• For female journalists, social media is a necessity and a curse

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Female journalists often bear the brunt of anonymous online criticism. Unfortunately, that's part of their job description.

  • Trump virtually clinches Republican presidential nomination

    BY JULIE PACE and SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press | Updated: 21 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Trump took a major step toward sewing up the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a victory in Indiana's primary election, dashing the hopes of rival Ted Cruz and other GOP forces who fear the brash businessman will doom their party in the general election. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were vying for victory in the Democratic primary, though it was too early to call the race as votes were being tallied. Clinton already is 91 percent of the way to her party's nomination. While Trump can't mathematically clinch the GOP nomination with his victory in Indiana, his path now becomes easier and he has more room for error in the remaining primary contests.

  • Exit poll: GOP men fuel Trump's victory in Indiana primary

    BY CHAD DAY and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump can thank male voters for his big victory in the Indiana Republican primary. The billionaire won the support of Republican men by a more than 25-point margin over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who dropped out of the presidential race after his defeat Tuesday night. On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was drawing the support of black voters and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was attracting younger voters, according to early findings from exit polls conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Research.

  • Mom pens open letter to parent who made fun of her son's size

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    When a mother overheard other parents making fun of her son’s size at a rugby match, she took to social media to defend her child. It didn’t take long for her message to resonate with thousands of friends and strangers alike.

  • With no sign of Trump's decline, some media outlets vow to keep ignoring him — even if he's the GOP pick

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    The Huffington Post doubled down on its controversial decision to cover GOP hopeful Donald Trump's presidential bid as a "sideshow" even if he's picked to lead the party to the White House.

  • Have You Seen This? Honeybee pulls out metal nail

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    We all know honeybees are industrious and driven, but this video takes it to a whole new level.

  • Have You Seen This? ‘Dancing Queen’ for Swedish King

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Try not to be jealous of this ABBA-based birthday treat given to the king of Sweden.

  • McAlester ex-superintendent, husband face fraud charges

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, May 2, 2016

    MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A former McAlester Public Schools superintendent and her husband have been charged with embezzlement. Former Superintendent Marsha Gore has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of embezzlement, the McAlester News-Capital (http://bit.ly/1VHcStI ) reported. Her husband, Joseph "Skip" Gore, faces a felony embezzlement charge. The charges were filed Friday in Pittsburg County District Court. Skip Gore is accused of fraudulently accepting a travel allowance while he continued using a fuel card belonging to the district. Court documents say he appropriated more than $5,000 in January 2015 while he was the district's plant operation director.

  • This tool blocks shooters from their 15 minutes of fame, but not everyone is pleased

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    A new extension for Google's Chrome browser takes perpetrators' names and photos out of news stories about mass shootings. But even the advocates against killer notoriety are split about it.

  • Girls pay tribute to late best friend by wearing her prom dress

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    When you’re in high school, selecting a prom dress can feel like one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. But for one group of friends, the blue dress they’ll wear symbolizes much more than just an iconic teenage experience.

  • After fanfare, forecasters review talk of storm 'outbreak'

    By KELLY P. KISSEL, Associated Press | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a "bust" because the tornadoes that did develop were small. Storms on Tuesday brought grapefruit-sized hail in Kansas and winds near 75 mph throughout the Great Plains and Missouri River Valley. But the tornadoes that formed lacked enough of the "right" ingredients to become monster storms. "We had signals that it could be on the higher end," said Bill Bunting, the operations chief at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. "But each system is different, an

  • How visual social media can make us question our moral values

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    A recent Canadian study found a correlation between social media use and what’s known as “the shallowing hypothesis” — that, as social media use has increased, Americans have become more superficial.

  • Q&A: Baroness reflects on refugees in Iraq and around the world

    Allison Pond, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne has been in politics since the 1980s, but her humanitarian resume goes much deeper.

  • The 'Home Alone' scenario: Is your child old enough to be left alone?

    Kent Larson, KSL.com | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    All parents must face this question and, like all parenting issues, making an informed decision ahead of time is far wiser than waiting. Here are some questions and tips to review before making the decision.

  • Trump routs rivals in Northeast; Clinton carries 3 states

    BY JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republican Donald Trump swept to easy victories Tuesday in Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania primaries, keeping the brash billionaire on his narrow path to the GOP nomination. Hillary Clinton carried Maryland's Democratic contest, the first in what her campaign hoped would be a strong night for the former secretary of state. Votes were also being counted in Delaware and Rhode Island. Clinton hoped to emerge from Tuesday's contests on the brink of becoming the first woman nominated by a major party. She's already increasingly looking past rival Bernie Sanders, even as the Vermont senator vows to stay in the race until primary voting ends in June.

  • Woods making progress toward a return; no date set

    By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Tiger Woods registered for the U.S. Open, which was more procedure than pronouncement. Three weeks later, he played five holes during the official opening of the golf course he designed outside Houston. The next step is returning to competition, for which the timeframe remains unknown. Monday was the first time he had played any golf holes since the Wyndham Championship in August, he said, contrary to speculation that he had played at The Medalist near his home in South Florida. He described those five holes at Bluejack National as "nice and smooth." "That's harder than I have been going at it the last month," Woods told reporters for Global Golf Post and ESPN. "Just gradually progressing. We're just trying to progress, and I

  • Have You Seen This? Stunningly awesome swimming robot

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    It is time to welcome our robot overlords, by land and by sea.

  • In Oregon, journalists to get schooled on mass shooting coverage

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    The media has been criticized for its coverage of mass shootings. One journalism school in Oregon wants to change that.

  • Treasury Department keeps Hamilton, but puts Harriet Tubman on $20

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    The abolitionist Underground Railroad advocate will be the first woman and person of color to grace paper U.S. currency.

  • New book shines light on the pornography industry's unchecked power

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    In her new book, “The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know,” Cal State Long Beach gender and sexuality studies professor Shira Tarrant delves into the business side of an industry veiled in mystery and social anathema.