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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? 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


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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


Americans oppose online surveillance, but not all are concerned

Americans are losing confidence in online government surveillance programs, a new Pew Research Center survey has found, but not as many are changing their habits because of it.

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


Taylor Swift buys .porn and .adult domain names to protect her body image

Taylor Swift purchased two domain names this week — TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult — as a preventive measure against Internet users who might use her name to promote adult-related content, according to the BBC.

March 24, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Bill would make smoking in vehicle with kids illegal

As I write, the General Assembly has passed the 30th legislative day, or "Crossover Day," as it's commonly called. Any legislation that hasn't crossed over to the House or Senate is dead until we reconvene next year. For the remainder of the session, we will focus on reviewing House bills that crossed over to the Senate.

March 24, 2015 | By State Sen. Ben Watson | State, National News


'You can't handle the truth': 96 percent of Americans admit to lying

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the ninth commandment: "Thou shalt not bear false witness."

March 24, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | State, National News


The Instagram effect: How the psychology of envy drives consumerism

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the tenth commandment: "Thou shalt not covet."

March 24, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | State, National News


Census testing digital nose-count in area

The U.S. Census Bureau is in the middle of an experiment to see if online data collection in the next nose-count of Americans.

March 24, 2015 | By Jessica Leigh Lebos Correspondent | State, National News


Despite wage setbacks, economy is recovering

A recent Pew Research Center article reports that the U.S. economy in indeed growing and making a resurgence despite some setbacks.

March 24, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | State, National News


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