCHED IN THE REGION FOR A CENTURY.

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THERE'S GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS ON THE PRICE OF OIL THIS WEEK.

ENERGY ANALYST PATRICK DEHAAN OF GASBUDDY DOT COM SAYS THAT WE ARE BACK BELOW $50 A BARREL FOR CRUDE, BUT, DRILLING IS BOOMING.

AND THERE'S A REASON FOR ALL THAT. OIL COMPANIES HAVE FIGURED OUT HOW TO MAKE MONEY EVEN WHEN THE PER BARREL PRICE IS DOWN.

THE FLIP SIDE OF THIS IS LOW GAS PRICES PRETTY MUCH THROUGH THE SUMMER VACATION SEASON.
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THE LARAMIE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS WARNING CITIZENS NOT TO FALL FOR A WARRANT SCAM IN WHICH CALLERS TRY TO SOLICIT MONEY FROM PEOPLE FOR MISSING JURY DUTY.

LT. DON HOLLINGSHEAD SAYS SOMEONE CLAIMING TO BE WITH THE DEPARTMENT'S WARRANTS DIVISION IS CALLING PEOPLE TELLING THEM THAT THERE IS A WARRANT OUT FOR THEIR ARREST FOR FAILING TO APPEAR FOR JURY DUTY.

"IF WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY ON A WARRANT, WE'LL EITHER CONTACT THEM AND ASK THEM TO TURN THEMSELVES IN OR WE WILL JUST PICK THEM UP, BUT THERE IS NO REQUEST FOR MONEY, THAT'S COMPLETELY THROUGH THE COURTS, WE DO NOT TAKE ANY MONIES FOR WARRANTS."

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THE NUMBER THE SCAMMERS ARE CALLING FROM SHOWS UP AS A WYOMING NUMBER. THEY URGE ANYONE WHO RECEIVES A CALL LIKE THIS NOT TO GIVE OUT THEIR PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION.