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Amazon workers in upstate New York file for union elections

FILE – A logo for Amazon is seen on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, July 27, 2018. Amazon workers in upstate New York filed a petition for a union election on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 , launching a major labor struggle against the company. A National Labor Relations Board spokesperson said the petition was […]

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Starbucks asks labor board to temporarily suspend union votes

FILE – A sign for a Starbucks coffee shop is pictured in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass., December 13, 2018. The Seattle-based coffee giant said its revenue rose 9% to $8.2 billion in during the period April-June 2022, a quarterly sheet. That beat Wall Street’s forecast of $8.1 billion, according to analysts polled by FactSet. […]

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Monkeypox? Climate? Deciding what a national emergency is

WASHINGTON (AP) — In November 1979, just over a week after student activists took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and held 52 U.S. citizens hostage, President Jimmy Carter issued Executive Order 12170 declaring a national emergency against Iran. That order remains in effect today, most recently renewed in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving […]

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Next up for Serena is Raducanu at the Western & Southern Open

Mason, Ohio Serena Williams plays Monday night at the Western & Southern Open in what should be one of her last matches. That’s a big deal, even for a US Open focus used to hosting the best players in the world. “Serena Williams is a global icon whose impact certainly transcends tennis,” said tournament CEO […]

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An English rugby club launches a chant on the theme of Native Americans

FILE – Rugby balls are lined up on the pitch before the start of the international rugby union match between Scotland and Italy at Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland March 20, 2021. English rugby club Exeter have announced on Thursday, August 11, 2022, they will stop playing his “Tomahawk Chop” chant during games as part […]

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Serena Williams says ‘the countdown has begun’ for retirement

Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced on Tuesday that she was ready to step away from tennis so she could focus on having another child and her business interests, presaging the end of a career that transcended sport. . In an essay published Tuesday by Vogue magazine and an […]

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Brewers tumble from 1st in the division after trading Hader

Luis Uria of the Milwaukee Brewers is hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday August 7, 2022 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) morry gash PA MILWAUKEE In the week since the trade of four-time All-Star Closer Josh Hader, virtually nothing has gone right for […]

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Idaho ranks 48th in the nation for labor productivity

HEART OF ALENE — Although it ranks among the lowest states in terms of labor productivity, Idaho has a substantial fiscal surplus. Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that Idaho’s labor productivity has ranked in the bottom four states for the past decade and beyond. Most recently, the Gem State was in […]

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Apartments, Hotel, Hindu Temple Offered Near Boise Airport

A longstanding hotel in South Boise near Boise Airport could be torn down and replaced with apartments, a new hotel and a Hindu temple. And a well-known Boiséan proposes the development. Former Mayor David Bieter met with city officials July 28 to discuss Gardner Co.’s plans. Bieter now works at Gardner, the Utah development company […]

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US seeks possession of Venezuelan 747 stranded in Argentina

FILE – A Venezuelan-owned Boeing 747, operated by Venezuelan cargo company Emtrasur, taxis on the runway after landing at Ambrosio Taravella Airport in Cordoba, Argentina, June 6, 2022. On August 1, 2022, an Argentinian judge confirmed the ban on the plane and its crew of Venezuelans and Iranians from leaving the country. (AP Photo/Sebastian Borsero, […]

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Asian stocks fall on concerns over Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a bank’s electronic board showing the Hong Kong stock index in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Asian stocks were mostly down on Tuesday due to concerns over the Regional stability during US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned visit to Taiwan has drawn threats from Beijing. (AP […]

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Bill Russell, NBA great and Celtics legend, dies at 88

FILE – Legendary Boston Celtics center Bill Russell has a moment of relaxation while answering questions from members of the media after a Celtics team practice in Waltham, Mass. on October 11, 1999. The great Bill Russell of the NBA died at 88. His family said on social media that Russell died on Sunday, July […]

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How to recession proof your life in times of economic uncertainty

