• Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean 'epidemic' in Brazil

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thais Faria sank into a leather love seat, relaxing under the ministrations first of a masseuse, then a manicurist and finally a hairdresser-cum-makeup artist. Not 24 hours after her daughter was born via cesarean, Faria was being pampered at an upscale Rio de Janeiro maternity clinic. Cesarean births aren't typically associated with luxury. But the procedures have become de rigueur among Brazil's wealthy, with new mothers at some high-end clinics enjoying beauty treatments after the operation in a culture that has come to regard births as glamorous social events — equal parts spa, cocktail party and family get-together. In private clinics nationwide, C-sections account for more than eight of every 10 birt

  • Keystone XL developer seeks different approval for route

    BY GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Canadian company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline is taking steps to circumvent one of the major roadblocks in Nebraska. But in seeking approval Monday for the same contentious route through the state, TransCanada could create another round of lengthy delays in an already drawn-out process. It also indicates a new push for the $8 billion Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline in a state where opponents have repeatedly thwarted efforts to build the project. President Barack Obama has indicated that he may reject a federal permit for the project, as he did in 2012 when he accused congressional Republicans of setting an arbitrary deadline. Former Gov.

  • How 1 in 3 teens handle a breakup will make you cringe

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, 1 in 3 teens will use texting to breakup with their partner.

  • Why audiences embrace dark superheroes over Superman

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    In a post-9/11 world, more people identify with darker heroes like Batman or Spider-Man than the Man of Steel. But experts say Krypton's only son isn't going anywhere.

  • Video: Pregnant dog rescued after being buried under sidewalk for 2 days

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    Residents in a Russian neighborhood rescue a dog two days after she was buried under a sidewalk during repairs.

  • When it comes to buying the right sneaker, price doesn’t matter

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Worried about buying those cheap running shoes? Think you should invest in more expensive ones? Turns out, you won't be any happier.

  • Nostalgic video mashup highlights movie kids, their best friends

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    Two YouTubers made a supercut of their favorite childhood movies that starred a kid and his or her best friend, and it will hit you right in the nostalgia.

  • 6 simple ways to tackle tough household chores

    Megan Marsden Christensen, KSL.com | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    After walking into the house from a long day at work, you can’t even begin to think about the mess that lies before you.

  • Have You Seen This? Epic 80s high school dance request

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    We’ve all seen elaborate ways teens ask each other to dances (especially in this state), but this puts all others to eternal shame.

  • Guest receives bill after missing wedding

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    It’s always frustrating to get a no-show after you’ve received a positive RSVP, but would you go so far as to bill the person who left you hanging?

  • How to talk to your child about the Umpqua Community College shooting

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    On Thursday afternoon, 10 people were killed and another seven were injured after a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

  • Officer presents bike to homeless man who walks 5 hours to work daily

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    When a Kansas police officer responded to a call about a suspicious person in a park, he never thought he’d be inspired by an unlikely friend.

  • How to prepare for Hurricane Joaquin before it hits the East Coast

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    The powerful Hurricane Joaquin is barreling toward the East Coast. Here's what you can do to stay safe ahead of time.

  • Rare photo shows mountain lion atop Southern Calif. telephone pole

    Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    A photographer acted quickly and snapped a rare picture of a mountain lion perched on top of a telephone pole in a Southern California neighborhood Tuesday.

  • Gunman opens fire at Oregon college; at least 12 killed

    BY JEFF BARNARD and GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Early reports indicate that the gunman died during a shootout with police.

  • Have You Seen This? How to win 'Dad of the Year' award

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    See what it takes to win the Internet’s coveted award, “Dad of the Year.” There is dancing involved.

  • How fandom connects a community and improves lives

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    The world of fans in the pre-Internet era could be a very isolating one. But now, comic conventions and online communities offer fans of all sorts of connection and support that can enrich and change lives for the better.

  • Man stuns girlfriend with elaborate Monopoly board game proposal

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    A love-struck California man was thrilled to “pass go” once his girlfriend accepted his elaborate handcrafted Monopoly proposal.

  • Have You Seen This? YouTuber plays ‘Miserlou’ on 90 instruments

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    This man had access to 6,000 instruments at a Phoenix museum, and he perfectly takes advantage of the opportunity.

  • Q&A: Author Leigh Bardugo talks religion, teens and the message of her popular YA fiction

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Sep 22, 2015

    Young adult author Leigh Bardugo follows her best-selling Grisha Trilogy with "Six of Crows" Sept. 29.