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Police respond to a report of an explosion near Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Zoeller)

NEW YORK (AP) — A man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring the suspect and three other people at the height of... More >>

In this early morning Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 photo released by Santa Barbara County Fire Department, firefighters working on structure protection, keep a close eye on nearby flames atop Shepard Mesa Road in Carpinteria, Calif. The area has been evacuated by law enforcement and FD has moved in to protect homes. in Carpinteria, Calif. A flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns. Crews with help from water-dropping aircraft saved several homes as unpredictable gusts sent the blaze churning deeper into foothill areas northwest of Los Angeles that haven't burned in decades. New evacuations were ordered in Carpinteria, a seaside city in Santa Barbara County that has been under fire threat for days. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighborhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in size,... More >>

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Fairhope Ala. Alabama voters pick between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Democrats see Tuesday’s special Senate election as a chance to renounce a history littered with politicians whose race-baiting, bombast and other... More >>

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman President Pro Tempore, Sen. Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, runs the days business on the Senate floor Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

The 2018 Idaho legislative session begins Jan. 8, and top leaders say the House and Senate are likely to tackle several major issues. From increasing teacher salaries to health care to the... More >>

Betty Anderl sorts donations to the 40th annual Christmas Basket food and gift drive. The drive typically sees 40 to 50 volunteers for sorting, 60 to 80 for wrapping and another 80 for distribution. Kevin Trevellyan / ktrevellyan@postregister.com

Though the usually vacant Kingston Plaza building’s interior is chilly this time of year, the work going on there is heartwarming. Volunteers are working to brighten the holidays... More >>
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President Donald Trump steps off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Trump is returning from a trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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This November 2017 photo shows chocolate peppermint cookies in New York. The main ingredient here is 1 1/2 pounds of chocolate, which guarantees an intensely chocolate-y flavor. The cookie’s base is made of a combination of unsweetened and bittersweet chocolate. (Sara Moulton via AP)

If, like me, you’re a fan of dark chocolate peppermint bark at Christmastime, you...

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A skier and his dog head up the Teton Canyon Road on Saturday east of Driggs. There was just enough snow for groomers to set tracks and smooth it out for skate skiers. In the background, Mount Owen, the Grand, Table Mountain and the Middle Teton can be seen. (Jerry Painter photo)

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