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Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

04/06/2014 1:30am
Idahoans who started signing up for health insurance but couldn't finish before the March 31 deadline have a little more time. Your Health Idaho officials say April 15 is the final day to sign up. Communications Director Jody Olson tells the Idaho Statesman that those still working on their applications need to be persistent.

Morocco's unions unite to protest gov't austerity

04/06/2014 6:10am
Thousands of workers, teachers and civil servants marched through downtown Casablanca on Sunday to protest austerity plans put in place by the Moroccan government to control runaway spending.

GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate

04/06/2014 6:20am
At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.

Election-year GOP split over home-state projects

04/06/2014 7:10am
Republicans can't seem to reach an official party line this election year on the old Washington custom of using the federal budget to benefit the folks back home.

Teacher keeps history of Civil War killings alive

04/06/2014 7:30am
Each year before the snakes come out from hiding, Rogers High School teacher Brian Smith likes to take some of his social studies students to a historic site in Greenhill known as Gist-Town.

A recovering US is outpacing other major economies

04/06/2014 8:10am
As a brutal winter yields to spring, the U.S. economy is showing renewed strength just as other major economies appear desperate for help.

Business interests question Republican truths

04/06/2014 8:11am
Business interests are walking the halls of the Texas Capitol calling on lawmakers to rethink some of their past policies, hoping that after the November election they can win some key victories next year.

5 signs US job market may finally be accelerating

04/06/2014 8:20am
Few people responded to the March jobs report with high-fives and cheers. But there may be reasons to applaud in the months ahead.

Nebraska lawmakers expand veteran benefits

04/06/2014 8:20am
More Nebraska veterans will receive tax breaks, tuition benefits and a hiring preference for government jobs once a series of new laws go into effect.

UMCP to offer technology entrepreneurship program

04/06/2014 9:00am
Want to create the next Google? The University of Maryland, College Park wants to help you get there.

Bill takes on unlicensed health clinics

04/06/2014 9:00am
There is one simple way for a Florida medical clinic to avoid being licensed and undergoing an annual inspection: Don't accept insurance.

Rural hospitals align with larger ones to survive

04/06/2014 9:10am
Rural hospitals are facing a financial crisis that threatens many Mississippians' access to doctors, said Dr. Luke Lampton, chairman of the state Board of Health.

As Rutgers transforms, philosophy gets a boost

04/06/2014 9:21am
Rutgers University is getting $3 million for a new professor of philosophy.

Mohegan Tribe protects benefits with casino empire

04/06/2014 10:00am
A gaming slump is eating into the profits of Mohegan Sun, but the 2,000 tribal members who draw benefits from the massive casino aren't feeling the pinch — not with money coming in from a burgeoning Mohegan Tribe gaming empire.

APNewsBreak: Obama actions test workplace ideas

04/06/2014 10:10am
Lacking congressional backing to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is imposing his policies directly on federal contractors, following a long-established tradition of presidents exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy directly under their control.

Nigeria: Economy $510 billion, biggest in Africa

04/06/2014 10:20am
Nigeria's recalculated economy is worth $510 billion, by far the biggest in Africa, officials announced Sunday using long overdue revised data that gives the West African nation continental bragging rights but does little for the 70 percent of its citizens living in poverty.

RI student burned at unused electric power plant

04/06/2014 10:40am
Police say an 18-year-old college student has been injured with electrical burns after she and her date climbed to the roof of an abandoned electric power plant in Providence for a view of the city.

Memphis poverty belies King's dream for city

04/06/2014 11:00am
A month after Natalie Vazquez lost the best-paying job she'd ever had, it looked like her luck was about to turn.

Purdue, IU churning out more patents, startups

04/06/2014 11:10am
Fort Collins, Provo, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill are household names in tech circles_cities known for birthing startup companies with well-paying jobs.

Oklahoma State student creates specialized drown

04/06/2014 11:21am
Oklahoma State University graduate student Ben Loh informally calls his invention the "Death Star," a spherical hovering drone that can land on any surface and is specialized for indoor use.

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

04/06/2014 11:41am
As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won't pay for inpatient rehab.

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

04/06/2014 11:50am
As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won't pay for inpatient rehab.

Abortion clinic search found patient care issues

04/06/2014 12:20pm
Planned Parenthood of Arizona is disputing state health investigators' allegations that several record-keeping and patient-care shortcomings were found during a February search of its Glendale abortion clinic.

US heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

04/06/2014 2:41pm
As the ranks of heroin users rise in the U.S., increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won't pay for inpatient rehab.

Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

04/06/2014 3:21pm
The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — and perhaps for covering them up.

Panhandle rehearses to handle livestock disasters

04/06/2014 3:21pm
Planners in the Texas Panhandle — a major region for cattle feedlots, hog production and the dairy industry — have completed an 18-month $1.4 million program to help minimize and survive natural or man-made disasters such as a major disease outbreak.

Audit cites deficiencies in New Mexico labs

04/06/2014 3:41pm
A new federal audit has found Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories failed to monitor nuclear weapons designs as well as the reliability of parts being used to build them, the Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday.

Official: Idaho wines getting national attention

04/06/2014 3:41pm
The executive director of the Idaho Wine Commission says the state is getting national attention for its wines.

Analysis: Gaps start to show in Jindal budget plan

04/06/2014 3:51pm
Cracks are beginning to show in Gov. Bobby Jindal's state operating budget proposal for next year, and lawmakers, worried that some of the financing seems shaky, are starting to eye areas where they could cut spending.

NE Neb. town may stop providing hospital care

04/06/2014 4:00pm
A northeast Nebraska town may stop providing hospital services this summer because the Tilden Community Hospital has been losing money.

Hungary prime minister wins 3rd term

04/06/2014 6:42pm
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party won parliamentary elections Sunday and narrowly secured a new two-thirds majority, but gains by a far-right party were a cause for concern.

Mancuso backs Squaw Valley expansion plans

04/06/2014 7:10pm
The Squaw Valley ski resort's expansion plans have drawn support from four-time Olympic skiing medalist Julia Mancuso but continued criticism from environmentalists.

Portland State University faculty strike averted

04/06/2014 8:21pm
A faculty strike set for next week at Portland State University has been averted after nearly yearlong negotiations produced a tentative contract agreement.

Asian stocks fall on Wall Street tech losses

04/06/2014 9:21pm
Asian stocks started the week lower, tracking losses on Wall Street where investors knocked down internet and technology stocks over worries about valuations.

Hogan hosts at 'WrestleMania 30'

04/06/2014 9:41pm
The Hulkster showed he can host, 30 years later.