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Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Mitt Romney's decision saddens some supporters

Mitt Romney's announcement today that he won't make a third run for president saddening one of his staunchest Utah backers. Read more »

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50 years after funeral, Churchill towers over UK politicians

Fifty years after Winston Churchill's funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the Churchill... Read more »

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Bomb rips through Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan, 49 dead

A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 49 people and wounding dozens more, officials said. Read more »

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US economy slows to 2.6 percent growth in fourth quarter

The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas. Read more »

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Germany: Talk of axing Greek debt 'divorced from reality'

Germany bluntly rejected suggestions that Greece should be forgiven repayment of its rescue loans, as a top eurozone finance official met Friday with the country's new left-wing government leaders... Read more »

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Qatar Airways buys nearly 10 percent of BA, Iberia parent

Qatar Airways said Friday it has bought nearly 10 percent of the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia, deepening wealthy Qatar's business ties to Europe and intensifying competition... Read more »

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Mitt Romney to update supporters on 2016 presidential plans

Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering another run for president, Mitt Romney plans to update supporters about his plans for the 2016 presidential campaign. Read more »

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US-backed Mexico dam project triggered protest, rare defeat

When the U.S. government backed construction of a new hydroelectric plant in southwestern Mexico, residents rose up and defeated a three-year, $30 million project supported by the little-known... Read more »

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Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested for fatal LA hit-and-run

Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested early Friday on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run. Read more »

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Markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge

It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a promising earnings season into a grim one. Read more »

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Egypt raises death toll from coordinated Sinai attack to 32

Egyptian officials on Friday raised the death toll to 32 from coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula the previous... Read more »

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'Crucial' change cuts proposed tax increase for education in half

A Utah lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to increase the personal income tax rate for education has made changes that he hopes will make the bill easier to swallow for Utah families and other lawmakers. Read more »

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State School Board explores budget cuts as part of state funding exercise

As part of a budgeting exercise to find savings and stress-test the state budget, lawmakers are aiming for a goal to reduce expenditures by 2 percent in all state agencies. Read more »

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State legislator wants to dial back new distracted driving law

A state lawmaker wants to pull back a distracted driving law passed last year that prohibits dialing a cellphone and other activities with handheld electronic devices while driving. Read more »

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Hundreds gather to salute, honor law enforcement

More than 200 people including family members of fallen Utah police officers gathered at the state Capitol to honor law enforcement Thursday. Read more »

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Utah lawmakers unveil $28 million in air quality proposals

State lawmakers unveiled a dozen air quality bills Thursday, including a measure to spend $20 million replacing aging school buses with clean-fuel buses. Read more »

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The Mortgage Professor: How to write a letter to a lender

In pricing loans used to purchase a home, lenders distinguish three possible uses of the property. Read more »

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Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who... Read more »

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Fed sees strengthening economy but stays 'patient' on rates

The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows. Read more »

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As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Read more »

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Playing catch-up on savings: Is it doable?

Not everyone who puts off retirement saving can make a success of playing catch-up. But for a lot of people, it is doable, with the right advice and a realistic plan. Here are some suggestions. Read more »

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Haley creates committee to study domestic violence

Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday created another task force charged with finding a way to stem South Carolina's generational cycles of domestic abuse, on the heels of legislators advancing their own proposals. Read more »

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Study: Chances of driver dying in car crash plummets

The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles,... Read more »

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Attorney General nominee picks up support from Sen. Hatch, other Republicans

Key Republicans heaped praise on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch Thursday and one senior lawmaker announced his outright endorsement, setting the stage for Lynch's confirmation as the first... Read more »

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Rights group blasts Islamic State for atrocities

Human Rights Watch on Thursday blasted Islamic State militants over their atrocities, but also criticized the "sectarian and abusive" policies of the Syrian and Iraqi governments, saying they fuel... Read more »

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