• How American families are keeping in contact with loved ones after the Paris shootings

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Sat, Nov 14, 2015

    On Friday, a series of shootings across the city of Paris left more than 120 people dead and 99 more critically injured, according to BuzzFeed News.

  • Race tension protests highlight waning trust in new media

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    The University of Missouri protesters' ousting of media coverage on campus is a symptom of a wider distrust of the news media.

  • What changing screen time research means for young kids and families

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Oct 19, 2015

    Technology is more rooted in parenting than ever. Since making its "no screens before age 2" recommendation in 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics finally has the science it needs to update its policies.

  • No, Walmart didn’t just send you a check for $1,900

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    Some Americans may have just received a check in the mail from "Walmart" — except it's not really Walmart, and it's not a real check.

  • Scenes of horror as a Paris night becomes a bloodbath

    BY JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press | Published: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — The assailants' weapons were those of war: automatic rifles and suicide belts of explosives. The killing was indiscriminate, spread across a swath of the city, in at least six different sites. An ordinary Friday night in Paris transformed into a bloodbath. The word Parisians used over and over as they tried to make sense of the horror was "carnage." At the packed Bataclan concert hall in eastern Paris, the attackers opened fire on a crowd waiting to hear American rock band Eagles of Death Metal perform. One witness told France Info radio he heard them yell "Allahu Akbar" — God is great in Arabic — as they started their killing spree and took hostages.

  • Reaction from around the world to Paris attacks

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their views: ___ PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA Obama is calling the attacks on Paris "outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians" and is vowing to do whatever it takes to help bring the perpetrators to justice. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama said he would not speculate about who was responsible. He called the attacks a "heartbreaking situation" and an "attack on all of humanity." ___ U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY Kerry is describing the attacks in Paris as "heinous, evil" and "vile," calling them "an assault on our

  • Fans stay calm amid chilling atmosphere at Stade de France

    BY JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer | Published: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — As news of bloodshed filtered through the crowd and police sirens wailed outside, thousands of soccer fans milled around the Stade de France, reluctant to leave the seemingly safe stadium. The spectators didn't panic, despite hearing the sounds of explosions from outside — part of the carnage unfolding in the city that left more than a hundred killed in multiple acts of violence. But there was plenty of unease and tension. During the first half of France's match against Germany on Friday, two explosions went off nearby. The first, at around 9:20 p.m., was a short and crisp bang. "We heard them, but we thought they were home-made devices or fireworks," fan Frederic Lavergne told The

  • Missouri campus protesters' bullying of student photographer sparks outrage

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Nov 10, 2015

    Declaring the patch of University of Missouri campus where protesters were camping a "no-media safe space," race protesters bullied a student photographer, sparking outrage in the news media and elsewhere.

  • Massachusetts may change its time zone for more sunlight

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

    It's probably a futile effort, but Massachusetts lawmakers are thinking about changing the state's time zone. There's something parents should remember about that.

  • 23 percent of shoppers will play dirty for perfect holiday gift, survey shows

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Updated: Tue, Nov 10, 2015

    Would you be willing to go to extreme lengths to get that perfect gift this holiday season?

  • This 1996 family will teach you everything you need to know about using the Internet

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Nov 5, 2015

    They say it's always best to learn from history. Well, learn about the Internet from this 1996 family.

  • This Chicago couple just did ‘something rare and sometimes unheard of’ for a homeless disabled man

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    In less than a week, a Chicago couple has become a viral sensation for doing one thing — helping the poor.

  • Twins interact with each other as early as 14 weeks in the womb

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Nov 9, 2015

    There's been a long-held belief that twins have a special bond. And it looks like it starts when they're in the womb together.

  • The new Disney device helping parents keep their children safe online

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Nov 5, 2015

    Available now: Circle With Disney, a $99 device that will help your child safe on the Internet.

  • Singing serves as effective social ice breaker, study suggests

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Updated: Wed, Nov 4, 2015

    When it comes to breaking the ice, just break into song. At least, that's according to a new study on social bonding.

  • How couples can fix their financial future without risking a break-up

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Nov 5, 2015

    Finances are often the source of stress, strife and even separation for many relationships and marriages. But the solution is simple, experts say: Clear communication about money while dating rather than after tying the knot.

  • Oklahoma lawmakers consider governor's right to name agency heads

    By TIM TALLEY Associated Press | Updated: Wed, Nov 4, 2015

    Supporters have promoted expanding the governor's appointment authority as a way to cut the size of state government and make it more efficient, while critics say it could make state government resemble the federal system and increase the influence of special interests.

  • Former Instagram star to followers: Social media isn't real life

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Updated: Tue, Nov 3, 2015

    When it comes to social media, often what you see really is too good to be true.

  • Have You Seen This? Charming toddler gratitude

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Sun, Nov 1, 2015

    A toddler is adorably grateful — well, mostly — when she receives her perfect birthday present.

  • The top predictor of divorce — and how to avoid it

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Nov 2, 2015

    Emotional infidelity and physical infidelity are often spoken about by marriage experts. But there's a third kind, and it has to do with green things.