• Have You Seen This? Celebrating 100K miles

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Turning 100,000 miles on your odometer is a rite of passage that must be celebrated, no matter the level of enthusiasm.

  • Tropical Storm Kevin forms in the Pacific

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Kevin has formed in the eastern Pacific off Mexico's coast. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 40 mph (65 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Kevin is expected to remain a tropical storm through Friday. Kevin is centered about 510 miles (825 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and is moving north near 6 mph (9 kph). Meanwhile in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Fred has regained some strength. The storm's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 kph). But the storm is still expected to weaken to a tropical depression by Friday.

  • Tropical Storm Kevin forms in the eastern Pacific off Mexico's coast

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Kevin forms in the eastern Pacific off Mexico's coast.

  • Trial continues in Alabama officer's excessive force case

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Additional witness testimony is expected in the federal trial of an Alabama police officer accused of using excessive force during a stop that left an Indian man seriously injured. Madison police officer Eric Sloan Parker's trial is scheduled to continue Thursday morning in Huntsville. Police investigating a call about a suspicious person in February encountered Sureshbhai Patel (suh-RESH'-beye pah-TEL') and eventually slammed the man to the ground face first. Parker has said Patel resisted officers and put his hands in his pockets. Patel denied that Wednesday through an interpreter, saying he speaks very little English and couldn't understand what officers were saying when they stopped him.

  • Bittersweet reward for brothers wrongly imprisoned 30 years

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    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Receiving $750,000 apiece for wrongful imprisonment is a bittersweet reward for two North Carolina brothers who suffered an emotional and physical toll from their three decades of incarceration. Henry McCollum says he's happy to be free and that the money will help him and his family. But his brother, Leon Brown, is struggling from his time behind bars. He was unable to attend the hearing Wednesday when the state awarded them compensation. Brown is hospitalized because of severe mental illness that his family attributes to his wrongful imprisonment in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. An attorney for the men has filed a lawsuit alleging civil rights violations against the town, county and invest

  • Rival factions hold new talks in Geneva over Libya's future

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    GENEVA (AP) — Envoys from Libya's rival factions are arriving in Geneva for talks aimed at forming a unity government in the chaotic north African country. The talks come as part of a blitz of diplomatic activity under mediation of the U.N. special envoy for Libya, Bernardino Leon. Libya is currently divided between a government in Tripoli and the internationally recognized government in Tobruk to the east. Leon wants a deal in coming weeks, before the mandate of the House of Representatives in Tobruk expires Oct. 20.

  • Uganda: 12 soldiers killed in Somalia attack

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    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan military spokesman says 12 Ugandan soldiers were killed in an attack Tuesday by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda said Thursday that all soldiers were accounted for and that none was captured. He said 10 of the bodies will be flown back home Thursday. Al-Shabab claimed it killed 50 Ugandan soldiers at the base in the small farming town of Janale, an account disputed by Ugandan officials. Uganda was the first country to send troops to Somalia to back up the country's weak federal government under the banner of the African Union.

  • Miscarriages hurt men too, but we rarely talk about it

    Shelby Slade, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Congratulations to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on their baby to be! But, more importantly, thanks for speaking so candidly about miscarriages.

  • Video: What would it look like if we treated education like we do pro sports?

    Linsy Hunsaker, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    In a recent sketch, Comedy Central's Key & Peele looked at what would happen if education was treated like pro sports.

  • Illinois community mourns slain police officer, 'G.I. Joe'

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    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was on the brink of retiring after a 30-year career in law enforcement. At 52, the tattooed police officer with a shaved head could still be tough and intimidating if the job called for it. But he also had a sweet side that endeared him to the suburban Chicago village he had served for decades, a place where he was a constant presence at community events and a role model. Now the people of Fox Lake are mourning the officer known affectionately as "G.I. Joe" after he detoured on his way to work to pursue three suspicious men into a swamp. He ended up with a fatal gunshot wound and died Tuesday. Hundreds of people gathered at a Fox Lake park late Wednesday for a vigil in memory

  • BP seeks restitution of some Gulf oil spill claims

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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP is going back to a federal appeals court in a case involving businesses' damage claims from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil giant wants restitution of some of the money it paid in claims to businesses as part of a 2012 settlement. BP eventually won a revision in the way losses were calculated after arguing the settlement claims administrator wasn't correctly matching business's revenues and expenses. Now, BP is seeking restitution and interest on some of the money paid out prior to October 2013 — before the revision was approved. In court documents, the company says hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will

  • UN rights chief alleges French soldier sexually abused girl

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    GENEVA (AP) — United Nations staff turned up a case of sexual abuse of a girl by a French soldier in Central African Republic, the U.N. human rights chief said Thursday, in the latest claim of sexual abuse by foreign troops in the poor, unstable African country. France's military has already been rocked by accounts by children as young as 9 of French soldiers giving them food or water in exchange for sex. While French authorities knew of those cases last summer, they only came to light publicly after Britain's Guardian newspaper reported them in April. No arrests have been made. On Thursday, U.N.

