Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton laughs with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump following their presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday’s first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they... More >>

Audra Kershner works at Girls Scouts of Silver Sage Council in Boise as a volunteer development manager — the same as coworker Megan Schuelke, right. Most employees at the office will change how they conduct their day with the new labor rule that requires employers to pay people overtime if their salary is less than about $47,500 a year. Kershner says the changes will be a good thing for her and others overall, but it will take some adjusting. Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

The Girl Scouts may not be an obvious poster child for the national push to pay workers a living wage. But locally, the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council is one of many employers that must... More >>

This late Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, image from video by KIRO7 photographer Jeff Ritter shows suspected Cascade Mall shooter Arcan Cetin at Skagit County Jail in Mount Vernon, Wash., after his arrest in Oak Harbor, Wash., earlier in the evening. Investigators on Sunday tried to piece together information on the 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shootings who was apprehended after a nearly 24-hour manhunt. (Jeff Ritter/KIRO7.com via AP)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy’s makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years,... More >>

Arnold Palmer acknowledges the crowd after hitting the ceremonial first tee shot prior to the first round of the 2007 Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Palmer, who made golf popular for the masses with his hard-charging style, incomparable charisma and a personal touch that made him known throughout the golf world as “The King,” died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh. He was 87. David J. Phillip / Associated Press

Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner’s touch, At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a... More >>

A member of a production crew walks out debate hall at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, the night before Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will meet in their first presidential debate. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night’s presidential... More >>
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Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman Asmaa Albukaie, 33, and her two sons were the first Syrian refugees in Idaho 18 months ago. She feels there’s a reason they were the first: They have a lot of educating to do. “People, when they know (that I am) from Syria, they are surprised,” says Asmaa. “I ask them why you are surprised? They told me they had an idea of Syrian lady: terrorist, terrorist, terrorist.” Instead, Asmaa radiates. “If you love, there is no room for hate in my heart,” she says. “This I believe.” Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman

WASHINGTON — Despite resistance by Idaho’s top political leaders, 118 Syrian...

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In a photo taken Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Basking Ridge, N.J., people leave Bernards Township Community Center after a prayer service. The case of the New Jersey Muslim charged with planting bombs in New York and New Jersey is the latest of many challenging moments for the state's large Muslim population. They have been a target of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the presidential campaign and have seen their governor, once considered a strong ally, endorse a presidential candidate who has thrown suspicion on their entire community. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,...

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Audra Kershner works at Girls Scouts of Silver Sage Council in Boise as a volunteer development manager — the same as coworker Megan Schuelke, right. Most employees at the office will change how they conduct their day with the new labor rule that requires employers to pay people overtime if their salary is less than about $47,500 a year. Kershner says the changes will be a good thing for her and others overall, but it will take some adjusting. Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

The Girl Scouts may not be an obvious poster child for the national push to pay workers a...

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In this Aug. 4, 2016 photo, apple cake baked in a Bundt pan, styled by Sarah Abrams, is displayed at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

My grandmother, who lived with us when I was growing up, had a serious sweet tooth and...

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The bison capture facility is located just north of Gardiner, Mont, outside of Yellowstone National Park. The park won’t delay trapping the animals this winter for shipment of some animals to slaughter. Brett French / Billings Gazette

Northwest tribal representatives urged a small group of Montana legislators on Wednesday...

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Jason Isbell performs at the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer songwriter Jason Isbell won album of the year and...

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Steve Smith on the tractor, at left, and his brother, Leon Smith, on the thresher, at far right, demonstrate to about 70 FFA members how a 1949-vintage grain thresher works at their ranch 20 miles north of Mackay.

DICKEY — While brothers Steve and Leon Smith fired up their grandfather’s 1949-vintage Case grain thresher before about 70 FFA students, Blackfoot ag teacher and FFA adviser Cameron Flaming live-streamed a video of it on Facebook with his smartphone.

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