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Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'

12/25/2014 08:16 PM MST
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. 
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Water table drops as drought forces more pumping
12/25/2014 10:40 AM MST - TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — The Upper Rio Grande Basin has been struggling with drought for most of the past decade, forcing cities and farmers from southern Colorado to Texas' Hudspeth County to pump water from the ground to make up for the lack of snow and rain. Full Story

Judge rejects lawsuit over immigration policy
12/24/2014 01:16 AM MST - WASHINGTON (AP) — Refusing to rule on the merits of the case, a federal judge has rejected an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. Full Story

GPS used to track some immigrants caught at border
12/24/2014 11:11 AM MST - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U. Full Story

Snoqualmie Ice Cream recall; potential contamination
12/23/2014 07:50 PM MST - SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream says it is voluntarily recalling nearly a year's worth of ice cream and related products because of possible listeria contamination. Full Story

Nevada congressman criticizes Jewell over grouse
12/23/2014 10:20 AM MST - LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada congressman said he was offended when Interior Secretary Sally Jewell claimed some lawmakers in the West are playing politics over the protection of the sage grouse. Full Story

Nevada congressman fires back at Jewell over grouse politics
12/23/2014 07:20 AM MST - LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada congressman says he's offended by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's claim that some western lawmakers are playing politics with the sage grouse. Full Story

Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions
12/22/2014 01:06 PM MST - FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. Full Story

New plant life emerging in Colorado River Delta
12/21/2014 04:03 PM MST - TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A spring release of water has reversed a 13-year trend of decline in plant and wildlife in the Colorado River Delta, according to findings released by scientists this month. Full Story

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths
12/19/2014 07:01 PM MST - WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Full Story

Paws by Claus: Santa delivers for animal shelter

MADISON, N.J. (AP) — Santa Claus went to work on Christmas Day for an animal shelter. Santa delivered dogs and cats as presents for the St. Full Story
Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco — who collaborated with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and other top singers and musicians of his era — has died at the age of 91. Full Story