ALBANY, Wyo. (AP) — Vast stands of dead timber in the Western U.S. have forced firefighters to shift tactics, trying to stay out of the shadow of lifeless, unstable trees that could come crashing down with deadly force.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three more conservation groups are suing to restore federal protections to grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man has been sentenced to 30 to 35 years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl and possessing child pornography.

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities report no serious injuries after a tour bus collided with an oil field truck in southwest Wyoming.