(Reuters) - An adult son of the Nevada rancher who was at the center of an armed standoff with federal agents last year in a dispute over cattle grazing rights has been sentenced to two to eight years in prison for probation violations, a court spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Cliven Lance Bundy, 35, son of rancher Cliven Bundy, appeared in Clark County District Court to face sentencing for missing a required drug treatment program and parole violations stemming from two 2013 felony convictions for burglary and theft of a weapon, the official said. Judge Carolyn Ellsworth sentenced Bundy on Wednesday to two to eight years in prison for missing required court dates and other conditions of his parole, and returned him to state custody, the court spokeswoman said. The Bundy family ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada, some 80 miles (130 km) northeast of Las Vegas, was the site of an armed protest against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management last April.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A young man killed by police while wielding a samurai sword was not shot because of his skin color, but because of his reckless actions, said an attorney Wednesday representing a Utah city and two of its officers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans put Democrats on record for a second time Wednesday against legislation combining Homeland Security funding with rollbacks of President Barack Obama's immigration policies. But there was little evidence Congress was any closer to a solution to fund the department past Feb. 27 as that deadline approaches.
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — An 18-year-old girl who fled with her mother a decade ago in a custody case can be questioned by prosecutors, a judge ruled Wednesday, but the teen is in hiding and it's not clear how or when she would come forward.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the Internet critical for the nation, a top U.S. regulator on Wednesday proposed an unprecedented expansion of federal power to ensure providers don't block or slow web traffic for America's countless users.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — With Florida's black bears rebounding from near extinction, clashes with humans are on the rise, and the state is considering a limited hunting season as part of the solution.
The baffling behavior of a woman whose SUV stopped between the crossing gates on a railroad track came under scrutiny Wednesday as investigators sought clues to a fiery commuter train crash that killed six people.