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Judge blocks Trump from easing energy rules in US West

Oct. 17, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration from easing rules on mining, drilling and grazing across millions of acres in seven Western states, saying such activities left unchecked were likely to harm a struggling bird species.   The ground-dwelling greater...

China detains 2 US citizens who ran teaching program

Oct. 17, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday it detained two U.S. citizens on suspicion of organizing others to illegally cross the border, amid sharpening tensions between the sides over trade, technology and other sensitive issues. Police in the eastern province of Jiangsu arrested Alyssa Petersen and Jacob Harlan...

Western governors want nuclear testing compensation expanded

Oct. 15, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Atmospheric nuclear weapons testing exposed more states and more people to radiation fallout and resulting cancers and other diseases than the federal government currently recognizes, Western governors said. The Western Governors' Association on Friday sent letters to the U.S. Senate...

No. 14 Boise State loses Bachmeier, beats Hawaii 59-37

Oct. 13, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — After holding a competitive contest for the starting quarterback job, Boise State coach Bryan Harsin has insisted that the Broncos are well stocked at the position. Saturday night against Hawaii and its high-powered offense, Harsin's message was put to the test. Turns out, he was right....

Alexander leads 2nd-half push, Portland State blanks Idaho

Oct. 12, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Davis Alexander threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Portland State scored all of the game's points after halftime in a 24-0 victory over Idaho on Saturday. Deon Crayon's interception of a Mason Petrino pass early in the third quarter set up the Vikings (4-3, 2-1 Big Sky)...

Idaho State wallops North Dakota 55-20, Struck with 5 TDs

Oct. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Matt Struck threw for 396 yards and five touchdowns, four in the second quarter, Ty Flanagan rushed for 163 yards and a score and Idaho State dominated North Dakota 55-20 Saturday, beating the Fighting Hawks for the first time in Holt Arena. Coming out of the first quarter trailing...

Without oversight, scores of accused priests commit crimes

Oct. 5, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

Nearly 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious authorities or law enforcement, decades after the first wave of the church abuse scandal roiled U.S. dioceses, an...

Jackson's late TD ensures win for Weber State, 41-35

Oct. 5, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Kris Jackson's late touchdown gave Weber State the points it needed to hold off Idaho 41-35 on Saturday. Idaho (2-4, 0-2 Big Sky) got within 34-28 on Mason Petrino's 1-yard run with 3:19 to go before Jackson scored the necessary insurance touchdown on an 18-yard run. The Vandals...

Dalton rallies Montana past Idaho State 59-20

Oct. 5, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Quarterback Dalton Sneed brushed aside a tough first quarter and threw for 397 yards and two touchdowns to push the Montana Grizzlies past Idaho State 59-20 Saturday. Sneed, a senior, completed 26 of 41 passes while leading the Grizzlies (5-1, 2-0 Big Sky Conference) back from a 17-0...

Western governors: States not consulted on nuclear waste

Oct. 4, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Western governors are disappointed that the U.S. Department of Energy didn't consult their states' nuclear waste experts before releasing a five-year plan for a nuclear waste facility in New Mexico, the governors say. The Western Governors' Association in a Sept. 30 letter to the Energy...