Vanessa Correa, left, and Gigi Fiske, right, distribute gallons of milk during a food giveaway hosted by the Farm Share food bank, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in Miami. Long lines are back at food banks across the United States as American workers overwhelmed by inflation turn to donations to help feed their families. (AP Photo/Lynne […]

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The U.S. economy likely grew modestly, if at all, in the last quarter

A man shops at a supermarket on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in New York. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of a point for the second consecutive time in its most aggressive campaign in three decades to tame high inflation. The Fed is tightening credit even as the economy […]

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Concerns Over Reclaim Idaho’s Quality Education Act Ballot Initiative

IDAHO — After months of collecting signatures across the state, the group Reclaim Idaho has gathered enough signatures to have its ballot initiative, the Quality Education Act, certified by the Secretary of State’s office. But some concerns have been raised, forcing state officials to dig deeper into the initiative’s language and intentions. An article by […]

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Mountain America Center Announces First Act at New Venue

The following is a press release from the Mountain America Center. IDAHO FALLS — The Mountain America Center is thrilled to announce that Mannheim Steamroller Christmas will dazzle audiences this holiday season at the venue, which will soon open on December 13. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, August 10 at […]

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Red Sox place 3B Devers on injured reserve for hamstring injury

Boston Red Sox Rafael Devers dodges a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, July 17, 2022, in New York City. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson) Julia Nikhinson PA BOSTON The Boston Red Sox placed All-Star third baseman Rafael Devers on the 10-day injured list on Saturday with an […]

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East Idaho Eats: Twisted Sugar puts a “twist” on classic cookies

IDAHO FALLS – Twisted Sugar revisits all the classics. From lemon raspberry sugar cookies, to swizzle sugar cookies, a sugar cookie with coconut frosting, raspberry drizzle and fresh lime, Twisted Sugar cooks up all kinds of new favorites for you and your family. “Twisted Sugar is a bakery, first and foremost,” says Elise Munk, owner […]

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Team Idaho wins big in Fargo

FARGO, North Dakota — Bonners Ferry wrestlers Eli Richards and Savannah Rickter and the rest of Team Idaho’s National Wrestling Team compete in Fargo, North Dakota at the Nationals 16U and juniors of the US Marine Corps 2022. The freestyle portion of the tournament took place on July 16. Richards competed in the Junior Freestyle […]

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American rabbi revives his Jewish roots in his family’s Italian hometown

A view of the parish church ‘Maria Santissima del Perpetuo Soccorso’ and the main street ‘Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi’ of Serrastretta, southern Italy, Saturday July 9, 2022. From a small rustic synagogue that she fashioned from his family’s ancestral home in this mountain village, American Rabbi Aiello is keeping a promise made to his Italian-born father: […]

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Frequent lockdowns may have slowed Uvalde’s response

A Texas State Trooper and other law enforcement members listen to the Texas House Committee of Investigation during a press conference after releasing a full report into the shooting at Robb Elementary School, Sunday, July 17, 2022 , in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Eric Gay PA UVALDE, TX Teachers and students at Robb Elementary […]

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6 members of white supremacist group expected in Idaho court

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Six of 31 members of a white supremacist group who were arrested near a pride event in northern Idaho last month will be in court Monday afternoon, facing misdemeanor conspiracy charges of riot. Patriot Front members were arrested June 11 with riot gear after a tipster reported seeing people loading into […]

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Paul holds a huge fundraising advantage in the Senate race

FILE – Democrat Charles Booker addresses a rally of supporters as he announces his candidacy for the United States Senate at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage in Louisville, Ky., July 1, 2021. Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul holds a commanding edge in fundraising over Democratic challenger Charles Booker heading into the final months […]

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Mexico’s capture of drug kingpin could be a signal for the United States

FILE – This image released by the FBI shows the wanted poster of Rafael Caro-Quintero, who was behind the murder of a US DEA agent in 1985. Caro-Quintero was captured by Mexican forces near ‘a decade after getting out of a Mexican prison and back into drug trafficking, a Mexican Navy official confirmed Friday, July […]

