• Family activity of the week: Get an Advent calendar

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: 18 hr ago

    It's less than 25 days until Christmas, and it's time to count down the days with an Advent calendar.

  • Build better balance by volunteering in the community

    Greg Kratz, Deseret News | Updated: 20 hr ago

    No matter what you do or how you do it, I hope you’ll consider volunteering. You not only will feel the joy that comes from helping others but also will find that service becomes an important part of a well-balanced life.

  • Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad's future

    Updated: 39 min ago

    PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country's long civil war, but warned the turnaround would not come overnight. Discussing the Syria crisis with world leaders in Paris, Obama also urged Turkey and Russia to set aside recent tensions that have undermined his efforts to strengthen the U.S.-led coalition fighting defeating the Islamic State group. Instead, he asked the two countries to focus on IS as a common enemy and on reaching a political solution for Syria. Obama's remarks on the sidelines of global climate talks came as the U.S. continues to press Russia to focus its airstrikes in S

  • US construction spending jumps to 8-year high, lifted by home building, federal government

    Updated: 47 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending jumps to 8-year high, lifted by home building, federal government.

  • House considers requiring search warrant to get old emails

    Updated: 51 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are talking about requiring a search warrant for the government to obtain copies of a person's old emails. The bill, introduced by Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas, is being discussed by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. It seeks to close a loophole in a nearly 30-year-old law that allows the government to use subpoenas to third parties like Google or Yahoo to see emails more than 180 days old. Such emails were considered "abandoned" under the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, back when there was rarely enough storage space to hold emails older than six months.

  • Netanyahu says Israel acts in Syria 'from time to time'

    Updated: 51 min ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has acknowledged his country operates occasionally in Syria to prevent weapons from being delivered to Israel's enemies. Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel acts in Syria "from time to time." It was the strongest admission yet of Israel's involvement in neighboring Syria. Israel is believed to have carried out a number of airstrikes on suspected weapons convoys and other targets since the civil war in Syria began, fearing the potential transfer of advanced weaponry to the Shiite Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon. Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders have hinted of Israel's actions in Syria in the past but have declined to comment on specific strikes.

  • Police shooting in downtown Atlanta leaves 1 man dead

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Police officers ducked behind cars as gunshots whizzed through a busy part of downtown Atlanta, where authorities say the gunbattle left one man dead Monday night. "Gunshots were coming from every angle," Bryceton O'Neal told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Cops were running behind cars, taking cover." The incident was near the Aloft Atlanta Downtown hotel — a few blocks from many of the city's larger, high-rise convention hotels. An Atlanta officer had been patrolling downtown when a Jeep was spotted driving the wrong way, police Maj. Adam Lee III told local news outlets. When the officer attempted to stop the Jeep, the vehicle sped up, struck a shuttle bus and then hit a pole, Lee said. Two men j

  • US stocks open slightly higher, led by banks and industrials

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slightly higher in early trading as investors look ahead to a busy week of economic reports and central bank meetings. Banking and industrial stocks led the way higher early Tuesday. Boeing and JPMorgan Chase had some of the biggest gains in the Dow Jones industrial average. In the first few minutes of trading the Dow was up 88 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,812. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 12 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,093. The Nasdaq composite climbed 25 points, or 0.5 percent, to 5,133. Bond prices didn't move much. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held steady at 2.21 percent.

  • Volkswagen to appeal ruling allowing 'micro' union at plant

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen is informing workers at its lone U.S. plant in Chattanooga that it is appealing a decision to allow the United Auto Workers to seek collective bargaining rights for a small group of skilled workers. The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board last month rejected Volkswagen's arguments that only the entire 1,400-member hourly workforce at the plant should be allowed to vote on union representation, and not just the "micro unit" of 165 skilled-trades workers. The company said in a notice to plant workers Tuesday that the decision to seek an appeal won't halt the two-day union vote scheduled to begin Thursday. The challenge will proceed after the results are in.

  • All you need to know about Netflix in December

    Sarah Bringhurst, OK.com | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Take a look at what is coming and going on Netflix this December.

