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UK says it may seek ‘temporary’ customs union with EU

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
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By Jill Lawless /Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain on Tuesday gave its most detailed indication yet of how its future trade with the European Union might work after Brexit, laying out proposals to replace membership in the bloc’s customs union with new mechanisms designed to allow “frictionless” trade to continue. The plans were dismissed
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6 lose jobs at Idaho treatment center after abuse claims

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
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By Kimbersee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Six employees at a treatment center for people with severe disabilities have lost their jobs after an investigation concluded that some staffers physically and psychologically abused residents, Idaho’s welfare agency said Tuesday. Two of the employees abused the residents at a unit of the Southwest Idaho Treatment
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Idaho officials eye selling 10 commercial properties

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
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By Keith Ridler / Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials on Tuesday moved forward with a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy timberland and agricultural land that the state uses to generate revenue to fund schools. The Idaho Land Board voted 4-0 to advance
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Idaho officials tap Utah company for eclipse traffic app

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
Hundreds of thousands of visitors will head to Idaho this weekend in anticipation of the first total solar eclipse to cross the nation in 99 years. Idaho officials say the Monday, Aug. 21, eclipse is also a great way to showcase the state and convince visitors to return. (Wikimedia Commons)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Idaho Transportation Department officials are hoping technology from a Utah company will help improve traveler safety if traffic comes to a complete halt during the solar eclipse. Millions across the country are expected to travel to the path of totality, which stretches across Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and several other states.
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Fire Protection Association organizes in eastern Idaho

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
Farmers and ranchers have managed wildfires in the eastern Idaho highlands for generations using farm equipment. Now the Henry’s Creek Rural Fire Protection Association aims to integrate them into the official fire response.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A new Rural Fire Protection Association has formed in the wake of one of the most devastating wildfires to hit eastern Idaho. Aug. 21 marks the one-year anniversary of the ignition of the 83-square-mile (215-square-kilometer) fire. It also marks the date of the solar eclipse, which will bring a swarm
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Wells Fargo increases contribution to Bannock Development

Aug 9th, 2017 | By
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Press Release Wells Fargo’s presented a $5,000 check to the Bannock Development Corporation Tuesday to support its economic development programs. “We are happy to support Bannock Development in their mission, which helps grow our community’s employment and economy,” said Kory Call, Wells Fargo District Manager of Southeast Idaho. The contribution increases the banks investment level in
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Idaho labor director Ken Edmunds resigns

Aug 8th, 2017 | By
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has announced Idaho Department of Labor Director Ken Edmunds has resigned effective immediately. Otter’s office on Tuesday declined to say why Edmunds had submitted his resignation. The Labor Department and Edmunds have been sued by a former department employee who says the department misused its special subpoena
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UK cybersecurity expert still held after Las Vegas arrest

Aug 7th, 2017 | By

By Ken Ritter/Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher has a date in federal court on Tuesday in Milwaukee, but he was still being held Monday at a U.S. lockup in Nevada, authorities said. Marcus Hutchins, a hacker who won acclaim after helping in May to curb the spread of WannaCry ransomware during an
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Google CEO slams memo on gender as employee reportedly fired

Aug 7th, 2017 | By
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By Barbara Ortutay/AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A memo written by a male engineer at Google about gender differences sparked a quick rebuttal from Google after it circulated widely online. Google CEO Sundar Pichai denounced the memo in an email on Monday for “advancing harmful gender stereotypes” and said he was cutting short
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NYC’s long war on storefront porn reaches new tipping point

Aug 7th, 2017 | By

By Verena Dobnik /Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A dwindling number of peep shows, strip clubs and adult DVD stores have survived New York City’s two-decade legal war on smut and now, some of the survivors are worried a recent court decision could put them under for good. In June, New York’s Court of
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