NEWCASTLE, Wyo. (AP) — A 42-year-old inmate who escaped from a minimum-security facility in northeast Wyoming had only a brief taste of freedom before he was recaptured.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires with smoke waves that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials say they may extend a $1.5 million state grant for a coal-research facility. Energy Capital Economic Development requested an extension several months ago.

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