Customers enter the J.C. Penney at the Grand Teton Mall on Wednesday afternoon. J.C. Penney announced Friday it plans to close between 130 and 140 stores nationwide. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

J.C. Penney on Friday said it would shutter between 130 and 140 stores in the coming months. The announcement follows a steady drip of dreary news from major retailers. Macy’s said... More >>

John R.K. Howard stares ahead with a blank face during his sentencing hearing Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at the courthouse in Twin Falls, Idaho. Drew Nash / Twin Falls Times-News

DIETRICH — In a fiery, emotional court hearing Friday, the parents of a black, mentally disabled football player stormed out when a defense attorney accused them of fabricating the... More >>

An artist’s rendering of the t0-be-built William J. Maeck Education Center at the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park. city of Idaho Falls

The Idaho Falls City Council unanimously voted Thursday night to accept a $500,000 donation from William J. Maeck to go toward the construction of a new Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park... More >>

New Orleans police work at the scene where a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying the Krewe of Endymion parade on Saturday in the Mid-City section of New Orleans is being investigated for driving... More >>

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York. Swedes are finding themselves puzzled by representations of their country in the U.S. after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials. The Swedish Defense Ministry and Foreign Office told a Swedish newspaper they knew nothing of him. Fox News commentator O'Reilly convened an on-air faceoff Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, over Swedish immigration and crime between a Swedish newspaper reporter and a man identified on screen and verbally as a "Swedish defense and national security advisor," Nils Bildt. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a “Swedish defense and... More >>
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Sugar Salem’s Kenneth Copley battles with Gooding’s Jake McGinnis for the 3A 285-pound state championship Saturday at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. Photo by Steve Conner

NAMPA — Keven Glider had seen this movie before. One year ago, in fact. Glider...

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This May 24, 2016 photo shows musicians performing at O'Flaherty's, a pub in Dingle, Ireland. The town on Ireland's southwest coast has a lively pub scene. One of the musicians is holding a bodhran, which is an Irish handheld drum. (T. Duncan Abernathy via AP) (T. Duncan Abernathy via AP)

DINGLE, Ireland (AP) — On a trip to Europe, we went looking for some real Irish...

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In this Jan. 18, 2017 photo, Chrycynthia Davis, mother of Kharon Davis, poses for a portrait in Dothan, Ala. Kharon Davis was 22-years-old when he was arrested on a capitol murder charge in 2007 and booked into the Houston County Jail. Davis has spent nearly a third of his life held without bond in the jail waiting for trial. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Kharon Davis has spent nearly 10 years in jail. He’s had...

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Customers enter the J.C. Penney at the Grand Teton Mall on Wednesday afternoon. J.C. Penney announced Friday it plans to close between 130 and 140 stores nationwide. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

J.C. Penney on Friday said it would shutter between 130 and 140 stores in the coming...

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This February 2017 photo shows roasted sweet potatoes and carrots prepared with a marinade in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Starchy sides are a mainstay of the classic American dinner. It’s easy to get...

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Orem Republican Rep. Keven Stratton speaks during a committee hearing Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers have backed a resolution urging the state to be prepared to sue the U.S. government if Washington leaders don't start handing over federal land to the state. Members of a House natural resources committee approved the proposal, despite concern from one lawmaker that it could be costly and hurt the environment. Stratton, says he made changes because he thinks the Republican-controlled Congress and White House may be willing to hand over the land to Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers backed a resolution on Friday urging the state to be...

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This image released by Roadside Attractions shows Samantha Barks, left, and Max Irons in a scene from, "Bitter Harvest." (Roadside Attractions via AP)

“Stalin’s tyranny could destroy their country. But not their love.”...

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Unsafe transport leads to farmworkers’ death

In this July 15, 2016 photo, the parents and siblings of late Jose Rangel Chavez pose inside the new bedroom they built for him with the money he sent home from the U.S. as part of a guest worker program, in El Sabino, Mexico. Jose Rangel's father, Wenceslao Rangel Gutierrez, hobbled by untreated high blood pressure, can no longer provide for his family. "He was our only option," Jose's mother says of their oldest son. "The only hope we had." (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Jose Rangel Chavez and 18 other Mexican guest workers were dozing as their bus hurtled down Interstate 40 in a light rain. After nine months away from home, the 22-year-old was about to complete a meandering round trip of nearly 5,000 miles.

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