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Prosecutors: Men in gun conspiracy had white supremacy ties

Nov. 20, 2020 7:13 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two men previously charged with conspiring to make and sell illegal firearms also discussed shooting protesters after scouting a Black Lives Matter rally and had participated in live-fire weapons training where participants displayed Nazi symbols, prosecutors said in court...

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2011 file photo shows the execution chamber at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution as Security Institution Warden Randy Blades look on in Boise, Idaho. The Idaho Supreme Court says state prison officials must turn over records that include information about where they obtained lethal injection drugs used in recent executions. The high court's ruling on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, was a win for University of Idaho Professor Aliza Cover, who studies how the public interacts with the death penalty. (AP Photo/Jessie L. Bonner, File)

Idaho Supreme Court: State must reveal execution drug source

Nov. 20, 2020 6:23 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prison officials must turn over information about where they got lethal injection drugs used in recent executions, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday, the latest turn in a long-running challenge over transparency in executions that's playing out nationwide. The high court's...

Idaho is top pick for Energy Department nuclear test reactor

Nov. 19, 2020 6:43 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government said Thursday that Idaho is its preferred choice ahead of Tennessee for a test reactor to be built as part of an effort to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants. The U.S. Department of Energy said in an...

FILE - In this May 9, 2008, file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. The Trump administration announced plans that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and drilling and ignores a federal court ruling. U.S. officials plan to publish the plans Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in the Federal Register as part of a process that could allow the plans to take effect shortly before Trump leaves office. (Jerret Raffety/The Rawlins Daily Times via AP, File)

Trump plans would ease protections for sage grouse in West

Nov. 19, 2020 6:38 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration announced plans Thursday that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and drilling and ignores a federal court ruling. U.S. officials plan to formally publish what are...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2020, file photo, a runner passes by a window displaying portraits of people wearing face coverings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Lewiston, Maine. A deadly rise in COVID-19 infections is forcing state and local officials to adjust their blueprints for fighting a virus that is threatening to overwhelm health care systems. Schools are scrapping plans to reopen classrooms. More states are adopting mask mandates. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

States tightening anti-virus restrictions amid case surge

Nov. 17, 2020 10:02 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The deadly rise in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. is forcing state and local officials to adjust their blueprints for fighting the virus, with Republican governors adopting mask mandates — skeptically, in at least one case — and schools scrapping plans to reopen...

Colorado State punter Ryan Stonehouse (41) has a punt blocked for the second of the night, this time by Boise State cornerback Avery Williams (26), during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

Boise St blocks 3 kicks for scores, routs Colorado St 52-21

Nov. 13, 2020 12:31 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Avery Williams blocked two punts that were returned for touchdowns in the first half, Boise State had three special teams touchdowns off blocked kicks, and the Broncos routed Colorado State 52-21 on Thursday night. Williams recovered his own blocked punt for a touchdown 52 seconds into...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, custodial workers clean a classroom at Richard A. Simpson Elementary School in Arnold, Mo. The school went to fully virtual learning on Monday, Nov. 2, after more than 5% of the staff and students tested positive for COVID-19. They will stay virtual at least until Monday, Nov. 16. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

Virus surge: Schools abandon classes, states retreat

Nov. 12, 2020 9:10 PM EST

School systems in Detroit, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and suburban Minneapolis are giving up on in-person classes, and some governors are reimposing restrictions on bars and restaurants or getting more serious about masks, as the coast-to-coast resurgence of the coronavirus sends deaths, hospitalizations and new...

Residents and staff listen to the national anthem during a socially-distanced Veterans Day ceremony at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Boulder City, Nev. The special outdoor ceremony was held with face coverings and distancing as a precaution against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Veterans Day in 2020: quiet parades, somber virtual events

Nov. 11, 2020 8:53 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Celebrations marking Veterans Day gave way to somber virtual gatherings Wednesday, with many of the nation’s veterans homes barring visitors to protect their residents from the surging coronavirus that has killed thousands of former members of the U.S. military. Cemeteries...

FILE - This Sept. 23, 2005 file photo shows the Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing, Minn. The U.S. Department of Energy announced in November 2020 it has awarded just under $14 million for an attempt to build a hydrogen-energy producing facility with the help of a nuclear research lab in Idaho. The Idaho National Laboratory and Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy will work on devising and building the facility, most likely at Xcel Energy's Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Station. AP Photo/Jim Mone,File)

US nuclear lab partnering with utility to produce hydrogen

Nov. 11, 2020 6:46 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded just under $14 million for an attempt to build a hydrogen-energy production facility at a nuclear power plant in Minnesota with the help of a nuclear research lab in Idaho. Idaho National Laboratory and Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy will work on...

Demonstrators celebrate after the 2020 presidential election is called for President-elect Joe Biden, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

EXPLAINING RACE CALLS: How AP called the race for Biden

Nov. 7, 2020 1:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden captured the presidency on Saturday when The Associated Press declared him the victor in his native Pennsylvania at 11:25 a.m. EST. That got him the state’s 20 electoral votes, which pushed him over the 270 electoral-vote threshold needed to prevail over...