From left to right, Melissa Pett, of Idaho Falls, and her daughters Andrea Pett, 12, and Brooklyn Pett, 10, search for discounts during the Thanksgiving doorbuster deals Thursday at Kmart in Ammon. Melissa Pett said shopping on Thanksgiving Day is bittersweet. “It’s nice to put the turkey in the oven and come shopping, but I feel bad for the workers,” she said. Pat Sutphin /

The doorbuster deals started at 6 a.m. Idaho Falls resident Sarah Baldwin pushed around a shopping cart filled with sale items as Christmas music rang through the speakers at Kmart in... More >>

Mayor Rebecca Casper carves the turkey at the start of dinner Thursday at the Idaho Falls Elks Lodge. Volunteers put the turkeys in the oven at 8 p.m. Wednesday night and returned at 6 a.m. Thursday to start cooking the other items for the meal. They made enough food to serve 750 people. Pat Sutphin /

Framed like a Norman Rockwell painting, Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper carved her first turkey at the 27th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Idaho Falls Elks Lodge. Casper... More >>

In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Joe Stinziano, executive vice president of Samsung Electronics America, introduces a Samsung SUHD 4K TV at a news conference in Las Vegas. Theres an emerging picture standard that offers four times the pixels of todays high definition. Its known as ultra-high definition, or 4K. But do you need it? (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LOS ANGELES — If you’re shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you’ll want... More >>

Bud Langerak, executive director of the Community Food Basket - Idaho Falls, stocks shelves Tuesday afternoon in preparation for food distribution later in the day. Monte LaOrange /

A flurry of restocking was well underway Tuesday at the Community Food Basket - Idaho Falls. The day before, the pantry had been slammed with a record 144 families in a two-hour period.... More >>

Heath Springman, 13, of Idaho Falls, smiles as he jokes around with other members of the church’s youth group during the pie-baking night Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls. The First Presbyterian Church has been supplying pies for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner for the last 16 years. Pat Sutphin /

About a dozen children gathered in the basement kitchen of the First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday. They were there to make about 50 pumpkin pies. “It’s something they look... More >>
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Courtesy Mark Mendiola, CWI An old sodium processing facility at the Materials and Fuels Complex was demolished earlier this year by U.S. Department of Energy contractor CWI. The dome of the historic Experimental Breeder Reactor-II can be seen in the distance. Courtesy Mark Mendiola, CWI

Cleanup contractor CWI is taking big strides toward removal of a 1960s-era nuclear reactor...

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Washington State safety Shalom Luani (18) brings down Colorado wide receiver Shay Fields (5) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 27-3. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

SEATTLE (AP) — Jeremiah Allison committed to Washington State when it at the bottom...

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Olga Deacon, who has dementia, recalls to her granddaughter, Chris Boyce, that her brothers fought in World War II in front of a memory wall, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at The Easton Home in Easton, Pa. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are increasingly using sight, sound and other sensory cues to stimulate memory in people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — From the antique cast-iron stove in the kitchen to the ancient...

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In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 photo, Bart Fisher, farmer and president of the Palo Verde Irrigation District, looks at the Colorado River while pausing for photos in Blythe, Calif. The third-generation farmer who was born in Blythe, left 29 percent of his farmland fallow this year. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the nations largest distributor of treated drinking water, became the largest landowner in the region including Blythe for good reason: The alfalfa-growing area sits at the top of the legal pecking order to Colorado River water, a lifeline for seven Western states and northern Mexico.( AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest distributor of treated drinking...

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Shelby Johnson, waxologist, performs a eyebrow makeover on Stephanie Turner at LunchBOX (A Waxing Salon) at 818 W. Idaho St. in downtown Boise. Kyle Green /

Debi Lane wasn’t thinking about creating a nationwide brand when she opened LunchBox...

Food & Home

This October 26, 2015 photo shows lightened cassoulet in Concord, NH. This recipe evokes some of the comfort of a classic French cassoulet, without quite so much heft. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

If you’ve ever spent any winter time in France, you’ve undoubtedly indulged in...

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Sam Painter, left, and Julie Painter cross-country ski along the Moose Creek Road east of Victor during a winter outing in 2009. Photo by Jerry Painter

The first time I ever went cross-country skiing, I wondered if I would ever get the hang...



FILE - In this April 15, 2013, file photo, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is helped by Emergency Medical Services EMT Paul Mitchell, left, Carlos Arredondo, center, and Devin Wang, right, after he was injured in one of two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston. Less than three years after bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, two movies, a documentary play and an HBO documentary are all in the works. Those most touched by the 2013 attack have decidedly mixed feelings about seeing the tragedy told on the stage and screen. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Less than three years after bombs killed three people and wounded more...

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New produce safety rules aim to prevent illness

FILE - In this combo of file photos, an operator of a fruit and vegetable stand near Denver holds a cantaloupe, Sept. 16, 2011, and untainted spinach grows near Castroville, Calif., Sept. 18, 2006. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new produce safety rules Friday in the wake of large foodborne illness outbreaks over the last decade, including deadly outbreaks linked to fresh spinach, cantaloupes and cucumbers. (AP Photos/File)

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables. They also want the produce to be safe.

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