Customers enter the J.C. Penney at the Grand Teton Mall on Wednesday afternoon. J.C. Penney announced Friday it plans to close between 130 and 140 stores nationwide. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

J.C. Penney on Friday said it would shutter between 130 and 140 stores in the coming months. The announcement follows a steady drip of dreary news from major retailers. Macy’s said... More >>

Barry Jenkins, left, and Tarell Alvin McCraney accept the award for best adapted screenplay for "Moonlight" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winner, take two. Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” — not, as it turned out, “La La Land” — won best picture at the... More >>

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, a marijuana joint is rolled in San Francisco. On Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, the American Academy of Pediatrics is highlighting warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. Many... More >>

People gather in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, portrait in center, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Russians have taken to the streets of downtown Moscow and St. Petersburg to mark two years since Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday shouting slogans such as “Russia will be free!” and “Putin is war!” to mark two years since... More >>

John R.K. Howard stares ahead with a blank face during his sentencing hearing Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at the courthouse in Twin Falls, Idaho. Drew Nash / Twin Falls Times-News

DIETRICH — In a fiery, emotional court hearing Friday, the parents of a black, mentally disabled football player stormed out when a defense attorney accused them of fabricating the... More >>
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In this Jan. 21, 2107 file photo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford greets Defense Secretary Jimn Mattis at the Pentagon. A new military strategy to meet President Donald Trump’s demand “to obliterate” the Islamic State group is likely to deepen U.S. military involvement in Syria, possibly with more ground troops, even as the current U.S. approach in Iraq appears to be working and will require fewer changes. Dunford said Feb. 23 that the strategy will take aim not just at the Islamic State but at al-Qaida and other extremist organizations in the Middle East and beyond whose goal is to attack the United States. He emphasized that it would not rest mainly on military might. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is presenting the White House with a...

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Kurt Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Decked in Monster gear, chugging a tall boy of the energy...

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This May 24, 2016 photo shows musicians performing at O'Flaherty's, a pub in Dingle, Ireland. The town on Ireland's southwest coast has a lively pub scene. One of the musicians is holding a bodhran, which is an Irish handheld drum. (T. Duncan Abernathy via AP) (T. Duncan Abernathy via AP)

DINGLE, Ireland (AP) — On a trip to Europe, we went looking for some real Irish...

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ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017 AT 1 A.M. EDT AND THEREAFTER-In this 2012 provided by a former member of the church, Word of Faith Fellowship leader Jane Whaley, center, holds a baby, accompanied by her husband, Sam, center right, and others during a ceremony in the church's compound in Spindale, N.C. From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror _ waged in the name of the Lord. (AP Photo)

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the...

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Customers enter the J.C. Penney at the Grand Teton Mall on Wednesday afternoon. J.C. Penney announced Friday it plans to close between 130 and 140 stores nationwide. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

J.C. Penney on Friday said it would shutter between 130 and 140 stores in the coming...

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This February 2017 photo shows roasted sweet potatoes and carrots prepared with a marinade in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Starchy sides are a mainstay of the classic American dinner. It’s easy to get...

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Orem Republican Rep. Keven Stratton speaks during a committee hearing Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers have backed a resolution urging the state to be prepared to sue the U.S. government if Washington leaders don't start handing over federal land to the state. Members of a House natural resources committee approved the proposal, despite concern from one lawmaker that it could be costly and hurt the environment. Stratton, says he made changes because he thinks the Republican-controlled Congress and White House may be willing to hand over the land to Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers backed a resolution on Friday urging the state to be...

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Gold-record recording country-western music artist Michael Martin Murphey will perform ThursdayMarch 2nd at the Colonial Theater.

Michael Martin Murphey, a gold-record recording country-western music artist, will perform...

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Unsafe transport leads to farmworkers’ death

In this July 15, 2016 photo, the parents and siblings of late Jose Rangel Chavez pose inside the new bedroom they built for him with the money he sent home from the U.S. as part of a guest worker program, in El Sabino, Mexico. Jose Rangel's father, Wenceslao Rangel Gutierrez, hobbled by untreated high blood pressure, can no longer provide for his family. "He was our only option," Jose's mother says of their oldest son. "The only hope we had." (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Jose Rangel Chavez and 18 other Mexican guest workers were dozing as their bus hurtled down Interstate 40 in a light rain. After nine months away from home, the 22-year-old was about to complete a meandering round trip of nearly 5,000 miles.

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