It this courtroom sketch, U.S. Attorney William Weinreb, left, is depicted delivering opening statements in front of U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right rear, on the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev, depicted seated second from right between defense attorneys Judy Clarke, third from right, and Miriam Conrad, right, is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

BOSTON (AP) — The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It’s whether he deserves to die for it... More >>
LAPWAI — There was no red-carpet reception for Rebecca Miles. Well-wishes were clouded by doubt and gender took precedence over experience — even for the longest-tenured... More >>

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert leaves a lecture hall for a hospital in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2015 after being attacked by a man. Lippert was attacked by a man wielding a razor and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police and media said Thursday. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ju-Sung) KOREA OUT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with... More >>

House freshman Rep. Ron Nate, R-Rexburg, won election last year by blasting Rep. Douglas Hancey’s support for a state health insurance exchange. His uncompromising ultraconservative stance has continued in the House, where he has clashed with leadership over banning the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test. Pat Sutphin /

BOISE — Rep. Ron Nate’s office looks about like you would expect. The ultraconservative Rexburg Republican, who last year unseated moderate incumbent Rep. Douglas Hancey by... More >>

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015, file photo, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore poses in front the the American flag in Montgomery, Ala. The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 ordered the states probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, a decision that flies in the face of numerous rulings by federal judges in Alabama and other states across the country who have said banning gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state’s highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite... More >>
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