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UGA professor, suspect in shooting has ticket to Amsterdam

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A University of Georgia professor suspected of killing his wife and two other men outside a community theater has a plane ticket to fly to the Netherlands later this week and left behind an empty passport wallet, federal authorities said Monday.

April 27, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Westmoreland won't run for governor

ATLANTA (AP) - Yet another prominent Georgia Republican has decided he won't run for governor in 2010.

April 24, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Obama hosting credit-card CEOs, pledges new rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is pushing to rein in costs for millions of Americans who use credit cards, an appeal to consumers as many struggle to pay their bills.

April 23, 2009 | By Ben Feller Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Colleges push tuition aid for illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wading into the politically charged immigration debate, a group of colleges and universities is urging Congress to give illegal immigrants tuition aid and a path to citizenship in light of efforts in several states to block them.

April 21, 2009 | By Hope Yen Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Geithner defends bank rescue program amid warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defended the bank rescue program devised by the Obama administration Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund predicted U.S. financial institutions could lose $2.7 trillion from the global credit crisis.

April 21, 2009 | By Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press Writer | State, National News


2 killed in Alabama as storms sweep Southeast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A line of storms swept across the Southeast with 70 mph winds and possible tornadoes, killing two people in their mobile homes in north Alabama, authorities said Monday.

April 20, 2009 | By Jay Reeves Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Attorney: Whistleblower faked report in Imperial Sugar Refinery blast

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Attorneys for Imperial Sugar say a whistleblower faked a report that he says warned company executives of explosive dust hazards days before a deadly blast at the company's sugar refinery near Savannah.

April 20, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Jobless claims top 6 million; housing starts plummet

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people receiving jobless benefits exceeded 6 million for the first time, the government reported Thursday, and housing construction unexpectedly plunged to its second-lowest level on record - fresh evidence that the recession is far from over.

April 16, 2009 | By Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer | State, National News


Cagle drops from governor's race

ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle fought back tears Wednesday as he reluctantly dropped out of the race for governor, saying he has a degenerative spine condition that will require surgery.

The surprise announcement immediately scrambled the crowded contest to replace Gov. Sonny Perdue when his second term expires in 2010. Cagle was considered a front-runner for the Republican nomination with the primary still more than one year away. The 43-year-old Republican from Gainesville said he will seek re-election as lieutenant governor.

April 16, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


Gas prices expected to stay low this summer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite the dismal economy, motorists may want to take to the road this summer. The federal government says gasoline prices are expected to stay relatively low.

April 14, 2009 | By H. Josef Hebert Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Retail sales fall unexpectedly in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retail sales fell unexpectedly in March, delivering a setback to hopes that the economy's steep slide could be bottoming out.

April 14, 2009 | By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | State, National News


Obama vows US aim to halt piracy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama promised Monday that the U.S. would seek to halt the increasing threat of piracy off the Horn of Africa.

April 13, 2009 | By Lara Jakes Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Latest surgery shows face transplants are gaining ground

Five years ago, it was the stuff of science fiction: Replace someone's face with one from a dead donor. But on Thursday, Boston doctors performed the world's seventh such transplant - less than a week after one in France - and plans are in the works for more.

April 11, 2009 | By Marilynn Marchione AP Medical Writer | State, National News


Five U.S. soldiers, two Iraqis killed in Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) - A suicide truck driver detonated a ton of explosives near a police headquarters in the northern city of Mosul on Friday, killing five American soldiers in the deadliest attack against U.S. troops in more than a year.

April 11, 2009 | By Robert H. Reid Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Obama: Economy showing glimmer of hope

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Friday that the slumping economy has begun to show "glimmers of hope," but cautioned that it remains severely stressed and will require lots more work to turn it around.

April 11, 2009 | Associated Press Writer | State, National News


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Have You Seen This? Blindfolded Rubik’s Cube solve

CUBE CORNER — I know we at Have You Seen This? often say that something will “blow your mind” or “amaze” you, but sometimes that is all we can say when a video shows a personally incomprehensible feat.

March 06, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Have You Seen This? What we do to land internships

GROSSE POINTE — Applying for a coveted internship position can be brutally competitive and nerve-wracking.

March 05, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Netflix's 'House of Cards' paints a bleak political realm — but in part, a realistic one, political

WASHINGTON — Television’s Rep. Francis Underwood’s season one introduction to “House of Cards” explains his view of America’s capital city: “Give and take. Welcome to Washington.” But the show’s portrayal of real-life D.C. politics has a far murkier side than most Capitol Hill staffers and D.C. workers say even the most power-consumed ever descend into.

March 05, 2015 | Sara Jarman KSL | State, National News


With fan fiction, is publishing following in Hollywood's unoriginal footsteps?

When best-selling Kindle author Hugh Howey started writing books, he wasn’t out make millions or write the Great American Novel — he was just a sci-fi fan.

March 05, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


How moms can help their children's brains grow

According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, babies who hear their mother's heartbeat and voice show stronger signs of development in their auditory cortex, which, among other functions, is a part of the brain primarily known for helping people hear.

March 05, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Cutting unemployment benefits reduces unemployment, study shows

A study sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research claims that the elimination of the federal unemployment benefit program in 2014 resulted in 1.8 million new jobs that year, suggesting that offering unemployment benefits can slow job growth.

March 02, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National News


Can tourism end poverty in the most remote place in the world?

Bo White has done a lot of treks. Between a career in international development and a love for climbing and hiking, the 31-year-old has been all over the world. But nowhere quite like the Pamir.

March 02, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


One Texas teacher gave her first-grade student a kidney

Six-year-old Matthew Parker needed a new kidney. His elementary school teacher, Lindsey Painter, gave him one.

March 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Talking husky puppy

BARKLEY SQUARE — When any creature is new to life, it takes awhile to sort things out, from basic getting around to communicating.

March 01, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


How one photo of a dress became an advertising opportunity

The top trending hashtags on Twitter Thursday night weren't about ISIS or Internet neutrality, but #thedress and #whiteandgold.

March 01, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Unique challenge posed by terrorists on social media

Targeting terrorist organizations like ISIS on social media is not as easy as it sounds, experts say.

February 28, 2015 | Michael Bryant KSL | State, National News


Premium users of LinkedIn to receive $1 each in password-leak settlement

To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 — or about $1 each — million to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users of the social media network between March 2006 and June 2012.

February 28, 2015 | William E. Lewis Jr. KSL | State, National News


Google and Reddit are cracking down on Internet pornography

This week, two notable Internet websites reevaluated their stances on pornographic material and have taken steps to eliminate this content from the public sphere.

February 27, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How the Internet is changing science

In less than a second, the sun makes as much energy as the United States uses in one year.

February 27, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Community saves autistic boy’s birthday party after none of his classmates show

KISSIMMEE, Florida — When none of her son’s classmates showed up to his birthday party, a Florida mother took to social media to express her despair. Within hours, her community rallied to make her little boy’s day nothing short of magical.

February 27, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


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