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Hunter soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of 3rd ID soldier deployed out of Hunter Army Airfield to Afghanistan.

April 01, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


Pentagon cuts furlough days to 14

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2013 - The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today.

March 29, 2013 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | State, National News


Pentagon seeing sequestration flexibility

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 - Now that Congress has passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, Defense Department officials are trying to find the best way to make $46 billion in spending cuts, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.

March 26, 2013 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | State, National News


House bill to seek more protection for rivers

A state representative has filed a bill in the Georgia House that attempts to force the state's Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division to do what it should already be doing - responding to toxic spills in Georgia's rivers, and fast.

March 24, 2013 | Pam O'Dell Special to the News | State, National News


Pentagon delays furlough notices

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 - Pentagon officials have put off sending furlough notices to civilian employees until they've had a chance to analyze how pending legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will affect the Defense Department.

March 21, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | State, National News


Movie studio setting up in Effingham County

Evoking one of cinema's most renowned closing lines of a movie, Manu Kumaran ushered in a partnership between his company and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

March 20, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | State, National News


Cuts cancel Soldier Show stop here

The effects of sequestration are starting to be felt at Fort Stewart with the cancellation of an event planned by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. According to special events coordinator Chris Dent, the U.S. Army Soldier Show's stop at Fort Stewart has been canceled.

March 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | State, National News


Could sequester help private businesses?

The federal sequester's effects on Liberty County's economy remain to be seen, but a business panel on Thursday sent messages that are at odds with previous statements on the matter.

March 18, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | State, National News


Comptroller: DoD furloughs can begin April 26

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 - Unless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the department's comptroller said here today.

March 12, 2013 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | State, National News


Area lawmaker on fiscal affairs committee

ATLANTA- State Rep. Jan Tankersley, R-Brooklet, has been appointed to the Southern Legislative Conference Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee.

March 07, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


State audit of test scores inconclusive

Governor's Office of Student Achievement academic auditors on Friday presented preliminary findings of an investigation into Liberty County's Waldo Pafford Elementary School test practices, but the conclusion was ambiguous.

March 07, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | State, National News


Ammunition sales hot

Ammunition sales are robust these days - by local consumers and the U.S. government.

March 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | State, National News


Acts of Valor ceremony Feb. 27

The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire will host the 2013 Acts of Valor Awards at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, in the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. in Savannah.

February 22, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


Win $25,000 for your neighborhood

ATLANTADo you have an idea that would make your community a better place to live, and would $25,000 be a game-changer? State Farm is here with the assist. Through March 6, people from the United States can submit a cause for a chance to win a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist™ grant.

February 21, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


Message to DoD civilian workforce

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 - With major, across-the-board defense spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today issued a message to the Defense Department workforce.

February 20, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | State, National News


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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


Education, not harsh penalties, a more effective solution for teen sexting

At least once a week, Det. Rich Wistocki or one of his officers sits down with a teen caught sexting and lays out a series of consequences.

February 27, 2015 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret Media Companies | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Deep thoughts with Cookie Monster

SESAME STREET — On this sunny Tuesday, let me help you chase any clouds away with a nice kick in the nostalgia made better with a modern trend.

February 26, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Marketers bet big on location-based advertising

In the advertising world, tailoring the message to the intended target is key. Today's hot marketing trend is tapping into the location services built into a smartphone.

February 26, 2015 | Torin Koos KSL | State, National News


Legend's Oscar speech raises questions about more than race in the U.S.

Musician John Legend picked up an Oscar this past weekend for "Glory," an original song for the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, "Selma," and used his time at the podium to draw attention to America's black incarceration rate.

February 25, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


The worst kind of bullying can happen in your own home, study says

Nationwide efforts are trying to stamp out bullying in schools, but a new study suggests the biggest bully might be in your own home.

February 25, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


YouTube releases a new video app just for kids

Earlier today, popular video site YouTube unveiled a new app called YouTube Kids, a family-friendly version of YouTube made just for children. It will be available starting today on Google Play and in the Android app store.

February 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Is growing income inequity hurting Social Security?

As America recovers from the recession, wealthy households are recovering faster than low-income ones, whose incomes have stagnated or declined since the crash. A new report says that this widening gap is sapping Social Security.

February 24, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Wealthy businessman gives back by helping addicts

GILBERT, Ariz. — Sometimes it takes the right kind of help and a generous donation to save people from self-destruction.

February 23, 2015 | Carole Mikita KSL | State, National News


'New' Dr. Seuss work coming this summer

July is for book lovers. Or, at least, this coming July.

February 23, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Is exposure to porn inevitable for kids?

One study estimates 83% of five-to-eight year olds know how to use a smartphone or table. Add to that the $3 billion mobile porn industry, and experts say exposure is inevitable.

February 22, 2015 | Mary Richards KSL | State, National News


Children with same-sex parents are worse off, study says

According to a new study from researchers at the Catholic University of America, children of same-sex parents are more likely to suffer from emotional issues than children of heterosexual couples. The researchers define "emotional issues" generally, but note that it can include ADHD, learning disabilities and seeking help from mental health professionals.

February 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Key to weight loss could be found in teen brain scans, study says

The key to successful weight loss could be found by studying brain scans of hungry teens.

February 20, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


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