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Wreaths Across America Exhibit Comes to Northern Idaho

Each Christmas season, members of civic, military, and patriotic organizations volunteer to lay wreaths at the graves of heroes at more than 2,500 locations across the United States and abroad. This is conducted in coordination with the wreath laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. The Mission: To Remember, Honor and Teach. The Wreaths Across America […]

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Far-right groups that planned a running insurgency in Idaho

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. On Tuesday, the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol held a hearing on the role of far-right paramilitary organizations in the attempt to […]

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Monday Sports in Brief | Idaho Statesman

BASEBALL ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies will be without JT Realmuto, Alec Bohm, Aaron Nola and Kyle Gibson in a two-game series in Toronto due to Canadian restrictions on unvaccinated travelers. Nola started on the mound for Philadelphia’s Monday night game at St. Louis and was not scheduled to pitch against the Blue […]

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Parents of murdered Israeli-American seek to meet Biden

In this photo taken on March 21, 2017, Ahlam al-Tamimi is pictured during an interview at her home in the Jordanian capital Amman. The family of an Israeli-American girl killed in a 2001 Palestinian suicide bombing in Jerusalem is seeking to meet with President Joe Biden in hopes of forcing Jordan to extradite Tamimi, who […]

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BRITISH OPEN ’22: A look at the top contenders at St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland JUSTINE THOMAS Age: 29 years old. Country: United States. World ranking: 5. World victories: 15. Majors: PGA Championship (2017, 2022). British Open: 5. Best result: Tied for 11th at Royal Portrush in 2011. British Open moment: Two behind after the first round at Royal Birkdale in 2017, he tried three times to […]

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Griner’s Moscow trial resumes as US seeks deal

FILE – Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) looks for a pass as Chicago Sky center Candace Parker defends during the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA Basketball Finals on Oct. 10, 2021, in Phoenix. Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner returns to a Russian court on Thursday, July 7, 2022, amid growing […]

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Low-key roadside adventures in rural Idaho • Salt Lake Magazine

MUSEUMS EBR-I (EBR-1, Arco, ID 83213): The Experimental Breeder Reactor-I is the world’s first nuclear reactor. During its operational day, it supplied electricity to the first nuclear-powered city, near Arco, ID. Now a fully curated museum, the facility gives tourists a great insight into the innards of the place, with visitors having a fascinating chance […]

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Idaho’s support for dads gets mixed reviews

Yes, Father’s Day is over. But in our family, today is also Father’s Day – it’s our second son’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Aaron!). Like his brothers, he’s a great dad. What a joy to see your children raising their children with love. Today, young fathers are as likely as mothers to be equally responsible for […]

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Medical abortion is common; Here’s how it works

How the chemical combination of mifepristone and misoprostal works to terminate a pregnancy. (AP chart) Kevin S. Vineys PA Medical abortions became the preferred method of terminating a pregnancy in the United States even before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. These involve taking two days of prescription medication apart – at home or […]

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A man from Pocatello, Idaho details his experience volunteering in Ukraine

For months, Russian forces have attacked Ukrainian towns. Volunteers from all over the world are stepping up to help those in need, including a man from Pocatello. BOISE, Idaho – For 128 days, Russian forces continued their assault on the country and people of Ukraine. Thousands of people were killed, thousands more were injured. Survivors […]

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Ketanji Brown Jackson of Miami is sworn in to the United States Supreme Court

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who grew up in Miami, was sworn in on Thursday, June 30, 2022 as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. In this photo during her confirmation process, she greets Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., before they meet at his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 31, 2022. […]

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AUTO RACING: Upcoming road races for NASCAR, F1 and IndyCar

Chase Elliott burns out after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Lebanon, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Marc Humphrey PA All times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Kwik Trip 250 Location: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Time: Saturday, practice, 11:30 a.m. and qualifications, 12:20 p.m.; Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (USA). Track: Road America. […]

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Live Updates | German Scholz: The West will not “torpedo” the G20

