More children are playing games online than ever before, but it’s not all fun and games and the risks connected to kids and gaming continue to grow. With over 900,000 games available in app stores, it’s impossible to keep track of the many ways users may be vulnerable. Better Business Bureau…

The college admissions scandal — which recently led to a 14-day prison sentence for actress Felicity Huffman — exposed a group of wealthy parents’ obsession with getting their kids into the “right” school. Prosecutors say the families paid bribes, faked test results and pretended their kids …

Getting messages on social media from friends and family usually solicits immediate clicks, but you may want to hesitate for a minute. Currently, there is a new scam using Facebook messenger; it is a video link including your picture asking, “Is this you?” It will look like this is a message…

POCATELLO — During a Friday speech at Idaho State University, Gov. Brad Little touched on a wide variety of issues — diversifying the state’s economy, keeping young people in Idaho, addressing the state’s housing shortage, making Pocatello a hub for the railroad like it once was and more.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Defying the NCAA, California opened the way Monday for college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers and other sponsors, just like the pros.

Finding Mr. or Mrs. Right can be difficult. With a world spending so much time on smart devices and phones, meeting people online has become standard. According to eharmony, 40 million Americans use online dating websites; those users range from young to old. With those numbers, Facebook is …

AUGUSTA, Maine — Efforts to ban flavored e-cigarettes and reduce their appeal to youngsters have sputtered under industry pressure in over a half-dozen states this year even as one state, Michigan, moves ahead with its own restrictions and President Donald Trump promises federal ones.

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FRANKFURT, Germany — Volkswagen is rolling out what it bills as the breakthrough electric car for the masses, the leading edge of a wave of new battery-powered vehicles about to hit the European auto market.

Most people’s social media accounts are hacked because they forget to set up dual-factor authentication or update their passwords every now and then. But in the case of Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, he had his password and login procedure up to date. So how did it end up that over Labor Day week…

Researchers say suspected nation-state hackers infected Apple iPhones with spyware over two years in what security experts on Friday called an alarming security failure for a company whose calling card is privacy.

When children have phones or smart devices, they likely also have access to apps. That means it’s up to a parent to decipher which ones they should be allowed to have, and which ones may carry a risk. Some apps are easy to judge, but those that provide communication with other users may be h…

The Eastern Idaho State Fair is almost here. It’s a tradition, with a corndog in one hand and cotton candy in the other, who doesn’t look forward to the endless entertainment and loads of family fun? The annual event is filled with amusement rides, carnival games and deep-fried everything; t…

Basic American Foods (“BAF”), a division of Basic American Inc., announced today its intention to phase out its manufacturing operations at its Shelley, Idaho facility and its Basic American Ingredients facility in Blackfoot, Idaho. BAF’s recently expanded, main facility in Blackfoot will re…

Soon students will be heading back to Idaho State University, Brigham Young University-Idaho, and the College of Eastern Idaho, but are they prepared to handle life out on their own? Wherever your child is headed, they leave the comfort of your protective wings for new adventures.

HOUSTON — The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted.

U.S. health officials are making a new attempt at adding graphic images to cigarette packets to discourage Americans from lighting up. If successful, it would be the first change to U.S. cigarette warnings in 35 years.

Proud Source Water, a naturally alkaline spring water bottled at the source in Mackay, ID has been selected as the exclusive aluminum bottled water provider for the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, August 9th-11th. The eco-friendly water provider will play a …

When temperatures rise — so do tempers, crime, and power bills. Mix a few of those together and you get a nasty brew of scammers posing as the local power company. In fact, Better Business Bureau has received multiple reports of scammers calling residents and businesses claiming to be power …

Hang up the phone. If you’re trying to call a travel company’s customer service number you found via search engine, read on before dialing. The Better Business Bureau has just learned about a network of scammers using Expedia Group’s name to take consumers for thousands of dollars.

BEIJING — Two months after U.S.-Chinese talks aimed at ending a tariff war broke down, both sides are trying to temper hopes for a breakthrough when negotiations resume Tuesday on an array of disputes that has grown to include tension over China's tech giant Huawei.