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The headstone of Jasper Conrad is seen at the Iona Cemetery on Wednesday. Jasper Conrad, along with his brother Byard Conrad, died after being infected with the influenza virus in 1918. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

This flu season is, by all accounts, a bad one. The Centers for Disease Control reports the virus is widespread in every state except Hawaii. Television news is covering the flu outbreak... More >>

In this November 1918 photo made available by the Library of Congress, a nurse takes the pulse of a patient in the influenza ward of the Walter Reed hospital in Washington. Historians think the pandemic started in Kansas in early 1918, and by winter 1919 the virus had infected a third of the global population and killed at least 50 million people, including 675,000 Americans. Some estimates put the toll as high as 100 million. By comparison, the AIDS virus has claimed 35 million lives over four decades. (Harris & Ewing/Library of Congress via AP)

The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A... More >>

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Leslie Van Houten attends her parole hearing at the California Institution for Women in Corona, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown has again denied parole for Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson. Brown said in his decision announced Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, that despite Van Houten saying at her parole hearing that she accepts full responsibility for her crimes, she still lays too much of the blame on Manson, who died two months ago. (Stan Lim/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at... More >>

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, Ana Martinez, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. This year’s U.S. flu season got off to an early start, and it’s been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other common flu bugs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was... More >>

In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, people pass border wall prototypes as they stand near the border with Tijuana, Mexico, in San Diego. A U.S. official says recent testing of prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico found their heights should stop border crossers. U.S. tactical teams spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the models in San Diego. An official with direct knowledge of the results said they point to see-through steel barriers topped by concrete as the best design. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the information is not authorized for release. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers,... More >>
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Carlos Flores of Shelley puts Danny Tanner of Corner Canyon against the mat during the Tiger-Grizz Invitational wrestling tournament Friday at Skyline High School. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

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Fiona, a baby Nile Hippopotamus, swims through her enclosure as visitors look on at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati. Fiona, born six weeks prematurely at 29 pounds, well below the common 50-100 pound range, and required nonstop critical care by zookeepers to ensure her survival has become a international celebrity. She will reach her first birthday on Jan. 24. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 photo provided by Civil Beat, cars drive past a highway sign that says "MISSILE ALERT ERROR THERE IS NO THREAT" on the H-1 Freeway in Honolulu. The state emergency officials announced human error as cause for a statewide announcement of an incoming missile strike alert that was sent to mobile phones. (Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat via AP)

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This undated photo shows winter burn of arborvitae leaves in New Paltz, N.Y. A few measures can be taken to lessen the chance of the leaves of your evergreen browning in winter. (Lee Reich via AP)

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Mike Jackson rides his e-bike through the foothills south of Idaho Falls in December 2017. Courtesy Tana Jackson

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