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Officer who told student his parents died attends his graduation

ORANGE, Texas — On May 24, Lt. Eric Ellison had to tell 18-year-old Kazzie Porter that his parents were killed by a drunk driver less than a week before he was to graduate from high school.

June 09, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


Is high-speed Internet a human right?

For many Americans, high-speed Internet access is every bit as important as electricity, running water or telephone service. The Federal Communications Commission now agrees with that sentiment.

June 09, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Woman locates couple after posting photo of proposal online

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK — An Arkansas woman finally located the happy couple that she snapped a photo of during their marriage proposal in Arches National Park.

June 09, 2015 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | State, National News


What this man found in his basement solved a 50-year mystery for a church

One man’s treasure is one church’s miracle.

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


Here’s how long marriages last across the world

Many Americans believe that half of all marriages end in divorce. But, as Quartz reported late last year, the national divorce rate may not be as high as we think.

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


Why English-speaking students struggle so much with spelling

Many people were spellbound as they watched the newest Scripps National Spelling Bee champions — Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar — correctly sound out scherenschnitte and nunatak in order to gain the prestigious 2015 title.

June 08, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Here's why you're probably on Facebook right now

Chances are you found this article because you were bored and skimming through Facebook.

June 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How America's 24/7 work culture is impacting parents

Employers are expecting their employees to always be just a phone call away and ready to drop things to fill in at the office. And it’s hurting families and working parents.

June 08, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


The Hollywood drug problem no one is talking about

Some say movies are the true portrait of our lives. But that’s not the case when it comes to drug use, according to a new study from the New York Film Academy.

June 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Is your shirt ringing? Google’s smart clothes may one day replace smartphones

Imagine answering your phone or sending a text message by using the fabric of the trendy jacket you are wearing. Google is seeking to make something like this a possibility with Project Jacquard.

June 08, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


How safe is your state? Here are the the top 15

The 100 days of summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest time of year for children, according to Deseret News' Lois Collins and Marjorie Cortez.

June 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Could Netflix's ad experiment hurt its membership?

News broke early this week that streaming service Netflix has begun testing advertising possibilities before and after shows, prompting some outcry on Twitter.

June 08, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Can't focus? Try listening to this while you work

Does your co-worker’s creaky chair make it hard to focus? How about the constant whir of the copy machine and low-key office chatter?

June 07, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Millions now have bank accounts thanks to the Internet, says World Bank

Thanks to the Internet and mobile phones, millions of people now have access to bank accounts — from merchants in Tanzania to dairy farmers in India.

June 07, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


To fix a troubled marriage, Hollywood suggests natural disaster

Earthquake action disaster movie "San Andreas" shook its way to the top of the box office last weekend at home and worldwide.

June 07, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


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Why English-speaking students struggle so much with spelling

Many people were spellbound as they watched the newest Scripps National Spelling Bee champions — Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar — correctly sound out scherenschnitte and nunatak in order to gain the prestigious 2015 title.

July 01, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Waitress pays for grieving parents’ meal after learning of baby’s death

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas couple who recently lost their baby daughter found a bit of solace in a meal, thanks to a server at one of their favorite restaurants.

June 30, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Pope Francis becomes Harlem Globetrotter

THE VATICAN — If you haven’t heard anything about the awesomeness of Pope Francis since he was installed, you’ve probably been living under a rock.

June 30, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


The slow death of the 9-to-5 workday

Working in an office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or some close iteration of that, can make being productive extra difficult. Maybe because of the noise of the office or the chatty co-workers walking by you.

June 30, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Photo gets 2.5 million likes on Instagram, and it’s a selfie

For most Instagram users getting even 11 likes can be a struggle, but one celebrity got more than 2 million likes in less than a month on just a selfie.

June 30, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


The end of the download: How streaming changes music patronage and the business

Every time he picks up a music magazine, Scott LeGere realizes how paramount music streaming is in his life

June 30, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Shift away from indeterminate sentencing would benefit families as well as prisons

A proposal to revamp New York state's prison sentencing system will not just save taxpayers money and restore fairness, but it will also help families of inmates cope with the social and economic impacts of having a parent behind bars.

June 30, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Biggest great white shark caught on film

THE BRINY SEA — About a year ago, The Discovery Channel aired a video as part of Shark Week showing what is believed to be one the biggest great white sharks caught on film.

June 29, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


How charity fraud happens — and how to make sure it doesn't happen to you

Earlier this month, federal authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that had bilked millions of dollars from donors, and Propublica investigations came down hard on the Red Cross, questioning its use of the half-billion dollars it raised for Haiti relief.

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


What makes a couch potato? La-z-boys and living in these states

Do you watch TV a lot, own a La-z-boy, like soap operas and crave frozen pizza? If you answered yes to all of these questions, a new study says you might be a couch potato.

June 29, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Water safety is a necessity for children with autism

Drowning is the leading cause of preventable death for children with autism. It is a mystery what draws these kids to water, but it is a fact that it can often be deadly. The best form of prevention is water safety lessons taught by those who understand a child with autism.

June 28, 2015 | Sandra Olney KSL | State, National News


Are city rents climbing out of reach for working and middle-class families?

New York isn't the only place where rent is sky high.

June 28, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


How 20-somethings have an advantage over their parents

All the millennials who have a 401(k) now have a leg up on their parents, according to the Retirement Savings & Spending study that found millennials have better financial habits than baby boomers.

June 28, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Mipsterz creates community for young Muslim hipsters

While hipsters are mostly known for their obscure tastes in music and ironic facial hair, one group is seeking to redefine what it means to be both hipster and Muslim by combining the two.

June 28, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


Planning to get takeout for dinner? So are these chimps

A new study shows that chimps have more in common with humans than anyone originally thought.

June 28, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | State, National News


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