• Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace — the fourth such incident since March. The Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Washington protested to the Chinese military through diplomatic channels, calling the fighter pilot's actions "unsafe and unprofessional." And U.S. officials said this is at least the second formal complaint American diplomats have filed with the Chinese over these military actions in recent months.

  • 1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science. Han Tak Lee, 79, walked out of a federal courthouse in Harrisburg after a judge released him on unsecured bond and restricted his travel to New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. "I'm finally free," Lee told reporters and supporters afterward, in comments translated by an interpreter. "It is difficult to think (of) all the past 25 years ... of my life, even though I was innocent.

  • Jackson Hole demonstrators rally against rate hike

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Shadowing central bankers and economists at the annual Federal Reserve conference here, a group of about 10 demonstrators pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen not to yield to pressure to raise interest rates. Carrying placards and green T-shirts embossed with the slogan "What recovery?" they said they'd come from New York, Missouri, Minnesota and elsewhere to draw attention to people left behind by the recovery and still unable to find work. One demonstrator approached Yellen to press his point as she prepared to enter the opening reception Thursday night. With security guards hovering nearby, the two shook hands and spoke for about a minute before Yellen entered the closed-door gathering.

  • 5 ways the ice bucket challenge could change fundraising forever

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    After witnessing the impact of the ALS ice bucket challenge, groups everywhere are trying to figure out how to cash in.

  • How poverty plays a role in Ferguson

    Amy McDonald, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Two men were shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, this month. One was unarmed, one had a knife. Heated protests in response may be the result of growing poverty in the suburban area — and the city is not alone.

  • Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. Nixon announced what he called a systematic withdrawl of Guard officers on Thursday. He says they’ve effectively protected the city while other agencies worked to restore trust between law enforcement and residents. Since the guard’s arrival Monday, flare-ups in the small section of town that had been the center of nightly unrest have begun to subside. The quietest night was overnight Wednesday and Thursday, when police arrested only a handful of people in the protest zone. Since

  • Vet who simulates homelessness for a month says effects are like PTSD

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Tom Rebman tried being homeless for a month; says it's "worse than he ever imagined."

  • NJ Gov. Christie to visit OKC with Gov. Fallin

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    New Jersey Gov. and Republican Governors Association Chairman Chris Christie is scheduled to visit Oklahoma City to attend events with Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. Christie is to attend three events with Fallin on Wednesday. Christie is to join Fallin for a visit to the Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum, then attend a Republican National Governors Association event with Fallin and take part in a Fallin for Governor event. Fallin is running for re-election to a second term in office. She faces Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman in the Nov. 4 general election.

  • Video: Students give back to their first-grade teacher with surprise party

    Celeste Tholen Rosenlof, KSL | Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    A teacher of 41 years received a retirement gift from former students that left her at a loss for words.

  • Gaza teen's war tweets document one family's life living in the war zone

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Sixteen-year-old Farah Baker sends twitter dispatches from inside the Gaza war zone to chronicle what the conflict means for her family.

  • Marketing matchmaker: Pimp My Cause pairs marketers with charities

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    "Online dating service" matches up nonprofits and professional volunteers.

  • Couple opens coffee shop staffed by the homeless

    Amy McDonald, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    How to respond to homelessness in your neighborhood? One couple hired them.

  • 1 in 9 girls in developing countries marry before age 15 and here's what to do about it

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Children — especially girls — are forced into marriages that make them susceptible to abuse, poverty, and even early death from pregnancy issues. Experts say we can change all that.

  • Lawyer: Autopsy shows unarmed teen repeatedly shot

    By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, AP | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. — A Missouri teenager fatally shot by police suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may have occurred when he put his hands up or while his back was turned to the shooter, “but we don’t know,” a pathologist hired by the teen’s family said Monday. An independent autopsy conducted on 18-year-old Michael Brown determined that the teen was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, according to the pathologists and the family’s attorneys. Brown was shot by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, touching off a week of rancorous protests in the St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas. Forensic pathologist Shawn Parcells, who assisted former New York City chief

  • Governor Nixon orders National Guard to Ferguson

    By NIGEL DUARA and JIM SUHR, AP | Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Missouri’s governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew. Gov. Jay Nixon said the National Guard would help “in restoring peace and order” to Ferguson, where protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer entered their second week. Police said they acted in response to gunfire, looting, vandalism and protesters who hurled Molotov cocktails.

  • Listing of the Week: 2804 SE 39, Moore

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    The 1,824-square-foot house has three bedrooms, two baths, one living room, two dining areas and an attached three-car garage.

  • How rich kids get ahead: 4 striking findings

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    A 30-year study follows 800 Baltimore kids and finds that success is largely determined by your parents.

  • Police: Teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

    By DAVID A. LIEB and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, AP | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. — A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars.

  • Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe says deal reached on surplus program's red tape

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    The U.S. Defense Department has cut red tape in a program that gives surplus military vehicles to rural fire departments, Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe said Thursday.

  • Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

    By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER and JEFF ROBERSON, AP | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown. Hours earlier, the police chief had said race relations were the top priority in the town, where a white police officer fatally shot the black teen. Authorities have vowed to reach across the racial, economic and generational divide in a community in search of answers. In the streets of Ferguson, though, the polite dialogue heard at community forums and news conferences is nowhere to be found.