WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER PLANS TO BRIEF REPORTERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE. THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS H.R. MCMASTER WILL HOLD AN ON-CAMERA BRIEFING BEFORE NOON. HE WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO APPEAR WITH PRESS SECRETARY SEAN SPICER, BUT SPICER PLANS TO HOLD A SEPARATE, OFF-CAMERA SESSION WITH REPORTERS LATER IN THE DAY. QUESTIONS ARE LIKELY TO FOCUS ON WHETHER TRUMP SHARED CLASSIFIED INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION WITH RUSSIAN OFFICIALS LAST WEEK.

BEIJING (AP) - MANY OF THE CHINESE FAMILIES CATAPULTED TO THE MIDDLE CLASS BY THEIR COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC RISE ARE NOW MOVING ABROAD USING INVESTMENT MIGRATION PROGRAMS. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAS FOUND THAT OVER THE PAST DECADE, MORE THAN 100,000 CHINESE HAVE GAINED RESIDENCE IN THE U.S. AND A DOZEN OTHER COUNTRIES THROUGH MORE THAN $24 BILLION IN INVESTMENTS. MANY HAVE USED PROFITS FROM CHINA'S REAL-ESTATE BOOM, SEEKING HEALTHIER LIVING CONDITIONS AND BETTER EDUCATION FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

BEIRUT (AP) - A SENIOR ISRAELI OFFICIAL HAS CALLED FOR PRESIDENT BASHAR ASSAD TO BE ASSASSINATED OVER ALLEGED ATROCITIES IN THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR. HOUSING MINISTER YOAV GALANT, A FORMER GENERAL, SAID TUESDAY: "AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED IT IS TIME TO ASSASSINATE ASSAD." HE SAID "WHEN WE FINISH WITH THE TAIL OF THE SNAKE WE CAN REACH THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE SITTING IN TEHRAN AND DEAL WITH IT AS WELL." IRAN IS A CLOSE ALLY OF THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (AP) - CHINA'S FONDNESS FOR PIRATED SOFTWARE HAS LEFT IT ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO THE LATEST GLOBAL CYBERATTACK. BEIJING HAS TOLERATED RAMPANT USE OF UNLICENSED SOFTWARE DESPITE REPEATED PROMISES TO CRACK DOWN AND WARNINGS BY INDUSTRY GROUPS THAT CHINA IS LEAVING ITSELF OPEN TO BEING HURT BY MALICIOUS CODE. EXPERTS SAY THAT HAS LEFT MILLIONS OF CHINESE COMPUTERS WITHOUT SECURITY SUPPORT AND MADE CHINA AMONG THE COUNTRIES MOST AFFECTED BY THE WANNACRY "RANSOMWARE" THAT HAS HIT MORE THAN 150 NATIONS.

UNDATED (AP) - A LEADING NEO-NAZI WEBSITE HAS LAUNCHED AN UNLIKELY VEHICLE FOR COURTING NEW READERS: A SPANISH-LANGUAGE EDITION. THE DAILY STORMER GETS MORE THAN 3 MILLION UNIQUE VISITORS MONTHLY, MAKING IT ONE OF THE TOP HATE SITES IN THE U.S. NOW IT HAS A COMPANION SITE CALLED EL DAILY STORMER, WITH CONTENT TAILORED FOR READERS IN SPAIN AND LATIN AMERICA. ANDREW AUERNHEIMER, WHO WRITES FOR THE DAILY STORMER, SAYS THE NEW EDITION FITS THE SITE'S MISSION TO SPREAD "HITLERISM ACROSS THE WORLD."

SEVEN PEOPLE HAVE APPLIED TO FILL A VACANT CITY COUNCIL POSITION IN CASPER'S WARD II ON THE CITY'S WEST SIDE.

THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE RELEASED THE NAMES OF THE APPLICANTS LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

THEY ARE KEN BATES, LAURI GOBBLE, MONTE HENRIE, JR., TIM KUGLER, DALLAS LAIRD, GRACE NIEMITALO, AND PAUL PAAD.

THEY FILED BEFORE THE 5 P.M. DEADLINE, WITH MANY OF THEM PROBABLY BEING LAST-MINUTE APPLICANTS BECAUSE ONLY TWO PEOPLE HAD DONE SO EARLIER MONDAY.

THE POSITION WAS VACATED WHEN COUNCILMEMBER TODD MURPHY RESIGNED APRIL 5. MURPHY WAS ELECTED IN NOVEMBER.

WARD II IS GENERALLY LOCATED BETWEEN SOUTH POPLAR STREET ON THE EAST AND RIVER WEST ON THE WEST.

THE CASPER CITY COUNCIL NOW WILL REVIEW THE APPLICATIONS, SET TIMES FOR INTERVIEWS AND SELECT MURPHY'S REPLACEMENT BY THE END OF THE MONTH.

THE POSITION WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION IN NOVEMBER 2018.
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CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) - A STATE ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICIAL SAYS WYOMING IS IMPROVING ITS WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAMS AND IS BETTER AT IT THAN WHAT SOME NATIONAL RANKINGS SUGGEST.

HE SAYS THE PERCENTAGE OF WASTE EITHER RECYCLED OR COMPOSTED IN THE STATE IS SOMEWHERE IN A RANGE OF 18 TO 30 PERCENT.

IN THE 2015, THE PERSONAL FINANCE WEBSITE WALLETHUB RANKED WYOMING 41ST AMONG 50 STATES FOR ITS ECO-FRIENDLY BEHAVIORS AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S REPORT ON SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT CONTAINS NO DATA FOR WYOMING.

CRAIG MCOMIE OF THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY SAYS HE THINKS THE STATE DOES PRETTY WELL AT RECYCLING.

HE SAYS THE PERCENTAGE OF WASTE EITHER RECYCLED OR COMPOSTED IN THE STATE IS SOMEWHERE IN A RANGE OF 18 TO 30 PERCENT.