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Rand Paul rallies Utahns, calls Donald Trump mania 'insane'

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul had one word for the Donald Trump phenomenon: "Insane."

Argentine mom hopes pope will help get son off death row

When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero's son, who has been on death row in Texas for 19 years. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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US stocks rise after Chinese market surges

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning, extending their recovery from a sharp sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish

They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins — the continent's only species of the flightless bird — are at risk of... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West

The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states — regardless of whether the bird receives... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Smoke grounds aircraft battling some Washington wildfires

Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range grounded helicopters and airplanes that have been battling the flames in Washington state. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Shark attack turns victim into a hunter and then an advocate

Forty years ago, "Jaws" thrilled Al Brenneka like any other moviegoer, but he figured his chances of encountering a shark in the ocean were slim to none. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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A look at the latest developments in Europe's migrant crisis

Record numbers of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea are trying to reach Europe this year, despite the risks of perilous sea crossings and... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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New hospital in Jordan treats worst of Mideast's war-wounded

They are among the most tragically wounded from the Middle East's multiple wars. A 14-year-old Syrian girl whose lower legs were torn off by a shell. A 15-year-old Iraqi boy who was severely burned... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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On-air killings gripped millions in social media storm

The fatal shooting of a reporter and cameraman unfolded on live TV during the early morning show, as tens of thousands of viewers watched a horrified anchor struggle to comprehend what had happened. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Trump dumps insults on questioners, insists on control

For Donald Trump, the joy of the insult seems as compelling as the art of the deal. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Chinese stock index jumps 5.3 percent as Asian stocks rise

China's main stock index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia advanced in the wake of Wall Street's rebound, giving investors some relief after... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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US economy likely grew more in spring than first estimated

The U.S. economy likely gained more momentum in the spring than the government previously estimated. The question now is whether shrunken global stock markets and a sharp slowdown in China will... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Applications for US jobless aid drop to very low 271,000

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Walmart to cease sales of semiautomatic rifles

Walmart has announced that they will stop selling semiautomatic weapons, citing sales figures, rather than recent controversy, as the reason. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Sheriff: Officer shot and 1 stabbing victim have both died

A police officer was shot and killed Wednesday when he responded to a call from a house where three women had been stabbed, one of them fatally, in a town about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge, said... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Fire crews battle smoky conditions, flames in Washington

Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range hurt air quality Wednesday and hampered efforts by crews battling the flames in Washington state. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Argentine mom hopes pope will help get son off death row

When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero's son, who has been on death row in Texas for 19 years. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Hawaii officials reopen Waikiki beach after sewage spill

Hawaii officials on Wednesday reopened world-renowned Waikiki beach after water quality tests showed bacteria levels there declined since a large sewage spill nearby earlier this week. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Trump says he's proud he booted Univision's Ramos from event

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday he's proud of kicking one of the country's best-known Spanish-language journalists out of an Iowa news conference — the latest in... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Mayor thanks US student who helped thwart France attack

An American student who helped stop a terror attack on a Paris-bound high-speed train said Wednesday it's been a "crazy few days" and he is happy to be home. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Canadian official in Alaska amid mine development concerns

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and British Columbia's minister of energy and mines were working toward an agreement in response to concerns raised about the potential impacts of Canadian mine development... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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This week in history: The Austro-Prussian War of 1866 ends

On Aug. 23, 1866, the Peace of Prague ended the Austro-Prussian War. The war had been engineered by Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, who hoped to created a unified German empire. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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KUTV back on DISH Network; KSL still dark on DirecTV

KUTV was back on DISH Network on Wednesday after going dark the day before, but KSL-TV's signal on DirecTV remains blacked out. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live TV

He planned it all so carefully — a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. Hours later, he shared his own recording of the killing... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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