LONDON (AP) - THERESA MAY HAS CONFIRMED SHE PLANS TO STAY ON AS BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER TO PROVIDE CERTAINTY TO THE COUNTRY, WITH SUPPORT FROM NORTHERN IRELAND'S DEMOCRATIC UNIONIST PARTY. AFTER A BRIEF MEETING WITH QUEEN ELIZABETH II AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE, MAY SAID FRIDAY THE NEW GOVERNMENT WILL GUIDE BRITAIN'S EXIT TALKS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION, WHICH ARE SET TO BEGIN IN JUST 10 DAYS.

DOHA, QATAR (AP) - QATAR'S FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS THAT SANCTIONS IMPOSED UPON HIS COUNTRY VIOLATE INTERNATIONAL LAW, CALLING THE MOVES BY SAUDI ARABIA AND OTHER ARAB NATIONS AN "UNJUST SIEGE." SPEAKING IN THE GERMAN TOWN OF WOLFENBUETTEL ON FRIDAY ALONGSIDE GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER SIGMAR GABRIEL, QATARI FOREIGN MINISTER SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN ABDULRAHMAN AL THANI ALSO SAID THAT HIS NATION'S HOPE WAS FOR DIPLOMACY AND DIALOGUE.

ST. PAUL, MINN. (AP) - THE ATTORNEY FOR A MINNESOTA POLICE OFFICER WHO FATALLY SHOT A BLACK MOTORIST DURING A TRAFFIC STOP SAYS HE PLANS TO CALL HIS CLIENT TO THE WITNESS STAND FRIDAY. DEFENSE ATTORNEY EARL GRAY SAID THURSDAY AFTER COURT ADJOURNED THAT ST. ANTHONY OFFICER JERONIMO YANEZ WILL TAKE THE STAND FRIDAY AFTERNOON OR EARLIER. YANEZ IS CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER IN THE KILLING OF PHILANDO CASTILE LAST JULY.

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WYOMING OFFICIALS CONSIDERING A PERMIT FOR A NEW COAL MINE HEARD TESTIMONY THURSDAY ABOUT HOW THE MINE COULD LOWER GROUNDWATER AND CAUSE THE GROUND TO SETTLE.

TOM MORTON HAS THE STORY.
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THE WYOMING ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COUNCIL NOW WILL TAKE WRITTEN COMMENTS FROM PROPONENTS AND OPPONENTS BEFORE DECIDING ON A PERMIT IN AUGUST.

THE LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY-BASED RAMACO WANTS TO MINE COAL FROM THE BROOK MINE NEAR SHERIDAN FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES.

THAT COULD INCLUDE MAKING CARBON FIBER, A MATERIAL USED IN CAR AND AIRPLANE PARTS.

IT WOULD BE WYOMING'S FIRST MAJOR NEW COAL MINE IN DECADES.

BUT LOCAL RESIDENTS REPRESENTED BY THE SHERIDAN-BASED POWDER RIVER BASIN RESOURCE COUNCIL WORRY THE MINE COULD LOWER THE WATER TABLE AND BLASTING COULD DESTABILIZE THEIR HOMES.

ON THE OTHER HAND, RAMACO OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE ADDRESSED THOSE CONCERNS TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED.

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NICK LEARNED
SONYA SMILEY SENTENCED VCR

PRISON AWAITS A WOMAN WHO ADMITTED LAST MONTH TO "COACHING" YOUNG GIRLS TO PERFORM SEX ACTS ON HER HUSBAND -- ACTIONS THE JUDGE DESCRIBED AS "UNFATHOMABLE."

NICK LEARNED HAS MORE...
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50-YEAR-OLD SONYA SUE SMILEY WAS SENTENCED THURSDAY IN NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT TO 18-20 YEARS IMPRISONMENT ON ONE COUNT OF ACCESSORY BEFORE THE FACT TO SECOND-DEGREE SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR.

SHE ALSO RECEIVED A 10- TO 15-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE ON ONE COUNT OF THIRD-DEGREE SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR, WITH THE TWO PRISON TERMS RUNNING CONCURRENTLY.

SMILEY'S HUSBAND, 45-YEAR-OLD LENARD WILLIAM SMILEY, PLEADED GUILTY TO THREE COUNTS OF SECOND-DEGREE SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR AND ONE COUNT OF THIRD-DEGREE SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR.

THE STATE AGREED TO DISMISS THE REMAINING FOUR CHARGES AGAINST HIM, UNDER A PLEA AGREEMENT THAT CALLS FOR SMILEY TO SPEND 45-70 YEARS IN PRISON.

MOTHERS OF EACH VICTIM GAVE VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENTS TO THE COURT BEFORE SMILEY WAS SENTENCED THURSDAY.

THE SMILEYS ADMITTED TO GROOMING TWO YOUNG GIRLS TO PERFORM SEX ACTS OVER ROUGHLY A-YEAR-AND-A-HALF.

THEY BOUGHT THE FIRST VICTIM GIFTS AND INVITED HER TO STAY WITH THEM. AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS, THE SMILEYS TOLD HER THAT SINCE THEY WERE DOING ALL THOSE NICE THINGS FOR HER, SHE NEEDED TO DO THINGS FOR THEM.
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TWO PEOPLE ARE BEHIND BARS FOLLOWING A MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN CHEYENNE TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

ACCORDING TO POLICE, AN OFFICER SPOTTED A MOTORCYCLE DOING MORE THAN 20 MPH OVER THE SPEED LIMIT ON NATIONWAY NEAR HENDERSON DRIVE AROUND 3:30 P.M.

WHEN THE OFFICER TRIED TO STOP THE DRIVER, LATER IDENTIFIED AS CHRISTOPHER BOLEJACK, BOLEJACK SPED UP AND HIS PASSENGER, CHERYL BUMGARDNER, FELL FROM THE BIKE.

POLICE CAUGHT UP TO BOLEJACK SEVERAL BLOCKS AWAY, AFTER HE CRASHED IN THE 2200 BLOCK OF PARK PLACE.

BOLEJACK AND BUMGARDNER, WHO WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES, WERE ARRESTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANTS. POLICE SAY ADDITIONAL CHARGES COULD FOLLOW.