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Plans to widen heavily used road between Meridian, Caldwell

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:16am

Plans are in the works to widen one of the Treasure Valley's most heavily traveled roads between Meridian and Caldwell.


GOP returns to daunting task of dismantling Obamacare, selling its plan to Trump

MJ Lee, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:03am

Republicans return to Washington on Monday to what is becoming an increasingly daunting undertaking: Dismantling Obamacare.

The Latest: California dam's outflow slowed to clear debris

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:58am

The Latest on the damaged Oroville Dam in Northern California (all times local):

Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:56am

Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them.

Supreme Court to hear appeal from Georgia death row inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:56am

The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear an appeal from a Georgia death row inmate who says lower courts failed to look at lengthy, detailed rulings in his case when turning away a challenge to his sentence.

Uncle of boy killed over missing birthday cake gets 10 years

David Dishneau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:50am

The uncle of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for handcuffing him to a chair and watching the mother's boyfriend pummel the boy senseless.

Judge says police murder retrial on course for May 25 start

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:40am

A judge says the retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer in the death of an unarmed black man is on course to begin May 25.

Minnesota cop pleads not guilty in Philando Castile shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:25am

A Minnesota police officer has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the July shooting death of a black man.

Utah authorities searching for missing plane with 3 onboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:25am

Authorities in southwestern Utah are searching for a plane that was carrying an adult and two children when it went missing over the weekend.

Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad's marijuana

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:20am

An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.

Georgia deputy dies in fiery crash while on job

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:16am

A south Georgia deputy has been killed in a fiery crash while on the job.

Supreme Court upholds disclosure requirement for issue ads

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:05am

The Supreme Court has upheld a requirement that forces groups to say who is paying for issue advertising directed at candidates in an approaching election.

The Latest: Kansas bar attack survivor says he's 'grateful'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:05am

The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):

George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We all need answers'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:55am

Former President George W. Bush said Monday "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the Russian government, and didn't rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation.

Cops: Mom used girl's breath to start car with DUI device

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:43am

Police say a Pennsylvania woman had her 8-year-old daughter blow into an ignition device meant to prevent the woman from driving while drunk shortly before she crashed and was again charged with drunken driving.

Driver who struck and killed toddler charged with DUI

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:37am

Authorities say a man who struck and killed a 21-month-old who ran into the road in South Carolina was driving while intoxicated and had two children in his car.

Man injured in fall from float during Mardi Gras parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:37am

Police say a man fell off a float and injured himself near the end of a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.

Police: Teen charged with capital murder of child found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:06am

Police say a 19-year-old has been charged with capital murder in the death of a 2-month-old child in southeastern Alabama.

Another Alabama inmate killed inside state prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:50am

Another state inmate has been killed in violence at an Alabama prison.

Officials identify sailor fatally shot at naval air station

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:04am

Navy officials in Virginia are identifying a sailor fatally shot by a Naval Air Station Oceana security officer.