Pat Sutphin / South Fremont junior Hansen Curtis gets double-teamed by Shelley juniors Brennon Wattenbarger, left, and Brady Hollist, right, as he tries to put a rebound up for two points Friday at Shelley High School. Pat Sutphin /

The South Fremont High School boys basketball team was the Mountain Rivers Conference’s big winner wins Friday night in Shelley. First, they snapped a three-game conference losing... More >>

Snowboarder Jessika Jenson of Rigby jumps during the Big Air at Fenway skiing and snowboarding U.S. Grand Prix tour event Thursday at Fenway Park, in Boston. Elise Amendola / Associated Press

A little more than two years after dropping into the slopestyle course at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Rigby’s Jessika Jenson made a much bigger drop at an event that... More >>

INL researcher Peter Zalupski has studied how to separate useful materials from spent nuclear fuel and other mixtures. On Friday he was among three INL authors who were given an award for “Outstanding Paper by Early Career Scientist or Engineer.” Courtesy INL

Idaho National Laboratory on Friday honored more than 140 inventors, researchers and technicians at its 20th annual Research and Development Ceremony. Some of the lab’s big... More >>

Jim Vail, a member of the Idaho Falls Astronomical Society, shows off his eclipse viewing equipment on Friday at his home in Idaho Falls. Vail, an eclipse veteran, has a modified Canon EOS camera attached to a “Skytracker” device for taking eclipse photos. He also brings along special tinted glasses and modified binoculars for safe viewing. Pat Sutphin /

The first total solar eclipse to sweep over the continental U.S. in decades is still more than a year away. But local astronomy and eclipse aficionados don’t seem to care. For many... More >>

A man wave American flag from atop a car at the Narrows roadblock, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, near Burns, Ore. The last four occupiers of a Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon surrendered Thursday. The holdouts were the last remnants of a larger group that seized the wildlife refuge nearly six weeks ago, demanding that the government turn over the land to locals and release two ranchers imprisoned for setting fires. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)

GRANGEVILLE — Sean and Susan Anderson of Riggins made some poor choices when they joined the occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Ore., last month, Idaho County... More >>
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United States' Zach LaVine holds the MVP trophy after the NBA Rising Stars Challenge basketball game in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Zach LaVine hoisted the MVP trophy above his head, laughing along...

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Sister Mary Benedicte, left, serves food at the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. SanFrancisco nuns who serve the homeless are in danger of getting kicked out of their home after a rent hike of more than 50 percent. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sister Mary Benedicte wants to focus on feeding the hungry...

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In this Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, photo, coal ash is removed from the Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C., to be transported by rail to a permanent site in Virginia. Duke Energy Corp. is digging up and hauling away from riverbanks the toxic coal residues two years after one of the worst coal-ash spills in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton...

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The Framing Corner shop manager Dan-O Snarr strikes a pose Thursday afternoon. Snarr already had worked at the shop for 10 years when his sister bought the business in 2011.

It’s not hard to find a picture frame to hang a photo on the wall — cheap,...

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This Jan. 11, 2016 photo shows a plate of lamb and date kofta in a lettuce wrap in Concord, N.H., a delicious and easy party food for your Oscar party. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Hollywood’s biggest night also is one of the best excuses to get your friends...

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Birders can rejoice over a great oppertunity to spot various avian creatures and gab with...



Jury President Meryl Streep attends a press conference at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled in the debate...

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