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Tech-heavy 'Nerve's' style wrestles its substance into a cinematic stalemate

The concept behind “Nerve’s” plot is interesting enough, and its myriad messages are certainly noble.

Game review: Pathfinder RPG book: Ultimate Intrigue: the greatest adventures occur behind the scenes

Many people enjoy the play-acting part of roleplaying games as they use wits and words more often than sword and shield. Ultimate Intrigue is a new RPG book for the Pathfinder roleplaying game that... Read more »

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Simple cheese and chive baguettes dress up salads, soups, pastas

Three main ingredients added to your favorite crusty baguette, will create the perfect companion to even the simplest of meals. Whip this up in minutes. Read more »

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4 tips for planning a successful family hike

Hiking has many health benefits and is also great for family bonding. Here are some tips from families and hiking experts on how to have a fun and safe family hike. Read more »

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After disputes, Dem stars turn their convention positive

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of the party's biggest stars... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations

The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Germany: Syrian asylum seekers blows himself up, wounding 12

A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany in what officials said Monday may have been a... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83B, marking end of an era

Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Larry Stone: Ken Griffey Jr.’s emotional Hall of Fame speech makes him more human

Throughout the buildup to his Hall of Fame induction, Griffey had scoffed at the notion he would break down on the podium — even when other Hall of Famers had warned him it was inevitable. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Should you teach your kids to hit back?

An Irish psychologist is making waves with his suggestion that parents teach their kids to fight back. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame

Staring out at their families and tens of thousands of fans who hung on every word, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony tinged with... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Book review: 'The Spider and the Sparrow' is a WWI tale of hope in dark places

"The Spider and the Sparrow" is a luxuriously historical tale of espionage in France and Germany during World War I. Readers will appreciate the tragic yet hopeful look at the horrors of war as... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Brie Larson confirmed as 'Captain Marvel'

Oscar winner Brie Larson has a new title to add to her resume: Superhero. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to lure young victims... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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New artificial reef is sunk off Florida's Pompano Beach

Cheering and whistle blowing filled the coast of Pompano Beach on Saturday as approximately 300 boats watched Lady Luck sink on Saturday afternoon. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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A title and ship for new 'Star Trek' series: 'Discovery'

The next chapter of the "Star Trek" franchise will be called "Star Trek: Discovery." Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Warner Bros. calms fans with fun 'Justice League' footage

After "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" put the launch of the DC/Warner Bros. universe on shaky ground, the studio came back swinging at Comic-Con Saturday armed with movie stars, brand new... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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The tiny town that set out to be Utah's capitol and 4 other areas with a unique history

These five Utah communities date back to when the Mormon Pioneers came to the state, but their histories might not be what you expect. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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BYU Museum of Art honors National Park Service centennial with 'Capturing the Canyons' exhibit

To honor the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the Brigham Young University Museum of Art is featuring an exhibit called "Capturing the Canyons," which shows various artists’... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Book review: 3 recent books share aspects of Utah's history

Pioneer Day on July 24 commemorates the day Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley, but Utah's history is deeper and more diverse than just pioneers. Here are three recently released books... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Jim Bennett: One 11-year-old's perspective on the Utah Shakespeare Festival

First-time theatre critic Jamie Bennett, 11, offers his thoughts about five plays from the 2016 season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Book review: Ilima Todd's dystopian novel 'Resist' delivers a profound commentary on family

Freedom is not really free. Theron quickly realizes how limited his choices in Freedom are and how the government is enslaving and imprisoning many people. When he meets Pua, a recent prisoner, he... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Area museums help visitors ‘slow down, step back’ into Utah’s early pioneer history

Several area museums share artifacts, art, exhibits or hands-on activities to help visitors connect with Utah’s early pioneer history. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Book review: 'By the Stars' is a low-key love story set during World War II

"By the Stars" is a World War II love story that lacks suspense and drama but reminds readers everyone has a story to tell. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Trump takes time from victory lap to swat at Ted Cruz

A day after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump pivoted back to the GOP primaries on Friday, choosing to re-litigate a pair of monthsold battles with rival Ted Cruz. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Utah County theater's 'Oliver!' seeks to provide food for hungry children

Alpine Community Theater's production of "Oliver!" will nourish the community, through theater and nutrition packs. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Big screen spectacle 'Star Trek Beyond' pays tribute to Nimoy, Yelchin

It may not be the best of the “Star Trek” movies, or even the best of the new series, but “Star Trek Beyond” is an entertaining piece of sci-fi action, space warts and all. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Game review: Four family-fun Asmodee games reviewed: Crossing, Storyline Fairy Tales, CardLine Dinosaurs and Builders: Antiquity

