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Meeting today on offshore drilling

The federal agency considering permitting the search for oil and gas deposits off the Georgia Coast and then possibly drilling for them has set a public meeting for today in Savannah.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | State, National News


Have You Seen This: Town learns sign language for one man



ISTANBUL — Samsung wants to create a world full of connectivity for everyone, and in that they are working on technology for people who are hearing impaired to make calls.

March 11, 2015 | Jarom Moore KSL | State, National News


Helping children deal with test anxiety

As the school year begins to wind down, tests become a big focus for students across the state.

March 11, 2015 | Deanie Wimmer KSL | State, National News


Worried sick: The high price of poverty

They say that money can’t buy happiness, but it turns out that maybe the right amount can — $75,000, to be exact.

March 11, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Film ponders future of humans in a world run on artificial intelligence

The funeral scene played like something out of science fiction.

March 10, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Tuna might be good for pregnancy, report shows

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee just released a review of what Americans should and shouldn’t eat to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

March 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Many want to get rid of daylight saving time

Daylight saving time is upon us and once again the world is considering the pros and cons of the time policy.

March 10, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | State, National News


Why older couples die together

Earlier this month, Floyd and Violet Hartwig, who had been married for 67 years, passed away right next to each other five hours apart.

March 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


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


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Did the Internet kill April Fools' Day?

It's been said the Internet has taken over many aspects of daily life, changing the way people read, shop and even interact.

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


5 ways you can find happiness through family, faith and friends

Believe it or not, money actually can buy you happiness — to an extent.

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


Twitter users attack 'Daily Show' host's replacement after tweets

There's a fine line between funny and offensive, skirted by just about every well-known comedian.

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


Diversity paying off for struggling comics industry

The verdict is in: Marvel's gamble with turning its Thor character into a woman has paid off. The change, announced last summer, has resulted in the new comic outselling the old by 30 percent, reports the Paste website.

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


5 upcoming live-action Disney films

HOLLYWOOD — There’s something magical about seeing our favorite fairy tales come to life on the big screen, and Disney continues to make all our cinematic dreams comes true with a slew of live-action films.

April 01, 2015 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | State, National News


Why puppetry is so much more than entertainment



In play therapist Cheryl Hulburd's Fernie, British Columbia, office, the 4-year-old picked up the witch and dog hand puppets to re-enact the fights between his mother — a witch hand puppet — and his father — a dog hand puppet.

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


Angelina Jolie's recent cancer scare shows the importance of family history

Earlier this week, actress Angelina Jolie wrote an op-ed for The New York Times where she revealed her plans to get her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent cancer.

March 31, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How one entrepreneur started a $3 million business from prison

As a young man, Frederick Hutson was very enterprising. In his early 20s, he figured out a clever way for his friends to transport marijuana across borders using shipping containers and vacuum-sealed units.

March 29, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Men can suffer from postpartum depression too, and it could hurt their children

Postpartum depression — feelings of sadness that can occur after childbirth — isn't just something new mothers experience, but new fathers, too.

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


Have You Seen This? Paper airplane boomerang

THE AIR UP THERE — I don’t know about you, but I grew up in a house where making paper airplanes was a rite of passage. There was even a time when any rectangle of paper was immediately folded into a plane.

March 27, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Offshore drilling meet draws interest

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in the April 2 print edition. An article in the March 26 edition about the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management incorrectly characterized the 50-mile buffer. That buffer is only for exploration off the Atlantic coast, not other coasts such as the Gulf of Mexico or Alaska. Also, the term "Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement" was incorrectly stated in the article.

March 26, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | State, National News


Ludowici school closed

Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici has been closed, according to Long County Fire Marshal Shawn Smith.

March 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | State, National News


Obama extends troop levels in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has extended troop levels in Afghanistan several months beyond the original drawdown plan, saying it will help Afghan security forces succeed during the upcoming fighting season.

March 26, 2015 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National News


CPA: It’s illegal not to disclose NCAA bracket winnings to IRS

If your bracket picks still have a good chance of winning the office pool, you need to plan on paying taxes on your jackpot.

March 26, 2015 | Bill Gephardt KSL | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Daddy-daughter duo recreates ‘Jurassic Park’ with Lego

JURASSIC PARK — We all remember the intensity of the anticipation of Christmas break when we were kids. Nothing could be better than the thought of no school mingled with the visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads.

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


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