Firefighters and rescuers examine buildings collapsed after a strong earthquake hit Hakuba, Nagano prefecture, central Japan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake shook on Saturday night the mountainous area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroying more than half a dozen homes in the ski resort town and injuring at least 30 people, officials said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

TOKYO (AP) — Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998... More >>
What others saw as a blemish on the Idaho Falls landscape, Ball Ventures President Allen Ball and CEO Cortney Liddiard saw as potential — hundreds of acres bordering the Snake River... More >>

Pat Sutphin / A laser-engraved Christmas ornament hangs from a miniature Christmas tree Saturday at the Fall Craft and Vendor Fair at Rigby High School. Deryk Barrett, a teacher in the Engineering Technology Department at Rigby High School, said the machine made its debut Saturday. It was purchased about a month ago. Pat Sutphin /

RIGBY — Let’s face it, there’s nothing warm and fuzzy about a state-of-the-art laser engraver. So, the machine seemed a bit out of place at the Fall Craft &Vendor... More >>

Provided by Ken Cole Robert Limbert, left, Walter Cole and an unidentified man camping on one of Limbert’s and Cole’s trips through what became Craters of the Moon National Monument. Provided by Ken Cole

Idaho is the only state in the West that doesn’t have a national park solely within its borders. That could change if a proposal to turn Craters of the Moon into a national park... More >>

Fruitland's Jerred Seamons attempts unsuccessfully to get the ball over a wall of Snake River defenders into the end zone during the 3A state football final at Albertsons Stadium in Boise on Friday, November 21, 2014. Snake River won 36-21.

BOISE — A dominant defense and an aerial assault allowed Snake River to roll to its 10th state high school football championship Friday. Snake River found no match for its... More >>
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms...

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2011 file photo shows current D.C. councilmember and former Washington Mayor Marion Barry in Washington. Barry, who staged comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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PROVO, Utah (AP) — Christian Stewart threw four touchdown passes and ran for two...

Brigham Young quarterback Christian Stewart (7) hands the ball off to Brigham Young running back Adam Hine (28) in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game with UNLV Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago,...

Comedian Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago. (AP Photo/Florida Today, Malcolm Denemark)

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