LAS VEGAS (AP) - BOSTON POLICE COMMISSIONER WILLIAM EVANS SAYS AUTHORITIES WILL STEP UP SECURITY FOR CONCERTS AND SPORTING EVENTS IN THE CITY FOLLOWING THE SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS. OFFICIALS HAVE SAID THERE IS NO CREDIBLE THREAT TO BOSTON. BUT EVANS SAID THE FBI TOLD HIM WEDNESDAY THAT AGENTS TURNED UP EVIDENCE THAT LAS VEGAS SHOOTER STEPHEN PADDOCK RESEARCHED SITES IN AND AROUND FENWAY PARK AND THE BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS. THE RED SOX HAVE SAID THEY'RE WORKING WITH OFFICIALS TO BEEF UP SECURITY.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - IT WAS PURE COINCIDENCE THAT THE CREW MEMBERS ON ENGINE 11 WERE THE FIRST ON-DUTY EMERGENCY PERSONNEL TO ARRIVE AT THE SITE OF THE LAS VEGAS MASS SHOOTING SUNDAY NIGHT. FIRE ENGINEER BRIAN EMERY SAID THE SURGE OF PEOPLE FORCED HIM TO STOP THE FIRETRUCK JUST A FEW BLOCKS FROM THE OUTDOOR VENUE ON WHICH STEPHEN PADDOCK HAD UNLEASHED GUNFIRE. OVER THE NEXT HOURS, THE CREW TREATED GUNSHOT VICTIMS STRUCK BY HIGH-CALIBER FIRE.

OSLO, NORWAY (AP) - FORMER SOVIET UNION LEADER MIKHAIL GORBACHEV HAS HAILED THE AWARDING OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE TO A GROUP CAMPAIGNING AGAINST NUCLEAR WEAPONS. GORBACHEV, WHO HAS HIMSELF CAMPAIGNED AGAINST NUCLEAR WEAPONS SINCE LEAVING OFFICE IN 1991, SAID HE WAS "VERY WORRIED THAT MILITARY DOCTRINES AGAIN ALLOW THE USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

WASHINGTON (AP) - TRADITIONAL ALLIES IN SUPPORT OF GUN RIGHTS ARE OF ONE MIND IN CALLING FOR REGULATION OF "BUMP STOCK" DEVICES THAT APPARENTLY AIDED THE GUNMAN BEHIND THE LAS VEGAS ATTACK. USUALLY THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OPPOSES FIREARMS RESTRICTIONS. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS PLEDGED TO SUPPORT GUN RIGHTS. YET AFTER THE DEADLY RAMPAGE AT A COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL IN LAS VEGAS, THE NRA AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ARE ENDORSING ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS FOR THE DEVICES.

WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS DELIVERED A FOREBODING MESSAGE, TELLING REPORTERS AS HE POSED FOR PHOTOS WITH HIS SENIOR MILITARY LEADERS THAT THIS MIGHT BE "THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM." WHEN A REPORTER ASKED, "WHAT STORM?" TRUMP RESPONDED, "YOU'LL FIND OUT." HE ALSO PRAISED THOSE ASSEMBLED FOR THE PHOTO, SAYING, "WE HAVE THE WORLD'S GREAT MILITARY PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM, I WILL TELL YOU THAT."
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THE UNIQUE AND ODD LOCATION OF THE HOGADON SKI AREA'S LODGE, AT THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN AND NOT AT THE BOTTOM, POSES A PECULIAR PROBLEM FOR SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.

THE CITY OF CASPER, WHICH OWNS HOGADON NEEDS TO CHANGE ITS ORDINANCE DEALING WITH RESORT LICENSES.

TUESDAY, CITY COUNCIL VOTED ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE MUNICIPAL CODE TO INCORPORATE STATE LAW LANGUAGE SO SKI AREAS COULD APPLY FOR RESORT LIQUOR LICENSES.

MIKE REID, OWNER OF POPLAR WINE AND SPIRITS, SAID PART OF THE PROBLEM WITH A RESORT LIQUOR LICENSE AT HOGADON IS THAT ALCOHOL COULD BE SERVED OUTSIDE THE LODGE.

BUT THE SAFETY ISSUES ARE BIGGER.

COUNCILMEMBER CHARLIE POWELL SAID BECAUSE THE CITY OWNS THE LODGE, IT COULD IMPOSE RESTRICTIONS ON A BAR OWNER.

AFTER THE MEETING, MAYOR KENYNE HUMPHREY SAID THE COUNCIL WILL NEED TO REFINE THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE MUNICIPAL CODE.

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CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) - WYOMING IS SET TO RUN A PILOT PROGRAM THAT WILL MAKE DRIVER'S LICENSE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH A PHONE APPLICATION.

ABOUT 100 PEOPLE STATEWIDE WITHIN THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL WILL BE USING THE PILOT PROGRAM.

WYOMING IS JOINING THREE OTHER STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IN USING THE DIGITAL IDS.

THE PROGRAM IS RUN BY TECH SECURITY COMPANY GEMALTO, WHICH STATES THE APP ISN'T CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET, SO THERE'S VIRTUALLY NO RISK OF SOMEONE TRACKING A USER'S WHEREABOUTS OR PERSONAL INFORMATION BASED ON WHEN THEY OPEN THE LICENSE.

THE MONEY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND THE PILOT PROGRAM COMES FROM A TWO-YEAR GRANT FROM THE U.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY.

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