Leaders of the Group of Seven pose during a group photo at the G7 summit at Elmau Castle in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, June 26, 2022. The major economic powers of the Group of Seven se gather in Germany for their annual gathering Sunday through Tuesday. From left to right, Italian Prime Minister Mario […]

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Pfizer says modified COVID-19 injections boost omicron protection

FILE – A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, Pennsylvania, December 15, 2021. Pfizer says tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and enhances protection. The announcement on Saturday, June 25, 2022 comes just days before […]

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Offshore wind boosted as Biden and East Coast governors team up

FILE – Deepwater Wind turbines sit in the water off Block Island, RI, August 23, 2019. The White House is launching an official partnership with 12 East Coast governors to boost the growing offshore wind industry . It’s a key part of President Joe Biden’s plan for climate change. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi, File) Rodrique Ngowi […]

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Title IX: Scurry’s Career, Law Forever Tied to the Smithsonian

FILE – United States goalkeeper Briana Scurry celebrates after blocking a penalty kick in overtime by China’s Ying Liu during the Women’s World Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Saturday, July 10, 1999. Scurry’s football jersey from the 1999 Women’s World Cup takes place at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African […]

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Facebook and the United States sign an agreement to end discriminatory real estate ads

FILE – Facebook’s Meta logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, October 28, 2021. According to a report released Thursday, June 9, 2022, Facebook and parent company Meta have once again not succeeded in detecting flagrant and violent cases. hate speech in ads submitted to the platform by non-profit groups Global […]

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In this legislative session, education triumphs

Idaho’s public school system won many victories during this week’s legislative session for 2022. To thank lawmakers and Gov. Brad Little for making unprecedented investments in education is an understatement for our students, schools, and institutions and the dedicated educators across our state who keep our system running despite enormous challenges, particularly over the last […]

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1/6 panel to hear Raffensperger, other Trump pushed

FILE – Outgoing Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, center, and his wife Tricia arrive for election night May 24, 2022, in Peachtree Corners, Ga. The House Select Committee is expected to hear testimony from Raffensperger on the extraordinary pressure he faced with former President Donald Trump to “find 11,780” votes that could topple the […]

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EXPLAINER: What is Title IX and what impact has it had?

Title IX, the law best known for its role in gender equity in athletics and preventing sexual harassment on campus, turns 50. It was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972, after being guided by Congress in part by Representative Patsy Mink, a Democrat from Hawaii who was the first woman […]

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‘Lightyear’ a cosmic adventure with deceptive depth

On the surface, “Lightyear,” the latest Pixar film, is a perfectly adequate family space adventure. There’s action, moments of peril, epic visual sizzle, and a robotic cat sidekick that steals the stage. But there’s also a very relevant theme there, just under the film’s highly polished surface. “Lightyear” operates under the idea that it was […]

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Asian stocks follow Wall St lower on economic fears

A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank’s electronic board showing the Hong Kong stock index in Hong Kong, Thursday, June 16, 2022. Asian stocks rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate by three-quarters of a point and signaled that further rate hikes were coming to fight inflation. (AP […]

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The AP interview: Biden says recession is ‘not inevitable’

President Joe Biden speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Evan Vucci PA WASHINGTON President Joe Biden told The Associated Press on Thursday that the American people are “really, really depressed” after two tumultuous years with the […]

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Mickelson’s thumbs-up doesn’t bring normalcy to US Open

Brooks Koepka hits a shot onto a green during a practice round before the U.S. Open golf tournament, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Charles Krupa PA BROOKLINE, Mass. Phil Mickelson weaved his way down the first fairway and gave a thumbs up almost out of habit, […]

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Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards Reminds Us What Heroism Looks Like

Every Republican who has ever denied or tried to downplay the horribly destructive reality of the violence at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021 should be required to sit down and listen to the testimony of Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards . And if it means tying them to a chair and holding […]

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31 Patriot Front members arrested near Idaho Pride event

