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  • ALBANY, N.Y.— A group of 14 attorneys general has asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced. "The FDA has long been aware of problems in the dietary and herbal supplement supply...

  • BOISE, Idaho— Idaho's state parks may soon pursue corporate sponsorships under legislation recently approved by state lawmakers. The Idaho House voted 52-17 Wednesday to allow businesses' names on state park signs, picnic shelters and brochures. New Hampshire, California and Georgia are just some of the states that have implemented some kind of sponsorships...

  • BOISE, Idaho— Micron Technology Inc. said Wednesday that its net income rose 28 percent in its fiscal second quarter as its sales picked up. Micron Technology said its net income totaled $934 million, or 78 cents per share, in the three months that ended on March 5. Analysts expected net income of 14 cents per share, according to Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON— Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company's best-selling biotech corn seeds. Monsanto's biotech seeds have genetically engineered traits that help farmers increase their crop yield, despite their higher costs. In a conference call, company...

  • Southwest diverts flight to Idaho over burning smell Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:07 PM ET

    BOISE, Idaho— A Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Spokane, Washington, was diverted to Idaho after a burning electrical or smoke smell was reported in the passenger cabin. Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Hawkins says the captain in command of the flight heard reports of an odor and decided to divert the plane so mechanics could make safety checks.

  • Correction: XGR--Public Schools Budget story Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    BOISE, Idaho— In a story March 27 about an increase to Idaho's public education budget, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra misstated the percentage amount of the increase. Legislative committee boosts Idaho education budget by 7.4 percent, adding $101 million. C.L. "Butch" Otter's request to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in a case from Idaho that private medical providers that deliver residential care services cannot sue a state in try to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs. Medicaid is a federal health insurance program for lower-income people that is administered by the states.

  • A look at top car, truck speed limits across the US Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    Nearly all truck tires have been built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 mph since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster than 65 or 70 mph. But 14 states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits of 75, 80, even 85 mph in part of Texas. Here is a look at the top speed limits for cars in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that private medical providers that deliver residential care services in Idaho cannot sue the state in order to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs. Medicaid is a federal health insurance program for lower-income people that is administered by the states.

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that private medical providers cannot sue a state in order to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs.

  • Supreme Court sides with Idaho in Medicaid pay dispute Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-4 decision that broke across ideological lines, the justices said medical companies have no private right to enforce federal Medicaid funding laws against states if...

  • OLYMPIA, Wash.— A politically charged proposal to raise Washington's highest-in-the-nation state minimum wage to $12 an hour over four years drew extended debate and a capacity crowd to a Senate committee hearing Monday. The bill to raise minimum wage via a series of annual 50- cent increases, passed the Democrat-controlled House in a party-line vote earlier...

  • Committee boosts Idaho schools budget by 7.4 percent Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:07 PM ET

    C.L. "Butch" Otter's request to restore public education money slashed during the economic downturn by adding roughly $101 million to the Idaho schools budget. The Joint Finance Appropriations Committee approved increasing the schools budget by 7.4 percent on Friday. Maxine Bell, R- Jerome, co-chair of the powerful budget committee.

  • BOISE, Idaho— Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled releases of toxic chemicals at its eastern Idaho phosphate plant. Monsanto in a statement noted there were no allegations that the releases exceeded state of federal standards, or that they contributed to any known health concerns in the Soda Springs area.

  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday that a subsidiary of Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings had pleaded guilty to violating U.S. sanctions related to Iran and Sudan and would pay a $237.2 million fine. "For years, in a variety of ways, this foreign company facilitated trade with Iran and Sudan from Sugar Land, Texas," U.S.

  • Commissioners seek Scotchman Peaks wilderness designation Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    SANDPOINT, Idaho— Bonner County commissioners have unanimously adopted a resolution calling on Congress to designate northern Idaho's Scotchman Peaks mountains a wilderness area. "The message we're trying to send is Scotchman Peaks is the exception to the rule," Commission Chairman Cary Kelly told the Bonner County Daily Bee. The 7,009- foot Scotchman Peak...

  • About 55 percent of Earned Income Tax Credit recipients reported using a paid tax preparer last year.

  • California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 1:45 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze— not the usual pristine white peaks heaped with snow that would run the state's hydroelectric dams for the year. But what California is experiencing is historically low...

  • BOISE, Idaho— Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods, saying they are "as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts." The approval covers six varieties of potatoes by Boise, Idaho- based J. R. Simplot Co. and two...