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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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Prosecutors seek prison time, fines for Idaho boat builder

Aug 7th, 2017 | By

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of more than five years in prison, $3.2 million in restitution and a $3.7 million forfeiture judgment for a former Boise businessman. Sentencing for Christopher Bohnenkamp, who pleaded guilty in April to wire fraud and bank fraud related to his companies, which built boats and trailers,
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Idaho nuclear facility bans hunting on day of solar eclipse

Aug 7th, 2017 | By
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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An 890-square-mile (2,305-sq. kilometer) federal nuclear facility in eastern Idaho has banned hunters from the area on the day of the solar eclipse. The Idaho National Laboratory is directly on the “path of totality” of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, and high numbers of eclipse watchers are expected along roads
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S. Idaho museums try to preserve past with little cash

Aug 7th, 2017 | By
Dr. Gene Petty announces his family's estate will fund the planned expansion of the Museum of Idaho at a press conference.

By Mychel Matthews/Associated Press TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Owner Herman Stricker in the 1870s sold opium to Chinese miners who worked and lived in the Snake River Canyon. The foundation of his China House opium den still stands near the rock outline of “Stagecoach King” Ben Holladay’s stage stop. West of the site lie
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San Francisco street sells for $90K. Neighbors aren’t happy

Aug 7th, 2017 | By
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — These days, the price of a San Francisco home can easily top a million dollars. But one savvy investor has bought up a whole street in the city’s most exclusive neighborhood for a mere $90,000. Trouble is, some of the extremely wealthy residents of Presidio Terrace were not aware their street
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Attorneys join forces, building Idaho’s largest business firm

Aug 4th, 2017 | By
Christine Nicholas and Nick Miller sign the agreements creating the biggest business law firm in Idaho. The gentleman with phone is Steve Thomas (Moffatt Thomas partner/now Hawley Troxell partner)  and the other gentleman in the tan jacket is Gerry Husch. (Submitted Photo)

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal BOISE – The law firms of Moffat Thomas and Hawley Troxell teamed up Tuesday to build Idaho’s largest business law firm. Seventy-five attorneys in offices from Pocatello to Boise to Coeur d’Alene will now serve more than 2,500 active business clients under the Hawley Troxell banner. “This expansion will strengthen our core
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6 workers injured when building under construction collapses

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By

PARMA, Idaho (AP) — Six construction workers were injured when a building that was under construction collapsed in the southwestern Idaho town of Parma. KBOI-TV reports (https://goo.gl/pUxzRg ) police believe 14 workers were standing on the building when it collapsed Wednesday afternoon. Police say some of the workers were trapped under debris but were able to
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US plans trade probe over China’s demands for tech transfers

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By

By Gillian Wong and Jill Colvin/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated over China’s inability to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program, the Trump administration is weighing plans to punish China for failing to crack down on intellectual property thefts and forcing U.S. and foreign companies to share their technology in return for access to
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Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchers

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
About 10 percent of Americans own a smartphone, but do not have broadband at home. And 15 percent own a smartphone, but say that they have a limited number of options for going online other than their cellphone. Verizon recently launched smartphone data speeds that compare to in-home broadband.

By Jim Salter /Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — If you plan to livestream next month’s solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here’s a thought: Keep your phone in your pocket, put on your paper shades and just enjoy the celestial wonder. The Aug. 21 solar eclipse, when passage of the moon
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Discovery and Scripps seek to tie up in $12 billion TV deal

Jul 31st, 2017 | By

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Discovery Communications will buy Scripps Networks for close to $12 billion, tying together two powerful stables of TV shows ranging from Animal Planet to the Food Network. The deal, announced Monday, puts the combined company in a stronger position to draw more women viewers and to navigate an increasingly chaotic
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