SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (AP) - U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TOOK TO TWITTER FOLLOWING NORTH KOREA'S STRONGEST-EVER NUCLEAR TEST EXPLOSION TO CRITICIZE BOTH KOREAS AND CHINA. BUT HIS TWEETS WILL GET AS MUCH ATTENTION IN ASIA FOR WHAT'S MISSING AS FOR THEIR TOUGH WORDS. TRUMP AGAIN SKIPPED WHAT FOR DECADES HAS BEEN THE BEDROCK OF U.S. POLICY ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA: A FIRM ASSURANCE THAT THE UNITED STATES WOULD DEFEND SOUTH KOREA AGAINST ANY ATTACK.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (AP) - THE U.N. POLITICAL CHIEF IS BRIEFING AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL ON NORTH KOREA'S POWERFUL NUCLEAR TEST EXPLOSION. JEFFREY FELTMAN CALLED NORTH KOREA'S TEST A "DANGEROUS PROVOCATION" THAT IS PROFOUNDLY DESTABILIZING FOR THE REGION AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, AND URGED A COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSE. THE EMERGENCY SESSION OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL ON MONDAY COMES AFTER NORTH KOREA DETONATED WHAT IT CALLED A HYDROGEN BOMB ON SUNDAY.

WASHINGTON (AP) - TWO PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S THINKING ARE SAYING HE'S EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE ON TUESDAY THAT HE'S TERMINATING A PROGRAM THAT HAS PROVIDED A SHIELD FROM DEPORTATION FOR YOUNG IMMIGRANTS BROUGHT INTO THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY AS CHILDREN. THESE SOURCES SPOKE TO THE AP ON GROUNDS OF ANONYMITY BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T AUTHORIZED TO DISCUSS THE MATTER PUBLICLY. THEY ALSO SAID THERE MAY BE A SIX-MONTH DELAY BEFORE THE PROGRAM PASSES OUT OF EXISTENCE.

HOUSTON (AP) - HOUSTON'S MAYOR INSISTS THAT AMERICA'S FOURTH-LARGEST CITY IS "OPEN FOR BUSINESS" SUCH AS CONVENTIONS DESPITE THE HARVEY DISASTER. BUT WITH AREAS UNDER WATER, MANY PEOPLE NOT YET IN THEIR HOMES, AND BILLIONS IN DAMAGE TO REPAIR, THE CITY FACES DAUNTING CHALLENGES AFTER HARVEY. MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER TOLD CBS MUCH OF THE CITY WAS HOPING TO GET BACK ON TRACK AFTER LABOR DAY.

HONOLULU (AP) - HAWAII HAS VOTED TO EXPLORE THE IDEA OF UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME IN LIGHT OF RESEARCH SUGGESTING THAT A MAJORITY OF WAITER, COOK AND BUILDING CLEANING JOBS - VITAL TO THE STATE'S TOURISM-DEPENDENT ECONOMY - WILL EVENTUALLY BE REPLACED BY MACHINES. A CRUCIAL QUESTION - WHO EXACTLY WOULD PAY FOR THE PROGRAM? - HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED. BUT SUPPORT FOR THE IDEA HAS TAKEN ROOT.

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A FORMER GILLETTE PSYCHOTHERAPIST HAS MADE A DEAL WITH PROSECUTORS OVER CHARGES THAT HE USED HIS POSITION OF AUTHORITY TO HAVE SEX WITH PATIENTS.
33-YEAR-OLD JOSHUA POPKIN WILL PLEAD NO CONTEST TO TWO SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES, UNDER THE PLEA AGREEMENT.

A THIRD SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGE WOULD BE DISMISSED.

UNDER A NO-CONTEST PLEA, A DEFENDANT DOES NOT ADMIT GUILT BUT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT PROSECUTORS MAY HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CONVICT.

A COURT HEARING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 21.

POPKIN WORKED AS A PSYCHOLOGIST WITH CAMPBELL COUNTY HEALTH FROM NOVEMBER 2015, TO MAY 2016.

ONE OF HIS ACCUSERS TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT POPKIN PREYED ON HER, WORKED HIS WAY INTO HER HEAD AND USED THINGS THAT HE KNEW ABOUT HER, IN ORDER TO SLEEP WITH HER.
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CASPER, WYO. (AP) - WYOMING OFFICIALS ARE STUDYING WHETHER THEY SHOULD ENTER INTO CONTRACTS DIRECTLY WITH AIRLINES TO GUARANTEE A CERTAIN LEVEL OF AIR SERVICE IN THE STATE.

THE CAPACITY PURCHASE AGREEMENTS WOULD GUARANTEE AIRLINES A CERTAIN PAYMENT AND SET FLIGHT FREQUENCY, PRICE AND DESTINATION.

WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR BILL PANOS SAYS IT WOULD BE A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP THAT COULD REDUCE THE AMOUNT SPENT TO ENSURE AIR SERVICE TO SMALL CITIES.

COMMERCIAL AIR SERVICE IN MOST WYOMING AIRPORTS IS NOW SUBSIDIZED BY GOVERNMENT REVENUE GUARANTEES THAT HELP AIRLINES COVER ANY SHORTFALLS FROM SERVING SMALLER AIRPORTS.

ALLEGIANT AIR ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK THAT IT WOULD STOP SERVICE FROM CASPER TO LAS VEGAS.

THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT IS COMPLETING A STUDY OF THE PLAN AND A LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE HAS AGREED TO FORM A WORKING GROUP TO LOOK AT IT.

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CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) - WASHAKIE COUNTY WILL GET HELP PAYING FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY THIS YEAR'S FLOODING.

FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED FRIDAY THAT THE COUNTY WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP PAY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE EFFORTS DURING THE FLOODING IN JUNE.

WASHAKIE JOINS FREMONT AND PARK COUNTIES AND THE WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION AS ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FLOODING.

THE FLOODING FROM HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOWPACK RUNOFF DAMAGED ROADS, BRIDGES AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE.