Medicaid initiative qualifies for Idaho ballot

Supporters gather during a rally in favor of a Medicaid expansion initiative on the steps of the state Capitol in downtown Boise on July 6. Backers of the initiative later delivered their verified petitions to the Idaho Secretary of State’s office at the close of the rally. Brian Myrick / Idaho Press

An initiative to expand Medicaid in Idaho has officially qualified for the November ballot, Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced on Tuesday morning.

Stranded woman drank water from moss after Calif. crash

In this Friday, July 13, 2018, photo posted on the Monterey County, Calif., Sheriff's Office Twitter feed, authorities tend to Angela Hernandez, foreground center, after she was rescued, in Morro Bay, Calif. Authorities say a couple on a camping trip came upon Hernandez, from Oregon, who had been missing since July 6, after her car went over a cliff in coastal California. (Monterey County Sheriff's Office via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach.

Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

Charles Phillips waits for a procession carrying the body of firefighter Braden Varney on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Mariposa, Calif. Varney died Saturday while battling the Ferguson fire when his bulldozer overturned. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park shrouded the popular destination in smoke and left some tourist-dependent businesses hurting Monday, but visitors still braved trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants in the California park, officials said.

Exceedingly rare Mickey Mantle card goes on display

The "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle that is valued at more than $10 million, is put on display as part of baseball memorabilia exhibit at the Colorado History Museum Monday, July 16, 2018, in Denver. The pristine card, one of three known to still be in existence, is owned by Denver lawyer Marshall Fogell. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — The “Holy Grail” of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado Center on Monday via armored truck for a 72-hour public display.

Officials consider demolishing bridge after deadly jump

In this Monday, July 9, 2018 photo, a closed bridge is reflected in the Jordan River in Lehi, Utah. Authorities in Utah are considering demolishing the old iron bridge popular for illicit dives after a teenage boy died when he jumped into the water. (Evan Cobb/The Daily Herald via AP)

LEHI, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah are considering demolishing an old iron bridge popular for illicit dives after a teenage boy was killed when he jumped into the water.

Suit seeks to keep former weapons plant closed to public

FILE--In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, visitors approach a former ranch house and barn during a guided hike on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge near Denver. The Colorado town of Superior, which is near the former nuclear weapons plant, has filed a lawsuit to keep part of the site from opening to the public as a wildlife refuge and has asked a federal judge to keep the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from opening Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, saying the agency hasn't adequately studied safety, (AP Photo/Dan Elliott, file)

SUPERIOR, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado town near a former nuclear weapons plant has filed a lawsuit to keep part of the site from opening to the public as a wildlife refuge.

First Comic-Con of MeToo era grapples with harassment

FILE - In this July 21, 2017 file photo, Chris Hardwick moderates the "Fear The Walking Dead" panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Hardwick, a mainstay at Comic-Con and moderator of numerous panels, stepped aside from moderating AMC and BBC America panels amid allegations from an ex-girlfriend, which Hardwick has denied. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comic-Con, the annual gathering of over 130,000 fans, artists, collectors and geek culture savants, has already been changed by the #MeToo and Time’s Up era, with at least one notable figure stepping aside due to sexual misconduct allegations. But questions remain about its atmosphere and whether convention organizers will take any extra steps to address longstanding allegations of harassment issues during the event which kicks off Wednesday night in San Diego.


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