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Former Oregon lumber town rides digital wave to a comeback

It was not long ago that Crook County had five major lumber mills.

'Space junk' spotted in Utah's night sky

Numerous Utahns reported seeing lights streak across the state's night sky Wednesday. Read more »

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Former Oregon lumber town rides digital wave to a comeback

It was not long ago that Crook County had five major lumber mills. Timber was king, and the rural Oregon county was the nation's top producer of ponderosa lumber. Read more »

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Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile... Read more »

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Judge set to decide on $15B Volkswagen settlement

A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval. Read more »

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Panel recommends options to reduce aviation carbon emissions

Scientists believe that organically produced bio-fuels could be one of the answers to the environmental challenge posed by the concern of greenhouse gasses emitted around the globe by the... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Farewell to VCRs: Japanese maker to shelve once-hit product

Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it's yanking the plug on the world's last video cassette recorder. 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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California fires threaten thousands of homes; 1 body found

Two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons Sunday, leaving thousands of homes evacuated and authorities to investigate a burned body found in a neighborhood swept by... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Author, activist speaks at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Author and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams will speak Sunday at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora. Read more »

July 24, 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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Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA

Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her "digital attic" — a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns

Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Girls Go Digital: Summer camps for young girls promote future tech careers

Sixty-six girls participating in a Girls Go Digital summer camp, hosted by Junior Achievement, met together Monday and Tuesday to learn about computers, programming, technology and design. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Stuntman to attempt Knievel's launch over Snake River Canyon

The Hollywood stuntman doesn't want to follow in his idol's footsteps so much as rocket above them — over a gaping canyon, no less. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Feds order Tesoro to reduce emissions at Salt Lake refinery

Tesoro's Salt Lake refinery has to reduce its emissions by 1,000 tons a year under terms of a $425 million settlement agreement involving Clean Air Act violations at refineries in six states. The... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Netflix facing tougher times as US subscriber growth slows

After years of spectacular success, Netflix is starting to hit some potholes. The internet video service is wrestling with slowing U.S. subscriber growth and an ambitious international expansion... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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US says fuel economy likely won't meet 2025 targets

The U.S. government says the nation's cars and trucks are well on their way to meeting fuel economy and emissions standards set for 2025, but cheaper gas prices could ultimately lower those targets... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Former Cardinals exec sentenced to 4 years in prison for hacking Astros

A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros' player personnel database and email system in... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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BYU researchers on the brink of stopping tree-eating beetles

Emerald ash borers are infesting states across the country and are on their way to Utah. But a recent BYU study may have found a way to eliminate the problematic pests. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Autism spectrum disorder: Tech project helps overcome the 'social mud' of life

A team of University of Utah researchers and their startup company, NeuroVersity, have partnered with various organizations to host two new summer camps that teach computer skills to students with... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Photos: U. Hospital first in the US to explore X-ray system's potential

Laurie Falk, left, and Morgan Sidwell demonstrate the new Multitom Rax Twin Robotic X-ray System at University Hospital's radiology department in Salt Lake City on Friday. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Board of Regents approves 5 new graduate programs at UVU

The Utah State Board of Regents on Friday reviewed and approved plans for five new master’s degree programs at Utah Valley University. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Woman found to spread Zika through sex for 1st time

A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Route 66 becoming green with charging stations, solar panels

Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, is turning green. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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US wildlife workers plead guilty to poaching-related charges

Two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees pleaded guilty to poaching-related charges in the killing of a trophy-class bull elk in western Colorado, state officials said Tuesday. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Teens, teachers, professors work together on Utah's water management issues

Students, teachers and researchers are working together this week to find out more about water issues in the state through iUTAH, a program funded by the National Science Foundation. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Burning Man disputes $2.8M bill for federal land use permit

Burning Man organizers are disputing their $2.8 million bill from the federal government — the cost last year of hosting its popular outdoor festival in the Black Rock Desert, a national... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Earlier US case of superbug precursor found

