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CIA ‘Whistleblower’ Describes Life in Prison

CIA ‘Whistleblower’ Describes Life in Prison

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A former CIA operative serving a prison sentence for revealing a covert officer’s identity has penned a detailed letter about his new, complex life behind bars.John Kiriakou pleaded guilty and was sentenced t…

Berkshire Directors Lowest-Paid of S&P Firms

Berkshire Directors Lowest-Paid of S&P Firms

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — They attend at least four meetings and work about 300 hours a year, but the people who sit on the boards of S&P 500 companies received an average of $251,000 last year.Financial and technology com…

Obama: NATO Summit in 2014 Will Focus on Afghanistan

Obama: NATO Summit in 2014 Will Focus on Afghanistan

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday they are planning a summit for 2014 that will focus on Afghanistan as most of America and its allies’ troops are preparing to lea…

Generation X Fares Poorly During Recession, Study Finds

Generation X Fares Poorly During Recession, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Members of Generation X, the so-called slackers weaned on Saturday morning cartoons, divorce and cynicism, are now in their late 30s to late 40s. And according to a recent report, those born between 1966 and 1975 r…

Wal-Mart, Gap Propose Alternate Bangladesh Safety Program

Wal-Mart, Gap Propose Alternate Bangladesh Safety Program

MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Wal-Mart and Gap Inc. have continued to resist calls for them to sign a global accord aimed at bringing safer conditions to garment factories in Bangladesh, but instead announced this week that they will be …

Interracial Family in Cheerios Ad Gets Hate Comments

Interracial Family in Cheerios Ad Gets Hate Comments

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A new Cheerios commercial that included an interracial family drew so many racially motivated hate comments on YouTube that the video-sharing website shut down the commercial’s comment section.The ad, whi…

Natalee Holloway Murder Suspect to Marry in Peru Prison

Natalee Holloway Murder Suspect to Marry in Peru Prison

Sebastian Silva/AFP/Getty Images(LIMA, Peru) — Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch man suspected in the murder of American teenager Natalee Holloway, is planning a June wedding behind bars.Van der Sloot, in a Peruvian prison for the murder of a woman, is g…

Jefferson County Declares Drought

Jefferson County Declares Drought

(RIGBY, ID) – Jefferson County commissioners have declared a drought emergency.  Under the terms of the resolution passed earlier this week, homeowners won’t have to conserve water, though they’ll be able to more easily file drought emergency transfer applications in the event that their water supply runs low. The measure still needs approval from Gov. […]

Skyline High Chemistry Teacher Retiring After 47 Years

Skyline High Chemistry Teacher Retiring After 47 Years

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A Skyline High School faculty member is retiring this year after 47 years of service.  Garry Brown began teaching chemistry in the late 60s before Skyline’s current building was even completed. After teaching chemistry to hundreds of students year after year, Brown says he’s learned about what works and what doesn’t, […]

Moose Causes Accident in Island Park

Moose Causes Accident in Island Park

(ISLAND PARK, ID) – Four people were hospitalized after their car struck a moose in Island Park Wednesday. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says the driver was headed southbound on U.S. Highway 20 when they hit the moose, veered off the road and crashed into several trees. Three were taken by ambulance to EIRMC while […]

Parents Thanking Community After Daughters’ Deaths

Parents Thanking Community After Daughters’ Deaths

(LEWISVILLE, ID) – Two Lewisville parents are thanking eastern Idahoans for their support after their daughters were killed in a tragic car accident two weeks ago. Brandon and Stormi Wilcoxson had moved with their daughters Sky and Harly from Pocatello less than a month ago for a fresh start. The Wilcoxsons say they’ve been overwhelmed […]

Teen Upset About Not Graduating With Friends

Teen Upset About Not Graduating With Friends

(GRACE, ID) – A Grace teen is upset that he didn’t get to graduate alongside his friends Wednesday night.   Matt Van Buren was homeschooled through the Idaho Digital Virtual Academy, but still played sports at Grace High School. Van Buren’s parents say his picture was put in the yearbook and that he was billed as […]

Michele Bachmann Drops Out, Opponent Jim Graves Does Same

Michele Bachmann Drops Out, Opponent Jim Graves Does Same

AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jim Graves, the man who was running against Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th District until she announced her surprise retirement, has suspended his campaign, effectively pulling out of the race now that he won&…

Zumba Prostitute Sentenced to 10 Months in Jail

Zumba Prostitute Sentenced to 10 Months in Jail

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine) — The zumba exercise coach whose workouts included prostitution for select clients in her quaint Maine town was sentenced on Friday to 10 months in jail and ordered to pay $57,280.54 in restitution fees.Ale…

MERS Coronavirus: Worry Grows over ‘Superspreaders’

MERS Coronavirus: Worry Grows over ‘Superspreaders’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The MERS coronavirus has yet to surface in the United States, but experts say it’s “only a plane ride away.”“It would be easy for this to be imported to this country,” said Dr. Tom Fried…

FBI Reveals Another Round of Suspicious Letters to Obama, CIA

FBI Reveals Another Round of Suspicious Letters to Obama, CIA

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As federal authorities question a person of interest in the mailing of possibly poison-laced letters to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Obama, the FBI revealed late Thursday that they arrested a …

Sen. Pryor Hits Bloomberg, Obama on Guns

Sen. Pryor Hits Bloomberg, Obama on Guns

http://www.pryor.senate.gov(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, who is among the most vulnerable Democrats running for re-election next year, is fighting back.  His first target is not Republicans, but rather New York City Mayor Michael Bl…

American Woman Killed in Syria Firefight

American Woman Killed in Syria Firefight

ABC News(NEW YORK) — An American woman killed in a Syrian firefight and labeled a terrorist by the Syrian government was identified on Friday as Nicole Lynn Mansfield, a Muslim convert from Michigan.Mansfield’s body was recovered following fighting ne…

George Brett Named Royals Hitting Coach

George Brett Named Royals Hitting Coach

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) — Hall of Famer George Brett is taking on a new role.  He will become the Royals interim hitting coach.
“I’m scared to death right now, to be honest with you,” Brett said Thursday night before the Royals…

Hakeem Nicks No-Show at Giants OTA’s

Hakeem Nicks No-Show at Giants OTA’s

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) — New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was a no-show for the second straight week at Giants voluntary OTA’s.
Head coach Tom Coughlin was asked how he feels about the situation.
“Am I disappointed? …

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