One-handed Northern Arizona player spreading inspiration

In this Jan. 18, 2018 photo provided by NAU Athletics, Northern Arizona's Omar Ndiaye warms up before an NCAA college basketball game against Eastern Washington in Flagstaff, Ariz. Ndiaye does not have a right hand due to a birth defect, but was still talented enough to become a Division I basketball player. (NAU Athletics vis AP)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Omar Ndiaye strokes in long 3-pointers with a flick of his wrist alongside the rest of Northern Arizona’s players. Ndiaye has the same springy legs as his teammates, is just as quick off the dribble and has a wicked crossover.

California gunman in veteran center killings was ex-patient

Fernando Juarez, 36, of Napa, center, embraces his 22-year-old sister Vanessa Flores, right, at the Veterans Home of California on Friday March 9, 2018. in Yountville, Calif. Flores, who is a caregiver at the facility, exchanged texts with family while sheltering in place. A gunman took at least three people hostage at the largest veterans home in the United States on Friday, leading to a lockdown of the sprawling grounds in California, authorities said. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Three women who devoted their lives to helping traumatized veterans were killed by a patient who had been kicked out of their Northern California treatment program, authorities and a relative of a victim said.

Debate erupts over memoir by former Border Patrol agent

In this Feb. 19, 2018 photo, Francisco Cantu poses in San Francisco. Cantu was a U.S. Border Patrol agent from 2008 to 2012 and is the author of "The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border." He's scheduled to appear this weekend at the Tucson Festival of Books. (Santiago Mejia /San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

PHOENIX (AP) — Francisco Cantu said he joined the Border Patrol at age 23 to get an on-the-ground education in international relations.

Poor weather prevents food from reaching Iditarod checkpoint

FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, defending Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey rounds a turn during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. Poor weather on Friday, March 9, 2018, caused some logistical challenges for mushers in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, file)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Poor weather on Friday caused logistical challenges for mushers in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Gate City Brewfest is Saturday in Pocatello

Brandan Lucas, a manager at The Office Bar and Grill, pours a beer Thursday afternoon. The Office will be participating in Gate City Brewfest, which is being held from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday in Old Town Pocatello. Doug Lindley / Idaho State Journal

POCATELLO — Eighteen businesses in Old Town Pocatello are participating in the eighth annual Gate City Brewfest, which will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m Saturday.

Ogden women’s basketball star overcomes odds

J'Aiamoni Welch-Coleman is a point guard for Weber State University's basketball team. Welch-Coleman says she turned to athletics at a young age in order to handle the world after her mother was killed. (Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner via AP)

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — There’s a bright star on the Weber State University women’s basketball court who easily could have chosen a life of darkness.

Judge to hear motions to overturn Montana murder convictions

This undated photo provided by the Montana Department of Corrections shows Freddie Joe Lawrence, who is asking that his conviction for a 1994 murder be overturned because new DNA evidence links convicted double-murderer David Wayne Nelson to the case. A hearing is set for Friday, March 9, 2018, in Helena, Mont. (Montana Department of Corrections via AP)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A state judge is scheduled to hear arguments Friday on whether to overturn convictions of two men in a 1994 murder.



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