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Local Oh, the difference a week can make: Brundage opens all 5 lifts Oh, the difference a week can make: Brundage opens all 5 lifts
Turns out, all it takes is one snow storm to make a difference. Mother Nature has delivered to the west central mountains this week, allowing Brundage Mountain to open all five chairlifts and nearly all of its 1,500 acres of terrain.
Crime 2nd NYC cop killed in ambush shooting 2nd NYC cop killed in ambush shooting
An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.

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Local Oh, the difference a week can make: Brundage opens all 5 lifts
Turns out, all it takes is one snow storm to make a difference. Mother Nature has delivered to the west central mountains this week, allowing Brundage Mountain to open all five chairlifts and nearly all of its 1,500 acres of terrain.
Crime 2nd NYC cop killed in ambush shooting
An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.
Local Jerome schools consider dual-language learning
Jerome School District Superintendent Dale Layne says the program would likely start with one or two classes learning English and Spanish throughout their school years.
Local Help authorities capture KBOI's Most Wanted (Photo Gallery)
Here you will find KBOI's most wanted suspects as determined by local and state police agencies. Listed with each suspect's mug shot is the person's name, warrant and available bond information. If you know where any of these suspects are you can call 208-343-COPS or you can submit a tip via Crime Stoppers Website. Do not try and apprehend any of these suspects.
Local Nampa schools whistleblower gets $160k settlement
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Danielle Sisayaket claimed she was fired because she spoke up about fraudulent accounting practices at the district. She filed the lawsuit in 2012 under the state's Public Employee Protection Act, just before the school district reported a $5.1 million budget shortfall.

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Our "Missy" in recent snowfall, in Middleton, Idaho.

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Local 70-year-old Nampa woman dies from flu
The Southwest District Health department said that the woman's death is the first flu death this season for Canyon County.

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National & World 2 NYPD officers 'assassinated' as they sat in patrol car (Photo Gallery)
A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.
National & World Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties
Waving flags and chanting "Obama, traitor," anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the president's plan to normalize relations with Cuba.
National & World Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism
Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.

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Sports Tiebreakers and scenarios take center stage
Already in are AFC division winners Denver (West), New England (East) and Indianapolis (South). Arizona owns at least a wild-card spot in the NFC and will take the West title by beating Seattle on Sunday.

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Business Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies
Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger.
Business Sides 'far apart' in West Coast port negotiations Sides 'far apart' in West Coast port negotiations
While West Coast seaports struggle to keep up with billions of dollars of cargo, dockworkers and their employers apparently aren't close to a new contract nearly six months after their old deal expired.
Business U.S. agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade U.S. agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade
U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.

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Technology Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.
Technology Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping
Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem.

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Technology Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers
Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."

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Business Why the Fed thinks U.S. economy still needs its help
The Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday that it's eyeing economic improvements with caution. The Fed isn't yet convinced it can start to pull away its stimulus of record-low interest rates.

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Entertainment Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'
Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release.