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By Keith Ridler The Associated Press

Rare weather event produces spontaneous snowballs in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho Thousands of snowballs rolled in a flat central Idaho field look like the work of hundreds of ambitious kids — except there are no human tracks.

A rare weather event caused the spontaneous snowballs at the Nature Conservancy’s Silver Creek Preserve and surrounding fields near the tiny town of Picabo.

The Food and Drug Administration says a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine

BOISE, Idaho The Food and Drug Administration says a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market.