US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, left, receives the rank pennant from US Air Force General Philip Breedlove, the outgoing commanding officer of USand NATOtroops in Europe, during the change in command at the United States European Command (EUCOM), in Stuttgart, Germany, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, with General Joseph Dunford, second from left, and Command Master Chief Crispian Addington, second from right, pictured in the background.(Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

BAGHDAD (AP) — An American serviceman was killed in Iraq by fire from the Islamic State group during an attack on Iraqi Kurdish positions outside the IS-held city of Mosul on Tuesday... More >>

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, waves with his wife Heidi and daughters, Caroline, right, and Catherine, during a rally at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz faces a high-stakes test for his slumping presidential campaign in Tuesday’s Indiana primary, one of the last opportunities for the Texas... More >>

Detroit teachers march outside the district headquarters, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed Monday and more than 45,000 students missed classes after about half the district's teachers called out sick to protest the possibility that some of them will not get paid over the summer if the struggling district runs out of cash. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the sick-out by teachers that’s closed dozens of Detroit schools on Tuesday (all times local): 10:55 a.m. A top Republican lawmaker says... More >>

People watch Carnival's Adonia cruise ship arrive from Miami, in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 2, 2016. The Adonia's arrival is the first step toward a future in which thousands of ships a year could cross the Florida Straits, long closed to most U.S.-Cuba traffic due to tensions that once brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

HAVANA (AP) — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of... More >>

Grounds crew pull pilot Andre Borschberg and the Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 plane to the hanger after landing, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Goodyear, Ariz. The plane left early Monday from California for a 16-hour trip to Phoenix to resume its journey around the world using only energy from the sun. (AP Photo/Matt York)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — An airplane powered only by sunlight has arrived in a Phoenix suburb after completing the latest leg of its global trip. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2... More >>
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Members of the BYSL Blackhawks celebrate their title at last weekend’s Canyon Rim Classic in Twin Falls. Photo courtesy of Ernesto Melo

The BYSL Blackhawks boys soccer team won the U12 National division title at last weekend...

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This book cover image released by William Morrow shows, "Siddhartha's Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment," by James Kingsland. (William Morrow via AP)

“Siddhartha’s Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment” (...

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FILE - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a campaign stop in Indianapolis. Trump has a Plan B on campaign money, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he has called "corrupt." While the political newcomer might lock up the Republican presidential nomination in the next six weeks of voting, he and his allies are simultaneously mounting a public pressure campaign in case he falls short and finds himself at a contested convention this summer in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has a Plan B if he’s faced with a contested...

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This April 18, 2016, photo shows white and green bean vegetarian salade nicoise in Concord, N.H. This tuna-free version of the classic French salad gets a salty-fishy-brininess from capers and nori seaweed, and protein from creamy white navy beans. (AP Photo/J.M. Hirsch)

Salade nicoise was the first recipe I made when I lived in France, a country that later...

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A mug of soda pop proudly proclaims that the Frostop Drive-In has been in Ashton since 1965. The root beer hit the spot after a long, wet day of riding. Jerry Painter

On the bike ride back from Old Faithful to West Yellowstone, Mont., we had two choices of...



This image released by Profiles in History shows a black and white blazer with leather sleeves, worn by Prince in the 1984 film, "Purple Rain." The item will be auctioned on June 29, along with costumes worn by Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and a Swarovski crystal studded glove from Michael Jacksons 1992 Dangerous world tour. (Charlie Nunn/Profiles in History via AP)

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A rare piece of movie memorabilia from Prince’s 1984...

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Madison FFA wins awards at state

Courtesy of Shane Wetzel
Madison Junior and Senior High School FFA students who attended the State FFA Leadership Conference in Twin Falls and either placed in competitions or were awarded State FFA degrees early this month were, from left, Emi Ryland, Randy Clements, Sarah Littlefield, Sarah Holt, Emma Holt, Oakley Cheney, Mady Ziegler, Tristen Rydalch, Elizabeth Becraft, Alex Hartline, Shalani Wilcox, Owen Wetzel, Chelsey Halford, Faustin Wood, Kaylie Rasmussen, Kenadee Robinson and Marcus Roberts.

REXBURG — Madison High School’s FFA Chapter has a new Idaho State FFA officer.

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