(AP) – Authorities arrested 31 members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front near a Pride event in Idaho on Saturday after they were found crammed into the back of a U-Haul truck with riot gear . The men were standing inside the truck wearing khakis, navy shirts and tan hats with white balaclavas covering […]

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Idaho officials slam new report on Snake River dams breach

A new report shows that breaking dams on the lower Snake River, while driving a high price, could benefit endangered fish. But the report released by Democrats will be a tough sell for Idaho politicians, despite a dam-breaking congressman’s plea. On Thursday, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee released a draft of […]

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Opening of hearings on Capitol riots, focused on extremists and Trump

Rioters shout at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the United States Capitol unfolded in the eyes of the world. But the House committee investigating the attack believes a scarier story has yet to be told. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Julio Cortez PA WASHINGTON With never-before-seen video, […]

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Mississippi lawmaker with ethics issues forced into GOP runoff

FILE – Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., participates in a swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 19, 2020. 2022 Garcia is expected to advance through November with one of the Democrats as the top two in the race. Garcia rejected Arizona and Pennsylvania’s electoral votes for Biden and opposed the impeachment of President Donald […]

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Canada’s men back in training after meeting with federation

Fans sit and gather outside BC Place stadium after the men’s national soccer team friendly match against Panama was canceled due to a labor dispute, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday June 5, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) DARYL DYCK PA Canada Soccer says its men’s World Cup squad has returned to training […]

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McKennie and Johnson start for USA in exhibition against Uruguay

KANSAS CITY, Kan. Midfielder Weston McKennie made his first start for club and country since breaking his foot on February 22 and Sean Johnson was in goal for the United States for the first time in more than two years for Sunday’s exhibition against Uruguay. In the second of four World Cup warm-ups this month, […]

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American Airlines gives more optimistic outlook for summer revenue

FILE – American Airlines planes are parked at the gates of Miami International Airport, Nov. 23, 2021, in Miami. American Airlines joins rivals in predicting a revenue boom this summer as people crowd onto planes after a two-year pandemic. American said Friday that second-quarter revenue would rise 11% to 13% from the same quarter in […]

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Biden decides on visit to Saudi Arabia as OPEC+ increases oil production

In this photo released by the Saudi Royal Palace, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. U.S. strategic interests in oil and security are pushing President Joe Biden toward a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a […]

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Pulisic criticizes the level of American support during the victory over Morocco

U.S. forward Tim Weah celebrates his goal during the first half of the team’s international friendly soccer match against Morocco, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Jeff Dean PA CINCINNATI US captain Christian Pulisic slammed the level of US support from the 19,512 crowd at TQL Stadium in a 3-0 win over […]

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Biden to meet with Fed Chairman as inflation bites wallets

President Joe Biden participates in a magnolia planting ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Andre Harnik PA WASHINGTON President Joe Biden is due to meet Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell as soaring inflation takes a bite out of Americans’ wallets. Tuesday’s meeting will […]

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Ahead of Memorial Day, Korean War soldier buried in Idaho

The Idaho National Guard Joint Honor Guard performs a 21-gun salute during the May 21 ceremonial parade at Twin Falls for the U.S. Army Pfc. Kenneth Bridger, 72 years after his disappearance during the Korean War. Staff Sgt. Becky Vanshur Idaho Army National Guard The remains of 23 U.S. military service members from Idaho who […]

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Oilers reach Western final, keen to add to historic legacy

Edmonton Oilers winger Zach Hyman is congratulated for his goal against the Calgary Flames in the first period of Game 4 of an NHL Stanley Cup Playoff second-round series on Tuesday May 24, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) Jeff McIntosh PA EDMONTON, Alta. The Edmonton Oilers have a rich history. […]

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French Open Updates | Frenchman Simon wins after 1am in 5

Spectators make their way to the courts during French Open tennis first round matches at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, May 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) Christophe Ena PA PARIS The latest news on the Roland-Garros tennis tournament (all local times): 1h10 Gilles Simon’s latest French Open will continue into the second round […]

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Indiana lawmakers set to override veto on trans sports ban

