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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and continues to damages crops today. Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. says that the Russet Burbank can also be stored at colder temperatures longer to reduce food waste.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. The EPA says a rule that took effect today in 37 states will safeguard drinking water for millions of Americans.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho say two men survived a plane crash on the South Fork of the Snake River. According to Bonneville County Sheriff's office, the small plane struck a wire strung across the river yesterday afternoon. The plane flipped upside down and then landed in the water.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 22-year-old Idaho man will spend the rest of his life prison for killing a former Arizona power company executive, his wife and their adult son at a Boise home. Adam Dees of Nampa was handed three life sentences today with no chance for parole. Dees pleaded guilty in June to killing 80-year-old Theodore Welp, 77-year-old Delores Welp, and 52-year-old Thomas Welp.
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