Syrian refugees wait for transport after their arrival at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to... More >>

Courtesy Idaho National Laboratory The Cerro Grande Mercantile and Post Office in 1919. Cerro Grande was one of several boom towns that grew in the Arco desert in the 1900s because settlers were promised of free land and plentiful water. Those conditions never materialized and each of the communities vanished by the 1930s. Courtesy Idaho National Laboratory

The promise of water and free land in the Arco desert brought hundreds of homesteaders to the Big Lost River Valley from 1900 to 1910. But it wasn’t only farms. Several boom towns... More >>

Idaho Falls senior defender Nathan Bidstrup, right, collides with Skyline sophomore outside midfielder Drake Rasmussen as they both jump to head the ball Tuesday at Ravsten Stadium. Pat Sutphin /

With driving wind, rain and temperatures dropping into the 40s, Tuesday’s second Emotion Cup soccer doubleheader of 2014 felt more like late October than late September at Ravsten... More >>

Beth Waterbury, regional wildlife biologist with the Salmon office of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, prepares to release an eared grebe that was found alive Monday on a residential street in Salmon and relocated to a nearby pond. Idaho Department of Fish and Game

SALMON — Nearly a dozen migrating water birds were killed when they crashed into asphalt surfaces in the Salmon area after a mix of rain and artificial light caused the birds to... More >>

Freshly dug potatoes are into a tractor-trailer as they are trans-loaded straight to the processing plant. Lewiston Tribune / Kyle Mills

LEWISTON — It’s next to impossible to find big Russet Idaho baker potatoes in Idaho grocery stores. Depending on who you ask, the blame either falls on the Idaho Potato... More >>
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Bonneville County Democrats have a new place to call home. They opened their county...

Several Democratic candidates for statewide and congressional office attended the Monday opening of a new Democratic election headquarters in Idaho Falls. The group included (from left) congressional challenger Richard Stallings, superintendent of public instruction candidate Jana Jones and gubernatorial challenger A.J. Balukoff. Bryan Clark / Post Register

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The Hillcrest High School girls and boys soccer teams had very different paths to victory...

Bonneville senior Michael Garcia, right, races with Rydder Driggs of Hillcrest to gain possession of the ball Tuesday at Thunder Stadium. Pat Sutphin /

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WASHINGTON (AP) — What do you serve a man who isn’t eating? Indian Prime...

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that "it is time to set a new agenda" between their countries, addressing concerns that the world's two largest democracies have grown apart. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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