FILE – People gather to protest HB1041, a bill to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity, during a rally at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. The Republican-dominated Indiana Legislature meets Tuesday. On May 24, 2022, to override the GOP governor’s veto of […]

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PGA Updates | Zalatoris makes big bogey to stay in PGA mix

Mito Pereira of Chile salutes after puttingt on the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Southern Hills Country Club, Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Sue Ogrocki PA TULSA, Oklahoma. The latest on the final round of the PGA Championship (all times local): ___ […]

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US, Korea consider expanding military exercises against Korea

US President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with Samsung Electronics Co. Vice President Lee Jae-yong at the Samsung Electronic Pyeongtaek Campus in Pyeongtaek, South Korea on Friday. May 20, 2022. (Kim Min-hee/Pool Photo via AP) Kim Min Hee PA Seoul, South Korea US President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said after […]

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Greater Idaho measures fall short in 2 of Oregon’s 3 counties; efforts to adjust the border continue in November

On Tuesday, voters in Oregon slowed the momentum of the Greater Idaho movement. Preliminary results show that Douglas and Josephine counties have rejected moves to study the relocation of these jurisdictions to Idaho. Voters in Klamath County, however, backed the idea, meaning nine of Oregon’s 36 counties have so far voted to consider adjusting the […]

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Man killed in California church shooting is branded a hero

Flowers and a message honoring the victims of Sunday’s shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church are placed outside the church in Laguna Woods, Calif., Monday, May 16, 2022. Authorities say a man armed in a fatal attack at the church was a Chinese immigrant motivated by hatred for Taiwanese. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Jae C. Hong […]

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Idaho Rep. Simpson says the record speaks for itself. His challenger calls him a “fossil”

BOISE (Idaho Statesman) — Republican voters in eastern Idaho may feel like they’re experiencing deja vu as they cast their ballots in the May 17 primaries for the 2nd congressional district. , which includes a repeat match between longtime incumbent Mike Simpson and challenger Bryan Smith. Simpson, 71, and Smith, 59, an Idaho Falls attorney, […]

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Expensive tortillas: Latin America’s poor struggle to afford basics

A vegetable seller gives change to a customer at the Medellin market in Mexico City, Monday, May 9, 2022. Inflation in Mexico accelerated in April, bringing the annual rate to 7.68 percent, the highest in two decades. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) Fernando Llano PA MEXICO CITY No item is more essential to Mexican tables than the […]

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Wind and drought combine to make western US fires unstoppable

A firefighter works to extinguish a burning structure during a wildfire Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in Laguna Niguel, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio J. Sanchez) Marcio J. Sanchez PA Flames from a wildfire in northern New Mexico have grown unstoppable as the largest blaze in the United States scorches trees sucked in by moisture during decades of […]

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European stocks gain, Asia mixed ahead of US inflation data

People wearing face masks walk past a bank’s electronic board showing the Hong Kong stock index in Hong Kong, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday, with Chinese benchmarks rising after a a rally in tech companies helped reverse most of an early slide on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) Kin […]

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Column: The PGA Championship offers the strongest field for the majors

FILE – Lanto Griffin hits from a bunker on the 17th fairway during the first round of play at the Players Championship golf tournament, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Griffin’s final round Sunday, May 8, 2022, at the Wells Fargo Championship secured him a spot in the PGA Championship next week. […]

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Biden announces internet discounts for low-income families

The Biden administration announced May 9 that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to low-income Americans under a program that could make tens of millions of households eligible for free service. Andre Harnik PA President Joe Biden’s administration says 20 internet service providers have agreed to cut high-speed internet costs for tens […]

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Rangers locate the body of a climber on Denali in Alaska

FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2017 photo, North America’s tallest peak, Denali, is seen from a turnout in Denali State Park, Alaska. On Friday, May 6, 2022, Alaska National Park rangers resumed an aerial search for the first recorded mountaineer of the year on North America’s highest peak after he failed to check in […]

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Idaho first responders gather for mental health conference