  • Bangladesh indicts owners for deadly 2012 factory fire

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    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh's capital has indicted two owners of a garment factory and 11 others for homicide over a 2012 fire that killed 112 workers. Delwar Hossain and his wife Mahmuda Akter, the owners of the Tazreen Fashions Ltd., pleaded not guilty to the charges, which were read by District Judge S.M. Kuddus Zaman in Dhaka on Thursday. Prosecutor Mizanur Rahman says the judge also indicted 11 others in the case involving the factory that produced clothing for big retailers including WalMart. Three of the accused are at large. The trial will begin Oct. 1. Bangladesh earns about $25 billion a year from garment exports, mainly to the United States and Europe.

  • Residents of eroding village welcome Obama's attention

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Residents of a Native village threatened by erosion were thankful for President Barack Obama's attention to their plight, saying they hope his visit to Alaska will help them secure funding to build a critical evacuation road to drier ground. Even with a protective ocean rock wall, the impoverished Inupiat Eskimo community of Kivalina has no more than a decade left before erosion begins to force people from their homes, said Millie Hawley, president of Kivalina's tribal council. Villagers say a couple homes near the village lagoon are already threatened by erosion, which has come within 3 feet of the foundation of one dwelling.

  • Pacific bluefin tuna group puts off new moves to save fish

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    TOKYO (AP) — An international body that monitors fisheries in most of the Pacific Ocean ended a meeting in Japan on Thursday without agreement on fresh measures to protect the dwindling bluefin tuna. The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission was unable to get a consensus on either short-term or long-term measures to help restore the bluefin population. Bluefin numbers are estimated to have fallen 96 percent from unfished levels, according to a release by the group. Last year, the commission recommended that the catch of juvenile tuna be cut to half of its average level in 2002-2004. But conservation groups say more must be done to counter the sharp decline of the species.

  • Q&A: The case for competency-based college education

    Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Woodrow Wilson Academy will offer master's degrees using clear objectives, mentoring and high-tech simulators.

  • Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster

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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country — 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest. While railroads have long carried hazardous materials through congested urban areas, cities are now scrambling to formulate emergency plans and to train firefighters amid the latest safety threat: a fiftyfold increase in crude shipments that critics say has put millions of people living or working near the tracks at heightened risk of derailment, fire and explosion. After a series of fiery crashes, The Associated Press conducted a survey of nearly a dozen big cities that, collectively, see thousands of tank cars each week, revealing a patchwork of prepared

  • Specially trained dogs help out farmers with disabilities

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    MAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Farmers with disabilities often fear they'll be unable to continue their way of life. But a small group of dedicated volunteers is helping some disabled farmers with specially trained dogs. PHARM Dog USA — or Pets Helping Agriculture in Rural Missouri —trains border collies and other dogs to help with chores specifically tailored to a farmer's needs. The dogs also provide emotional support and companionship. The group currently operates on a shoestring budget in four Midwestern states. Founder Jackie Allenbrand hopes to someday expand nationwide. One client, Alda Owen, raises Angus cattle with her husband in northwest Missouri and is legally blind.

  • Indonesia extradites ex-police officer sought in US murder

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    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Austin, Texas, police officer has been charged with capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend, according to a federal affidavit unsealed Wednesday. VonTrey Jamal Clark was extradited from Indonesia to the United States. He arrived at an Austin airport late Wednesday night, the Austin American-Statesman reported, and records show he was booked into the Bastrop County jail. The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office scheduled a news conference Thursday to discuss the case against him in the death of Samantha Dean, whose body was found in February behind a vacant shopping center. A federal arrest affidavit says a Bastrop County judge had sworn out a state arrest warrant July 21 chargin

  • AP survey: How cities are handling surge in oil trains

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    Mile-long trains carrying millions of gallons of crude have become a common sight in cities around the U.S., raising concern about the possibility of a catastrophic derailment near crowded neighborhoods or critical infrastructure. In the wake of a half-dozen fiery crashes this year, The Associated Press surveyed nearly a dozen cities with populations of more than 250,000 to gauge how prepared they are to respond to an oil-train derailment. Emergency officials in every city say they're aware of the threat and are taking steps to address it, but the level of preparedness differs from city to city. ___ BUFFALO, NEW YORK — City does not have an emergency plan that specifically addresses oil trains, but says it