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Child killed, 4 hurt

in bus-truck crash

A dump truck collided with a school bus Thursday at a rural Idaho intersection, killing an 11-year-old boy and injuring four other children.

Canyon County Coroner Vicki DeGeus-Morris said Daniel Robert Cook died of blunt force trauma sustained in the crash. Four children were taken to the hospital with injuries, and the bus driver was taken to a hospital for emotional distress.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Theresa Baker said all the children were sixth graders or younger.

State Police investigators are still trying to determine who was at fault. Because it involves a fatality, criminal charges are forthcoming, said Cpl. Timothy Davidson.

A routine inspection of the bus found no maintenance issues. A similar inspection of the truck found multiple equipment violations. Davidson said it's unclear whether they played a role in the crash. - AP

In the dark on app

The maker of a popular Android mobile app that turns your phone into a flashlight has agreed to settle charges of deceiving customers with the Federal Trade Commission. According to the FTC, the Brightest Flashlight Free app, developed by Goldenshores Technologies L.L.C., would take note of a phone's location and the code that identifies every device on the market. The company would automatically pass that information to marketers, even though its privacy policies said it wouldn't. - AP

Deportation plea

Twenty-nine House Democrats are urging President Obama to suspend deportations of immigrants living here illegally and extend relief to many of the estimated 11 million. In a letter Thursday, the lawmakers called on the president to act in the absence of immigration legislation that remains stalled in the Republican-led House. Obama last year moved on his own to halt some deportations. - AP