Idaho Falls prepares for the eclipse

In this Aug. 31, 1932, file photo, eclipse watchers squint through protective film as they view a partial eclipse of the sun from the top deck of New York's Empire State Building in New York. Destinations are hosting festivals, hotels are selling out and travelers are planning trips for the total solar eclipse that will be visible coast to coast on Aug. 21, 2017. A narrow path of the United States 60 to 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina will experience total darkness, also known as totality. (AP Photo, File)

Hundreds of people from across eastern Idaho crowded into the Civic Auditorium on Wednesday night to learn more about Idaho Falls’ plans for the upcoming eclipse.

Republican ACA repeal reeling after Senate defeat

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017, after a vote as the Republican majority in Congress remains stymied by their inability to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" because of opposition and wavering within the GOP ranks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump’s agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama’s health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol.

Ten at Yellowstone to be punished for harassment

FILE- In this March 23, 2015 photo, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis, right, and the head of the National Park Foundation Dan Wenk walk at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington. Wenk, Yellowstone National Park superintendent, says he's taking disciplinary action against as many as 10 people after an investigation found women in the park's maintenance division were subject to derogatory comments and actions. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As many as 10 workers in Yellowstone National Park’s maintenance division will be disciplined after an investigation found they subjected female employees to derogatory comments and other sexual harassment, the park’s superintendent told The Associated Press.

WH tensions catch fire with Scaramucci interviews

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump’s chief of staff to deny he’s a “leaker” and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability.

Deaths in Venezuela unrest hit 102 as vote nears

Wuilly Arteaga plays his violin during clashes against Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard officers on the first day of a 48-hour general strike in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution, in the Bello Campo neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. President Nicolas Maduro is promoting the constitution rewrite as a means of resolving Venezuela's political standoff and economic crisis, but opposition leaders are boycotting it. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes. The most recent violence drove the death toll from nearly four months of unrest above 100 Thursday.

Trump’s military transgender ban prompts outrage

A supporter of LGBT rights holds up an "equality flag" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, during an event held by Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass. in support of transgender members of the, in response to President Donald Trump's declaration that he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

NEW YORK (AP) — Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump’s campaign promises to be their friend. But with his move Wednesday to ban transgender people from military service, on top of other actions and appointments, they now see him as openly hostile.

GOP eyes narrow bill to advance “Obamacare” repeal

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, arrives for a vote as the Republican-run Senate rejected a GOP proposal to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law and give Congress two years to devise a replacement, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Capitol in Washington. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have been stymied by opposition from within the Republican ranks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — They couldn’t pass a repeal of “Obamacare,” or find the votes for a White House-backed replacement. So now Senate Republicans are lowering their sights and trying to unite behind a so-called “skinny repeal” that would merely undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack Obama’s law.

U.S. seeks to test Iran deal with more inspections

FILE - In this May 22, 2017, file photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference in Tehran, Iran. The Trump administration is pushing for inspections of suspicious Iranian military sites in a bid to test the strength of the nuclear deal that President Donald Trump desperately wants to cancel, senior U.S. officials said. The inspections are one element of what is designed to be a more aggressive approach to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pushing for inspections of suspicious Iranian military sites in a bid to test the strength of the nuclear deal that President Donald Trump desperately wants to cancel, senior U.S. officials said.

Suspects to plead innocent over Kim’s assassination

FILE - In this combination of March 1, 2017, file photos, Indonesian suspect Siti Aisyah, left, and Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong, both suspects in the killing of Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother, are escorted out of court by police officers in Sepang, Malaysia. Two women accused of poisoning Kim in a bizarre airport assassination are expected to plead innocent when they appear in a Malaysian court on Friday, July 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan, File)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two women accused of poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea’s ruler in a bizarre airport assassination are expected to plead innocent when they appear in a Malaysian court on Friday, their lawyers said.

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