In this March 19 photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush visits the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta. Republicans hoped to avoid a debate over social issues heading into the next presidential contest. Yet the backlash over a so-called religious freedom law in Indiana is highlighting the partys overwhelming opposition to same-sex marriage and forcing the GOPs leading presidential contenders to weigh in. I think Gov. Pence has done the right thing, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said in a March 30, radio interview. He said the law was "simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — It is a debate many Republicans hoped to avoid. But as the backlash intensifies over a so-called religious freedom law in Indiana, the GOP’s leading White... More >>

In this Thursday, March 12, 2015 photo, trucks travel along I-45 near Huntsville, Texas. Many tractor-trailers on the nations roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

DETROIT (AP) — Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and... More >>

First-grader Stella Pettinger, 6, uses her Promethean ActivExpression 2 clicker to solve a math problem in Melissa Hunt’s class Monday at I.T. Stoddard Elementary School in Blackfoot. In December, Hunt won a $100,000 grant to add technology to her school. Pat Sutphin /

BLACKFOOT — It all started with a “thank you.” At least that’s what Melissa Hunt, a first-grade teacher at I.T. Stoddard Elementary School, tells people when they... More >>

Bonneville junior Lexi Leishman chips her ball out of the sand trap during a match against Idaho Falls and Skyline Tuesday at Sage Lakes Golf Course. With wind gusts up to 36 mph, many golfers had trouble getting on the green. Photographer Pat Sutphin /, Date 3/31/2015, Lens 200, ISO 200, FStop {fstop}, Shutter 1/2000, Aperature {aperature},

Idaho Falls High School golfer Trevor Hott blasted his opening tee shot. On another day, it might have landed in the fairway. On Tuesday, it hooked left, flirting with out of bounds.... More >>

A gift of baby moccasins made in southeast Idaho for Everett and Elsa Fast. Photos By Ilona McCarty

SALMON — From all appearances, Geoff and Hannah Fast led a charmed life downriver of North Fork. He was a wilderness ranger for the U.S. Forest Service and she was a fly-fishing guide... More >>
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FILE - In this March 8, 2015, file photo, Lydia Ko of New Zealand tees off on the ninth hole during the final round of the HSBC Women's Champions golf tournament in Singapore. Seventeen months after she turned pro, Ko has done just about everything but win a major. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

(AP) - The pressure from playing in the first major of the year is clearly getting to...

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In this photo provided by Woman's Day shows "egg chicks," created by adding facial features, and personality, to traditional deviled eggs, which appear in the April 2015 issue of Woman's Day magazine. Prepare a brunch table for Easter that's big on charm and low on effort by crafting only one or two special decorations for the family occasion. (AP Photo/Woman's Day, Kat Teutsch)

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