• How to be smart about spending in the back-to-school season

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    This time of year can be tough on family budgets, but recent findings about credit card debt show that most Americans won't overspend.

  • How technology and social media have shifted from worrying teen habit to part of growing up

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    Almost since inception, technology and social media use has been subjected to the worries and fears of parents and researchers alike. But experts say such worries may be becoming a thing of the past.

  • NFC may be your smartphone's secret weapon

    Mike Stapley, KSL | Updated: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    All smartphone owners owe it to themselves to learn more about the Near Field Communication technology they likely don't know they have.

  • ‘Don’t you die on me!’: Trooper’s response to crash caught on video

    Natalie Crofts, KSL | Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    A compelling dashcam video of an Ohio state trooper performing CPR after a semitruck accident drives home the reality of just how intense responding to an emergency situation can be.

  • The media's new weight loss focus is health-driven, but still damaging

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    In a world where kids have unprecedented access to media messages about body image, parents have to be more vigilant than ever to counteract the unrealistic fitness messages the media sends kids.

  • Oklahoma man arrested in 1982 Arizona killing

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    Mesa police on Tuesday announced that 55-year-old Marion "Homer" Parmar is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder and awaiting extradition to Arizona.

  • Historian: How government policy created ghettos

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Many black people still live in segregated ghettos in the country's metropolitan areas. Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, says those ghettos didn't happen by accident.

  • Here’s why you should take a closer look at your child's picky eating

    Shelby Slade, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    It’s pretty common for children not to like certain foods. Maybe they avoid broccoli, shuffle corn around their plates or beg you for pizza.

  • Summer box office sees improvement, but underlying problems persist

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    U.S. box office sales are up almost 10 percent over last year, which boasted some of the lowest sales figures since 1999.

  • 7 signs your business may need a CFO

    Troy Martin, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Hiring a CFO could help you take your business to the next level and enjoy more profitability than ever before. So the question is, how do you know if you should hire a CFO?

  • With more activities and digital connections than ever, are children missing out on crucial ‘me’ time?

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    With today’s kids busier than ever, obligations like school work, extracurricular activities or pre-college resume building, social media and technology have become key to staying in touch with friends.

  • Fall 2015 TV lineup makes familiar ideas fresh

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    This fall's TV offerings are full of superheroes, familiar set ups and new takes on old formats.

  • Sen. Ted Cruz taps Oklahoma for voters, donations

    By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press | Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    GOP candidates find friends, funds in Oklahoma.

  • How the media helped turn 'Fantastic 4' into a fantastic flop

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    The box-office failure of "Fantastic 4" is a reminder of how social and entertainment media can help or hurt a film's success.

  • Ex-Oklahoma cop to face Vegas trial in teen abduction case

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    AS VEGAS (AP) — A former small-town Oklahoma police officer accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl and abducting her from her grandmother's home in California will face trial in Nevada on felony charges that could get him up to life in prison. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Ann Zimmerman heard testimony Friday from the girl and her parents before finding enough evidence to order 30-year-old Danniel Boone Morgan II held to answer felony kidnapping and statutory sexual seduction charges. Morgan's deputy public defender, Tegan Machnich, said he'll plead not guilty at arraignment Tuesday in Clark County District Court. Morgan is from McAlester.

  • Lankford: Some immigrants should be allowed to stay

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. senator James Lankford said some immigrants who finish their education in the country should be allowed to stay and work. Lankford told the Downtown Club of Oklahoma City that he doesn't expect to see any progress on immigration policy in the next 18 months, The Journal Record reported. The Republican said crafting an immigration law will be about the numbers, deciding who should go and who can remain. "People who graduate with a terminal degree should be able to stay here and work," he said. "I'd like to be able to steal every smart person out of China we can possibly get, because I want to continue to beat them economically." But he added that students who come to the U.S.

  • Everything you need to know about the July jobs report

    Omar Etman, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    Last month's jobs report was more of the same: the 65th consecutive month of private sector employment growth. The news brings the Fed even closer to its first rate hike in a decade. Here's what all this means and how it could affect you.

  • Have You Seen This? Tiny Hamster feels Disney World magic

    Martha Ostergar, KSL | Updated: Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    When an Internet-famous hamster was invited to Walt Disney World, tiny adorableness happened.

  • Teaching isn’t as popular as it once was, and it’s getting less popular

    Shelby Slade, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    Name one teacher who made a difference in your life. For most people, at least one or two teachers sparked their interest in learning or helped them understand themselves better.

  • Original audio clip of Chris Farley voicing Shrek resurfaces

    Martha Ostergar, KSL | Updated: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Did you know that Chris Farley recorded most of the dialogue for “Shrek” before he died?