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By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 21, 2015 at 1:31 a.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Australia and New Zealand are sending firefighters to help battle wildfires burning in the western United States. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise has announced that top fire managers representing various U.S. agencies requested about 70 fire managers and specialists from the two countries. The firefighters are expected to arrive in Boise on Sunday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer representing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who left his infantry post and was held by the Taliban for five years, says callous statements Donald Trump is making about his client are threatening the soldier's right to a fair trial. In a town hall this week, the GOP presidential candidate called Bergdahl a "dirty, rotten traitor." Bergdahl's attorney says his client is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, not treason.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Bonneville County's mental health court is one of four chosen as training sites for a national program. The Post Register reports District Judge Joel Tingey meets with participants in mental health court every Thursday, monitoring their progress and imposing sanctions when needed. Graduates of the program are then tracked through probation. Video of Bonneville County mental health court is used in training across the country.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise State basketball player facing a felony charge in a drive-by shooting has been dismissed from the team. Coach Leon Rice dismissed Dezmyn Trent yesterday. Trent, a 6-foot-4 guard, played in 31 games in his two seasons at Boise State, averaging 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds.

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