  • Cops: NY man rammed 14 vehicles after family court hearing

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a central New York man is jailed on assault and other charges after ramming his truck into more than a dozen vehicles following a family court hearing. Police say 45-year-old David Southwick, of Cortlandville, followed his ex-wife into the parking lot at the Cortland County Courthouse after a hearing Monday. They say he got into his flatbed truck and drove at her as she walked away from him. Officers say Southwick missed her but purposely struck 14 vehicles and a porch on a home next to the lot. Officials say total damage exceeds $7,500. A person in one of the vehicles suffered a minor injury. Police arrested Southwick in the lot. He is being held in the county jail. It couldn't

  • Watch: Amazon details Prime Air drone-delivery program

    Payton Davis, Deseret News | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Amazon's drone-delivery program is two years in the making, and a new video shows what the site's shoppers should know before the drones officially take flight.

  • France, Germany, Canada call on world to put price on carbon

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LE BOURGET, France (AP) — One of the smartest ways to fight global warming is putting a price on carbon dioxide pollution, some key world leaders at the international climate summit say. Either a tax on carbon dioxide emissions or trading carbon pollution like pork bellies, which puts a price on carbon, will help use capitalism to get closer to a day when the world isn't adding heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere, according to leaders of France, Germany, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Ethiopia, as well as heads of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. The number of countries, provinces, states or cities putting a price on carbon has tripled in the past year and is

  • Tebow’s recent breakup creates divide over chaste lifestyle

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Tim Tebow and Miss Universe Olivia Culpo recently ended their relationship because of Tebow's vow to remain a virgin until marriage, reports say.

  • Interview & video: Kelli O'Hara receives honorary doctorate from Oklahoma City University

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A version of this story appears in Tuesday's The Oklahoman. For Kelli O'Hara, OCU honor is 'beautiful time' After winning the top award given for Broadway achievement over the summer, Kelli O’Hara now has received the highest honor her alma mater can bestow. Capping a year in which she won her first Tony Award, O’Hara, 39, was conferred an honorary doctorate of humane letters during a ceremony Monday at Oklahoma City University’s Petree Recital Hall, where she said she performed many times as an undergraduate, from her entrance audition to her senior recital. “I just always wanted to do what I’m doing so badly.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at Oklahoma companies' high-performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stock.

  • Iowa State's Matt Campbell: Newest Big 12 face is a baby face

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 12 hr ago

    The newest face in Big 12 football belongs to Matt Campbell. It’s a baby face. Iowa State’s new coach is all of 36 years old. Campbell turned 36 on Sunday, the day ISU named him to replace the fired Paul Rhoads. Campbell has spent four years as head coach at Toledo. The Mid-American Conference is where many a Midwest major goes to find a new coach. Let’s see. Just at Toledo, six of its eight coaches in the last 50 years have gone to major jobs — Tim Beckman to Illinois, Gary Pinkel to Missouri, Nick Saban to Bill Belichick’s defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns, Chuck Stobart to Utah and Frank Lauterbur to Iowa. And it’s not just Toledo.

  • The Morning Brew: U.S. Marine found guilty of killing Filapina transgender woman after discovering her sex

    Juliana Keeping | Updated: 2 hr ago

    It's Tuesday. Welcome to December.  U.S. Marine found guilty of killing Filapina transgender woman  A U.S. marine has been found guilty of homicide after killing a transgender woman after discovering her sex.  The BBC reports: A court in the Philippines has found a US marine guilty of killing a transgender woman. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted of killing Jennifer Laude in a hotel room in Olongapo city, north-west of Manila, last year. Pemberton will

  • Boston Marathon bomber's lawyers to argue for new trial

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are heading to court to urge a judge to grant him a new trial. Judge George O'Toole Jr. is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in U.S. District Court, but only on the portion of Tsarnaev's motion related to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued after Tsarnaev's trial. Three people were killed and more than 260 others were injured when twin bombs placed near the marathon finish line exploded on April 15, 2013. Tsarnaev was convicted of 30 federal charges and sentenced to death for his role in the attack. Tsarnaev's lawyers argue that a Supreme Court ruling in June puts 15 of his convictions in jeopardy.

  • Linwood Elementary remains closed Tuesday due to power outage in northwest Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Dec 1, 2015

    A power outage continues to affect an Oklahoma City elementary school. Linwood Elementary School remains closed Tuesday morning.