WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS PUSHING BACK ON A REPORT THAT SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON CONSIDERED RESIGNING AND CALLED THE PRESIDENT A "MORON." TRUMP TWEETS THAT THE STORY BY NBC NEWS "HAS JUST BEEN TOTALLY REFUTED" BY TILLERSON AND VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - OFFICIALS SAY LAS VEGAS GUNMAN STEPHEN PADDOCK HAD BEEN STOCKPILING GUNS SINCE 1982 AND BOUGHT 33 FIREARMS IN THE LAST YEAR. JILL SNYDER, THE SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE AT THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS, TELLS "CBS THIS MORNING" THAT PADDOCK PURCHASED 33 FIREARMS, MOSTLY RIFLES, BETWEEN OCTOBER 2016 AND SEPT. 28, THREE DAYS BEFORE HE OPENED FIRE ON A CONCERT CROWD.

NEW YORK (AP) - SOME BIG U.S. CITIES ARE PLANNING BIG EVENTS IN CITY STREETS IN THE COMING DAYS, AND POLICE ARE TRYING TO REASSURE JITTERY RESIDENTS OF SOME OF THE PRECAUTIONS THEY'RE TAKING TO PREVENT AN ATTACK LIKE THE LAS VEGAS MASS SHOOTING. CHICAGO MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL SAYS EMERGENCY OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN GETTING READY FOR SUNDAY'S ANNUAL MARATHON BY HOLDING A DOZEN WORKSHOPS. AUSTIN, TEXAS, OFFICIALS SAY THERE WILL BE A HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE AT THIS WEEKEND'S AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL.

WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYS IT'S A "SAD DAY" AS HE DEPARTED FOR LAS VEGAS TO MEET WITH SURVIVORS OF THE MASS SHOOTING AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS. TRUMP WAS HEADING TO THE CITY DAYS AFTER A GUNMAN ON THE 32ND FLOOR OF A VEGAS STRIP HOTEL AND CASINO OPENED FIRE ON PEOPLE AT AN OUTDOOR COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL BELOW, KILLING AT LEAST 59 PEOPLE AND INJURING MORE THAN 500.

WASHINGTON (AP) - AMERICANS ARE MORE LIKELY TO DISAPPROVE THAN APPROVE OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S HANDLING OF THE PUERTO RICO HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORT. AN ASSOCIATED PRESS-NORC CENTER POLL FINDS THAT JUST 32 PERCENT APPROVE OF HOW TRUMP IS HANDLING DISASTER RELIEF IN PUERTO RICO, WHILE 49 PERCENT DISAPPROVE. THAT WASN'T THE CASE FOR HIS HANDLING OF HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA, WHERE JUST 27 PERCENT DISAPPROVED OF TRUMP'S RESPONSE.

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A CASPER RESIDENT WHO SUCCESSFULLY SUED THE CITY FOR VIOLATING THE WYOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT FORMALLY ASKED THE CITY COUNCIL ON TUESDAY TO REVEAL WHAT IT DID IN AN ILLEGAL EXECUTIVE SESSION TWO YEARS AGO.

TWO YEARS AGO, DEBRA CHEATHAM SUED THE CITY AFTER CITY COUNCIL MET IN AN EXECUTIVE SESSION AND MADE A DECISION REGARDING AN ACTION OF FORMER CITY MANAGER JOHN PATTERSON.

CHEATHAM ASKED THE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER HER CONCERN.

THEY MET IN AN EXECUTIVE SESSION, MADE SOME KIND OF DECISION ABOUT CHEATHAM'S REQUEST AND THEN TOLD HER THEY COULD NOT REVEAL WHAT HAPPENED AND THE MATTER WAS CLOSED.

LAST MONTH, NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT JUDGE DANIEL FORGEY ISSUED AN ORAL RULING AGREEING WITH CHEATHAM, SAYING THE CITY VIOLATED THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT.

LATE LAST WEEK, CHEATHAM RECEIVED A TRANSCRIPT OF FORGEY'S RULING, AND ON TUESDAY SHE DISTRIBUTED IT TO COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MAYOR KENYNE HUMPHREY SAID THE CITY WILL NEED TO MEET WITH ITS LEGAL COUNSEL BEFORE RESPONDING.
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THE THREE-MONTH LONG WOLF HUNTING SEASON IN WYOMING BEGAN SUNDAY.

A DOZEN WOLVES WERE LEGALLY HARVESTED IN THE FIRST 40 HOURS OF THE WOLF SEASON, MORE THAN A FOURTH OF THE TOTAL WOLVES THAT CAN BE KILLED IN THE STATE'S MANAGED HUNT AREA.

WYOMING GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT CARNIVORE MANAGER KEN MILLS ATTRIBUTED THE SUCCESS TO THE OPENER FALLING ON A WEEKEND, WINTER WEATHER PUSHING LOTS OF SPORTSMEN INTO THE FIELD, AND ALSO A SPECIES THAT MAY TEMPORARILY HAVE LOST ITS FEAR OF PEOPLE.

MILLS SAID THE LAST HUNTING SEASON WAS THREE YEARS AGO.

BECAUSE OF THIS, HE SAID THERE'S ALMOST A WHOLE NEW GENERATION OF WOLVES OUT THERE, AND THEY'RE NAIVE TO HUMAN HUNTERS.