A New York City patient was found to have been infected with bacteria last year that had a special type of resistance to antibiotics, the earliest known case in the U.S. of bacteria that could lead... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Utah Lake supporters fight back against misconceptions

State park managers and recreationist on Utah Lake say the body of water has been maligned over the years, but it's getting a second chance as a spot for fishing, sailing and more. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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N. Korea's missile likely failed after launch from submarine

North Korea launched a ballistic missile from a submarine but it likely failed in its early stage, the latest in a string of tests that are part of efforts by the North to advance technology... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Players in hunt for Pokemon Go monsters feel real-world pain

Beware: "Pokemon Go," a new smartphone game based on cute Nintendo characters like Squirtle and Pikachu, can be harmful to your health. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Work crews returning to site of massive Colorado mine spill

Construction crews will return this weekend to the scene of a massive mine-waste spill in southwestern Colorado to stabilize the mine opening with steel and concrete, the U.S. Environmental... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Consumer Reports: Samsung phone not actually water resistant

Consumer Reports says a Samsung phone that's advertised as being "water resistant" actually isn't. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Republicans not ready to give up Clinton investigation

Frustrated by the FBI's decision not to indict Hillary Clinton, congressional Republicans are pressing the agency to launch a new investigation into whether the Democratic presidential candidate... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Clark Planetarium developing its own gaming exhibits

The Clark Planetarium is among the first institutions of its kind to create and develop its own interactive exhibits that are modeled after the video gaming experience. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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More than 500,000 hoverboards recalled after fires, burns

More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after some of the motorized scooters overheated, burned riders and damaged property. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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FBI says it won't recommend charges in Clinton email matter

The FBI won't recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director James Comey said Tuesday, lifting a major legal... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Hello Jupiter! NASA spacecraft arrives at giant planet

Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Oil turns white boats to brown in Rio Olympic sailing venue

A new pollution problem has surfaced in Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Tests conducted on explosive that hurt man in Central Park

Investigators are conducting a forensic examination to identify the explosive compound that blew up in Central Park, seriously injuring the foot of a man who stepped on it, but authorities don't... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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3-2-1: A look at NASA's Jupiter mission by the numbers

Since launching in 2011, NASA's Juno spacecraft has been cruising toward the biggest planet in the solar system. On Monday, Juno is scheduled to perform a nail-biting move designed to enter orbit... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Officials: Grizzly that has charged at people attacks again

Park officials say a grizzly bear that has previously charged at people has bitten and scratched a hiker, and they will kill the animal when they find it. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Clinton interviewed by the FBI about private email server

Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI about her use of a private email server as secretary of state, her campaign said Saturday, as federal investigators neared the end of the probe that has... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Spectacular Dugout Ranch: Cows plus science

The Dugout Ranch still has its spectacular world-renowned beauty, but it isn't quite the same as it was when Heidi Redd first saddled up a half-century ago. She now rides herd on a ranch that's... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Dead whale towed off Los Angeles beach ahead of holiday

The reeking carcass of a dead humpback whale was towed back out to sea some 24 hours after washing up at a popular Los Angeles County beach Friday. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Apple sued in China over showing of war film from the 1990s

Apple is being sued by a subsidiary of China's broadcasting regulator over a propaganda film more than 20 years old, in the latest legal wrangling for the tech giant in China in recent weeks. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Study: climate change warming Asian waters, altering monsoon

Each year as temperatures rise across India, farmers look to the sky and pray for rain. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Dead whale stuck on Los Angeles beach ahead of holiday

The reeking carcass of a dead humpback whale was stuck on a popular Los Angeles County beach Friday as Fourth of July weekend crowds began arriving. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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In VP search, Trump and Clinton eye different priorities

Donald Trump wants a running mate who has what he lacks — political experience. Hillary Clinton is putting a premium on diversity as she searches for a No. 2. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Fatal Telsa crash shows limits of self-driving technology

The U.S. government is investigating the first reported death of a driver whose car was in self-driving mode when he crashed. Joshua D. Brown, 40, died May 7 when his Tesla Model S, which was... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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