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) – Whether it’s responding to a house fire, a car accident or helping a woman give birth, first responders are there for people during many different emergencies. Often that means helping someone through their worst day. “All of us, whether firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency communications officers or emergency room personnel, […]

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Northern Colorado softball splits day one of Idaho State Series

The day was filled with errors, a home run and a single stoppage at bat. What a way to start the last home series of the season. UNC (21-28, 9-8 Big Sky) split Thursday afternoon against Idaho State (24-24, 8-9 Big Sky) at home. Game 1 Defensive issues were again a problem for the Bears, […]

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Idaho Must Strengthen Cybersecurity, Task Force Says | Idaho News

By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho needs to be better prepared to defend against inevitable cyberattacks that could harm individuals, businesses and critical infrastructure, the governor’s cybersecurity task force said in a report released Wednesday. . The 34-page report contains 18 major recommendations that include providing active cyber deterrence, increasing cybersecurity […]

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Wall Street down ahead of Fed meeting

A forex trader walks past screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the exchange rate of the South Korean won to the US dollar, center, in the foreign exchange trading room of KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Asian stocks are mixed in light ‘Golden […]

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Candidates test skipping debates without upsetting voters

FILE – Herschel Walker, favorite of the party’s U.S. Senate candidate, speaks during a rally for Georgia GOP candidates at Banks County Dragway in Commerce, Ga., Saturday, March 26, 2022. In his race for the Senate American in Georgia, former football great Herschel Walker has gone to great lengths so far to dodge tough questions. […]

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Vegas water intake now visible at drought-stricken Lake Mead

This photo taken Monday, April 25, 2022 by the Southern Nevada Water Authority shows the top of Lake Mead Drinking Water Intake No. 1 above the surface level of the Colorado River Reservoir behind the Hoover Dam. The inflow is the highest of the three in the deep, drought-stricken lake that provides Las Vegas with […]

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Revolutionary discovery: 19 guns in the river probably sunk in 1779

Commodore Philip Nash, left, of Britain’s Royal Navy, receives a briefing from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers archaeologist Andrea Farmer Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Savannah, Ga. About 19 guns recovered from the Savannah River, which experts suspect came from one or more British ships scuttled in the river during the American Revolution in 1779. […]

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Idaho Falls students create art for Ukrainian refugee children

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Students in School District 91 in Idaho Falls had the opportunity to let refugee children fleeing Ukraine know that they have a friend in Idaho. District 91 board member Paul Haacke traveled to the Polish-Ukrainian border in March to help solve the refugee crisis, when he saw a simple gesture […]

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Asian stocks rise thanks to Wall Street rally

People wearing face masks walk past a bank’s electronic board showing the Hong Kong stock index in Hong Kong, Monday, April 25, 2022. Asian stocks fell on Monday after U.S. stocks ended last week on a fall as global market expectations for higher interest rates continued to set the tone. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) Kin Cheung […]

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Football helped immigrant brothers accept being different

FILE—Colorado running back Ashaad Clayton, forward, falls to the turf after being tripped by Northern Colorado defensive back Komotay Koffie during the second half of an NCAA college football game in this File photo taken Friday, September 3, 2021, in Boulder, Colonel Koffie, 25, was born in a refugee camp in Sierra Leone after his […]

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Otto passes former high school teammate, Texas at top of A’s

Texas Rangers left fielder Brad Miller can’t catch a double hit from Oakland Athletics’ Sean Murphy in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. on Friday, April 22, 2022. (AP Photo/ Jeff Chiu) Jeff Chiu PA OAKLAND, CA. Glenn Otto earned his first major league victory, edging out former high school classmate […]

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2 Idaho counties designated as major natural disaster areas due to drought

BANNOCK COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) – Monday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sent a letter to Governor Brad Little designating two Idaho counties as primary disaster areas and five counties as contiguous disaster areas due to recent drought affecting the state. Franklin and Oneida counties were designated as major disaster areas. Bear Lake, Caribou, Power, Cassia […]

