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UK to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
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LONDON (AP) — British officials announced plans Saturday to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. The new rules will require drones that weigh eight ounces (226.79 grams) or more to be registered and users will have to pass a safety awareness exam. The government acted because
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Gilbert: ‘We screwed up’ on mostly-white crowd in Detroit ad

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
See Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — A billionaire businessman has apologized for his real estate company’s controversial sign in downtown Detroit that says “See Detroit Like We Do” with an image of a mostly-white crowd. Quicken Loans Founder and Cleveland Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert posted on Facebook Sunday, saying his Bedrock company “screwed up badly.” “Although not
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McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
John McCain (WikiCommons)

By Alan Fram /Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an emotional and arithmetical boost to his party’s reeling effort to repeal Obamacare. The decision by the 80-year-old
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Idaho man jumps out of a plane 40 times a week for a living

Jul 25th, 2017 | By

By Torrie Cope/Idaho Press-Tribune CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — Fourth of July revelers in Caldwell turned toward the sky this year not for fireworks but for the spectacle of a man jumping out of a plane with a 1,800-square-foot flag waving high over their heads. That man is 24-year-old John Alcorn, a skydiving instructor at Sky
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Idaho company brings pet prescriptions to grocery stores

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Generic Drugs

By David Staats/Idaho Statesman BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Attention pet owners: A company you’ve never heard of wants you to stop buying prescription medicines and supplements for your dog or cat from your veterinarian and buy its products in stores instead. PetIQ, of Eagle, says it is the first and leading seller to retail stores
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Idaho and Michigan only states without disclosure law

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
A bicyclist rides in front of the Idaho Capitol in Boise, Idaho, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is now one of only two states that don’t require personal financial disclosure by state lawmakers and other elected or appointed officials. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/2v133jz) Vermont legislators signed into law last month a series of ethics reforms including financial disclosure rules. That leaves just Idaho and Michigan as the
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Idaho community rallies around targeted refugee business

Jul 25th, 2017 | By

By Kristin Rodine/Idaho Statesman BOISE, Idaho (AP) — What a difference a community makes. When Salam Bunyan of Boise arrived at his Middle Eastern restaurant one morning last week, he was met by hateful graffiti featuring a swastika and the word “rapeugees.” The chalk message quickly hit local news sites. Days later, when Bunyan arrived
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Jobless rates fall below 4 pct. in nearly half US states

Jul 21st, 2017 | By
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By Christopher S. Rugaber /AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring rose last month in 14 U.S. states in June, and the unemployment rate fell to record lows in two states, evidence that the job market is getting tighter across much of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in 10
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Check in to get away: Zion park aims to require reservations

Jul 21st, 2017 | By
Jud Burkett /The Spectrum & Daily News via AP, File
Hikers climb down the Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park in Utah in this 2011 file photo. Crowds flocked in record numbers to Zion National Park in 2015, with visitation up 28 percent in the first quarter of 2015. The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016 and has urged Americans to rediscover the country's scenic wonders or find new parks to visit through marketing campaigns that include giving free passes to every fourth-grader and their families.

By Lindsay Whitehurst/Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It would be a first for a U.S. national park: requiring reservations to get in. But it’s an option that Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons in Utah. Zion, which welcomed 4.3 million
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Scaramucci: NYC financier turned Trump communications chief

Jul 21st, 2017 | By
Anthony Scaramucci (WikiCommons)

By Steve Peoples/Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — He was the only Trump ally on stage that day. Yet Anthony Scaramucci didn’t seem to mind the tough questions from MSNBC host Joe Scarborough or the hostile crowd that filled the luxury hotel ballroom at last month’s private gathering of Mitt Romney supporters. Scaramucci drew from
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