WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYS A CAMPAIGN ADVISER WHO HAS ADMITTED TO LYING TO THE FBI ABOUT MEETINGS WITH RUSSIAN INTERMEDIARIES WAS A "LOW LEVEL VOLUNTEER" WHO "HAS ALREADY PROVEN TO BE A LIAR." TRUMP ON TWITTER TUESDAY SOUGHT TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS. COURT DOCUMENTS SAY PAPADOPOULOS WAS APPROACHED BY PEOPLE CLAIMING TIES TO RUSSIA AND OFFERING "DIRT" ON HILLARY CLINTON. PAPADOPOULOS HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO LYING TO FBI AGENTS ABOUT THE CONVERSATIONS.

WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS TWEETING THAT THE "BIGGEST STORY" OUT OF THE CHARGES ANNOUNCED MONDAY IN THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION IS THE RESIGNATION OF DEMOCRATIC LOBBYIST TONY PODESTA FROM HIS EPONYMOUS FIRM. PODESTA, THE ELDER BROTHER OF FORMER HILLARY CLINTON AIDE JOHN PODESTA, ANNOUNCED THAT HE WOULD STEP ASIDE FROM POWERHOUSE DEMOCRATIC FIRM 'THE PODESTA GROUP' AFTER COMING UNDER INVESTIGATION BY ROBERT MUELLER.

HONOLULU (AP) - ONE OF THE TWO HAWAII WOMEN WHO'VE SAID THEY WERE LOST AT SEA ON A SAILBOAT FOR MONTHS IS CONFIRMING THAT THEY HAD AN EMERGENCY BEACON WITH THEM, AND NEVER ACTIVATED IT. JENNIFER APPEL SAYS IN HER EXPERIENCE, IT SHOULD BE USED ONLY WHEN YOU ARE GOING TO DIE IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THE TWO WOMEN HAVE SAID PREVIOUSLY THAT THEY WERE CLOSE TO GIVING UP WHEN THE NAVY RESCUED THEM LAST WEEK. A GROWING NUMBER OF INCONSISTENCIES IS CASTING DOUBT ON THEIR ACCOUNT.

BRUSSELS (AP) - THE BELGIAN GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WILL KEEP IN CONTACT WITH THE SPANISH AUTHORITIES ABOUT THE STAY OF OUSTED CATALAN PRESIDENT CARLES PUIGDEMONT ON ITS TERRITORY. BELGIAN PRIME MINISTER CHARLES MICHEL SAID TUESDAY THAT PUIGDEMONT, WHO ARRIVED IN BRUSSELS THE PREVIOUS DAY, WILL NOT BE GRANTED ANY SPECIAL FAVORS.

TEHRAN, IRAN (AP) - THE HEAD OF IRAN'S PARAMILITARY REVOLUTIONARY GUARD SAYS THE COUNTRY'S SUPREME LEADER HAS LIMITED THE RANGE OF BALLISTIC MISSILES IT MAKES TO 2,000 KILOMETERS, OR 1,240 MILES. THE COMMENTS BY GEN. MOHAMMAD ALI JAFARI ON TUESDAY MARK THE FIRST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI HAS IMPOSED LIMITS ON THE COUNTRY'S BALLISTIC MISSILE PROGRAM.
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A HARVARD LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE WHO KNOWS BETTER IS IN THE HABIT OF FILING FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

ON FRIDAY, BRUD ROSSMANN FILED ONE IN WYOMING AGAINST THE DIRECTOR OF THE CIA, AND A FEDERAL JUDGE DISMISSED HOURS LATER.

U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE SCOTT SKAVDAHL OF CASPER WASN'T NICE ABOUT IT, EITHER.

SKAVDAHL WROTE, AND I QUOTE, "MR. ROSSMANN'S 39-PAGE COMPLAINT BEGINS WITH SEVERAL PARAGRAPHS OF IRRELEVANT SELF-GRANDIOSITY AND FOLLOWS WITH A RAMBLING, TANGENTIAL, LARGELY-INCOHERENT SERIES OF RACIAL, RELIGIOUS, SEXUAL-ORIENTATION, AND GENDER-BASED EPITHETS, WITH FOUL AND OBNOXIOUS LANGUAGE INTERSPERSED REGULARLY FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT."

AND THAT WAS JUST THE FIRST SENTENCE OF THE DOCUMENT DISMISSING THE LAWSUIT.

SKAVDAHL ALSO WROTE, "AFTER 48 PARAGRAPHS OF MOSTLY RUBBISH, MR. ROSSMANN FINALLY GETS AROUND TO ALLEGING HIS CAUSES OF ACTION."

ROSSMANN WAS SEEKING $10 MILLION IN DAMAGES FROM THE CIA AND POLITICAL ASYLUM FOR "'FALSE IMPRISONMENT, FALSE ENSLAVEMENT IN PERPETUITY, WORSE,'" AND "'ATTEMPTED MURDER, EXTREME TORTURE, SCALED ROBBERY, THEFT, WORSE,'" AND THAT "'DEFENDANTS HAVE BOASTED AS TO THEIR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF BRUD ROSSMANN....'"

SKAVDAHL CITED A REPORT FROM THE FEDERAL COURT IN NORTH DAKOTA THAT SAID IT FOUND AT LEAST 48 BOGUS LAWSUITS ROSSMANN FILED IN FEDERAL COURTS IN THE PAST TWO YEARS.

SO SKAVDAHL SAID TO HECK WITH THE WHOLE THING, WRITING, "BASED ON HIS ALLEGATIONS, THE CAUSES OF ACTION IN THIS COMPLAINT ARE ENTIRELY MERITLESS."
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THE WYOMING GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT HAS CAUGHT THREE DEER HUNTERS FROM IDAHO ATTEMPTING TO ILLEGALLY PURSUE GAME OVER STATE LINES IN A STING OPERATION USING A REMOTE-CONTROLLED MULE DEER BUCK.

THE DEPARTMENT SCHEDULED THE STING FOR THE OPENING DAY OF DEER HUNTING IN IDAHO, WHICH USUALLY COMES AFTER THE WYOMING SEASON HAS CONCLUDED.

THE LATEST STING TOOK PLACE OCT. 10 ALONG CARIBOU-TARGHEE NATIONAL FOREST ROADS IN A CLOSED AREA IN NORTHWESTERN WYOMING.

GAME AND FISH WARDEN KYLE LASH SAYS DESPITE THE VARIOUS STING OPERATIONS CONDUCTED OVER THE YEARS, THE VIOLATION RATE CONTINUES TO BE HIGH.

LAST YEAR, ONLY ONE HUNTER SAW THE DEER DECOY AND FIRED AT IT. IN 2015, FOUR OF 10 HUNTERS WHO ENCOUNTERED THE DECOY SHOT AT IT.