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Idaho 2nd among states for post-pandemic job gains | Idaho

More than a dozen US states met or surpassed their pre-pandemic employment levels in March, and more than a third reported record unemployment rates, according to data from the state Bureau of Labor Statistics. -United. As the country recovers from the heavy job losses suffered at the start of the pandemic, the latest figures show […]

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Tyson Fury won’t discuss MTK Global’s sudden shutdown

British boxer Tyson Fury attends an open training session for the media and fans at Wembley Boxpark in London on Tuesday April 19, 2022. Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ian Walton) Ian Walton PA LONDON World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was already in full […]

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Imprisoned Ukrainian Journalist to be Honored by PEN America

NEW YORK A Ukrainian journalist imprisoned in Crimea will be honored next month at the PEN America gala. Vladyslav Yesypenko, arrested last year and recently sentenced to six years in a Russian labor camp for allegedly possessing and transporting explosives, is this year’s recipient of the PEN/Barbey Prize for Freedom to Write. Yesypenko, 53, is […]

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USC basketball rookie injured in shooting north of Las Vegas

LA VEGAS Two adults and two minors were injured when shots were fired following an argument at a house party, North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Vince Booker said Monday. The Las Vegas Review-Journal, citing unnamed sources, identified the most seriously injured person as Aaliyah Gayles, an 18-year-old basketball star at Spring Valley High in Las […]

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Olympic champion Jepchirchir wins 50th Boston Women’s Marathon

FILE – Runners cross the start line for the 125th Boston Marathon, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, in Hopkinton, Mass. The Boston Marathon returns, Monday, April 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File) Mary Schwalm PA BOSTON Reigning Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir capped a half-century celebration of women in the Boston Marathon with a finish to top […]

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U.S. District Attorney’s Office of Idaho Commemorates Sexual Assault Awareness Month

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Each April, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho join survivors, advocates and communities nationwide to observe National Awareness Month and prevention of sexual assault. The office said that sexual violence is far too prevalent and that it is important not only to raise […]

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3 known Chelsea offers remaining after Cubs owners scrap buyout plan

Chelsea players react at the end of the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Real Madrid and Chelsea at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Manu Fernandez PA The owners of the Chicago Cubs have dropped their interest in buying Chelsea, leaving three bids remaining for the […]

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Project Veritas says US seized employee information as part of investigation

FILE – In this Sept. 1, 2015 file photo, James O’Keefe, president of Project Veritas Action, waits to be introduced during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Conservative activist group Project Veritas, founded by O’Keefe, said Wednesday (April 13, 2022) that the Justice Department had secretly obtained personal information about its […]

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Help for pump pain

Have you noticed the prices at the gas pump? Of course I have! They have increased recently and are well over $4 a gallon in Idaho. Neighboring states like California and Nevada cost well over $5 a gallon, according to recent data from the Automobile Association of America. This comes at an important time in […]

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Idaho Opera announces 2022-23 season

The Idaho Opera announced its 2022-23 season with three main operas. The season opens with Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” at the Egyptian Theater. Performance dates: October 21 and 23, 2022 Verdi’s “Macbeth” will be performed at the Morrison Center. Performance dates: January 27 and 29, 2023 by Dvorak “Rusalka” will be performed at the […]

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Grizzly bear feeds Naples landowner’s cattle | Idaho News

NAPLES, Idaho — On April 5, Idaho Fish and Game learned that a llama and a sheep had been killed overnight, with the owner suspecting a grizzly bear was the culprit. On the evening of the incident, he reported seeing a reddish-brown bear but was unsure if it was a grizzly bear or a black […]

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Deadly mushroom identified in Boise | Idaho

A fungus never before detected in Idaho is popping up around Boise. But beware: you don’t want to chop this one up and throw it in your stir-fry. Amanita phalloides, also known as “Death Cap,” was found on Harrison Boulevard in Boise’s North End, according to Mickey Myhre, a retired physician and current mycologist. It […]