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Idaho House Speaker Bedke faces fallout after reprimand

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 2:54pm

Five Idaho lawmakers surprised the House floor Monday by asking Speaker Scott Bedke to remove them from their committee assignments in a defiant act of solidarity with a female colleague recently admonished for comments on the mobility of women.

Romney to join celebration of 2002 Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 2:11pm

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be among those next month marking 15 years since Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics.

Officials: FBI arrests widow of Orlando nightclub shooter

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 2:11pm

The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, has been arrested by the FBI on in connection with the attack, authorities said Monday.

The Latest: Biloxi changes holiday name to honor MLK Jr.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 2:02pm

The Latest on celebrations across the country for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (all times local):

Otter orders cybersecurity improvements for Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 2:01pm

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has signed an executive order aimed at protecting the state's computer networks from hackers.

Utah State: Suit over frat party assault should be dismissed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:41pm

Utah State University and a fraternity have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former student accusing the school and organization of failing to act on reports of sexual assault against a fraternity brother before he raped her.

3 Keys road workers dead after collapsing underground

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:31pm

Officials say it's not clear what killed three men working underground on a road project in the Florida Keys.

The Latest: Friends say slain teen looked out for classmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:31pm

The Latest on the life of a teenage girl who authorities say was killed and dismembered by her adoptive mother and the mother's boyfriend (all times local):

Teen slain in 'rape-murder fantasy' was friend to the lonely

Maryclaire Dale and Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:31pm

The smiles radiate from photos posted online by friends: Grace Packer sporting an impish grin as a toddler, floating happily in a pool as a young teen, leaning in to talk to a friend at her school lunch table.

Ice threat lingers for some Midwest states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:20pm

A few states in the Midwest again are on alert for icy conditions.

King Day highlights transition from Obama to Trump

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:10pm

As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.

Mississippi city renames 'Great Americans Day' to honor MLK

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:01pm

A Mississippi city has decided to ditch "Great Americans Day" and rename it to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

National park visits hit record high for 3rd straight year

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:00pm

Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought collateral headaches stemming from overcrowded roads and trails and increasing visitor misbehavior.

North Dakota lawmakers want more time on medical pot rules

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 12:03pm

Caught off-guard by voters in this highly conservative state approving medical marijuana, North Dakota lawmakers said Monday that more time is needed to implement the law.

Air Force: PTSD, other factors led airman to kill commander

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:51am

U.S. Air Force investigators have determined that post-traumatic stress disorder and the unraveling of a distinguished military career led an airman to fatally shoot his commander last year at a San Antonio base before killing himself, according to Air Force documents.

Bill proposes banning suspected terrorists from buying guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:50am

A Wyoming lawmaker wants to bar anyone on federal terrorism watch lists from purchasing guns in the state.

Teton County considers Snake River fence settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:30am

A potential settlement between Teton County and a property owner would mean fence poles too close to the Snake River would be removed by next summer.

US official says wife of Orlando shooter has been arrested for obstruction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:21am

US official says wife of Orlando shooter has been arrested for obstruction.

Another Democrat plans to skip inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:11am

Add another Democratic congressman to the list of those who'll be skipping Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.