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LDS Church to transfer missionaries in Nicaragua due to 'political instability'

LDS SLC Temple

The LDS Church said they will move over half of the 327 missionaries serving in Nicaragua due to...

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Court: more study needed on Yellowstone-area gold mining

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A gold exploration proposal just north of Yellowstone National Park has suffered a significant setback with a court ruling released Friday that faulted Montana officials for understating mining’s potential harm to land, water and wildlife. The ruling from a state district...


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'Smart' gadgets: Ways to minimize privacy and security risks

Amazon Echo Private Conversation

NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family’s private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies. According to Amazon, the Echo’s Alexa voice assistant misheard a word as “Alexa” — a trigger to...


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Judge orders higher-calorie meals for Alaska Muslim inmates

Alaska Jail Ramadan Lawsuit

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Alaska corrections officials to provide Muslim inmates with nutritionally sufficient, pork-free meals when they break their Ramadan fasts at night. U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland said in a written order that fasting Muslim inmates must be...


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Famed chef Mario Batali's Vegas Strip restaurants will close

Mario Batali-Sexual Misconduct

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mario Batali’s three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women. Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group partner Joe Bastianich sent a letter to nearly 300 workers about the...


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Recalls this week: strollers, compact utility loaders

A line of strollers that fail to meet federal safety standards are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include compact utility loaders and bicycles. Here’s a more detailed look: STROLLERS DETAILS: The US model of Jané Muum strollers. The recalled strollers have a black frame, a...


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Hawaii volcano sends another ash cloud high into the air

Hawaii Volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities say an eruption at the summit of a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has sent an ash cloud about 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) into the air. Those living in communities southwest of the Kilauea volcano are warned that wind might carry ash their way after the eruption Thursday...


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From snipers to moms: World War II exhibit focuses on women

Women in WWII Exhibition

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — The terrors of World War II impacted most of the world’s women, both on the home and battlefronts. A new exhibition opening Friday at the International Museum of World War II in Natick, Massachusetts, highlights just that — the important and sometimes unconventional roles women...


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Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud

Rachel Dolezal Welfare Fraud

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare...


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New Orleans council votes to halt some short-term rentals

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city council in tourist-friendly New Orleans voted Thursday to halt the proliferation of one type of tourist housing: short-term rentals such as those facilitated by Airbnb and Homeaway. Council member Kristin Palmer’s measure affects those who rent out entire homes for short-...


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2018 summer hours, opening dates and prices for Northern Utah swimming pools

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Find out the opening dates, summer hours and admission costs for swimming pools and water parks in Weber and Davis counties.


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