Judge blocks grizzly hunts in Idaho, Wyoming

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on a court hearing to determine if grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park can be hunted or should have protections restored (all times local):5:25 p.m.A judge has blocked the opening of the first grizzly bear hunts to be held in the Rocky Mountains in more than 40 years.

Mother to Portland stabbing victims: 'You will always be our hero'

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on fatal stabbings in Portland, Oregon (all times local):10:10 a.m.The mother of one of the girls who was the target of a hate-filled rant against Muslims on a Portland train says she's overwhelmed with gratitude and sadness for the strangers who were stabbed to death when they came to her daughter's defense.

Police: Stabber seemed to be carrying human head, body found

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on the stabbing at Oregon grocery store by a man apparently carrying a human head (all times local):12:55 p.m.Police say a man suspected of stabbing an Oregon grocery employee while carrying what appeared to be a human head was in a "catatonic state" after he was subdued by other workers at the store.

The Latest: Seattle judge puts off ruling on travel ban

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's revised travel ban (all times local):5:10 p.m.A federal judge in Seattle says he won't rule on a request from Washington state to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban because two other judges have already halted it.

The Latest: Federal cyanide trap hurts Idaho boy, kills dog

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on Idaho boy injured by federal cyanide trap (all times local):12:25 p.m.Federal authorities are confirming that a cyanide trap intended to kill coyotes in eastern Idaho instead killed a dog in an incident the local sheriff also says injured a 14-year-old boy.The U.S. Department of Agriculture in a statement Friday confirms that workers placed the device that activated Thursday and resulted in the death of a 3-year-old Lab named Casey.

The Latest: Engines roar as PT boat back on home water

NEW ORLEANS (AP) ��� The Latest on restored PT boat (all times local):2:30 p.m.The world's only fully restored combat veteran PT boat has been cruising over the lake where it was tested 73 years ago, with its bow high and a rooster-tail of spray rising in its wake.Josh Schick, historian for the National World War II Museum's restoration project, said Thursday that he hadn't realized how high the plume would rise.

The Latest: Ruling next week on Seattle 'dreamer' case

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on federal court hearing regarding case over detained Seattle 'dreamer' (all times local):12:15 p.m.A federal magistrate says he expects to rule early next week on whether to release a Mexican man who was arrested near Seattle despite his participation in a program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children.Daniel Ramirez Medina is asking a Seattle court to find that his arrest Feb. 10 violated his constitutional rights.