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Man accused of slapping crying boy on flight turns himself in

Joe Rickey Hundley

An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight turned himself in to authorities Tuesday. Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, surrendered in that state, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta. He was charged with assaulting a minor, stemming from a February 8 incident aboard the Delta flight to Atlanta.


Idaho on track to run health insurance marketplace in 2014, Obama administration says

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that Idaho has made significant progress in setting up its own health insurance exchange for many residents and small businesses to shop for insurance plans.


Wash. Residents Go Home Near Fire, Still 'On Edge'

As hundreds of residents in Washington and California were allowed to return to homes once threatened by major wildfires, some people were told to evacuate as encroaching blazes neared Idaho towns.


Idaho Towns Pack up as Massive Wildfire Nears

Lorie Winmill grew teary as she loaded her vehicle and prepared her 4-year-old granddaughter to stay with relatives as a wildfire burned closer to this small town in central Idaho.


Stephen Covey, "7 Habits" author, dies at 79

Stephen Covey

Stephen R. Covey, author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" as well as three other books that have all sold more than a million copies, has died. He was 79. In a statement sent to employees of a Utah consulting firm Covey co-founded, his family said the writer and motivational speaker died at a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho, early Monday due to complications from a bicycle accident in April.


Woman fleeing Colorado fire crashes car, starts Idaho fire

McCann, 19, was fleeing Colorado’s most destructive fire -- the Waldo Canyon fire -- when she lost control of her Subaru while trying to pass another vehicle on Interstate 84 between Boise and Mountain Home, Idaho. Her car went off the road and began burning -- starting another wildfire.


Idaho man charged with trying to assassinate Obama

Idaho man charged with trying to assassinate Obama

An Idaho man accused of firing an assault rifle at the White House believed he was Jesus and thought President Barack Obama was the Antichrist, according to court documents and those who knew him. At one point, he even suggested to an acquaintance the president was planning to implant computer tracking chips into children.


Sprouts recalled over salmonella fears

A potential salmonella outbreak has prompted a multi-state recall of sprouts, an Idaho food company announced Friday.


Supreme Court tosses out lawsuit accusing John Ashcroft of misusing his power

By an 8-0 vote, the Supreme Court says former Attorney General John Ashcroft did not clearly violate the 4th Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures. The case stemmed from the arrest of Abdullah al Kidd, who was held for two weeks, ostensibly so he could serve as a witness in a terrorism trial in Idaho.


Lottery jackpot winner to claim winnings in Wash.

Lottery jackpot winner to claim winnings in Wash.

The Washington winner of the Mega Millions lottery jackpot planned to discuss his windfall Thursday, while officials in Idaho waited for another lucky ticket-holder to come forward and claim half of the $380 million prize....


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