Asmodee is a large game publisher that releases a variety of new games each year. It has popular titles such as 7 Wonders, Splendor, Timeline and Dixit. This review covers four new family-friendly... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Warriors' Draymond Green settles assault case before Rio

Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge in East Lansing, Michigan. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Rupert Murdoch vows Fox News without Ailes is still Fox

Fox News Channel is minus founding leader Roger Ailes but not its direction, Rupert Murdoch vowed. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Froome crashes in Tour, finishes stage with teammate's bike

Rain and crashes played havoc at the Tour de France on Friday as Chris Froome hit the ground and Romain Bardet posted the first French victory at this year's race. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Campy thrills abound in jump scare-heavy 'Lights Out' (+Points for Parents)

“Lights Out” is one of the best bad horror movies to come out in some time. For a movie that is so dependent on routine jump scares, it’s actually pretty fun when it lets its... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Tired, lackluster 'Ice Age' 5 would be better off frozen (+Points for Parents)

As much fun as "Ice Age: Collision Course" tries to have along the way, it’s just a matter of time before moviegoers beg the asteroid to mercifully put the franchise out of its misery. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Fox needs to find a successor to man who invented network

Roger Ailes' successor at Fox News faces a delicate task in changing the culture of a news organization forever identified with one man, and push it forward for a new generation without alienating... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Utah delegation tours Ralphie's house

Matt Holton has a photo taken with a leg lamp as Utah delegates to the Republican National Convention tour the house featured in the 1983 film “A Christmas Story” before attending the... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Utah fans, bookstores prepare to celebrate release of latest Harry Potter story

J.K. Rowling is asking readers and those who attend preview performances of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" to keep secret what happens, and local bookstores are preparing to celebrate the new... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Five for Families: Films that show Western, pioneer life

History is replete with stories of people searching for a better life. Some movements take groups of people West, such as the Mormon pioneers. Other fictional stories share the same sentiment,... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Online manners improve when real people show up

While it's true that people say nastier things online than they would in person, the tone changes for the better when the object of digital derision actually engages in the conversation. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘Batman v Superman’ arrives on Blu-ray, DVD this week

The Blu-ray/DVD of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has landed, and the “Ultimate Edition” does, as promised, include an R-rated extended version. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Life lessons keep coming from Star Trek after 50 years

Dave Marinaccio wrote his book "All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Watching Star Trek" in 1994 but believes the principles he listed are still pertinent and valuable today. As the newest... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Movies to watch over the 24th of July weekend

If you can’t get into “Star Trek Beyond” or “Ice Age: Collision Course,” here are some Mormon pioneer movies to watch over the 24th of July weekend. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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World-renowned a cappella group The King's Singers to join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Pioneer Day Concert

The world-renowned a cappella group The King's Singers will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for the upcoming Pioneer Day Concert on July 22 and 23. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Unique float with working waterfall heads to Days of '47 Parade

Mont Ashworth built a one-of-a-kind float for the Days of '47 Parade, complete with glitter, 25 moving foam pieces and a functioning waterfall. He began buidling the float in May. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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What's new: 'By the Voice of My Servants' invites the spirit of LDS general conference messages

Tyler Castleton and Wayne Burton have released a new album, "By the Voice of My Servants," which delivers messages based on talks from LDS general conference. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Why ‘Rogue One’ will be more than just another new Star Wars movie

"The Force Awakens" proved there's still an audience for Star Wars. Now, "Rogue One" will set the pattern for a new kind of story set in George Lucas' galaxy far, far away. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Kids live to tell the tale of another family vacation

We went to another national park this summer for family vacation, and, just like last year, we had another meltdown. But this time, my son's crying, screaming tantrum was actually helpful. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Alpine Days set for Aug. 5-13

Alpine Days will kick off Friday, Aug. 5, with a pickleball tournament, food trucks and live music at Burgess Park, 315 Parkway Dr. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Game review: Dastardly Dirigibles: a card-driven, airship-building game

In the card game Dastardly Dirigibles, by Fireside Games, two to five players take on the roles of steamship construction engineers. The goal is to create a complete steamship out of the most... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Stephen Colbert is back to take on the GOP convention and its presumptive nominee

Colbert made headlines twice Monday, the first day of the Republican National Convention, reminding Americans what he brings to the political commentary realm. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Several vintage movies make their Blu-ray and DVD debuts this week

Debbie Reynolds earned her only Oscar nomination for “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” which makes its Blu-ray debut this week alongside a number of other newly released vintage movies. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Game review: Aquarium: Gather fish and build your own impressive collection

In the card game Aquarium, two to four players try to collect sets of fish to add to their aquariums. Each player has a specific hand of action cards that change the rules when players try to... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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