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Boise, Idaho • Idaho State Police officials say the state is currently a spike in traffic fatalities compared to the same time period last year. The Idaho Statesman reports that ISP trooper responded ...

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  • North Idaho College offering new FAA-certified aerospace program
    Couer D’Alene, Idaho • Officials with North Idaho College say they are expanding their aerospace program to include aircraft maintenance, an option th...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 09:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Peru government reports Shining Path captives rescued
    Lima, Peru • Peruvian security forces rescued 54 adults and children, mostly members of the Ashaninka indigenous group, being held captive by Shining ...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Name of Grand Teton worker killed in fire released
    Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. • The seasonal worker killed in a fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park has been identified as 28...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 18, 2015 file photo, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan speaks at a news conference where she announced she would veto the Republican planned budget if changes are not made at the Statehouse. One month into the budget stalemate, Hassan and Republican lawmakers have begun talking, but a compromise may still be far away. In the meantime, the short-term spending plan is creating headaches for state agencies. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after lion killing
    Harare, Zimbabwe • Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and i...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 12:12 pm   |     |   Share

  • FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo a coalition of patients and caregivers gather outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office to plead for early access to medical marijuana treatment for seizure sufferers in New York. Health officials have picked five companies to grow and dispense marijuana under the state's new medical marijuana law. The five include a family business founded by a woman whose mother died of ALS, a company run by a Minnesota physician and others with experience running dispensaries in other states. NY's program is expected to begin in 2016. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) New York’s medical pot distributors reflect industry’s evolution
    Albany, N.Y. • Tie-dyed they’re not. Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-heeled investors are among those authorized by New York health officials to gr...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 11:48 am   |     |   Share
  • An Afghan newspaper headlines pictures of the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, left, and Mullah Mohammad Omar, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) New Afghan Taliban leader vows to continue fighting
    Kabul, Afghanistan • Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Ta...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 07:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.S.-trained Syrian rebels flee after clash with al-Qaida
    Beirut • Clashes between members of al-Qaida’s branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country’s north believed to have been trained by the U.S. go...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 10:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Not guilty plea for suspect in South Carolina church shooting
    Charleston, S.C. • The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 07:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Workers for an association responsible for maintaining paths to the beaches from being overgrown by shrubs, search the beach for possible additional airplane debris near the area where an airplane wing part was washed up, in the early morning near Saint-Andre on the north coast of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion Friday, July 31, 2015. A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on the remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that vanished more than a year ago with 293 people aboard. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Searchers scour beaches in hopes of unlocking MH370 mystery
    Saint-Andre, Reunion • Searchers scored Reunion’s shoreline for debris and investigators prepared to load a sea-encrusted wing fragment onto a plane b...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 08:33 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this image takem from a November 2012 video made available by Paula French, a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's wildlife minister says extradition is being sought for Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed a Cecil.  (Paula French via AP) Zimbabwe: American lion killer’s extradition will be sought
    Harare, Zimbabwe • Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused intern...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 06:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this July 14, 2015 photo, beachgoers wade into the waters of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An Associated Press analysis of water quality found not one water venue safe for swimming or boating in Rio's waters. Over 10,000 athletes from 205 countries are expected to compete in next year's Summer Olympics. Hundreds of them will be sailing in the waters near Marina da Gloria in Guanabara Bay; swimming off Copacabana Beach; and canoeing and rowing on the brackish waters of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) Filthy Rio water a serious threat for 2016 Olympics, AP probe finds
    Rio de Janeiro • The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Confederate flags sit in the back of a police car as tourists walk by Ebenezer Baptist Church Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Atlanta. U.S. authorities are investigating after several Confederate battle flags were discovered near the church and a civil rights center named after Martin Luther King, an iconic leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Thursday morning. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Confederate flags placed at Ebenezer church near MLK Center
    Atlanta • Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • California boy, 4, hit by gunfire, killed while playing in front yard
    Highland, Calif. • Authorities say a 4-year-old boy playing with stuffed animals in his family’s front yard was hit by gunfire and killed in San Berna...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:57 am   |     |   Share
  • Idaho woman infected with West Nile virus
    Weiser, Idaho • A Washington County woman has been infected with the mosquito-borne illness West Nile virus, marking the first confirmed human case in...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this June 14, 2015, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels collects himself on the mound during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Two people familiar with the deal say the Phillies have agreed to trade Hamels to the Texas Rangers for a package of prospects. Both people spoke to The Associated Press)   late Wednesday night, July 29, 2015, on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been finalized. Hamels has a limited no-trade clause but does not have to approve a deal to the Rangers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) AP Sources: Phillies agree to trade Cole Hamels to Texas
    Philadelphia • After years of trade speculation, Cole Hamels’ time in Philadelphia is ending. Two people familiar with the deal say the Phillies have ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
  • This June 27, 2015 photo shows flowers placed in the shrubs outside the house where 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was shot and killed while socializing with a group of other teenagers in Albuquerque, N.M. A New Mexico dispatcher has resigned after telling a panicked 911 caller who was trying to save Jaydon Chavez-Silver's life to Panicked 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang up
    Albuquerque, N.M. • A 911 caller said she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told he...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
  • In this July 24, 2015 photo, Toyota's new HSR, short for Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick
    Yokohama, Japan • Toyota’s new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up. HSR, short for “human support robot...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 , file photo, a Palestinian woman holds a poster with a drawing depicting Islamic Jihad member Khader Adnan with a locked mouth, who has been on hunger strike for two months, during a demonstration in Jerusalem. Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File) Taliban leader Mullah Omar, reclusive in life and death
    Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces, eluded capture for m...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:45 am   |     |   Share
  • Protestors gather outside Dr. Walter James Palmer's dental office in Bloomington, Minn., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Palmer reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill Cecil, a black-maned lion, just outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) Lawyer: No charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe lion killing suspect
    Harare, Zimbabwe • Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:45 am   |     |   Share
  • In this July 19, 2015, frame from body camera video provided by the University of Cincinnati Campus Police, university Officer Ray Tensing stands next to motorist Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop for a missing front license plate in Cincinnati. DuBose was fatally shot by the officer after a struggle ensued when he refused to provide a driver's license and get out of the car. Tensing was indicted Wednesday, July 29 on a murder charge. (University of Cincinnati Campus Police via AP) Officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting
    Cincinnati • A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of mu...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo dated Wednesday, July 29, 2015, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component as a Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to France
    Paris • A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it van...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:36 am   |     |   Share