BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - An Idaho man working in the North Dakota oil patch says a trucking company is breaking federal law by failing to pay overtime. Devon Seeling of Coeur d'Alene has filed a civil lawsuit against Minnesota-based AM-PM Trucking. Seeling says he regularly worked more than 60 hours per week. The suit says rather than pay overtime, the company paid Seeling and other drivers a percentage of the revenue generated by each truckload. Officials with the company could not be reached for comment.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. House panel has voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the May swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. The Armed Services Committee vote yesterday faults Obama for failing to notify Congress 30 days in advance, as required by law.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A judge has ruled that Idaho GOP Chairman Barry Peterson no longer runs the state's Republican Party. The judge says Peterson's two-year term expired after the state GOP convention adjourned earlier this year without electing a new leader. The judge says an Aug. 2 meeting to elect new leaders can go on as scheduled.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Fish and Game officials say they're suspending a plan to use a hired hunter to kill wolves in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness until at least November 2015. The Fish and Game Department and the U.S. Forest Service are being sued by wildlife and environmental groups over the plan to have a hired hunter kill wolves in the protected wilderness area.
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