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S.C. police dog left in car 6 hours, died from heat, says chief

A police dog handler has been suspended without pay for five days but won’t face criminal charges after his dog was left in a police vehicle for more than six hours and died from the South Carolina heat, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said.

West Coast tourism officials tell visitors not to worry about fires

Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue last month due to visitors’ fear of wildfires, California tourism officials are teaming up with Oregon and Washington to reassure tourists it’s safe to visit.

Oregon man who harassed bison at Yellowstone gets jail time

A 55-year-old Oregon man has been sentenced to 130 days in jail after pleading guilty to misconduct in two national parks, including harassing a bison in that had stopped traffic in Yellowstone National Park.

South Carolina officer suspended after police dog left in car dies

A police dog handler in South Carolina has been suspended without pay for five days after his dog was left in a police vehicle for more than six hours and died from the heat.

Ex-Michigan State gymnastics coach charged in Larry Nassar case

Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages was charged Thursday with lying to police amid an investigation into the school’s handling of sexual abuse complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Ex-government worker gets 5 years for leaking classified report

A former government contractor who pleaded guilty to mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization was sentenced to more than five years Thursday as part of a deal with prosecutors, who called it the longest sentence ever imposed for a federal crime involving leaks to the media.

Hurricane Lane dumps foot of rain on Hawaii’s Big Island

Hurricane Lane soaked Hawaii’s Big Island on Thursday, dumping 12 inches of rain in as many hours as residents stocked up on supplies and tried to protect their homes ahead of the state’s first hurricane since 1992.