Bulletproof vests lie on each side of an NYPD patrol car as investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Police said an armed man walked up to the officers sitting inside the patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide. Both police officers were killed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in... More >>

FILE - In this March 26, 1999, file photo, the first load of nuclear waste arrives at 4 a.m. to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site in Carlsbad, N.M., from Los Alamos National Labs. New Mexico on Saturday Dec. 6, 2014, levied more than $54 million in penalties against the U.S. Department of Energy for numerous violations that resulted in the indefinite closure of the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository. (AP Photo/Thomas Herbert, File)

The morning of Feb. 5, deep below the New Mexico desert, a salt-hauling truck caught fire inside the nation’s only repository for nuclear weapons waste. Nine days later, on the... More >>

Hillcrest's Morgan Pyper gets around the corner of the Twin Falls defense during Thursday night's game at Thunder Stadium.

Prior to the 2014 football season, Morgan Pyper watched game film from his junior year. The Hillcrest High School senior running back focused on one Hillcrest player in particular: the tall... More >>

Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com Sam Perry, 6, of Rexburg, stretches before beginning his Saturday session at Matt Lindstrom’s baseball camp in Rexburg. Lindstrom, who was born and raised in Rexburg, launched the baseball clinic four years ago. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

REXBURG — The final Saturday before Christmas featured snow, rain and temperatures in the mid-30s — not exactly ideal baseball conditions. But that didn’t matter to the... More >>

ADVANCE FOR USE THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M. EST AND THEREAFTER- In this Nov. 13, 2014, photo, Jennifer Blaz, 34, poses for a photo in her home in Butte, Mont., holding a photograph of her daughter, Mattisyn Blaz. Earlier that day, Matthew Blaz, 33, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the death of their infant daughter. (AP Photo/Lido Vizzutti)

BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 760 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved... More >>
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FILE - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks with reporters about legislation to extend tax breaks as he heads to the chamber for a vote, in this May 14, 2014 file photo, on Capitol Hill in Washington. In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, and the president signed into law Friday Dec. 19, 2014, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before start of filing season. Congress extends these tax breaks every year or two, usually at the last minute, drawing complaints from business leaders tired of the uncertainty. (AP Photo/File)

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Skyline senior Chris Zumaya throws his opponent Kordell Hymas of American Falls during their 198 bout in the fifth match of the High Country Conference Dual Meet Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Bonneville High School. Zumaya was able to pin Hymas and take the win for their match. Photographer Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com, Date 12/20/2014, Lens 105, ISO 2500, FStop {fstop}, Shutter 1/250, Aperature {aperature},

As the first large tournament in eastern Idaho for the 2014-15 season, the High Country...

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This photo provided by Moneyhorse Games shows a scene from the video game, "Glorious Leader." (AP Photo/Moneyhorse Games)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as...

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