WASHINGTON (AP) - LIKE OTHER PRESIDENTS, DONALD TRUMP HAS MADE PERSONAL CONTACT WITH SOME FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN AND NOT ALL. WHAT'S DIFFERENT IS THAT TRUMP HAS PICKED A POLITICAL FIGHT OVER THE MATTER. HIS BOAST: "I THINK I'VE CALLED EVERY FAMILY OF SOMEONE WHO'S DIED." AP FINDS THAT TRUMP HAS NOT IN FACT SPOKEN WITH THE FAMILIES OF ALL THE WAR DEAD ON HIS WATCH. AND THERE'S AMPLE EVIDENCE THAT PRESIDENTS BARACK OBAMA AND GEORGE W. BUSH PULLED THEIR WEIGHT IN OFFERING CONDOLENCES.

WASHINGTON (AP) - ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS WILL APPEAR BEFORE THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE FOR QUESTIONING ABOUT HIS OVERSIGHT OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. WEDNESDAY'S HEARING IS SESSIONS' FIRST BEFORE THE COMMITTEE SINCE HIS JANUARY CONFIRMATION. HE'LL FACE QUESTIONS ABOUT A NUMBER OF PRESSING ISSUES. LAWMAKERS ARE EXPECTED TO ASK HIM ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION INTO TRUMP CAMPAIGN CONNECTIONS TO RUSSIA.

WASHINGTON (AP) - SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER SAYS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP CALLED HIM WEDNESDAY MORNING "TO BE ENCOURAGING" OF BIPARTISAN EFFORTS TO COME UP WITH A PLAN TO STABILIZE HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS AFTER TRUMP STOPPED THEM. ALEXANDER, R-TENN., AND SEN. PATTY MURRAY, D-WASHINGTON, ANNOUNCED TUESDAY THEY HAD REACHED A DEAL TO RESUME FEDERAL PAYMENTS TO HEALTH INSURERS THAT TRUMP HAD HALTED.

BEIRUT (AP) - AL-QAIDA APPEARS TO BE BENEFITING FROM THE DOWNFALL OF THE ISLAMIC STATE GROUP. WHILE THE U.S.-LED COALITION AND RUSSIAN-BACKED SYRIAN TROOPS HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ON DRIVING IS FROM SYRIA'S EAST, AN AL-QAIDA-LINKED INSURGENT GROUP HAS CONSOLIDATED ITS CONTROL OVER IDLIB. AND IT MAY BE LOOKING TO RETURN TO OSAMA BIN LADEN'S STRATEGY OF ATTACKING THE WEST. PROFESSOR FAWAZ GERGES, THE AUTHOR OF "ISIS: A HISTORY," SAYS AL-QAIDA WILL WELCOME ANY IS MEMBERS WHO'VE ESCAPED CAPTURE.

WASHINGTON (AP) - DOZENS OF U.S. CITIES ARE BATTLING TO BECOME THE LOCATION OF AMAZON'S SECOND HEADQUARTERS. THE SEATTLE COMPANY IS PROMISING $5 BILLION OF INVESTMENT AND 50,000 JOBS OVER THE NEXT DECADE AND A HALF. BUT THE WINNING CITY WOULD HAVE TO PROVIDE AMAZON WITH GENEROUS TAX BREAKS AND OTHER INCENTIVES THAT CAN ERODE A CITY'S TAX BASE. MANY ECONOMISTS SAY AMAZON IS A RARE CASE IN WHICH A PACKAGE OF AT LEAST MODEST ENTICEMENTS COULD REPAY A CITY OVER TIME.
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THE U.S. BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES INVESTIGATED SIX OF SEVEN CASES THAT RESULTED IN RECENT SENTENCINGS IN FEDERAL COURT IN WYOMING

THE WYOMING U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE SAYS THE BUREAU INVESTIGATED THE CASE OF MISAEL DIAZ OF OMAHA, NEBRASKA, WHO WAS SENTENCED BY JUDGE SCOTT SKAVDAHL TO FIVE YEARS, 10 MONTHS OF IMPRISONMENT OR BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM.

CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE NANCY FREUDENTHAL SENTENCED DAMIEN JEROME OF CHEYENNE TO 17 YEARS, EIGHT MONTHS OF IMPRISONMENT FOR DISTRIBUTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN FURTHERANCE OF A DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME.

FREUDENTHAL ALSO SENTENCED JOHN GRAVELIS OF CASPER TO 10 YEARS OF IMPRISONMENT FOR CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE AND USE OF A FIREARM IN RELATION TO A DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME.

SHE SENTENCED CHRISTOPHER SHAW OF CHEYENNE TO 12 YEARS, THREE MONTHS OF IMPRISONMENT FOR CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE AND BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM.

FREUDENTHAL SENTENCED RAYMOND FRUITS OF LINCOLN CITY, OREGON, TO THREE YEARS, ONE MONTH OF IMPRISONMENT ON THREE COUNTS FOR SALE OR TRANSFER OF A FIREARM TO A PROHIBITED PERSON.

SHE ALSO SENTENCED DAVID LABRIOLA TO EIGHT YEARS, FIVE MONTHS OF IMPRISONMENT FOR POSSESSION OF FIREARMS IN FURTHERANCE OF A DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME, BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, AND THEFT OF FIREARMS FROM A FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSEE.

AND FREUDENTHAL SENTENCED FORMER DOUGLAS RESIDENT JEFFREY HUNSAKER, JR., TO FOUR YEARS OF IMPRISONMENT FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.
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CODY, WYO. (AP) - WILDLIFE OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING FOR A GRIZZLY BEAR THAT WAS SHOT AND WOUNDED WHEN A HUNTER SAID IT CHARGED HIM IN NORTHERN WYOMING.

THE CODY ENTERPRISE REPORTS THAT THE BEAR CHARGED TEV KELLEY AND HIS HUNTING PARTNER SCOTT SMITH OCT. 6 WHILE THEY WERE FIELD DRESSING AN ELK SMITH HAD JUST SHOT.

KELLEY FIRST FIRED HIS .45 HANDGUN AT A LOG AS A WARNING SHOT BEFORE SHOOTING THE BEAR.

KELLEY SAYS THE BEAR BEGAN TO BLEED AND ROLLED DOWNHILL BEFORE GETTING UP AND STAGGERING AWAY.

KELLEY SAID HE CHOSE TO BRING HIS HANDGUN INTO THE WOODS INSTEAD OF BEAR SPRAY BECAUSE THE GUN IS A MORE RELIABLE MEANS OF PROTECTION.

THE WYOMING GAME & FISH DEPARTMENT IS CONTINUING TO SEARCH FOR THE WOUNDED BEAR.